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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.

Did You Know? Hotel Negresco


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel NegrescoHotel Negresco first opened its doors on January 8th, 1913. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately attracted an international clientele, including the Vanderbilts, Kings, Queens, the Beatles, Elton John and Louis Armstrong. Besides its stunning location overlooking one of the French Riviera’s most beautiful bays for a century, the luxury hotel is known for it's amazing art collection.

 

Hotel NegrescoHotel owner Jeanne Augier has collected over 6,000 pieces of fine French art. Guests can admire the generous forms of Niki de Saint Phalle's Nana Jaune in the Royal Lounge or the series of seven brightly colored rugs designed by Raymond Moretti. Floor carpets were made from an original work by Yvaral in 1974. The rooms display an impressive collection of works by great artists from every period. The Versailles Lounge hosts Louis XIV's portrait, identical to that exhibited at the Louvre or Versailles. 

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Private Cooking Lessons at The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests of The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort can indulge in culinary experiences during their stay at the Italian resort. Explore the rich flavors of Sicily’s cuisine with cooking classes, wine-tasting lessons, and mixology classes. All the ingredients are organic handpicked from Verdura's vegetable garden, olive, lemon, and orange trees.

Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

Choose From:

Cooking Class - The chefs will teach you to make some of Verdura's most popular dishes with the freshest local ingredients. 

Sicilian Cuisine Class - Sicilian cuisine is a triumph of flavours, enriched over centuries by a variety of culinary traditions. Classes focus on how to make a Sicilian classic like chocolate, pastry, pizza or caponata.

Mixology - Learn how to mix a Sicilian Mojito and other classic cocktails with a twist. Make your very own cocktails with the resort's mixologist. 

Wine Tasting - Sicily has all the ingredients for good wine. Taste the very best wines selected by the resort's sommelier. 

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Did you know? Aigialos Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

With a breathtaking view of the world-famous Aegean caldera, the volcano and the deep blue waters of the
Mediterranean Sea, Aigialos Hotel, strategically located at the edge of Fira city, offers from all its balconies and
verandas an unrivalled experience of the loveliest sunset in the world, together with a rare combination of unique architecture,
elegance and tradition.

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Did You Know? Anse Chastanet Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Do you like your luxury resorts with a side of chocolate? Book a stay at Anse Chastenet and pay a visit to its Chocolate Laboratory. There are over 2000 cocoa trees on the resort estates, including the organic farm Emerald's in the Soufriere Hills. Since 2010, the resort has hand-crafted Emerald Estate Chocolate for the enjoyment of guests. At the resort's chocolate factory, guests are now able to not only taste but participate in the making of the chocolate. Resort guests staying at Anse Chastanet and at the adjoining sister property Jade Mountain Resort can choose from a variety of chocolate infused activities like chocolate sensory tastings, educational estate trips, and truffle making classes on a year round basis. Chocolate lovers will be further enticed by chocolate inspired dishes, cocktails, and body treatments in the resort restaurants, bars, and spa. 

Anse Chastenet

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Did You Know? Keswick Hall at Monticello


By: Five Star Alliance

One of the best ways to see Central Virginia's glorious countryside is from a hot air balloon.
Keswick Hall's exclusive partner, Bonaire Charters, lifts our guests to a spectacular experience
over the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rolling landscapes beyond. You will launch
from the estate and float over the area's magnificent scenery for 1 ½ hours taking in some of
Virginia's most breathtaking natural sites and historical landmarks.

Keswick Hall
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Did you know? Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Dum u Jeziska, aka House at the Jesus Child, houses the Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa. The oldest preserved part of the Dum u Jeziska is the rear portion facing the courtyard, which was built after 1591. The lower part of the original tower structure, with its perimeter masonry supported by steel bars, dates from the fortification of the Lesser Town in 1257, the oldest Premyslid fortification.

Alchymist Hotel and Spa
The Dum u Jeziska is also linked with several legends. One of them is that a convent once stood there and a nun seriously violated the rules of her order. As punishment for her transgression, she was bricked alive. Legend claims that her unhappy soul has been wandering the property since; however, the legend also suggests that the nun will be freed only when the house built on the former convent foundations is demolished and the nun's remains are buried.

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Did You Know? Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

If a passer-by had stopped to look at the Dunraven family home in the 1830s he would have seen a typical Georgian house. Returning twenty years later, he would have found that modest structure had disappeared and been replaced by the exceptional Neo-Gothic Manor that stands to this day as Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort. The house is initially reminiscent of a chateau, but many of its features are shared by great residences of the era in Britain and Ireland. Mysteriously, the Manor is laid out as a Calendar House. 365 stained windows and 52 chimneys mark the annual tally of days and weeks. Sleuthing visitors may be able to spot references to the 7 days of the week and 12 months of the year. 

Adare Manor

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Did You Know? The Alden Luxury Suite Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The name "ALDEN" is derived from the old English word "Aldwyn," which roughly translates to "old friend."
Built in 1895, the listed property is located very close to the charming old town, the financial district and
the famous Bahnhofstrasse.

Alden hotel

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Did You Know? Montpelier Plantation & Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Montpelier Plantation & Beach has a that history dates back to 1687 when Sir Hans Sloane, Secretary of the Royal Society of England and a doctor, visited Nevis and discovered its location. Although many epic battles were orchestrated from Montpelier, this estate became famous for love. Montpelier Plantation witnessed the marriage of Horatio Nelson, famous for his service in the Royal Navy, to Frances "Fanny" Nisbet, niece of the president of Nevis, John Herbert.

Montpelier Plantation & Beach

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Did You Know? The St Regis Grand Rome


By: Five Star Alliance

The St Regis Grand Rome has a separate, private diplomatic entrance for those in need of a little extra discretion during their stay. As celebrities and heads of state often use the hotel, a private diplomatic entrance with its own parking area, foyer and elevator is available when security and discretion are required.

St Regis Grand rome

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