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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.

Your Questions Answered: Where in London Should a Family of Four Stay?

December 3, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

51 Buckingham GateWe 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: We are a family of 4 and looking to stay in London. What hotel offers the best accommodations for our family?


ANSWER: 51 Buckingham Gate  

Housed in a Victorian building, 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences, combines all the expertise of a hotel with the space and privacy of a private home, offering luxury suites, ranging in size from one to nine bedrooms. Welcomed by courteous and discreet personal butlers, you will enter a world-class five star hotel with one of the most spacious suites in London. Suites in 51 Buckingham Gate feature award winning contemporary bathrooms and modern kitchens fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
For those who don't feel like cooking, 24-Hour In Room Dining is available. The luxury suites are equipped with the latest technology, including flat-screen Television, DVD player, two line telephones, voice mail, data ports and high speed Internet and wireless access. Guests may use the Spa at 51, which brings a touch of Paris to London, offering luxurious Anne Sémonin pampering in an exclusive setting. 

51 Buckingham Gate
51 Buckingham Gate has a number of restaurants and bars to satisfy any palate. Michelin starred Quilon restaurant serves southwest coastal Indian cuisine. It is the only restaurant in the world serving south-west coastal Indian cuisine to have won a Michelin star. The Courtyard at 51 is open in the summer months for delicious barbeques, shisha, afternoon tea and exquisite cocktails. Bistro 51 serves a special selection of international cuisine in a casual atmosphere. At Bank Westminster you can enjoy classic British fare with a modern twist, overlooking the tranquil courtyard, or linger over a pre dinner cocktail in the adjoining Zander Bar, the longest in the UK. The Hamptons Bar is quintessentially English to enjoy an Afternoon tea, cocktails or a light meal.

For your family, choose either the Falconers 2 Bedroom Suite or Minsters Deluxe 2 Bedroom Suite. 


FALCONERS TWO BEDROOM SUITE: The stylish and homely Falconers Two Bedroom Suite is approximately 70 square meters/752 square feet in size and features two bedrooms with king or twin beds, two bathrooms, separate living room and fully-equipped kitchen.


MINSTERS DELUXE TWO BEDROOM SUITE: The contemporary and chic Minsters Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite is approximately 74 square meters/796 square feet in size and features two bedrooms with king or twin beds, two luxurious bathrooms, fully-equipped open-plan kitchen and living room.

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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New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel Le K2

November 30, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Le K2 is composed of 29 rooms & suites and 5 suite-chalets of exceptional quality. Like a prestigious hamlet, this luxury hotel village stretches along the Cospillot slope, offering guests an incomparable panorama of the valley and mountain massifs. The ski lift in front of the hotel provides full access to the world’s largest ski area.

Hotel Le K2

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Bath Hotel for a Family of 3?

November 27, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Bath PrioryWe 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: We are a family of 3 and looking to stay is Bath, United Kingdom. What hotel offers the best accommodations for our family?


ANSWER: The Bath Priory Hotel Restaurant and Spa

The Bath Priory is a real find. Tucked inconspicuously in a tranquil corner of Bath, once you discover it you will not want to leave. Ignore the restaurant at your peril - with a Michelin star and three AA Rosettes, the elegant dining rooms provides ambrosial food, with splendid views over the fabulous landscape gardens. The gardens themselves, tended by award winning Gardener Jane Moore, roll effortlessly down from the sun terrace and provide a plethora of plants, flowers, sculptures and the walled Kitchen Garden, producing fresh produce for the restaurant.
The Bath Priory

The hotel, built in 1835 as a private residence on land once owned by The Priory of Bath Abbey, is steeped in history and gives more than a nod to its Gothic influences - with cheeky gargoyles and dramatic arches, tempered by soft furnishings inside - beautiful paintings adorning the walls, objets d'art, freshly cut flowers and French Belle Epoque chandeliers. Sit by the smoldering embers of the log fires, sink into the sofas and enjoy a good book or an afternoon tea at leisure. If you are yearning for a well earned spa break, then the Garden Spa, complete with indoor and outdoor pools and the full range of beauty treatments, will ensure you are blissfully content.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, a conference venue or a special place for your wedding reception, this quintessentially English luxury hotel in Bath will not disappoint.

 


We recommend the Deluxe Room. It is spacious with courtyard views and has been tastefully designed with traditionally elegant character and each room comes with a separate living area. An extra bed at 60 pounds per night can be arranged

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: L'Apogee Courchevel

November 23, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

L'Apogee Courchevel is an entirely new hotel designed with chic individualism crowning Le Jardin Alpin, the prettiest location of Courchevel 1850. With ski in ski out facilities giving immediate access to the highest slopes in this first class ski resort, guests are promised one of the most desirable ski experiences in the world. L'Apogee Courchevel is located on the very top of the former Olympic ski jump, presenting guests with a clear view all the way down the valley.

L'Apogee Courchevel 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Ibiza Gran Hotel

November 22, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Ibiza Gran Hotel is centrally located next to the Paseo Maritimo, a stone’s throw from the city, the Marina Botafoch and Marina Ibiza ports, and Ibiza's renowned night life. For those who appreciate the truly unique, Ibiza Gran Hotel offers exclusive accommodation and leisure facilities. The essence of the Mediterranean captured in 157 suites with exceptional views, spas, restaurants, swimming pools, a casino and an art gallery. This is an ideal place for reflection, relaxation and leisure. All of the suites have something different, as well as many things in common. They are light and airy, spacious, they have stunning views, works of art in the suites, and fine materials.

Ibiza Gran Hotel

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Image of the Day: Hotel Monte Mulini

November 19, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Monte Mulini is in the south of Rovinj in Croatia, in a centuries-old Zlatni rt park forest, right next to the sea in Lone Bay.

Hotel Monte Mulini

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Did You Know? Claridge's

November 19, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

In 1945, at the request of Winston Churchill, suite 212 at Claridge's was declared Yugoslavian territory
so that Crown Prince Alexander II could be born on his own country's soil. 

Claridge's 

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Your Questions Answered: What's the Best London Luxury Hotel for a Family of 3 Adults?

November 9, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

The May Fair
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: We are a family of 3 adults and looking to stay is London. What hotel offers the best accommodations for our family?

ANSWER: The May Fair Hotel – London, United Kingdom

There are 5 star luxury hotels, and then there is The May Fair: an icon of expressive contemporary design, bringing together boutique attention to detail with grand hotel service. A legendary luxury hotel with a glamorous past, The May Fair was first opened by King George V in 1927 and offers over 400 luxury hotel bedrooms, including 12 of the capital's most memorable hotel suites, a discreet spa, a fine-dining restaurant and the quintessential London Casino. The spirit of surrounding Mayfair is captured beautifully, especially in our destination May Fair Bar, breathtaking Crystal Room and opulent Danziger Suite, which between them have played host to some of London's most extravagant society events. 

The May FairFor your needs we recommend you choose a Family Room with Two Queen Beds. Family bedrooms have all the features of the Deluxe room but with 2 Queen beds. Selected rooms also feature walk-in wardrobes and bathroom TVs. ueen beds have Vi-Sprung mattresses. All are appointed with Sicilian marble bathrooms. Family Rooms have a minimum size of 40sqm/430.5 sq ft. The work spaces is ergonomically designed and rooms have a Samsung digital systems with over 400 complimentary TV channels.

 

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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Did You Know? The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

November 7, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort has courses designed by leading golf architect Kyle Phillips, renowned for his championship courses at Kingsbarns in Scotland and The Grove in England. His courses at The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort is designed to complement the gorgeous Italian landscape. There are two championship 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course, all set amid olive and orange groves and with spellbinding views of the azure Mediterranean Sea. These are free of any buildings, allowing players to enjoy golf at its purest.

The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort 

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