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Best Bathrooms: Sunrise Kempinski Hotel

September 13, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

At Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, smoked glass encases the split bathroom facilities, with a bathtub looking out into the guestroom integrating the bathroom with the living space and allowing for natural light to subtly spill into the space.

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel

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Image of the Day: Archer Hotel New York

September 11, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Archer Hotel New York's guests can enjoy a refined cocktail or selection of light bites in the lobby's Bugatti Bar. Guests can sidle up to the lively lobby lounge for a pre-dinner aperitif or, in the warmer months, relax outside in the hotel's outdoor patio.

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The Author Series at The Hay-Adams Hotel

September 10, 2015
By: K. Clare Johnson

The Hay-Adams HotelSurrounded by the White House, Lafayette Square, Lafayette Park and St. John's Church, The Hay-Adams, a historic Washington, DC hotel, is just moments away from some of the most significant destinations and famous monuments in America.

Originally designed and built as a residential hotel in the 1920s, today this boutique hotel in downtown Washinngton, DC has the distinct presence of a private mansion where guests can retreat. 

As befitting its historic status, The Hay-Adams Author Series recreates a grand literary tradition established by John Hay and Henry Adams in the late 1800s. At the time, their homes were the center of Washington's intellectual and social gatherings, featuring such notable authors as Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, and Henry James. Reinvented in 2005, the event hosts distinguished authors to celebrate their work and share a drink, a meal, and conversation.The Hay-Adams Hotel

Authors that have been honored include David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, John Grisham, Maya Angelou, and Patricia O'Toole. 

The next event is planned for early 2016, so literary fans should plan their visit to DC accordingly.


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Dining al Fresco: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

September 7, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a mountain picnic. Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the 5-star boutique hotel is flanked by Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Cool Pools: Kempinski Hotel Chengdu

September 5, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

The swimming pool at Kempinski Hotel Chengdu is 10×22.5 meters and it is maintained
at a constant tropical temperature of 28°C (82.4°F). There is also a children’s pool, as well
as two whirlpools and a gym. 


Kempinski Hotel Chengdu

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Best Bathrooms: Hotel Le Littre

September 3, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

The junior suite at Hotel Le Littre measures more than 40 square meters,
and has a large bathroom with a shower and bathtub.

Hotel le Littre

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Best Bathrooms: Pier One Sydney Harbour

August 31, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Indulge yourself, and enjoy the extreme spaciousness and luxury offered by the Hickson Suite at Pier One Sydney Harbour, all topped off with amazing views of Walsh Bay through expansive glass window.

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Hulu Hoop on the Rooftop at The Berkeley

August 25, 2015
By: K. Clare Johnson

The Berkeley

For all those who are yoga weary, can't bear another step class, or who think Krav Maga is a type of sandwich, The Berkeley has an exercise plan for you. Introduced earlier this summer and running through the end of October, the hotel's health club and spa is offering London's first rooftop hula-hooping classes. 

The classes are lead by hula-hoop fitness experts HulaFit®. The exercise craze is a favorite among celebrities like Beyonce, Emma Stone, and Liv Tyler, and can burn up to 600 calories an hour, as well as delight your inner child.

Classes are taught every Wednesday from 12-1pm. The £65 fee includes a pool side lunch, complimentary use of the pool, and a one of a kind souvenir Berkeley hula-hoop. HulaFit® targets core muscles for a great ab and cardio workout, while keeping things playful. Participants will learn a variety of hooping styles such as the basic Waist Hooping progressing to Turning & Pirouettes, The Limbo, The Vortex, Body Wraps, and the Booty Bump. Following each class, guests can dip in the pool and enjoy that well-deserved poolside lunch overlooking panoramic views of Hyde Park and bustling Knightsbridge.

The class can be booked through the hotel's spa.

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Image of the day: 70 Park Avenue Hotel

August 14, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

70 Park Avenue Hotel is New York boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Park Avenue that is a favorite with guests the world over. First class amenities, personalized service, a friendly atmosphere and exceptional comfort combine with an ideal location just steps from Grand Central Station.

70 Park Avenue

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Get to Know Hotel DeBrett

August 11, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel DeBrett

If a visit to Auckland is on your horizon, check in to Hotel DeBrett. Located in an historic building, the 25-room luxury boutique hotel connects downtown's hip and fashionable High Street with the business district found on Shortland Street. One of Auckland's first hotels was located here in 1841. Since that time, it has survived two fires, and two rebuilds, before the current building was erected in 1925. 

Hotel DeBrett

Every room is individually designed and complemented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. All rooms feature bespoke carpet from hand woven 100% New Zealand wool. Classic rooms are filled with light from either High Street or the glass roofed atrium. Boutique Suites are ideal for business travellers needing space for work and private meetings, or for couples wanting a little more space, as all have a separate living room. O'Connell Suites are spacious duplex suites have been designed to cater for families. There is a double sofa bed in the living room, additional to the king/queen size bed in the upper bedroom, and separate half bathroom on the lower floor. Finally, Loft Suites offer the option of a two level suite with spiral stair access from living to bedroom, or a one level suite – some have Juliet balconies onto the rustic courtyard and the glass roofed atrium, others have inner city views.

At the heart of the hotel sits DeBretts Kitchen and the famous Art Deco inspired Housebar. Experience contemporary New Zealand cuisine featuring the best local produce prepared and cooked with care. The famous Housebar has been meticulously restored as Auckland's premier meeting place. A private drawing room has been created for exclusive use by hotel guests – while a glass roofed atrium and courtyard form the central focal point for guests and diners at DeBretts Kitchen. At street level the colorful Cornerbar has an emphasis on local craft beers and boutique wines. 

Hotel DeBrett aims to create a warm,welcoming environment, where guests felt at home, but with a quirky, unpredictable flair, excellent amenities, and top-notch service. 

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