The 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.
What can happen in 100 minutes? You'll find out at the Conde Nast Award-winning Swiss hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo. For starters, you'll be on your way to Hawaii, via Switzerland. Villa Principe Leopoldo is offering a special package for those who want to visit their jewel of a beauty spa. You'll get two nights and three days in a peaceful, spacious Parco room at the residence of Villa Principe Leopoldo. You'll get the 100-minute KISO Facial "Hawaii." Exclusive products that are highly effective yet gentle and sweetly scented make for a natural, soothing, and harmonious facial. Couple that with the KISO Beauty massage, 60 minutes of a spiritual massage against a backdrop of heavenly music, and you really will think you are in paradise.
Prices start at CHF 1,980 / € 1,238 double occupancy.
Election fever has prompted hotels to get patriotic with special packages, as we noted with the Fairmont Copley Plaza's"Making of a President Package." But the trend doesn't stop there. As Travel + Leisure reports, these presidential promotions are available not just in red and blue states, but in hotels around the globe-- like the Hotel Concorde La Fayette in Paris where you can chow down on a "Hawaiian-themed O-Burger" or the "Southwestern-flavored Elephant Burger for the senator from Arizona." Back in the States, W Hotels is inspiring guests to "gear up and show their colors" with the Declare Yourself Package. If you declare yourself red at W Hotels in New York, you'll get an Elephant t-shirt, a Republican Vote Tote made of 80 percent recycled cotton canvas and 20 percent recycled plastic soda bottles to help you support your party and contribute to save the planet, the "Declare Yourself" book in which celebrated Americans - from Adrian Grenier to Amber Tamblyn to Alice Walker to Hayden Panettiere - share personal reasons and motivations for voting, plus two 10 Cain Rum cocktails. Or rock your Democrat colors and you'll get donkey gear plus two Obama Pama cocktails.
Paris in spring is wonderful, but Paris in winter plus great rates and spa treatments is just as lovely. La Tremoille is offering a Zen Couple week-end package from now until January 10, 2009. Guests will receive one night at the hotel, a Continental breakfast, and two treatments. Choose from 1/2 hour massage, facial care treatment, or back/neck/shoulder massage. This offer is valid on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays depending upon availability.
Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Five Star Alliance guests at La Tremoille will receive a box of Laduree macaroons in room upon arrival.
A night in this windowless gem will set you back $9. A subterranean bunker has been converted into a hotel in the Swiss region of St. Gallen. Recently fifteen guests were guinea pigs guests in this underground pad, where they were treated to "real hotel duvets." No word yet on the bathroom amenities, as we're told the "shared bathroom has been converted into a fountain with swimming flowers." Nice perk: Images from the outside world are broadcast via live cam onto a large screen. (Bye, bye claustrophobia.)
Pull out your parkas, the glacier is open! Hotel Jagdhof Spa has announced special package deals to accompany the opening of the Stubai Glacier. Enjoy 4 or 7 nights in your reserved room, the Jagdhof Gourmet Service, One 60-minute Tyrolean Massage, a 3 or 6 day glacier ski pass, and complimentary shuttle bus to the Stubai Glacier. You'll also get access to Hotel Jagdhof's award-winning spa, which boasts 17 treatment rooms. Prices start at 4 days from Euro 737 and 7 days from Euro 1,107. Happy Skiing!
Buying a gift for the Chocoholic traveler in your life just got easier. Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel and Rococo Chocolates has unwrapped their special "The Art of Chocolate" package for Christmas 2008. Starting from GBP 345 per room per night, guests will get overnight accommodation at the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in Belgravia, Rococo Chocolates gift on arrival, a master class at Rococo's Chocolate School for two people, a Chocolate Martini Cocktail at the Mimosa Bar, a two-course weekend brunch at Mimosa Restaurant, and access to The Peak Health Club & Spa.
The workshop at London's Rococo Chocolate School is made up of hands-on making, a tutored tasting, and a presentation on chocolate "from tree to bar." Hot chocolate is served throughout and a glass of champagne and goodie bag provide a sweet ending to a delectable day.
A cutting edge new hotel has opened in Paris, the first to be wholly designed by Phillipe Starck (from the ground up), in the untouristed 20th arrondissement. With a name suggestive of a cocoon, Mama Shelter provides trendy comfort at fashionable rates-- starting at just EUR 79 per night. As praised by the International Herald Tribune, the contemporary hotel was built by "Roland Castro, architect of low-cost housing projects, under the aegis of Serge Trigano, whose father was a co-founder of Club Med." The site used to be a garage, and the hotel's ceilings and floors reflect its gentrified surroundings, covered in stylish graffiti. Rumor has it that the 172 guest rooms are booked through October. This could become the most talked-about Parisian hotel opening of the year.
"One Aldwych is all about living it up in one of the world's great cities," says Gourmet Magazine. Home to a private screening room and the buzzing Lobby Bar,One Aldwych could be the most exciting hotel in London. The on-site amenities are hip, fun, and utterly luxurious: bespoke furniture and original works of art in each of the 105 contemporary guest rooms, clean bio active bath products by REN, all the latest technology (like mini TVs and mist-free mirrors in each bathroom and bedside fiber optic reading lights), and a swimming pool with underwater music. Above all, One Aldwych has a superb location smack dab in the middle of London in Covent Garden, between the City and the West End. Celebrate something special and book a Champagne Weekend from GDP 310 for two per night. You'll enjoy a bottle of Champagne on arrival, fresh fruit and flowers delivered daily, access to the gym, sauna, and steam rooms, and full English breakfast included. Available until December 30, 2008.
Make your 2009 resolution to take advantage of Grand Hotel Bellevue 's spectacular Body and Mind Promotion. You'll get 6 nights in a designer double room at the Swiss luxury hotel, breakfast buffet, five dinners in Brasserie Coelho, 1 gourmet dinner at the 1 Michelin-starred Retaurant Prado, free unlimited admission to the Bellevue Spa, 1 Seraglio skin care treatment, 1 guided walking tour with a personal trainer, 1 Decleor detox treatment, and daily grup workout sessions. Grand Hotel Bellevue Gstaad's Body and Mind Promotional rates start from CHF 1998 per person (incl. resort taxes, service and VAT).