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Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Belmond Charleston Place: Charleston's Best Just Got Better


By: Five Star Alliance

Belmond Charleston PlaceLocated in the heart of historic downtown, Belmond Charleston Place has long been revered as the city’s landmark luxury hotel.

Now having recently completed a $30 million dollar, three-year renovation project, that distinction has never been more fitting. The hotel’s 434 guest rooms and suites now embrace the historic beauty of Charleston as well as the innovative lifestyle of today. The rooms feature sophisticated, modern designs and slick, in-room technology like one touch lighting and high-speed wireless. The redesigned private Club Level is available by private access only and is located on the top two floors of the hotel. The Club Lounge offers a cosmopolitan space including an expanded marble bar, cozy banquette that spans an entire wall and complimentary all day food and beverage service while overlooking the historic Charleston skyline. The fitness center has been doubled in size and features state of the art cardio and wellness equipment while the new Belmond Boardroom provides a refined yet contemporary space overlooking King Street for your next meeting or corporate event.Belmond Charleston Place

Charleston has been named the #1 Small City in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. More than 128,000 travelers submitted millions of ratings to help Charleston garner a ranking of 88.13. The readers said, "With its beautiful gardens, vibrantly painted Georgian houses along Rainbow Row, and carriages clacking across cobblestone streets, Charleston remains one of the countries' most picturesque cities. Underneath its sleepy charm, the city is known for its dynamic food scene, thriving theater scene, bustling King Street, and historic City Market."

Belmond Charleston PlaceBelmond Charleston Place is the perfect place for guests to experience the unrivaled charm of Charleston, SC in a setting unlike any other. History abounds on every street corner with beautifully maintained architecture from houses, to churches, to historic sites like Fort Sumter, the famous open-air market and the gardens and plantations, which are some of the country's oldest.

Belmond Charleston Place offers newly renovated, luxurious rooms and suites, Four Diamond dining, a full-service spa and unbeatable Southern hospitality. Discover More with 20% off the Best Available Rate from January 1- March 31, 2016 with rooms starting at $236 per room, per night. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: W Amsterdam


By: Five Star Alliance

Mixing historical Dutch architectural elements with cutting-edge design across two buildings next to Dam Square, W Amsterdam is at the epicenter of this energetic and forward-thinking city. Let the elevator lift you up to the rooftop for a check-in experience unlike any other. Relax in one of the 238 guest rooms and suites features vibrant decor, state-of-the-art technology, and visionary amenities. Recharge with the W signature bed and a peek-a-boo shower. Indulge in a snack from the W MixBar. Amplify downtime with in-room entertainment. Connect with High Speed Internet Access. Finally, recharge with Bliss® bath amenities and retreat to a signature W bed, where a W pillow menu enhances sleep. For the ultimate experience, check out one of the WOW or E-WOW Suites.

W Amsterdam

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Dining in Style at Baccarat Hotel New York


By: Five Star Alliance

A masterpiece of modern cuisine, Baccarat Hotel’s Chevalier is poised to change the face of New York’s dining scene. Named after one of Baccarat's most beloved creative directors, Chevalier highlights the talents of Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shea Gallante and celebrated interior designer Stephen Sills. Accessed through its own street-level entrance, Chevalier will enchant hotel guests, residents, and locals with a sophisticated dining experience offering Brasserie de Luxe in a contemporary French setting. For a truly remarkable evening, take a seat at the 14-person Chef’s Table, La Cour.

Baccarat Hotel

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Dining al Fresco: Mandarin Oriental Milan


By: Five Star Alliance

Boasting exquisite fine Italian dining alongside delicious dishes and bespoke cocktails Mandarin Oriental Milan caters to both hotel guests and the city's discerning style crowd.

Mandarin Oriental Milan

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Room Options at La Tremoille


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel de La Tremoille welcomes guests to the heart of the Golden Triangle, one of the most prestigious Parisian districts between the famous avenues Montaigne, George V, and Champs-Elysées. Behind an elegant Haussmann façade, the atmosphere of the establishment combines historical references and contemporary services. Throughout the hotel from the reception area to the suites via the restaurant and lounge bar, a harmony of styles and eras is respected.

The 5-star Hotel de la Tremoille offers 80 cosy & spacious rooms : Deluxe Double, Superior Double and Standard Double rooms. Some rooms connect, offering the possibility of a large suite of up to 3 rooms covering 120 square meters. Each room has its own individual style, combining elegant decoration with precious materials and modern service. 

La Tremoille Double Standard Room
Double Standard Room
Average size 31 square meters
Large Queen bed 
View of the street or courtyard
Air conditioning – Sound-proofing
Molton Brown products in the bathroom
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe

 

 

 
 
La Tremoille Double Superior Room
Double Superior room
Average size 36 square meters
Large Queen bed or 2 Twin beds
Possibility of accommodating three people with an extra bed
View of the street or courtyard
Air conditioning 
Molton Brown products in the bathroom
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

 

 

 

Double Deluxe RoomLa Tremoille Double Deluxe Room
Average size 40 square meters
Large Queen bed or 2 Twin beds
Possibility of accommodating three people with an extra bed 
View of the street –possibility of a balcony
Air conditioning – Sound-proofing
Bathroom with separate shower unit (Molton Brown welcome products)
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

 

 

The Hotel de La Trémoille has 13 luxury suites, each composed of one or two bedrooms and a sitting room, to make your stay in Paris unforgettable. The decor of each suite features design furniture, period molding, high ceilings, and top-of-the-range amenities.

 

La Tremoille Junior SuiteJunior Suite
Average surface area 42 square meters
Large Queen bed or two twin beds
Can accommodate up to 3 people with extra bed
View over the street only – possibility of a balcony
Air-conditioning – Sound-proofing
Bathroom with separate shower unit (Molton Brown welcome products)
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

 

 

 

One Bedroom SuiteLa Tremoille Jazz Suite
Average surface area 62 square meters
Large Queen bed or two Twin beds
Can accommodate up to 4 people (with extra bed)
Upper floors only, view over the street only
Separate sitting room with armchairs and sofa bed
Air-conditioning – Sound-proofing
Bathroom with separate shower unit (Molton Brown welcome products)
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

 

Two Bedroom Suites are also available and they feature:

Total surface area 104 square meters
2 large bedrooms with bathrooms (with separate shower)
Large independent sitting room between the two bedrooms with armchairs and sofa bed
Upper floors, view over the street only
Balcony
Air-conditioning – Sound-proofing
Molton Brown welcome products in the bathroom
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Windsor Boutique Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The Windsor Boutique Hotel offers unique and upscale accommodations in the heart of downtown Asheville. Initially constructed in 1907, The Windsor recently completed an eighteen-month historic total renovation. It now features 14 new luxury suites, each with its own unique character and charm. Each suite has a private bedroom, bathroom, washer/dryer, full kitchen area and living room providing plenty of room to relax and unwind.

Windsor Boutique Hotel

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Holiday Offers from The London EDITION


By: Five Star Alliance

The London EDITIONChristmas and New Year's are just weeks away, so the time is nigh to book your holiday travel. If you are heading to England, The London EDITION has great offers for the best holiday celebrations. 

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Spend the holidays with us and enjoy a guaranteed table at the critically acclaimed Berners Tavern with £100 credit towards food & beverage per stay, two complimentary pre-dinner cocktails and a special holiday welcome amenity. Rates from £415.

Based upon availability. VAT included in rate. Valid from 1 December through 30 December 2015. Table reservation at Berners Tavern must be booked in advance. Cancellations are permitted up to 24 hours prior to arrival. The London EDITION

Shop Til You...

No need to drop.  This package includes overnight accommodation in one of the sophisticated Loft rooms or above, a £50 Liberty London gift card per stay, exclusive access to Liberty's Private Shopping service,  afternoon tea for two at Liberty’s luxurious private suite per stay and English breakfast for two daily at the critically acclaimed Berners Tavern. Rates from £665.

Based upon availability. VAT included in rate. Valid through 31 January 2015. Access to Liberty’s Private Suite and shopping service must be booked in advance and can only be access from Monday through Saturday. Cancelations are permitted up to 24 hours prior to arrival. 

Get Punch'd

Includes guaranteed table in Punch Room, signature EDITION punch for two, breakfast in bed and late checkout at 2pm. Rates from £390.

Based upon availability. VAT included in rate. Offer is valid from 13 September through 31 December 2015. Rates are not applicable to groups or in conjunction with any other offer. Cancelations are permitted up to 24 hours prior to arrival.

Bright Eyed and Breakfast Ready

Stay overnight and enjoy an English breakfast for two daily at the critically acclaimed Berners Tavern. Rates from £305.

Based upone availability. VAT is included in Rate.  Offer is valid through 31 December 2015. Rates are not applicable to groups or in conjunction with any other offer.  Cancellations are permitted up to 24 hours prior to arrival.

Additional rules and restrictions may apply. Read the rates and terms carefully and book early to avoid disappointment. 

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Best Bathrooms: The Hazelton Hotel Toronto


By: Five Star Alliance

Ensuite bathrooms at The Hazelton Hotel Toronto are done entirely in galaxy green granite comes
complete with heated floors. Deep soaking tub and separate rainfall shower, an LCD television built
into the mirror, as well as his and her sinks
Hazelton Hotel Toronto

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New to Five Star Alliance: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok


By: Five Star Alliance

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is a multiple award-winning 5-star hotel situated by the legendary Chao Phraya River, offering unparalleled and truly breathtaking views.Unwind in exceptionally spacious and luxuriously appointed guestrooms, each with river or city views from private balconies, a convenient cooking station, and state-of-the-art technology in entertainment and connectivity. 

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

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San Francisco's Iconic Palace Hotel Completes a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation


By: Five Star Alliance

Palace HotelEverything old is new again. Elegantly so, in the case of San Francisco's iconic Palace Hotel. Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. Expect new looks in the guest rooms, the indoor pool, fitness center, lobby, promenade, The Garden Court, and GC Lounge.

 The fresh design approach at this historic hotel captures timeless warmth and elegance beautifully married with chic, contemporary elements. Modern amenities and historic touches are complemented by superior service.

For over a century, The Garden Court has been known as one of the world's most beautiful dining rooms. The renovation now reveals two beautiful venues– The Garden Court and GC Lounge. GC Lounge is located at the front of the room. Stylish, comfortable chairs and couches create private vignettes.  A communal table offers a perfect place for a gathering. The GC Lounge experience is contemporary, savvy, and social. Garden Court at Palace Hotel The entrance to the Garden Court has been completely transformed. Guests are escorted to the dining room via private marble entrance. The 120 seat dining room celebrates tradition with a modern twist. The dining experience in The Garden Court offers locally sourced cuisine, refined service, and unforgettable surroundings.

Palace Hotel Guestroom Corridor

The 556 newly renovated guest rooms are a seamless blend of yesterday and today. Keeping true to the integrity of the hotel, guests will open the solid oak doors adorned with brass monogrammed knobs – both have graced the Palace since 1909. Crossing the threshold, an entry flows in to a room washed in a palette of midnight blue, charcoal, dove grey, and plum. The 11 foot ceilings and expansive windows create a naturally well-lit room filled with warmth. The artwork, topographical inspired carpeting, retro trunks, and suitcase handles incorporated into fixtures and furnishings pay tribute to time and travel.  Every item in the room has been custom created exclusively for the Palace.  

Palace Suites

The Palace Suites (pictured right) showcase a spacious living room with soaring windows. The rooms offer modern furnishings, a coffee table, desk, and 48” LED television. Historic architecture is accented with artistic lighting, blending vintage with new. Teal and navy are used to punctuate the grey and neutral palette that is rich and welcoming. Original hardwood floors are finished in dark brown and polished to high shine. Plush area rugs complete the interior of the Palace suites for a beautiful and comfortable home away from home. 

The Deluxe Suites with high ceilings, light filled windows, and authentic elements are the perfect place for a San Francisco escape. The focal point of the bedroom is a tufted, black leather headboard that frames the pillow top bed for the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Unique, curated photography adds retro charm to the contemporary design.

The corner Royal Suite displays curved windows and architectural details including an intricately carved marble fireplace. Beautifully finished hardwood floors are layered with custom-made area rugs. At 970 square feet, the spacious, light filled room offers two televisions, a large living room, formal dining table, luxurious four post king size bed, and a city chic bathroom.

Palace Hotel State SuiteThe Square State Suite (pictured left) is a beautiful, light-filled space. Pale blue, plum and ivory set the tone for the interior that feels like an elegant San Francisco apartment.  A large living room with hand carved marble encased fireplace, formal dining table, comfortable seating, and 42" television add to the residential feel. A luxurious king bedroom with pillow top four post bed, a second television, and serene spa-like bath complete this city retreat.

The Chancellor Suite features a large entry leading to an open living room with intricate wood work, original fireplace, and a view of Market Street. The dining room seats eight. This suite features a beautifully designed seating area with upholstered furnishings, modern chandeliers, chic coffee table, large desk, 48” LED television, and Keurig coffee maker.  The inviting bedroom is spacious and beautifully appointed with a four post bed, chaise lounge, dark wood, and mixed metals.  A large bath with rain shower and spa tub offer the perfect place to relax and retreat.

The Presidential Suite is a grand six room suite, lined with expansive windows, that wraps around the corner of the hotel overlooking Market Street. A luxurious bedroom adorned in neutral tones and ocean blues invite the calm of sand and shore. The large marble bath features a glass enclosed rain shower, spa tub, and exquisite amenities.  Indoor Pool at the Palace San FranciscoA spacious living room and formal dining room – each with original carved fireplaces, authentic architectural detail, and vintage chandeliers are beautifully appointed with classically inspired, contemporary furnishings.  A baby grand piano sits in the corner of the living room. The media room features two plush sofas and a large plasma television.  A kitchen and guest bath completes the feeling of a private residence in a cosmopolitan city setting. The Palace Presidential Suite is perfect for a private escape or an elegant party for up to 20.

The newly renovated Palace Hotel pool and fitness center invite wellness and retreat. The restored, soaring sky lit ceiling opens the space to natural light and showcases the San Francisco cityscape. The Palace pool is ready for an aquatic workout or a leisurely swim. The new, spacious fitness center’s floor to ceiling windows look out to the swimming pool for an inspiring workout view.  The men’s and women’s changing rooms have all been updated. Features include luxurious marble bath areas, spa showers, fresh design elements and large back lit mirrors. 

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