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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.

Image of the Day: ME London

August 10, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

ME London overlooks features commanding views of the city's landmarks including the River Thames, London Eye, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

ME london

ME London has nightly rates starting from 283 GBP >>


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Your Questions Answered: What is the Smoking Policy at the Le Palais de la Mediterranee

August 9, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Le Palais de la Mediterranee
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series ‘Your Questions Answered’ to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.


QUESTION: What is the smoking policy for the rooms/suites at the Le Palais de la Mediterranee in Nice, France?

ANSWER: Le Palais de la Mediterranee has 1 floor, the 9th, that is set aside for smoking. If you wish to smoke and did not obtain a room on the 9th floor, most rooms have a balcony on which to smoke. Le Palais de la MediterraneeLe Palais de la Mediterranee, now a Hyatt Regency Hotel, is a landmark in Nice. It features luxurious and spacious accommodation including 176 guestrooms and 11 superb suites. Contemporary guestrooms range in size from 25 to 117 square meters with balconies or terraces offering guests spectacular views overlooking either the Mediterranean Sea or the city of Nice.  

Towering over the Bay of Angels and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the charming Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee is ideally located on the prestigious Promenade des Anglais. Not only does this striking luxury hotel enjoy seafront views, it is also located within a short walk of the key attractions like the city of Nice.

The third floor is the heart of the hotel with a beautifully conceived indoor/outdoor pool, gastronomic restaurant, fitness rooms, cozy lounge and a sun terrace with stunning views.

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Image of the Day: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich

August 9, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich was built in 1858 and is close to all the cultural attractions and to the major offices in the city center. 

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich's nightly rates startat 376 Euros >>

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Image of the Day: Conrad Algarve

August 1, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Just one of the many serene views guests of the Conrad Algarve enjoy.

Conrad Algarve

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Did You Know? Hotel Kamp

July 31, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Helsinki's Hotel Kamp is the grand design of architect Theodor Hoijer and was completed in 1887. Hotel Kamp quickly established itself as the center stage of the political and cultural scene of Helsinki. Before modern technology molded the media landscape, cafes and restaurants were the location where the latest news and gossip were exchanged. Kämp became a focal meeting point for daily news. Hotel Kamp was also the first hotel in Finland to have an elevator.

Hotel Kamp

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Cafe Royal London gets Sartorial

July 28, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

Cafe Royal Hotel

Cafe Royal London
recently re-opened its doors after going through a gut renovation and has even renovated their staff uniform aesthetic in order to capture the essence of the updated hotel brand. For the sartorial refreshing, the hotel partnered with famed menswear British fashion designer Adrien Sauvage. Sauvage is famously known for his ability to transform the traditional suit game to be more casual and versatile for the everyday man. Employing his known talent in contemporary tailoring, he utilized his talents into re-designing versatile uniforms that possess qualities that are aligned with the redesign of the updated hotel brand. 

The collaboration resulted in versatile uniforms complete with interchangable jackets, coats, skirts, trousers, shirts, waistcoats and jerseys. The designer gained inspiration from the monochromatic modern color schemes of the hotel rooms and paid close attention to the fits and cuts of the fabrics to represent the bespoke, individualized customer service and attention guests would receive. We think the collaboration resulted in some of the best dressed hotel employees in London.

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Image of the Day: Hotel Villa Magna

July 27, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

 At Madrid's Hotel Villa Magna, guests can enjoy the garden year-round.

Hotel Villa Magna

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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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Pre-Packaged Florence Experiences At Your Fingertips!

July 23, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

Hotel Il Salviatino
If you are planning on visiting Florence, Italy and tired of surfing the Internet on places to go and things to do in order to maximize your experience in the area, look no further than Il Salviatino! With the property being just as beautiful as the views it provides, also takes the guess work out of planning your trip with their pre-packaged experiences that cater to different types of guests. Their Dine Around package is ideal for foodies on the hunt for a Tuscan gastronomical experience. The package comes complete with hand-picked restaurants to help tourists discover the best of Florence through the best Italian fare.

For those looking for a romantic way to propose, look no further than the Perfect Proposal package Il Salviatino provides. It even comes up with a backup plan option, providing guests with an all-night open-bar if their proposal is rejected.

Hotel Il Salviatino

Not ready to get engaged? Il Salviatino has a Romantic Getaway package for you, complete with romantic activities for you and your loved one to participate in while enjoying Florence and each other. If you are looking to vacation in the more relaxed side of things, try the Relax and Enjoy Florence package, ideal for spa enthusiasts.


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Image of the Day: Le Palais de la Mediterranee

July 20, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Le Palais de la Mediterranee is situated in the most prestigious location in Nice, the Promenade des Anglais. The hotel is perfectly placed for visitors wishing to explore the many charms of the city known as the gateway to the French Riviera.

Le Palais de la Mediterranee



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