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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.

Summer on the Med for 125 Eur at the Villa Massalia Concorde in Marseille

June 18, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Villa Massalia Concorde

Take advantage of some summer sales on France's Mediterranean coast. Score a deal at Concorde's Villa Massalia in Marseille, a contemporary hotel designed by Didier Rogeon on the edge of Borély Park overlooking the sea. The 140-room hotel features an indoor/outdoor heated pool and the luxurious Siwa Spa. There's a golf course right next door. With the "Summer Offer" available from July 10th to September 13th, 2009, the longer you stay, the lower the rate-- including a full breakfast. As an added bonus, you'll get some additional amenities thrown in for free. Starting from EUR 125.

Villa Massalia Concorde


Kickin Back in Kuala Lumpur at the Westin: $121 Rates and a Third Night Free

June 18, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Westin Kuala LumpurOn business in Kuala Lumpur? You'll find a relaxing oasis in the middle of the city's bustling Jalan Bukit Bintang when you check into the Westin Kuala Lumpur. Stay in shape at the fully-equipped WestinWORKOUT Gym or by swimming laps at the outdoor pool at Splash. There's also a running concierge who can lead you on a jog every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning. (Running maps are available for the other days of the week.) After a day of meetings, head to the lobby for "unwind: a westin evening ritual" where you can sample local appetizers and drinks. The hotel offers over six innovative dining options, including Pan Asian at EEST, a Cuban bar and Latin grill at Qba, and authentic Italian at Prego. And of course rooms are outfitted with the plush, all-white signature Heavenly Bed. Book the Westin Recharge Package, starting from just RM475 per room per night ($135), and you'll wake up to complimentary breakfast and sleep in with a late checkout. Minimum two-night stay required. Valid until December 30, 2009. Or choose the Limited Free Night Offer and you'll get a third night free, starting for just RM425 per room per night ($121). Offer valid for stays between September 01, 2009 and December 30, 2009. Only available for arrival/check in on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.


Hotel de Crillon: A Summer Offer in the City of Light

June 18, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Hotel de CrillonLocated in the heart of Paris, the ultra-luxurious Hotel de Crillon has welcomed back the summer months with the new Summer Offer promotion. For any stay of 2 nights, guests will receive Continental or American breakfast, 100 Euro dining credit per reservation and per stay, and Superior room accommodations from 537 Euros. When booking for a minimum of 4 nights, guests can look forward to one-way airport transfers, an upgrade based on availability, the 100 Euros dining credit, and Superior rooms starting at 511 Euros.

With breathtaking views over the Place de la Concorde and exceptional service, the Hotel de Crillon is the perfect place to take in the sights of the City of Light, and with this great summer promotion, there is no better time than right now.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for Hotel de Crillon will receive an exclusive amenity - one complimentary "Five Star Cocktail" per person, per stay, in Crillon Bar. The voucher will be provided at the time of check-in.


There’s Still Time To Book a Great Fathers Day Package with the Sivory Punta Cana

June 18, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

Sivory Punta CanaSivory Punta Cana, the Dominican Republican's exclusive boutique luxury hotel, is offering an enticing deal for anyone wanting to treat the special man in their life this Father's Day. Running until June 30th, 2009, the Sivory Punta Cana's Fathers Day Package includes a four night's stay in a Deluxe Jr. Suite, Premium Oceanfront Jr. Suite or Ysla Bonita Suite at a discounted rate that equates to one free night. With the Father's Day Package, you will get champagne and chilled towel service upon arrival, as well as daily breakfast for two every morning. One 25-minute Relaxation Massage per person per stay, as well as complimentary cooking class and complimentary wine tasting are also included in this package rate.

Package rates vary according to availability, and certain terms and restrictions apply.


Beach Breaks in the Bahamas: Free Breakfast and Resort Credit at Bimini Bay

June 16, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Bimini Bay Resort and Marina

Take a jaunt to North Bimini Island and discover paradise just 48 nautical miles off the coast of South Florida. Just a quick hop by air, or an hour-long ride by boat across the Bahamian Channel, the isle is the gateway to the Bahamas and the "Bonefishing Capital of the World." In this idyllic setting, a resort called Bimini Bay is making waves for its laid-back luxury and beach chic. Designed in Caribbean pastel colors, the 217 suites and homes feature full kitchens with granite counters, oversized couches, and shell and coral accents. Anglers aren't the only ones who'll be in hog heaven; the resort has tennis and bocce ball courts, a children's playground, infinity pool and oversized pool, and two full-service marinas. Make your booking with Five Star Alliance and you'll get breakfast for two daily and one complimentary $50 resort credit per stay.

Bimini Bay Resort and Marina


What’s Hot in New York: The New Penthouse Suite at The Tribeca Grand

June 15, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Tribeca Grand Hotel, New YorkTalk about the height of luxury. There's a new penthouse suite on the block in Manhattan, and it's pretty swank. What's inside the Penthouse at the Tribeca Grand? A full-sized living room, dining room with sweeping city views from floor-to-ceiling windows, master bedroom with a custom-designed bed draped in luscious fabrics, and a rooftop terrace where you can dine al fresco under a teak pergola or sip cocktails under the stars. The best part of all? It's your own private hideaway, only accessible from the suite's interior staircase. These lavish digs are certainly paramount in NYC. Like a haute private residence in TriBeCa, the place comes equipped with all kinds of high-tech gadgetry: flat-screen plasma televisions, an iMac G5, and Sony Dream Machine Speaker Dock digital music system.

PS. Even if the Penthouse isn't your thing, the Tribeca Grand has other rooms that might be more up your alley, priced at just $229 over the July 4th weekend.

Image of the Tribeca Grand Hotel via USAToday.com


Summer Special in St. Lucia at Windjammer Landing (Free Stuff with your Villa)

June 15, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Take your family to St. Lucia for a Caribbean getaway and take advantage of a "Summer Special" offered by Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, the Mediterranean-style resort nestled on 56 tropical acres on the island's northwest point. Available until September 30th, 2009, the special package rates start from $5,500 per week in a 2-bedroom villa with a pool. The best part of all? For a limited time, they're throwing in a bunch of free add-ons, totaling more than $2,700, when you book the package. So for no additional cost, you'll get the all-inclusive food and beverage package, a jeep safari for the entire family, a Windjammer Sunset Cruise, complimentary flowers and fruit plate upon arrival, and round-trip airport transfers.

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort


Offer Dad Luxury this Father’s Day at Sunset Marquis

June 15, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Sunset Marquis Hotel and VillasWe all know our parents deserve thanks and appreciation year round, and that's why it is so important to show them how much we care on their annual holiday of appreciation. With Father's Day just around the corner, Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas is extending some very special luxury offers to the very special dads in our lives. For the whole month of June in tribute to all things Dad, Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas will be offering a Father's Day Spa Facial Treatment, where Dad will be treated to the signature "Hydrate and Replenish Facial," followed by a glass of champagne and appetizer at RESTAURANT. This special offer leads up to the main event: Father's Day. On June 20th, "Father's Day Eve," you can treat your Dad to one of Sunset Marquis's luxurious suites or villas, where upon arrival he will receive a special welcome amenity followed by the "Hydrate and Replenish Facial," and Father's Day brunch for two at RESTAURANT. The brunch promises to be a deliciously gourmet thank you to Dad, with a menu featuring fresh seasonal ingredients expertly prepared by five diamond haute cuisine chef, Guillaume Burlion.


Vegas Baby! $129 Suites at The Venetian

June 12, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Venetian, Las VegasGoing, going, (almost) gone... Grab a swanky suite at The Venetian by June 30, 2009 and you could be paying motel prices. The Venetian is currently offering suites for $129 per night during the week, plus a bunch of resort credits. Just book by the end of June for a stay valid until the end of 2009. These digs normally go for $300+.


Restore Your Senses With A New Offer From Shangri-La, Chiang Mai

June 12, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Shangri-la Chiang MaiOpened in late 2007, Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai has become the luxury standard in the bustling city of Chiang Mai. Their exclusive Horizon Club rooms, located on the top three floors of the hotel, come spaciously equipped with teakwood, silk, and majestic views of the cityscape. Guests of these rooms also enjoy access to the Horizon Lounge, where they can enjoy buffet breakfast, evening cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and private concierge service.

As a special offer, Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai is introducing the Pamper Package. With booking this package, guests will enjoy a 45 minute head and shoulder Thai message, courtesy of the hotel's CHI Spa, one dinner in the Silapa Thai private lounge, accommodations in the Horizon Club Deluxe Room with full Horizon Club Lounge benefits, and round-trip airport transfers. While Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai aims to indulge all your senses, it won't indulge all your savings, with rates starting at around 190 USD per night.