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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.

Dining al Fresco: Le Saint Sulpice

November 17, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Le Saint Sulpice



Le Saint Sulpice
 
has a prime location the very heart of Old Montreal.  Adjacent to the Notre-Dame Basilica, steps away from the Old Port, this oasis of comfort and peace offers elegance and great service of a 4 Star-4 Diamond hotel. 

At the hotel's restaurant, The Sinclair, At Sinclair, the modern chic decor consists primarily of dark colors mixed with golden touches, illuminated by glimmering lights. It sets just the tone for a gourmet adventure in an elegant yet casual setting.

Consistently named one of Old Montreal's most beautiful and unique terrace restaurants, the Sinclair terrace has long been one of the locals’ closely guarded secrets - a true "secret garden" in the heart of the city, facing the Sulpicians’ gardens (the oldest in North America).  Open from May through October, the (retractable) covered and heated terrace serves the full restaurant menu. The terrace can also be booked for private functions.

The contemporary French cuisine by the Chef offers modern flavours with a selection of market quality fresh ingredients, which pay tribute to local and international produce.


Current night rates at Le Saint-Sulpice start at $132 per night >>

 

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Dining al Fresco: The Mark New York

November 2, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges in NYC features a masterful design by Jacques Grange and an innovative restaurant menu specially crafted by NYC's pre-eminent chef, the award-winning Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Guests of The Mark New York can also enjoy a bicycle ride and a picnic arranged by the hotel.

The Mark New York

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Dine at The Dome at Tower Club at lebua

October 17, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Tower club at lebuaTower Club at lebua is a five-star hotel that epitomizes Bangkok luxury. The world-class service and accommodations are are rivaled only by the top-notch dining options at the hotel. The Dome at lebua is home to Bangkok’s highest collection of bars, restaurants, and lounges.

 

Tower club at lebua

Dining and Bar options at The Dome include:

 

-Mezzaluna, which features modern innovative cuisine. Twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Sühring offer an ever-changing menu of modern European cuisine with subtle Asian flavors. A Conde Nast Traveler "Hot Tables" winner, Mezzaluna, found on the 65th floor, is the highest restaurant on the property.

 

-Sirocco, located on the 63 floor of the Dome at lebua, is the world's highest al fresco restaurant and one of Bangkok's hottest restaurants. Sirocco has breathtaking views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river, an amazing Sky Bar, and quality Mediterranean fare.

 

-Breeze specializes in Asian takes on the vast culinary influences of the region. Seating is high above the sea level and the view is a bird's eye glimpse of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. Seating options include an open-air terrace and a spectacular glass sky-bridge that is suspended in mid-air.

 

-Skybar Suspended in the sky on the 63rd floor of The Dome at lebua, the Sky Bar is the world's highest open air bar, which has a panoramic view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. With such an enthralling ambience coupled with a seductive selection of the finest vintages, beverages, and cocktails in Bangkok, the rooftop bar is unanimously accepted as the coolest bar in Bangkok.

 

skybar


-distal is located on the 64th floor and offers premium and authentic malt whiskies, vodkas, and cognacs. A unique feature of distil is the Oyster Bar. Pink Diamond Oysters, Exclusive Petrossian Caviar and fresh sushi and sashimi present a delightful selection, along with the finest champagnes and wines from a walk-in wine cellar. Hand-rolled authentic Cuban Cigars are yours to enjoy together with drinks in the adjoining open-air Cigar Terrace.

 

-Ocean 52 (located on the 52nd floor) is situated several steps from Breeze and a few floors away from Sirocco, Mezzaluna, Distil, and the Skybar, and is a popular rendezvous spot for social gatherings or dinners.

Bon Appetit!

 

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Dining al Fresco: Viceroy Zihuatanejo

October 9, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Viceroy Zihuatanejo offers cool waterfalls and enchanting lagoons. Elegant adobe-inspired villas are nestled along one of Mexico's premier beaches. Viceroy Zihuatanejo's two gourmet restaurants will captivate your senses with authentic local and European cuisine. La Villa Restaurant's refined candlelit atmosphere features excellent Pacific-Mexican cuisine made with choice local ingredients and only the freshest seafood. La Marea serves superb Mediterranean and Mexican fare for dinner in a convivial atmosphere.

Viceroy Zihuatanejo

Fall rates at Viceroy Zihuatanejo start at $235 per night >>

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Dining al Fresco: The Residence Maldives

September 23, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Residence Maldives offers an unforgettable dining experience in the restaurants both in terms of tempting menus and stunning panoramas of the Indian Ocean. Besides a variety of gastronomic temptations to pamper your palate, the backdrop of the sapphire ocean creates an ambience like no other.

The Residence Maldives 

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives

September 22, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives' restaurant Baraabaru is regarded as one of the top restaurants in the Maldives and is a leader in regional cuisine.Baraabaru is regarded as one of the top restaurants in the Maldives and is a leader in regional cuisine. 

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives

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The DC Lime Rickey at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington

September 2, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The DC Lime RickeyCourtesy of Taste by Four Seasons, The Four Seasons Hotel Washington shares the recipe for The DC Lime Rickey.

The Rickey is the official cocktail of Washington, DC, created at Shoemaker's Bar for Colonel Joe Rickey. Originally done with bourbon, it quickly became popular with gin.

Ingredients:
1-½ oz (45 ml) Green Hat Gin from Washington, DC
3 oz (90 ml) Club Soda
½ lime, juiced
Lime wedge for garnish

Method:
1. Pour ingredients into a short glass over ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

This recipe serves 1.

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The Roof Garden at Grand Hotel de la Minerve

August 31, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

The Grand Hotel de la Minerve, located in Rome, is considered to be a jewel in the heart of the ancient city. The hotel is ideally located as it central to Rome’s most famous historical landmarks like from the famous Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Due to the property’s prime location, makes their Roof Garden restaurant a hot spot amongst both locals and tourists. 

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

The Roof Garden offers a 360 degree view of Rome's rich historical and artistic treasures. Open for lunch and dinner, the Minerva Roof Garden offers visual and culinary influences both summer and winter, seducing its guests with the beauty of its location and the scents and flavors of a cuisine, but at the same time linked to tradition. Considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Rome, it is no wonder why it is a favorite amongst socialites. Open for lunch and dinner, the Minerva Roof Garden also offers a menu of specialized mojitos in multiple different flavors that hotel guests can sip on while they enjoy a beautiful Roman sunset.

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Image of the Day: Gritti Palace

July 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The newly renovated Hotel Gritti Palace was originally commissioned in 1525 as the residence of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti. It was later used as the official residence of the Vatican's ambassadors to Venice. Guests may enjoy their meals on the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal from May or even earlier, weather permitting, until October.

Gritti Palace

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel de Sers

July 16, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel de Sers is a 19th century mansion that has been artfully restored to offer its guests small chateau charm with star quality. The hotel features an impressive portrait gallery, a charming wood-panelled lounge, an imaginative restaurant, and a lovely courtyard garden.

Hotel de Sers

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