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.
We 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.
Cool 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.
Head 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.
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.
Only a stone's throw from London's theater district, in the heart of the West End, is the classically appointed, luxury boutique property,The Draycott Hotel. Built over a century ago, The Draycott Hotel has retained the beautiful architecture of the past, but combined it with all of the modern amenities of present day. Book now through September, and The Draycott Hotel invites you to take advantage of their early bird rates. Book any suite for a minimum of two nights, and you can stay for about 275 GBP per night. The standard double accommodations will only set you back around 190 GBP per night. A great deal for those of you looking to take advantage of summer specials.
Hit the beach in southwest Florida and stay at the dramatically-transformed Naples Grand Beach Resort for just $79 this summer. Tee off on the championship golf course, hone your game on the tennis courts, then relax your tired muscles at the exclusive Golden Door Spa. In this waterfront setting the recreational opportunities are limitless, really: from exploring the nearby natural mangrove estuary to shopping in Naples' trendy boutiques. A member of the Waldorf Astoria Collection, the Naples Grand Beach Resort is located on 23 acres along the Gulf Coast in Naples. Choose to stay in a bungalow and you'll be lounging on a fully-furnished terrace overlooking the pool area. Another unbeatable offer: Get your 4th night free plus $400 worth of added extras, including complimentary kids breakfast in Aura Restaurant from the buffet and 25 percent off lunch and dinner in Aura, Palm Terrace Grill, or Paradise Grill... Just book your three-night stay by July 15.
The Kahala Hotel and Resort, Honolulu's legendary luxury resort, is offering a can't miss deal that lets you enjoy top notch accommodations that provide some of the most spectacular ocean views on island. Book the Ocean Promotion and enjoy accommodations in a Diamond Head Ocean View through to a Beachfront category room for four consecutive nights and your 4th night is free! Along with the complimentary fourth night, daily buffet breakfast for two is also included in your stay.
Package rates vary according to availability, and certain terms and restrictions apply.
Now's your chance to stay at one of the luxury properties recognized by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the top 500 "Greatest Hotels of the World." Located in Midtown not far from MoMa and Rockefeller Center, The Michelangelo Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel straight out of the Old World-- decked out with antiques, rich fabrics, and splendid oil paintings. The goal? To treat clients as if they're "the honored guests of a devoted Italian host." Averaging 475 square feet, the 179 guest rooms are generously sized and beautifully appointed. The Italian marble bathrooms boast 55-gallon soaking tubs. With the Summer Special, you can score a room over a weekend for just $225 per night. Available until September 7, 2009.
Summer is a busy season for most European cities, where tourism hits its annual high. Many people make Paris their destination, a city rich with history, architecture, and style. A unique hotel at the very heart of it all, on the famous Avenue George V, is Hotel Prince de Galles. After celebrating their 80th Anniversary last year, Hotel Prince de Galles has decided to continue into 2009 with special rates and offers. Book now until July 31st, and you can enjoy the Eternal Summer promotion. This promotion gives up to 30% off rates from now through September 30th, 2009, subject to availability. With rates starting at 241,50€ per night, Paris and Hotel Prince de Galles are two luxuries you can afford this summer.
Here's an offer you can't refuse: An all-inclusive Caribbean vacation on a paradise-isle with all activities and meals included for just $279 per room. Catering to both couples and families, The St. James's Club Resort & Villas is nestled on a 100-acre peninsula on the southeast coast of Antigua. You'll find a slew of island- and water-based diversions. From the two white sand beaches, you can go snorkeling, sailing, or kayaking, while the kids are entertained at the award-winning Kidz Club. Landlubbers will hardly be bored; the resort has extensive facilities including six tennis courts, a spa, and a fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out at the sea. When it comes to the grub, you have a choice of four restaurants with cuisine varying from casual to Continental.