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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 Sun and Sand: Free Night at Edgewater Beach Hotel, Naples

June 2, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Edgewater Beach HotelPack your bags for a summertime jaunt to the beautiful white sand beaches of Naples, Florida. The Edgewater Beach Resort makes it easy to take a guilt-free vacay with a special offer that includes a free night and lots of added freebies. So you can embrace barefoot luxury on the beach, and enjoy all of the attractions on the Gulf of Mexico, without breaking the bank. The "Summer Escapes" offer means you can stay three nights this summer and you'll get a fourth for free. You'll also receive a free night valid for a future three-night stay (til December 20, 2009). This offer is valid for travel between May 26, 2009 and September 30, 2009. There's a slew of added amenities thrown in:

Free kid's breakfast in Coast Restaurant from the buffet.

One Free 1/2 day Naples Grande Kids Club session at for one child, per stay

25% off dinner in Coast Restaurant

25% off tee times at Naples Grande Golf Club after 12 pm any day of the week

15% off spa treatments at Golden Door Spa, located at Naples Grande Beach Resort

15% off personal trainer fitness session and/or tennis lessons between 9 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm


Heaven on St. Bart’s: Le Toiny Offers Redesigned Rooms and Good Eats

June 2, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Le ToinyIt's not just for the panoramic views that celebs book Le Toiny. Set on a hilltop overlooking the rolling green of the island and the azure sea beyond, this chic Caribbean hideaway is adored for its restaurant, where an on-site greenhouse provides organic veggies for the table. (This is the only greenhouse of its kind on the island, situated on a former pineapple field, where some 20 different vegetable varieties are grown.) Don't miss a meal at Restaurant Le Gaïac; Chef Stephane Mazieres is a culinary artist. Book the "3 Plus 1" offer, available until the end of August, and you'll get 4 nights for the price of 3 in a villa (insanely beautiful private plunge pool included). Suites just got a major redo this year: new furniture, fabrics, high-tech gadgetry, hammocks and more....


Summer Indulgence at The Setai

June 1, 2009
By: Alison Victor

The SetaiThe Setai, located in the heart of South Beach Miami, is an ultra luxurious beachfront property fit for the many celebrities it attracts on a year round basis. The stylish art deco hotel is gearing up for summer by offering up a new Summer Indulgence promotion. Book now through October 15th, for up to two nights, and you can stay in one of the spaciously designed suites, complete with granite flooring and a rainfall shower, for $485 USD to start. There's no better way to indulge yourself, and feel good about it, this summer.


30 Percent Off Asia-Pacific with Leading Hotels of the World (like The Langham, Hong Kong)

June 1, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Langham Hong KongYou can save up to 30 percent on the finest hotels in Asia and the Pacific! The Leading Hotels of the World has announced an enticing offer for its member hotels in the region, like the swank Langham Hong Kong (pictured at right). These stellar properties also happen to have racked up all sorts of international awards for the "World's Top Hotels." Book a stay at fine hotels including THE Blue (Sydney), The Langham Melbourne, Marina Mandarin in Singapore, Hotel Okura Tokyo, Hotel Seiyo Ginza, A Rosewood Hotel, Imperial Hotel Tokyo, Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa, The Sukhothai in Bangkok, and The Datai in Malaysia. A tip for booking: The special 20 percent discount offer can be found under "Leading Offer" when making reservations.


Desert Jeep Tours, Spa Pampering, and Summer Savings at the Sedona Rouge Hotel

May 29, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Sedona Rouge Hotel and SpaThe "Red Rock Country" of Sedona, Arizona is said to soothe the soul. Rocky outcroppings like Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain may inspire some soul searching, but we think a stay at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa will really refresh your energy. Taking a cue from Andalusia (as the "Southwest United States was once part of a vast domain of little known Spanish Kings"), the 77-room hotel is elegantly designed in a Mediterranean style, a veritable "Moorish fantasy" with ancient Tunisian wrought-iron gates decorating the halls. You'll sleep like a baby in your plush bed, slumbering atop a Simmons Super plush Pillow Top mattress with a down comforter and lambs-wool throw blankets. In the destination spa, you'll relish customized treatments with organic products. Take off on a jeep adventure through the desert, or just relax in the heated swimming pool or on the hotel's Observation Terrace, designed for Red Rock viewing and star gazing. For a limited time, you can score up to 25 percent savings on your room rate. Book now and stay anytime through June 30th at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa and you'll enjoy special Summertime pricing: 15 percent off any two-night stay, 20 percent off any three-night stay (Sunday through Thursday only), and 25 percent off your stay (Sunday through Thursday only) of four nights or more!


Escape in Style With a Special Offer From Rosewood

May 29, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Las Ventanas Al Paraiso Now that summer is upon us, Rosewood Resorts & Hotels has put together a special luxury offer for those of us wanting sun and savings. The Enhanced Rosewood Escapes Mexico Offer invites you to stay at one of their beautiful Mexican properties, such as the Rosewood Mayakoba, and Las Ventanas Al Paraiso. With this offer, you will receive a $200 resort credit, room upgrade based upon availability, daily breakfast for two, and rates starting at $395 USD per night. With airfares at an all time low, there is no better time than now to plan a luxurious escape!


Complimentary Breakfast and Afternoon Tea at Charlottesville’s Clifton Inn

May 28, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Clifton InnNestled on 100 rolling acres in the shadow of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, the Clifton Inn is a lovely boutique hotel with only 18 rooms, all individually appointed. A member of Relais & Chateaux, the Clifton Inn prides itself on its warm Southern hospitality and fine restaurant, favored by bon vivants. From the inn's spectacular setting, Jefferson's Monticello, the Downtown Mall, and countless Charlottesville attractions are all at your fingertips. Through the month of June, you can find rates starting as low as $175 per night at the Clifton Inn, including a bountiful breakfast and afternoon tea daily.


Summer Days with Jumeirah Hotels: Free Stuff in Dubai, London and New York

May 27, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Burj Al ArabMusic to our ears. Jumeirah's making it easier to take the fam on vacation this summer. Whether you choose "Big Apple, Big Ben, or Big Beaches," Jumeirah's got your back with big summer value. Bunk down in the award-winning hotels in three of the world's great cities, and your kids will stay for free, and you'll get a complimentary daily room credit. In addition, you'll get a bunch of complimentary goodies: Complimentary Wild Wadi Waterpark entrance (in Dubai), Internet access, movies, and buffet breakfast. Starting from $385 in New York, GBP 373 in London, and AED 1150 in Dubai. Below you'll find the deets on the hotels:

Bab Al ShamsHit the beaches on the Arabian Gulf in Dubai, while staying at one of the following luxury hotels from Jumeirah:

Jumeirah Beach Hotel-- all about beachside indulgence

Burj Al Arab-- the world's seven-star hotel

Bab Al-Shams-- a desert retreat with festive Arabian entertainment

Emirates Towers-- high technology in the heart of the city

Madinat Jumeirah-- The Arabian Resort of Dubai consists of three boutique hotels (Mina A' Salam, Al Qasr & Dar Al Masyaf), 23 waterfront cafes, bars and restaurants, 75 boutique shops in a traditional Arabian souk, 1 km of private sandy beach leading directly to the Wild Wadi Waterpark and the largest Spa in the region.

Jumeirah Carlton TowerTake tea and crumpets in London (the best time of year for a visit) and stay at either of the Jumeirah luxury hotels:

Jumeirah Carlton Tower-- situated amidst leafy parks in the heart of Knightsbridge on Sloane Street

Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel-- a chic, contemporary retreat in historic Belgravia Village

Or enjoy an afternoon picnic in Central Park in Manhattan, booking the "Summer Days" package at the exquisite Jumeirah Essex House (you'll also get a Complimentary Bloomingdales Benefit Pass).


Luxury Resorts & Hotels: The Great Summer Escape

May 26, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Carmel Valley Ranch ResortLuxury Resorts & Hotels is the name behind many unique and luxurious properties. They are dedicated to creating an overall guest experience that is memorable and exceptional. Luxury Resorts wants to give you a reason to "escape" this summer by offering a great deal. Book any number of their properties, such as the

Carmel Ranch Resort or The Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa, by July 15th, and you will receive a certificate for a future stay at any one of their participating hotels. Good through December 20, 2009, you can decide when and where you want to go.


Third Night Free at the Solis Cambrian Hotel in Abelboden, Switzerland

May 26, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Solis CambrianFrom your south-facing balcony or terrace at the Solis Cambrian Hotel, you'll take in extraordinary views of mountain peaks and the Engstligen waterfalls, the second longest falls in Switzerland. But the views are not limited to the exterior. The hotel's interiors likewise turn a lot of heads; gorgeous public spaces are designed in a contemporary style with natural stone and wood, and guest rooms are outfitted with custom-made furniture and artwork. Nestled in the charming traditional village of Abelboden, the Solis Cambrian offers a world of mountain sports and outdoor adventures at its doorstep. This summer, take advantage of an exclusive "3 for 2" offer. Stay two nights at the Solis Cambrian Hotel and Spa and enjoy a third night on the house. Plus, you'll get a complimentary breakfast buffet daily, free use of the spa, mountain bike rental, DVD library, and wireless laptop rental. Rates starting at CHF 550 for two people.