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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.

Cool Pools: Borgo Egnazia


By: Five Star Alliance

When you book a getaway at Brindisi's Borgo Egnazia, go for a Villa. The Villas are 3-story townhouses, each equipped with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living area, a basement, a scenic terrace, a garden, and a patio. Best of all, each Villa's spectacular pools are private, so you can float in peace under the Italian sky. 

Borgo Egnazia

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Image of the Day: Brufani Palace


By: Five Star Alliance

Brufani Palace displays its art al fresco. Why not?

Brufani Palace

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Hotel in London for a Family of Four?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Landmark London
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 4 and looking to stay is London, England. What hotel offers the best accommodations for our family?


ANSWER: The Landmark London 

The Landmark has its own distinctive style and ambience. It combines classic British elegance and grandeur with the deluxe facilities demanded by today's discerning travelers. These facilities include fantastic restaurants and bars, a luxurious Spa & Health Club with a 15 metrer swimming pool, and a gymnasium. Encompassing 300 of the largest guest rooms in London, all rooms boast beautiful Italian marble en suites, interactive television systems with e-mail and high-speed internet access, laptop safes, and air-conditioning.  Situated beneath the soaring eight-storey atrium, and offering international cuisine, is the spectacular Winter Garden.

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:

Family Room - The Family Rooms are available with two double beds for two adults and two children, up to 12 years of age. All family rooms contain two double beds for two adults and two children, up to 12 years of age. Inter-connecting rooms can be arranged for larger families or if children are older. Baby cots are available on request. The hotel's unique location near Madame Tussauds and London Zoo makes us the ideal place to stay whilst spending quality time with the family.

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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.
 


Enjoy Your Long Weekend!


By: Five Star Alliance

The Moorings Village and Spa

 

 

 

 

 

 







Whether your plans include one last trip to the beach, getting the kids ready for school, or simply relaxing at home, we wish you a wonderful Labor Day!


Cool Pools: The Cliff House Hotel Ardmore


By: Five Star Alliance

The Spa and Wellness center at The Cliff House Hotel Ardmore takes its name from the sacred spring at St Declan’s Well, which is  a short walk from the hotel. A 15 meter indoor infinity-edge swimming pool is The Well’s centrepiece. Its floor-to-ceiling windows and ocean views create a sense of unending space, as if the pool is merging into the Irish Sea. For those of stronger constitutions, a natural outdoor rock pool can be enjoyed at full tide. There's also an outdoor heated Jacuzzi and relaxation terrace with two stone baths.

The Cliff House Hotel Ardmore

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Le Chateau Du Domaine St Martin Celebrates 60 Years with a Special Offer


By: Five Star Alliance

Le Chateau Du Domaine St Martin
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Relais & Chateaux. Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is a former 12th century Knights Templar Commandery with superb views over the sweep of the Cote d'Azur. Today Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is a prestigious five star property that showcases all that is luxurious in Art de Vivre a la Française, and has been one of the jewels of the Relais & Chateaux collection since 1970.

The 60th Anniversary Offer Includes

-Accommodations in a One-Bedroom Suite with 1 King or 2 Twin Beds. Acoommodations include a sea view terrace and a seperate sitting room. 

-Buffet breakfast.

-A  60€ credit on food & beverage for your stay to enjoy in one of the restaurants or bars.

-A 60 minutes treatment in our Spa Saint-Martin by La Prairie.

-Access to the hotel pool.

Book the 60th Anniversary Offer or Another Great Offer at Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offer available from April 18 to June 12, 2014 and from September 1 to October 19, 2014. Reservation required, subject to availability and opening hours of the restaurants, valid on published rates only. Room rate includes, buffet breakfast, one credit of 60€ during the entire stay and one treatment only per room per stay. Service and VAT included. Valid only for new reservations. Non alterable, according to the hotel reservation and cancellation policy. Offer not valid for groups. City tax in addition (1€ per person, per day).


Did You Know? Art Deco Hotel Montana


By: Five Star Alliance

Art Deco Hotel Montana, perched on the hillside above the Palace Hotel, was opened in 1910. At the same time, an electric funicular railway was also built to take guests from the lakeside promenade directly to the hotel lobby, in just one minute.

Art Deco Hotel Montana

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Family-Friendly Barcelona Hotel?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

W Barcelona
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 5 and looking to stay is Barcelona, Spain. What hotel offers the best accommodations for our family?


ANSWER: W Barcelona 

Where Miro meets the Mediterranean, medieval quarters showcase modernista masterpieces and Catalan cuisine complement caliente clubs, the W Barcelona is an avant-garde icon rising above a stunning waterfront in Spain's most dynamic and stylish city. Inspired by the city's artistry and exuberance, where there's fashion, fiesta and fine dining, there's the hotel's world-class gourmet restaurants, sensual rooftop bar, vibrant Living Room, cool WET(sm) pool, decadent spa, and state-of-the-art meeting spaces.
W Barcelona

Nothing but sweet dreams in 473 inviting rooms featuring celebrated comforts such as the signature W bed, fully wired technology, fabulous entertainment system, delightful Munchie Box,  and Whatever/Whenever service to make all other wishes come true.

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:

Cool Corner Suite, connected to a Fabulous Room, with a rolloway for an extra charge. The Fabulous Rooms have floor to ceiling windows which bring the Mediterranean scene inside. The beach, bustling city, and sea below are all within view from sun up to colorful sunset. In a secluded, one-bedroom Cool Corner Suite, take in fabulous views of the port and sea below from a cozy window chaise. Or, tune in to either of the two LCD TVs from the comfort of the signature W bed or the separate living room. Get to work on the expansive work desk, or just set the mood lighting and indulge in a long luxurious bath. From this corner location at the front of the sail, you'll be floating above the sea. Cool Corner Suite measures at 65 square meters. Both accommodation types have state-of-the-art entertainment systems with Tivoli® radio alarm clock, iPod docking station and 32" LCD TV, mood lighting systems, oversize work desks, high speed internet access, rainfall showers, and Bliss® Spa sinkside six bath amenities.

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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.

 


Robots Take Over Starwood Hotels!


By: Five Star Alliance

Check into Aloft Hotels, and you may just run into some robotic customer service. Aloft Hotels, the tech-forward brand of Starwood Hotels, has introduced the hotel brand's first Botlr (robotic butler) at Aloft Cupertino. The addition is a logical next step for Aloft, which is known for its industry-first smart check-in program, Cool Concierge program, and piloting Apple TV in-room services.

A.L.O the Botlr will be on call to assist his Aloft human counterparts in delivering amenities to guests. Guests simply call down to the front desk, and the three-foot tall robot, who is on call 24/7, will fulfill every request. Staff load up A.L.O with the desired items (such as a toothbrush, an extra blanket, etc.) and then enter the correct guest room. A.L.O uses WiFi to get around, and call navigate hallways and call the elevator. Best of all, cash tips aren't accepted by A.L.O. Instead, the robot accepts tweets as tips. #cool

If A.L.O is successful, additional Botlrs will be implemented in Aloft's nearly 100 properties.


Cool Pools: Regent Porto Montenegro


By: Five Star Alliance

Regent Porto Montenegro nestles on the palm-lined shores and lush mountainous backdrops of the Boka Bay – a historical Austro-Hungarian naval base that is now a superyacht homeport and the heart of the best emerging cruising ground in the Mediterranean basin, with over one kilometer of west-facing waterfront.

The outdoor 20 meter infinity edge pool is located on the first floor and has two outdoor showers. On the same floor, the indoor vitality pool features an air jet Jacuzzi and is a part of the Spa. The two pools connect in the summertime for a plunge with a comprehensive view of the marina.

Regent Porto Montenegro

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