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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.

Bargains in the Bahamas: Summer Splash Package at Old Bahama Bay

July 29, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Old Bahama BayDiscover a paradise of white sand beaches just 64 miles from the Florida Coast. Snag a luxurious suite at Old Bahama Bay-- overlooking a secluded beach on Grand Bahama Island-- for just $199 per night through the end of August. (Two-night minimum stay required.) The "Summer Splash" package also includes a welcome cocktail upon arrival and complimentary use of non-motorized water sports. Sailing from Miami? You can dock your boat at the resort's 72-slip marina and enjoy the full-service facilities with on-site customs and immigration. Go scuba-diving or snorkeling in the Caribbean waters, or deep-sea fishing in the Atlantic, before unwinding by the beachside pool. Your suite awaits with an oceanfront terrace, kitchenette, and marble bathroom with deep soaking tub and Frette robes.

Book with Five Star Alliance and you'll get complimentary continental breakfast and room upgrades upon check-in, based on availability. Complimentary Airport Transfers are included in all rates.

50 Percent Off The Carlyle, The New York Classic

July 28, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The CarlyleThat's right. You can be part of a Manhattan legend and bed down in style at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, for half price. Simply book the "Rosewood Escapes" package and you'll be privy to $425 rates, breakfast for two, and a $50 hotel credit. (Two night minimum stay required; valid until September 30, 2009.) Daily Candy says, "We'll bask in princess style at the classic hotel... Hey, Madeline, see you in the Bemelmans Bar." The Carlyle has played host to an impressive roster of world leaders and celebs since it first opened in 1930.

Special Introductory Offer at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

July 27, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Shangri-La Hotel VancouverThe newest luxury hotel on the scene in Vancouver is the Shangri-La-- the North American debut for the Hong-Kong based company. Located in a multi-purpose skyscraper that was built to LEED green building standards, the Shangri-La Hotel is getting rave reviews for its style and service. (A 2-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio isn't too shabby.) Private balconies with stunning views over the city, personalized spa treatments at CHI, scrumptious cuisine (all regionally inspired dishes) at MARKET by Jean-Georges.... Jet to Vancouver to see what all the fuss is about! From now until December 31, 2009, you can take advantage of a special introductory package called "Experience Shangri-La," priced from CAD 345 per night. You'll get a CAD 100 hotel credit (make that CAD 200 when you're booking a suite), free local calls and Internet, plus a third night free if you stay three consecutive nights.

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Half Price in LA: Luxury for Less with the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

July 27, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

SLS Hotel at Beverly HillsToo good to be true? The New York Times In Transit blog is reporting a hot deal in LaLa-land: the swanky SLS Hotel has cut rates by almost 50 percent with its "Summer Looks Suite" package, available through September 30, 2009. Designed by Philippe Starck in collaboration with star chef José Andrés, the hotel made quite the splash when it debuted last year. SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is a member of the Starwood Luxury Collection.

One Night Special Offers from the Fullerton Hotel Singapore

July 23, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

The Fullerton

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has fantastic package deals for a one night's stay through December 30th. Choose from the Weekend Special and for SGD 338 per night you'll get accommodations in a Courtyard room, a sumptuous American buffet breakfast for two and a late checkout until 3pm. For culinary fans the Gourmet Getaway Package includes one night's stay in a Quay room, Buffet breakfast for two as well as a five-course degustation menu at The Lighthouse Restaurant for two persons (including one glass of Prosecco per person) at SGD 488 per night. From now until September 30th book a last minute stay at the Fullerton Hotel Singapore and get the Summer Special Package which includes one night's stay in a courtyard room, Buffet breakfast, and in-room dinner for two for SGD 388 per night.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance Guests at the Fullerton Hotel Singapore will receive a platter of fresh fruit.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island: Five Years and Counting

July 22, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Kiawah Island Golf Resort In August of 2004, The Sanctuary opened its doors along the beautiful shores of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, and a new standard in seaside luxury began. With the five year mark right around the corner, Kiawah Island Golf Resort has decided to thank loyal friends, as well as new guests, with a special offer available the entire month of August. The Special Sanctuary Anniversary Package will include garden view accommodations, room upgrade subject to availability, daily buffet breakfast for two, and nightly dinner for two. With beautiful ocean views, world-class recreational facilities, and outstanding customer service, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, along with the special anniversary rates, will give guests a reason to celebrate.

Singles Explore Bhutan: 50 Percent Off Itineraries with Uma Paro Hotel

July 22, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

BhutanCOMO Hotels and Resorts is making it easy for solo travelers to discover the "Land of the Thunder Dragon." The Buddhist Himalayan kingdom has been closed to the outside world for centuries, and now allows limited access for visitors to discover one of the last pristine mountain cultures on earth. The 29-room Uma Paro Hotel arranges the entry permission required to visit the Kingdom, along with visas and Druk Airline tickets. Generally speaking-- singles suffer higher prices when it comes to travel packages. COMO Hotels to the rescue. With "Bhutan for One," the luxurious Uma Paro Hotel is giving solo travelers 50 percent off the single occupancy rate on various itineraries from November 1- December 20th, 2009 and January 1-March 31st, 2010. Ranging from three to 10 nights, these full-service packages include meals, accommodations, guided tours, taxes and visa fees.

Spend a Week in Italy This Fall: Special at the Mezzatorre Resort, Ischia

July 21, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Mezzatorre Resort and SpaTake a break this fall and recharge Italian-style on the beautiful island of Ischia. Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Naples coastline, the volcanic island is known for its thermal hot springs and volcanic mud baths. On the northwest of the island, the Mezzatorre Resort and Spa boasts a gorgeous setting: perched on seaside bluffs surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation not far from the villa where the Italian movie director Luchino Visconti once lived. The resort is offering an Autumn Special until October 17th, 2009 that allows guests to stay for seven nights while paying for only six of them, with buffet breakfast and dinner included in the rate. Plus, you can choose the spa program of our choice (thermal water treatments, thalasso therapies, Turkish bath, massages, etc). If you stay after September 20, 2009, you'll also get to partake in a cooking course, to boot. Starting from 1,140 euros per person.

Third Night Free, Plus Tips from the Cost-Conscious Concierge, at Willard InterContinental

July 21, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Willard InterContinentalWashington D.C.'s Willard InterContinental makes it easy to watch the wallet while enjoying the good life in the nation's capital. Just two blocks from the White House, this landmark hotel-- aka "the Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania Avenue"-- is home to a luxurious spa, award-winning restaurant (Cafe du Parc), and stellar concierge team. In fact, there's a "Cost-Conscious Concierge" on staff to give suggestions on maximizing your budget while in D.C.-- hot tips on reduced-priced cocktail hours, free tours, shopping sales and more. Book the "Willard Third Night Gratis" package and you'll get your third night on the house through December 2009. Guests can choose any weekend stay, from Thursday through Sunday. Prices start at $299 per night, plus tax, based on availability.

Wow-worthy Rates in Minneapolis: $129 at the W Hotel, The Foshay

July 17, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

W Hotel The FoshayHurry, you must book by July 20th to score the lowest rates of the summer at the W Minneapolis- The Foshay. Available for arrivals Thursday-Saturday through October 12, this special offer translates to a mere $129 per night at the hottest hotel in the city: the contemporary reincarnation of the historic Foshay Tower, where "the roaring twenties meets modern cool."