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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.

Freebie Free-for-All: Rosewood Hotels Gives Credits, Too


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Little Dix BayJoining the ranks of luxury hotel brands that give out special bonuses to lure guests, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts will be offering free breakfast and $100 resort credits with the "Rosewood Escapes" package. Rather than tarnish the prestigious image of a five-star property by slashing room rates, luxury hotel companies have resorted to handing out freebies and value-added extras to ramp up their bookings. Rosewood-- like Ritz-Carlton-- is no exception. Book by May 15th, 2009 at distinguished properties like Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Rosewood Mayakoba, Little Dix Bay, Caneel Bay, The Carlyle, San Ysidro Ranch, CordeValle, The Mansion on Peachtree, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, and Inn of the Anasazi.


The Fullerton Hotel Singapore Sweetens the Deal


By: Alison Victor

The Fullerton Hotel SingaporeMany of you may already know from a previous posting that The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is running the Five Star B and B package through June 30th of this year. This great offer includes breakfast for two, late check out of 3 pm, and a Courtyard room for $428 SGD. Effective immediately, the B and B Package will also include a complimentary, one level room upgrade, subject to availability. If you are looking for a great luxury hotel deal, then this is one you should definitely take advantage of.


Get a Free Night with InterContinental: 5 Million Nights Up for Grabs at 4,000 Hotels


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

InterContinental Hotel Beijing Financial StreetInterContinental Hotels Group-- the world's largest hotel company-- has just announced a big promotion. Earn a free night by registering at getafreenight.com and then staying two nights at any Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites around the world between May 4th and July 3rd, 2009. Voila! A free night is yours for the taking at any IHG hotel-- like the luxurious InterContinental Beijing Financial Street (pictured at right)-- until December 26th, 2009.


Luxury Reborn at the Westbury Hotel Dublin


By: Alison Victor

Westbury Hotel DublinIf you are familiar with Dublin, then you are probably familiar with The Westbury Hotel, a Dublin icon situated in the heart of the city on Grafton Street. This luxury hotel is part of the Doyle Collection, and exhibits their philosophy of tying modern influences to the city's traditional values. The Westbury Hotel recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment, resulting in equipped conference suites, two new restaurants, a bar, and bedrooms that reflect urban glamor. In honor of this recent rejuvenation, when you book in the month of May, you can stay in a Superior room for 189 Euro, subject to availability.


Los Angeles on Sale: Discounts at the W Hotel Westwood


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

W Hotel Los Angeles WestwoodCheck into the W Hotel in Westwood village-- between Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica's beaches at the foothills of Bel Air and Beverly Hills-- and you'll dig the bungalow-style studios and suites by designer Thom Filicia. Yes, it's a star location, and the hotel sports a pool and outdoor lounge, The Backyard, to match the glam setting. Imbibe a few creative cocktails at the hotel's hip bar, Rande Gerber's Whiskey Blue, or retreat to the 7,000-square-foot Bliss Spa for some pampering. You can take advantage of some stellar Starwood promotions at the W Hotel Westwood: a third night free when you book a two-night stay; 50 percent off your second night; earn a freebie (a free weekend night!) after just two Starwood stays. The W Westwood is running some other offers, to boot. "What's Cookin' Good Lookin'?" means 20 percent off food at NineThirty plus 20 percent off your room until May 31, 2009. And "Who's Your Mommy" celebrates Mother's Day with a $125 Blisscertificate, Bliss purifying mask, two cool cocktails, a bottle of champagne, and accommodations from $405 until September 1, 2009.


Great Rates for Memorial Day Weekend at The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain


By: Christina Vasquez

The Sanctuary on Camelback MountainJust in time for Memorial Day Weekend and the official start of summer, The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is offering rates for their Mountain Vista Rooms for only $199 per night. Plan your Memorial Day getaway early and take advantage of this fantastic rate, and enjoy a weekend taking in the spectacular views of this luxury mountain oasis in the heart of the Arizona desert.

Prices is subject to availability and certain terms and restrictions may apply.


The Best of the West at La Quinta Resort: Unlimited Golf in Palm Springs


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

La Quinta ResortTake your shot on one of the nine championship courses at La Quinta Resort, a member of the Waldorf=Astoria Collection, and discover the challenges designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, and Tom Weiskopf. Hailed one of the top courses in the country, the Stadium Course at PGA West is host of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. But golf's not the only thing on the menu here. With some 41 pools, 23 tennis courts, and a sprawling spa and fitness center, La Quinta is a resort destination. Book the "Best of the West" package and you'll enjoy unlimited golf, a $50 dining credit, and overnight accommodations in a Resort Casita. Some of the Spanish-style casitas have fireplaces and patios. Starting from just $179 from June-September.


Sofitel New York Hotel: Five Star Alliance Amenity with your Stay


By: Alison Victor

Sofitel New York HotelThe Sofitel New York Hotel, located in Manhattan, has partnered with Five Star Alliance to bring added value to your stay. Simply book online with Five Star Alliance and you'll get a great rate, plus a $50 food and beverage credit for use at the renowned Gaby restaurant during your stay.


Grand Hotel Wein Honors Austria’s Most Acclaimed Classical Composer


By: Christina Vasquez

The Grand Hotel WeinCelebrate the 200th anniversary of one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the classical period as Austria commemorates the death of one if its most celebrated composers: (Franz) Joseph Haydn-- revered as the "Father of the Symphony." The Grand Hotel Wein is offering a package that honors Haydn's work and achievements. Book the Haydn Package at The Grand Hotel , and receive two night's accommodations, extensive buffet breakfast in the restaurant Grand Café, an exclusive 3-course menu in the gourmet-restaurant Le Ciel, and two tickets for the famous Haydn-house. A special farewell gift will be presented by the hotel to help you remember Joseph Haydn and your exciting trip to Vienna!

Package offer is valid until December 28th 2009. Package rates vary according to availability and room category, certain terms and restrictions may apply.


Grand Hotel de la Minerva: Taking Luxury to New Heights


By: Alison Victor

Grand Hotel de la MinerveLocated in the heart of historic Rome, between the Pantheon and the Church of "Santa Maria Sopra Minerva," is the classically appointed Grand Hotel de la Minerve. Opened since the late 1700s, Grand Hotel de la Minerve is a beautiful and luxurious place to stay while visiting the capital city of Italy. A great way to enjoy this hotel is with the "Miles, Fruit, Wine and More" package. Bookable through the end of the year, this offer includes a bottle of wine, a fruit basket, buffet breakfast for two, room upgrade upon availability, and 1000 Miles (or equivalent) credited to your choice of 18 participating frequent flyer partners. This package rate varies, but book now through May, and you can get it for around 400 Euro a night.