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FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
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.

4th Night Free at The Setai, Miami

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Setai, MiamiFor unparalleled luxury in South Beach, The Setai's your ticket. Surrounded by tropical gardens and turquoise pools overlooking the Atlantic, the art deco landmark stands out for its impeccable service and elegant Asian touches (read: Madonna stays here). Fete a special occasion at Adrian Zecha's masterpiece and you'll get a real dose of opulence. Hot rates: The Setai is currently running a special offer where if you stay for three nights you get the fourth for free. Available until October 31, 2011.

Anniversary Afternoon Tea for 11 cents at The Langham London

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Langham LondonHere's your chance to indulge in the Afternoon Tea that was named "Top London Afternoon Tea 2010" by the Tea Guild- for just seven pence (or U.S. 11 cents). (Trust us- the sandwiches and scones are to die for.) But is there a catch? The short answer: no. The Langham London is celebrating its 146th birthday by bringing back the original price of afternoon tea, ie. the cost when the hotel opened in 1865. This special tea will be offered on June 10, 2011. To obtain a reservation in London, guests must submit their table reservation request online at: Requests are being accepted until midnight on May 31, 2011. Guests names will then be chosen at random and the lucky recipients will receive their reservation notifications by e-mail on June 3, 2011.

A Film Tour of Chicago, and Behind the Scenes at the Art Institute, with The Peninsula Hotel

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Peninsula ChicagoJust one more reason why we love The Peninsula Chicago? They've organized a cool film tour around the city where over 50 movies have been filmed. Guests can sign up for this special offering with The Peninsula Academy and relive favorites like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Blues Brothers. Another fun option: "The Art of Hospitality" tour which goes behind the scenes at The Art Institute of Chicago, showcasing the world of the museum's curators, together with a private tour of the Institute's most notable collections. What's more- The Peninsula Chicago's celebrating a milestone anniversary in June (10 years!) and is giving guests all kinds of goodies. Treat yourself to anniversary specials at the spa (including $10 add-ons!), or indulge in a special 10th Anniversary Royal Tea or Pen Ten cocktail. The best part of all: A special offer on accommodations. When you book the "Celebrate 10 Years" promotion, you'll get your second night for just $10. Subject to availability; two-night stay required.

Summer Sale in Europe at InterContinental Hotels

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

InterContinental Paris Le GrandTake a jaunt to Europe this summer and reap the rewards with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. Whether shopping your way across the City of Light (with a little help from InterContinental Paris Le Grand's customizable Paris Authentic 2CV tour), experiencing the "Veranos de la Villa" festival while bedding down in Madrid, or photographing London's diverse neighborhoods (with tips from the EYE Photographic Workshop at InterContinental London Park Lane), you're guaranteed a memorable European vacation. InterContinental's "Insider" concierge teams are known for doling out all kinds of local wisdom on where to go and what to do in each destination. The "Summer Package"is available from July 14- September 11, 2011. For every five consecutive nights book at an InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in Europe, guests receive one night free, as well as a EUR 100 Food & Beverage voucher to use at that property. Participating properties also include the InterContinental Resort Berchtesgaden and InterContinental Hamburg in Germany, Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel in Athens, InterContinental Bucharest, and properties in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Suite San Francisco: Savings at Taj Campton Place

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Taj Campton Place, San FranciscoHere's your chance to live the suite life in San Francisco. (Just check out the pic of the Executive Suite at Taj Campton Place.) Just off Union Square, the hotel offers a sophisticated haven (and a healthy dose of world-famous Taj hospitality) just a stone's throw from the financial district, art galleries, museums, and the city’s best known stores and restaurants. The 110-room Taj Campton Place is inviting you to stay in style this summer with the "Suite Celebration" offer. Book a suite for a night at the Best Available Rate and enjoy the next night at half price. Valid through August 31, 2011, the package is subject to availability and certain blackout dates.

Sponsored Article: Summer Special at the Hotel Plaza Athénée New York

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Plaza Athenee New YorkLocated in Manhattan's Upper East Side just one short block from Central Park, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée New York combines European elegance with the intimacy of a boutique hotel. Recently renovated, the luxury hotel is a welcome retreat after a day of shopping and museum hopping (MoMA and the Whitney Museum are nearby). Step off the tree-lined residential street and into the hotel's refined lobby, and you'll see why so many guests return again and again. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and each guest receives excellent personal attention upon arrival, along with twice-daily maid service, 24-hour concierge service and 24-hour room service. The hotel offers a lot of complimentary services, too, including use of the business center and fitness center, choice of morning newspapers, overnight shoe shine, and complimentary tea/coffee service daily between 5:00-6:30 a.m.

Traveling to New York City this summer? Take advantage of a special summer rate at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée New York. Stay two nights at $495 per night and receive the third night for free. Rate is for the Executive room category. (The rate is pro-rated so it turns out to be $330 each night for three nights.) This summer promotion is valid from June 15- September 5, 2011, subject to availability.

A Deal in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay (Plus Tickets to The Lion King!)

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Mandalay Bay, Las VegasTwo nights at Mandalay Bay plus tix to the "Lion King" for just $222? Say no more. We're booking flights stat. The savvy sleuths at The Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deals blog have uncovered a fabulous deal that celebrates the Disney show's second anniversary. This package includes two nights accommodation plus two tickets to the show at the Mandalay Bay Theater, available until June 30. While you're in town, be sure to frolic in the hotel's wave pool, lay out on the sandy beach, or take your chances inside the air-conditioned beachside casino.

Suite Deal: 3rd Night Free at Fairmont Washington D.C.

By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont Washington DCHurry! You still have a few more days to take advantage of a suite deal in the nation's capital. The Fairmont Washington, D.C.-- home to a fitness center, indoor pool and tranquil courtyard garden-- is giving guests a 3rd night on the house when they book any suite before April 30, 2011. They'll even provide a big breakfast for two to start your day off right. While in town, check out the museums, galleries, monuments, and fine shopping that attract millions of visitors each year to D.C. Rates from $399 per night. Suites at this four-diamond hotel are plush pied à terres decked out with original artwork and all kinds of luxurious amenities.

Related Article: Fete the Cherry Blossom Festival with a Stay at the Fairmont Washington D.C.

Sizzing Summer Savings: 25% Off Marriott and Renaissance Hotels in Florida

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort LauderdaleEarly birds will be rewarded with 25% savings when booking their Florida summer vacay before May 13, 2011. The temperatures may be hot, but so are the savings at more than 30 Marriott and Renaissance hotels in the Sunshine State. The Washington Post has honed in on a deal that's too good to pass up. Case in point: the Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort where rates are going for just $119 per night. Other properties participating in the "Get It While It's Hot" promotion include the JW Marriott Hotel Miami on Brickell Avenue, the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld (with a prime location right across from Discovery Cove), Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale (pictured), and the JW Marriott Marquis Miami (boasting an NBA-approved basketball court). Available for stays from May 15- September 30, 2011.

Book Now: $169 Rates at The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

It's not often we see deals like this come along. The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain- the ultra-luxe destination resort in the shadow of Scottsdale's Camelback Mountain- is offering an exclusive special rate for early birds who reserve a June, July or August getaway in advance. We're talking rates from $169 in a mountain casita, from where you'll have access to Arizona's largest infinity pool, farm-fresh cuisine by Iron Chef America winner Beau MacMillan, fab cocktails ("elevated mixology") at edge bar, rejuvenating massages at the destination spa, outdoor adventure classes, tennis and more. Hurry, you must book the "Seek Sanctuary" escape by May 1. (Non-cancelable, non-refundable offer; subject to availability.)