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.
Adventure thrill-seekers, spa enthusiasts, and nature lovers know that the Swiss Alps aren't limited to a winter sojourn. The fragrant Alpine meadows and majestic mountains allow for oodles of leisure activities in the summertime as well. Rock climbing, bike rides, hikes- the sky's the limit. And the best place to appreciate those gorgeous panoramas is the Grand Hotel Bellevue, the luxurious design hotel located in charming, traffic-free Gstaad on the language border of the German and French speaking part of Switzerland. Built in 1912, the deluxe 57-room hotel is situated in a park surrounded by centenary trees. Celebrated for its world-class spa, gourmet cuisine (and glass-enclosed wine cellar), exciting nightlife at the Porsche Club, and private hotel cinema, the resort dazzles its guests. Just check out the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor. Rooms come equipped with a laptop with wireless Internet connection and Bang & Olufsen TVs with DVD and CD-stereo system. Book the Etoiles Suite and you'll enjoy a Jacuzzi underneath a beautiful glass dome.
Snag a deal at one of the most opulent hotels in the world, the legendary King George Palace, the hotel of choice for visiting royalty and presidents since 1936. Situated on Syntagma Constitution Square in the heart of downtown Athens, the King George II boasts views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill from its posh interiors. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, the King George has an impressive list of accolades. Rack rates start around $905 per night, but with the Special Summer Offer, you can get a room for as little as EUR 198 ($311 per night) in July and August. This includes free Wifi and a bottle of wine. Minimum two-night stay required.
Announcing a brand new Suite Experience from the Rocco Forte Collection, the preeminent luxury hotel group in Europe. When you check into a suite at a Rocco Forte hotel, you will be entitled to a slew of exclusive benefits. (As if experiencing the sumptuous suite, beautifully designed with bespoke artwork and furnishings, wasn't enough of a treat.) Now you'll also get in-room check-in, complimentary breakfast for two, complimentary packing and unpacking, and complimentary use of a mobile phone for all local calls. Plus, you can enjoy free Internet access, in-house movies and dry-cleaning upon arrival. Whether you stay in Rome at the perfectly-locatedHotel de Russie, Florence at the stylish Hotel Savoy, St. Petersburg, Edinburgh (at the historic Balmoral) or the European capital of Brussels, your stay in a Rocco Forte suite will be unforgettable.
Situated on the Piazza della Repubblica in the heart of Milan, the Hotel Principe di Savoia is a symbol of all the glamor and luxury of this Italian fashion capital. Behind the elegant neoclassical façade, 404 beautifully-appointed guest rooms offer all the latest innovations in technology and design. Since the 1920s, the Hotel Principe di Savoia has played host to international travelers and cosmopolitan society, and this tradition continues to this day at Milan's oldest five-star hotel. Guests enjoy outstanding service standards (like complimentary transfers in a Mercedes limousine) and superlative facilities (like the rooftop Club 10 health and fitness center and a variety of gourmet dining experiences). Plus, the Hotel Principe di Savoia now offers an innovative service: a selection of Image Consultants, available on appointment, which can completely reinvent your style and image, through suggestions and advice on make-up, dresses and everything about your look. Book the Image Consultant Package 2008, available all year round with arrival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and you'll also enjoy a full buffet breakfast, bottle of sparkling wine in-room, and complimentary entrance to Club 10. Starting at EUR 923 in a Deluxe Double, the Personal Image package (3 hours) includes image consultation, color analysis, body shape analysis, new image design and personal shopping. If you choose Personal Image Deluxe, you'll also get a lifestyle analysis and sketches from a fashion designer. Rate codes: Personal Image PKGIMAGE2008; Personal Image Deluxe IMAGEDLX2008
The Hotel Rey Juan Carlos, located in spectacular Barcelona, has state-of-the-art outdoor lounging areas, two swimming pools, exquisite gardens, as well as a Wellness Center and Spa. From June 30th through July 6th Hotel Rey Juan Carlos is offering a "Bread and Butter" special. For only EUR 178.50 per night guests can stay in one of the hotel's posh double rooms, and receive breakfast in the hotel's Polo Restaurant, a 30 minute massage at the wellness center, "strawberries extravaganza" and bottles of water and chocolate. Barcelona is an exciting city full of rich culture, and what better way to enjoy all of that than with the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos.
Stay three nights in London during The Wimbledon Tennis Championships at The Milestone, recently ranked no. 1 in the world for service by Travel+ Leisure (reader's survey, June 2008). More than just a premier tennis tournament, Wimbledon is a quintessential English event and The Milestone has put together a package, valid from June 22- July 6, 2008, so that you can savor this London summertime experience. When you arrive, you'll be welcomed with a bowl of delicious strawberries and cream, just to get you in the Wimbledon mood. The Milestone will also present you with a complimentary drink, plus the official Wimbledon 2008 DVD and souvenir book. Then, on the evening of your choice, unwind with a post-match bottle of champagne and canapés for two – served in the Conservatory. The package also includes full English breakfast.
Now there's another reason to check out the dream holiday destination of Sardinia. The award-winning Forte Village Resort-- comprised of 7 refined hotels (including Hotel Castello and Villa del Parco), 35 suites, 21 restaurants, a world-renowned thalasso spa, and numerous recreational activities-- is offering the Forte Village Football Academy with the Chelsea Football Club this summer. From May – September 2008, coaches from the English Premier League side will be taking up residence at Forte Village's Football Academy to provide expertise to boys and girls aged 4-13. What better motivation for young people than a master-class from the club responsible for developing John Terry from a teenager into the Chelsea and England team captain? Chelsea and Forte Village have developed a fantastic program for the participants, culminating in a mini-tournament where parents can come cheer them on (if they can pull themselves away from the luxurious, seaside facilities of Forte Village Resort!) We can't think of a better vacation experience for kids and their families.
Centrally located in the very heart of the city, on the left bank, close to the Saint Germain area and walking distance from the Orsay and Louvre Museums,The Hotel Montalembert is the ideal place to stay for travelers in Paris. Only a short walk away from the Louvre and Orsay Museums, the Hotel offers plenty of activities in the surrounding area. This summer, US travelers can enjoy a fixed US dollar rate on all rooms booked for July and August. Stays at the Hotel Montalembert include breakfast; offer is valid for a minimum two night stay.
Switzerland's Park Hotel Weggis is easily one of the poshest properties in Europe. Nestled at the foot of the Swiss Alps on the shores of Lake Lucerne, Park Hotel Weggis boasts ultra-luxurious rooms (think designer furniture and the most sophisticated technology), an incredible spa, and gourmet restaurant that pleases the most discerning of palates. This enchanting resort is also known to have a soft spot for soccer/football. (This is Ronaldinho's European digs of choice, among other superstar players.) To coincide with the Euro 2008 soccer championships, the Park Hotel Weggis is offering 10 percent off during the month of June. You can catch the matches via big-screen in the hotel's beachfront lounge. The package includes two nights accommodations, daily breakfast, two three-course dinners, and a body peeling in the Sparkling Wellness Center. From $708.