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LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER

 
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.

Reasons to Jet to Bangkok ASAP: Flight Deals, Store Sales, and Hotel Credit at The Peninsula


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Peninsula Bangkok

Times are tough for the tourism industry in Thailand. All the more reason to get on over to the "Land of Smiles"! Deals are yours for the taking. Try some of these courtesy of the AP:

-Free round-trip domestic tickets on Thai Airways when you fly in to Thailand from Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

-$10 domestic flights through October on discount carrier AirAsia.

-70 percent savings on glam goods and shops with the "Amazing Thailand Grand Sale"

What's more: Gorgeous luxury hotels like The Peninsula are offering nice incentives for bookings. You can nab an $100 bar and restaurant credit plus a free second night at any Peninsula hotel in the world when booking a special package with the riverside palace hailed as one of the finest hotels in the world.


Free Five-Star Digs for Couples Honeymooning in Beijing?


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Peninsula BeijingWord on the street is that Beijing is introducing a new tourism initiative to entice visitors, including free five-star hotel accommodation for newlyweds on their honeymoon. Also in the works: the payment of 1 million yuan of highway toll fees for tourist buses for half a year.


The Hay-Adams Invites You to America’s Biggest Birthday Bash


By: Alison Victor

The Hay Adams HotelOn July 4th 1776, the American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Every year since, Americans have celebrated this day with barbecues, parties, and of course, fireworks. The most spectacular events will take place in the nation's capitol, Washington DC, and for those wanting to experience it first hand, there is no better place to stay then the historicHay Adams Hotel. Located on Lafayette Park, across from the White House, The Hay Adams Hotel has an excellent Fourth of July package available for city visitors. This package consists of weekend accommodations in a Superior room, dinner for two, and hotel rooftop access passes for two, starting at 989.00 USD. With luxurious amenities and amazing views, The Hay Adams Hotel promises an Independence Day to remember.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guest who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for The Hay Adams Hotel will receive a complimentary daily continental breakfast, special gift upon arrival, and guaranteed late (4PM) check-out.


Suite Deal: Free Fourth Night at Langham Place Mongkok, Hong Kong


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Langham Place MongkokTalk about a pedicure with a view! Pictured at right, the exclusive Chuan Spa at the Langham Place Mongkok is an oasis of luxury on the 40th floor. As if the views could get any more exhilarating, the hotel's rooftop boasts a 20-meter heated swimming pool with chill-out tunes played underwater. Kick back in the jacuzzi, or in one of the large poolside cabanas with a cocktail under the stars, and check out the twinkling lights across the city. You'll also get panoramic views of Kowloon and Hong Kong from the 24-hour fitness studio, equipped with 12 card machines, 10 strength machines, and free weights. And the rooms.... Flanked with floor-to-ceiling windows, the 665 rooms and suites are five-star fabulous. High-tech amenities are plentiful: flatscreen tv, DVD/CD player, iHome, and a modern workstation with state-of-the-art Cisco IP telephony, wired and wireless broadband. Book a luxurious stay in Kowloon at the Langham Place Mongkok and you can take advantage of a special "Free Night SUITE Deal" until September 6, 2009. Stay for three nights in a suite and you'll get a fourth for free. Plus you'll enjoy Club L benefits.


Ritz-Carlton Jumps on the Bandwagon, Gives Free Nights at European Hotels


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Ritz-Carlton MoscowThis just in. Ritz-Carlton Hotels wants to make sure you get both your money's worth and "memory's worth" when on vacay in Europe this year. Hence the "Peace of Mind" package, which doles out up to 3 complimentary nights along with some other freebies. Here's the skinny on what you get: daily breakfast for two, Internet, and overnight valet parking. Stay for 3 nights, pay for 2 (resorts only); Stay for 5 nights, pay for 3; Stay for 7 nights, pay for 4. Berlin, Barcelona, Tenerife, and Istanbul are up for the taking. Even the over-the-top, excessively lavish Ritz-Carlton Moscow is in on this offer.


Regal Offerings at The Landmark London


By: Alison Victor

The Landmark LondonClassic British elegance combined with the most modern of amenities has made The Landmark London a distinctively original luxury hotel in the heart of London's West End. After extensive refurbishment, The Landmark London is proudly offering guests the newly designed Presidential Suite. With views overlooking Marylebone Road, the Presidential Suite includes a kitchenette, a dining room for six people, a large living area, a bedroom with a king-sized four poster bed and its own entertainment center, and a large bathroom complete with a walk in shower and Jacuzzi bath. Available as a one or two-bedroom suite, guests also have the option of a connecting room next door. Not in need of such executive accommodations? Not to worry,The Landmark London has wonderful guestrooms available as well, such as the 35 square-meter Superior, starting at around 250 GBP a night.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for The Landmark London will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival.


Act Now: Savings of 75 Percent at Milan’s Hotel Principe di Savoia


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Hotel Principe di SavoiaWe just got the scoop on an incredible deal at Milan's Hotel Principe di Savoia-- the lavish property that's known to arrange truffle-hunting excursions, image consultants, and outings to Lake Como for clients. As glamorous and luxurious as the city it calls home, the Hotel Principe di Savoia is situated on the Piazza della Repubblica in the heart of the Italian fashion capital. Book the "Jet Lag" package and you'll get two nights in a Double Classic room, a Jet Lag massage per person at Club 10, complimentary limousine service, and daily breakfast-- all for just $325 per night. As Travel + Leisure points out, this amounts to a savings of 75 percent. Available through September 30, 2009.


Lounge Cocktails, Outdoor Pool, Acura Experience: Savor the Seconds of Summer with W Atlanta at Perimeter Center


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

W Atlanta PerimeterCool down in Hotlanta with a W Hotels escape this summer. The "Play Experience" at the W Atlanta-Perimeter includes two cool cocktails, daily parking and a Wonderful Room priced at a "wow-worthy rate" (try $188 per night), through September 8th, 2009. Located in an upscale northern suburb next door to Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, the W Perimeter was the second W hotel to open in America. It's just a quick trip to Turner Field, the lively Buckhead District, CNN, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Fox Theatre, Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall-- and you can get there in style with the Acura Experience, an exclusive Whatever/Whenever service. When you call the concierge to reserve your complimentary ride (with personal driver), you'll find the new 300-horsepower Acura MDX fully outfitted, stocked with W goodies, and ready to show you the town. Return to the hotel to lounge by the pool or recline in the zen garden. Head up to your Wonderful Room to soak up the sun on the balcony, cool off in the rainforest shower with Bliss products, and relax on a dream-inducing bed covered in 350 thread count linens and a goose down duvet.


Check out the New Acropolis Museum, Athens: 99 Eur Rates at St. George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

St. George Lycabettus Hotel, AthensHead to Athens to check out the new Acropolis Museum that everyone's talking about (The New York Times calls it "one of the highest-profile cultural projects undertaken in Europe in this decade"). At the foot of Acropolis Hill, the striking contemporary building houses the Parthenon's collection of classical sculpture-- all except for the frieze still located in the British Museum. Just minutes from the Acropolis in the heart of the exclusive Kolonaki neighborhood, the St. George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel has a killer location. At night, you can see the Parthenon illuminated with lights. In fact, sublime views of the Acropolis are visible throughout the hotel. There's a rooftop pool and restaurant, to boot. Check into this stylish property this summer and you could snag rates of just EUR 99 on select dates.


Pay for Three, Stay for Four at Conrad Chicago


By: Alison Victor

Conrad Chicago Located on the Magnificent Mile with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline, Conrad Chicago is a beacon of contemporary style and luxury. Reserve a room sometime between now and September 30th, and Conrad Chicago invites guests to pay for three consecutive nights and stay for four. As part of their Summer Escape promotion, not only will guests receive the complimentary fourth night for free, but they will also be able to stay in the beautifully appointed, king deluxe room for around 175 USD per night.Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for Conrad Chicago will receive a welcome amenity and continental breakfast for two (2) daily.