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.
With many people still finalizing plans to visit the likes of Italy and Europe for summer getaways, I have come across a great reason to wait. Many of the wonderful luxury properties we represent have started to give us some great rates and packages for the coming fall. One such hotel, the luxurious Villa La Massa, located on the outskirts of Firenze, has some great deals for such a traveler.
With the Discovering Tuscany package, Villa La Massa invites guests to a three night stay in a Deluxe Room, full buffet breakfast at the restaurant, or continental breakfast in your room, two 3-course meals at The Verrocchio Restaurant or The Pool Bar, a guided tour to the Florentine Palaces, and as a delicious welcoming gift, Cantucci And Vin Santo in your room upon arrival, which happen to be the perfect compliment of sweet Italian dessert wine and biscotti. With rates starting at under 300 Euro per person, this is a great way, and great time, to plan a trip to Italy.
Times are tough, but just because you may be tightening your belt doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to enjoy luxury at a reasonable price. Loews Hotels are currently offering "Recessionista Respite" packages at participating locations, designed with the trendsetting fashion plate in mind. Book now through September 5th, and you can choose from some of the following options. At Loews Denver Hotel the Recessionista Package will include Villa Suite accommodations for one night, two $25 American Express gift checks to be used at the nearby Cherry Creek Shopping Center, home to over 400 shop-til-you-drop stores, personal bag concierge to deliver your bags to your room, complimentary valet parking, and post shopping cocktails at the hotel's T-Bar. Pricing starts at just $279 per night.
If shopping in the Big Apple is what you want, the Loews Regency Hotel's Recessionista Package will include 15% off "shopping day pass" at Bloomingdale's complete with a personal shopper, a gift with purchase, complimentary beauty makeover, cocktails for two at the hotel's Library Bar, and 20% off services at the hotel's Nico Salon. Prices start at just $180 per person.
Loews invites you to indulge but not over extend, and with these great offers, there is no guilt in shopping-til-you-drop!
Take a well-deserved summer break without breaking the bank. Set high on a hill in Texas Hill Country, overlooking an expanse of green fairways and Live Oak groves, the Westin La Cantera is seemingly a world away, but only 15 miles from San Antonio's downtown Central Business District. Known for its championship golf courses (most notably the 18-hole championship Resort Course at La Cantera, designed by Arnold Palmer) and extensive recreational facilities, the Westin La Cantera fits the bill for a relaxing "staycation." Take the fam to the Westin La Cantera and enjoy a day at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas Theme Park, just adjacent to the resort. The resort has styled a San Antonio adventure priced from just $199 per night. The two-night stay is available through August 22, 2009 and includes 50 percent off Retail Golf rates on either of the two championship courses, and 50 percent off adult tickets to Six Flags for up to four people.
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 likeThe 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.
Word 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.
On 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.
Talk 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.
This 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.
Classic 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.