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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.

Grand Hotel Wein Honors Austria’s Most Acclaimed Classical Composer

April 24, 2009
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

April 24, 2009
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.


$9.99 Room Rates at the Westin Westminster Hotel, Colorado

April 23, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Westin WestminsterRocky Mountain views and outdoor spa treatments are yours for the taking at the Westin Westminster Hotel, located halfway between Boulder and downtown Denver. The Four-Diamond property is celebrating its 9th birthday and a $9 million transformation with Sunday night room rates of $9.99. (Note: You must book a Saturday night's stay to get this cheap rate, available through the end of May.) Redesigned guest rooms feature 37" LCD flat screen televisions (with iPod and television interfacing capabilities) and the signature Westin Heavenly Bed. Of course guests will also appreciate Unwind: A Westin Ritual, available in the lobby from 5-7 pm, where you can indulge in the signature menu by the fire and take in the beautiful Rocky Mountain sunset.

Via The Washington Post


The Langham Dives Into Summer With Splash Package

April 22, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Langham Hotel and Spa PasadenaWhat better way to celebrate the coming of summer than a great package rate? The luxurious Langham Hotel and Spa Pasadena will be offering the Summer Splash Package starting May 1st and running to the end of August. This enticing summer special will include overnight accommodations in the Lanai building, a "Dive-In movie," (Friday night flicks shown at the pool!) and a $50 food and beverage credit to be used at the pool bar. This package starts at $279 per night, and is valid Friday through Sunday.


Modified American Plan from Pink Beach Club and Cottages

April 22, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

Pink Beach Club and CottagesGreat news for anyone looking to book reservations at Pink Beach Club and Cottages in Tucker's Town Bermuda, as room rates at this luxury Caribbean hotel are on a Modified American Plan. What does this mean for you? Based on double occupancy, nightly room rates include full English breakfast, afternoon tea, and one five-course dinner. Depending on the season, guests at Pink Beach Club and Cottages pay third adult and child fees based on the Modified American Plan which range from $105 to $155 for anyone 12 and over, $55 and $75 for children under 12 and $45 for children 2 and under.


Santa Monica On Sale: Free Third Night at Hotels with the “Sun, Sea, Save” Promotion

April 21, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

L.A.'s seaside enclave of Santa Monica is luring visitors with a citywide promotion. As if we needed another enticement (besides the weekend farmer's market, perfect beach, and yummy restaurants on Main Street and in nearby Venice Beach)! "Sun, Sea, Save" means you can get a third night free at 25 participating hotels when you book a two-night stay. This includes top lodging options: Loews Santa Monica (our fave) and Shutters on the Beach. What's more? Your vacation package includes two vouchers for Big Blue Bus day passes, free rides on the Santa Monica carousel, free bike rentals, and free rides on the solar-powered Ferris Wheel. Fun fact: The world-famous Santa Monica Pier is celebrating its 100th birthday this year with all kinds of festivities planned for September's Centennial Week.

Pictured above: The luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel overlooking the Pacific.


It’s a Suite Deal at Grand Colonial Hotel, La Jolla

April 21, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Grande Colonial HotelSituated on pristine beach front real estate in the heart of downtown La Jolla is the beautiful Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla. La Jolla's oldest original hotel is also on the registry of Historic Hotels of America. A classically luxurious European style hotel, the Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla has remained a seaside sanctuary for visitors to Southern California since it opened its doors in 1913. In 2008, the hotel underwent an eight million dollar restoration project that elevated the hotel's rating to Four Diamond status. Eighteen brand new suites were added during this period as well. In celebration of the renovation, Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla is offering the "It's a Suite Life" package. Guests will enjoy one of the hotel's luxuriously appointed junior suites, as well as complimentary breakfast, express check-in and check-out, and complimentary in-room food and beverage amenities. Book now through June 30th, and pay $305 per suite, per night.


The Spa is On Us: Free Treatments with Your Room at Topnotch Resort

April 21, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Topnotch ResortMelt away your stress with a weekend getaway to the mountains of Vermont and forget your cares with complimentary spa treatments from Topnotch Resort. Surrounded by 120 scenic acres in the resort town of Stowe, Topnotch has racked up the awards for its recreational diversions and marvelous spa. (The Tennis Academy gets high marks, too.) For a limited time, Vermont's premier luxury resort is enticing guests with two 50-minute spa treatments with their accommodations. Select from Swedish, Combo, Aroma Mountain, Thai, Shiatsu or Reflexology Treatments. This includes access to the impressive spa, and gratuities, to boot. "The Spa is On Us" package starts from $306 and is available until June 18th, 2009.


Exclusive 72 Hour Sale Starts Tomorrow: The Homestead Gives Away a Free Night

April 20, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The HomesteadStarting tomorrow (Tuesday, April 21st) at 10 a.m. EST, The Homestead is launching a 72-hour sale with a limited-time special offer: guests get a free third night when booking a two-night vacay. This destination resort in Virginia's Allegheny Mountains has drawn visitors to its hot springs and gorgeous setting since the 1700s. Resort diversions run the gamut from falconry to bowling. The offer is available for travel through December 22, 2009.


Martini Mondays, Mother’s Day Brunch, Plus Pet Amenities at St. Regis Monarch Beach

April 17, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

St. Regis Monarch Beach

So Cal's St. Regis Monarch Beach gets high marks for its private beach club, world-class spa, and oceanfront golf course. Consistently ranked one of the top hotels in the world, St. Regis Monarch Beach reigns over the Pacific coastline halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the waves, the resort's Tuscan-inspired architecture has become a landmark in the region. After a day at Spa Gaucin or the beach club (yes, there are Beach and Surf Butlers on call), tuck into fresh char-grilled meats and seafood at the restaurant. The next day, play a round of golf just inches away from the Pacific at the Monarch Beach Golf Links, or soak in the gorgeous lagoon pool. Even your pooch gets pampered at St. Regis Monarch Beach. Think silver food and water bowls, exclusive St. Regis doggy bed, and pet amenities including "Sniffany & Co.", "Bark Jacobs," "Dog Perignon," and "Jimmy Chew" toys. You'll even take home an issue of Hollywood Dog!

St Regis Monarch Beach

From now until September 30th, 2009, you'll get 50 percent off your second night with the "Better Tomorrows" package. Here are some upcoming events to keep on the calendar: The Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 10th promises to be a sumptuous affair, with complimentary Champagne and mimosas. Martini Mondays means special drink prices and free hors d'oeuvres every Monday from 6-9 pm.