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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.

Charity Auction: Bid on Luxury Travel in New Zealand for NZ$1

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Blanket BayDon't miss this eBay auction uncovered by the good folks at Luxist. Next week you'll have the chance to bid on an extraordinary New Zealand luxury escape-- worth over NZ$30,000-- with a charity auction starting at just NZ$1. You could win the ultimate New Zealand experience, complete with private jets, top-notch hotels, chauffeur-driven cars, and private yachts-- all donated by the 19 leading tourism companies in New Zealand. Called "Give It Up to Live It Up," the auction will raise funds for the Untouched World Charitable Trust.

Discover London for Less at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

By: Alison Victor

Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Situated in the exclusive village of Belgravia in Knightsbridge, one of London's most prestigious shopping districts, is the ultra luxurious Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel. Known for its elegant surroundings and personalized service, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is perfect for anyone visiting this bustling city: families and business travelers alike. Book now through July, and you can stay in their luxuriously appointed deluxe room, with complimentary Internet and continental breakfast daily for around 250 GBP.

Special offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel will receive a Welcome Card from the General Manager, a Temple Spa Gift worth 35 British pounds and possible room upgrade on check-in if available.

RailEurope Celebrates the Big 5-0: Get Eurail Passes for the 1959 Rate

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

EurostarRailEurope is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its popular Eurail pass with a fabulous promotion. Get a five-day, three-country Eurail ticket for just $125-- that's the 1959 rate. Starting May 12, you can snag this deal and enjoy the romance and convenience of traveling through Europe by train. Trains like the Eurostar (pictured)-- the high-speed train that links France and the UK through the Channel Tunnel-- are high-tech marvels. Buy your discounted Eurail pass online at the official site; Travel is good for six months from the date of purchase.

Mother’s Day in Arizona: Complimentary Spa Treats at Wigwam Resort outside Phoenix

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Wigwam ResortTreat mom to a relaxing weekend at The Wigwam, the AAA Four-Diamond resort that's home to 54 championship holes of golf and The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. You can get a room for just $149 per night, and dive into a sumptuous Champagne Brunch in The Wigwam Ballroom on Sunday, showcasing fine delicacies prepared by Executive Chef Kurt Zuger and his team. Book any Specialty Facial at the award-winning spa, and The Red Door will treat you to a complimentary Eye Contour or Scalp Massage. Room rates valid May 8-11, 2009. Request rate code "MOTHER" at the time of reservation.

Affordable Luxury in Thailand: Free Third Night in Bangkok at The Metropolitan

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Metropolitan BangkokSo maybe you missed the $99 room rates at Bangkok's sexy Metropolitan Hotel in April (The New York Times just plugged Thailand as the place to go for affordable luxury, despite the anti-government protests)-- but that doesn't mean you can't snag a great deal at this stylish, city-center favorite. You'll find a calming oasis in the middle of bustling Bangkok, complete with a spa, award-winning cuisine, and hopping bar. From now until June 30th, 2009, when you book two consecutive nights in a Metropolitan Room, you'll receive the third night complimentary.

Great Package Offer from SLH and Hotel San Giorgio

By: Christina Vasquez

Hotel San GiorgioItalian hospitality reigns in Portofino's Hotel San Giorgio, a four star luxury property ideally situated in one of Italy's most visually stunning architectural landscapes. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World the hotel is offering a splendid package rate that encompasses the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Take advantage of the Mediterranean by SLH 2009 rate and receive a welcome drink upon arrival, daily buffet breakfast for two, private parking, shuttle service to the hotel's own private beach, and complimentary newspaper the package rate also includes taxes and service charges.

Package rates vary according to availability and room category, certain terms and restrictions may apply.

Third Night Free in London: The Langham Celebrates Its Makeover

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Langham LondonWhen the Langham opened in 1865, Victorian high society was dazzled by the grand hotel on Regent Street. Over 140 years later, the Langham has unveiled a massive GBP 80 million refurbishment which took five years to complete. The idea? "To capture the original personality of The Langham," its past splendor, and "blend a sense of the past with the style of today." Quintessentially English, and wholly sophisticated, The Langham has a beautiful new lobby, luxurious guest rooms, glamorous Artesian Bar, and an epic dining experience, The Landau. Celebrate The Langham's reawakening with a special offer: Get a third night free when staying two consecutive nights at Best Available Rate in one of the newly renovated Grand Room categories before August 31, 2009. You'll also enjoy a glass of Champagne in the Palm Court to celebrate The Langham's makeover.

Something For Everyone at W Hotel Atlanta Midtown

By: Alison Victor

W Hotel Atlanta Midtown It's hard to find a luxury hotel that caters to all types of travelers, but the W Hotel Atlanta Midtown does just that. Surrounded by world class shopping, nightlife, and museums, this luxury haven offers top notch service and accommodations to anyone visiting Atlanta. For the business traveler, W Hotel Atlanta Midtown offers a high tech business center with high-speed Internet. The Whatever/Whenever Service, a unique 24/7 feature of W Hotels, will take care of anything that you need or want, including a complimentary ride in a luxury SUV with a personal driver. For the family traveling together, W Hotel Atlanta Midtown offers connecting rooms and cribs upon request, as well as beautifully spacious suites. The hotel also welcomes cats and dogs 40 pounds or less, offering them custom pet beds, turndown treats, and food and water bowls.

Hot Deals in Provence: EUR 20 Rooms at Hotel Crillon le Brave

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Crillon le Brave

The best way to celebrate a 20th anniversary? Give away 20 rooms each month at the stellar rate of EUR 20. This even applies to the Suites, boasting terraces with sublime views of the Provençal countryside. Located about 25 miles northeast of Avignon, the 32-room Hotel Crillon le Brave is composed of seven ancient village houses, connected by bridges and secret courtyards. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the charming hotel is the best kind of refuge: reflecting the history and character of a beautiful corner of the world. To claim one of the 20 rooms, you have to be one of the first 20 people each month to reserve a "20/20" room. Rooms for the following calendar month will be released on the 20th day of each month at 8 pm French time (that's 2 pm in NYC).

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.