The 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.
So nice, they will tidy up after you twice. That's just one of the many services you can expect at Risorgimento Resort. The Lecce, Italy luxury property offers round-the-clock room service, a 24-hour concierge, shuttle to and from the airport, tourist guide, fitness center, and even shoeshines. Right now, when you book a Superior Room, you'll get all those great services and 500 miles per night. Book now for best availability, and be advised that additional restrictions may apply.
No joke. Fiesta Americana Hotels is giving you 50 percent off a beach holiday in Cancun or Cabo. They're even throwing in a special offer of 25 percent off food, beverage, and spa. Take a break this summer for some sun and sand, and let Fiesta Americana foot the bill (or half of it, anyway). Pictured at right, the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach in Cancun is a AAA Five Diamond resort with ocean views from the terrace of every suite. In Baja California, the Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos offers preferential access to the 18-hole pro Ocean Course designed by Jack Nicklaus. To get 50 percent off your room rate, you must book by the end of July for travel anytime between now and December 23, 2009.
It's a big birthday year for Bermuda, celebrating its 400th anniversary with some glorious promotions at its luxury hotels. The New York Times In Transit blog gives us the history: "In 1609, a ship from Plymouth, England, bound for the Jamestown colony in Virginia was damaged in a storm but found refuge on an Atlantic island with pink beaches. The English had discovered Bermuda." One such money-saving package can be found at world-famous Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa, which is doling out a a $400 credit to guests who stay four nights or longer through August 21. You must book the "Compliments of Bermuda 400th Anniversary Summer Offer" by August 15th.
The bustling metropolis of Shanghai has just welcomed its first urban resort. Fancy a panoramic city view from your bath tub? A dip in an infinity pool overlooking the city? A flute of Champagne at a lengthy 32-meter bar (aptly called the Long Bar)? A divine spa treatment at the Anantara spa? All this is yours at the newly-opened PuLi Hotel and Spa, centrally located in the heart of the city near NanJing West Road. Guest rooms combine contemporary design with Old World charm; brass incense burners and porcelain plates are complemented by modern amenities: a 32-inch LCD TV, a Bose wave music system with iPod docking station, high-speed wireless internet access, a Nespresso coffee machine and a rain shower. Take advantage of a spectacular opening offer where you'll get one night free for every night paid. Also includes complimentary mini-bar and breakfast. Available until September 30, 2009.
...plus kids get breakfast for free! Sofitel Hotels, the French luxury hotel brand, has just announced a "Family Moments" offer so that you can take the fam on a last-minute vacation this month. Get luxury for less in locations across North America and Europe, including New York, Philadelphia, Miami, London, Paris, Strasbourg, and Budapest (pictured at right). Your second room is 50 percent off, breakfast is free for les enfants, and you'll get a 4 p.m. late check-out wherever possible. Profitez bien!
It may not be the best time to open a luxury resort, but after 12 years of planning, the $480 million Terranea Resort has opened its doors on the oceanfront cliffs of Rancho Palos Verdes. To lure guests during this economic downturn, the resort is offering rooms for the low rate of $145 per night. With some 582 rooms, eight restaurants, three swimming pools, a spa, and 9-hole golf course, Terranea promises an unsurpassed luxury experience in a dramatic setting overlooking the Pacific. This place is so large-- sprawling over 102 acres-- that is can "host five weddings at once."
Bring a friend* to the swanky spa at The Peninsula New York and reap the benefits! When you indulge in a spa treatment on a weekday, you'll get the second treatment for 50 percent off. Available Monday-Wednesday until September 9, the promotion is valid for all spa treatments 60 minutes or longer. The new rooftop spa by ESPA is one of the finest in the city, boasting luxurious details like 24-karat gold mosaics by Bisazza.
*Or go alone, and keep the savings for yourself...
Here's a deal that may entice you to hop over the big pond for a weekend in London. The award-winning Athenaeum Hotel-- the family-owned gem renowned for its high service standards-- is running a "Weekend Break" offer for £150 in a standard bedroom. (An executive room is priced from £185.) Here in Mayfair, you're just a hop, skip and a jump away from museums, chic shops, and the West End Theatres. Guess who lives across the road? That's right-- the Queen. The Athenaeum overlooks the Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace! If you can drag yourself away from your luxurious room, you'll find the city at your doorstep, and the hotel will even loan you a bike to whiz around town. Return to the hotel to gossip over Afternoon Tea, nibbling on dainty fairy cakes, finger sandwiches and rose-scented meringues. The honey served is courtesy of the bees in Regent's Park.
Wednesdays have taken on a whole new meaning at the ultra-luxurious Beverly Hills Hotel, which has a delicious new offer to help break up your week. Chef Robert Allen is giving new meaning to "you are what you eat" with the Farmer's Market Experience. Guests will work side-by-side with Chef Allen in shopping for fresh ingredients at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market, as well as conceptualizing and preparing a lunchtime feast for you and friends. The actual package will include a limo ride with Chef Allen from The Beverly Hills Hotel to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market, breakfast "to go" en route, ingredient shopping, and then a cooking session with Allen, as well as lunch paired with wines. The whole experience, subject to availability and only bookable on Wednesdays, runs at $250 per person, with a five person minimum. With the assistance of the renowned Chef Robert Allen, The Beverly Hills Hotel promises you nothing but a great time, making sure that you don't bite off more than you can chew!