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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.

Dining Al Fresco: Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

By: Five Star Alliance

Renowned chef Oliver Glowig brings his masterful style of haute cuisine to Rome at Aldrovandi Villa Borghese. The eponymous restaurant has been recognized with two Michelin stars. Experience Chef Glowig's distinct interpretation of contemporary Italian cuisine as you gaze out at the hotel's tranquil gardens, a hidden oasis in the heart of Rome.

Dine at Aldrovandi Villa Borghese >>

Cool Pools: Badrutts Palace Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

The crystal lakes and majestic peaks of the Swiss Alps inspired the 2009 renovation of the Palace Wellness Spa at Badrutts Palace Hotel. Local artisans helped craft spaces from cembran pine and San Bernadino silver into an eco-friendly space with ten treatment rooms, including a hair spa, pedicure area, solarium, body treatment wing and private spa suites, as well as saunas, steam baths, and an indoor and outdoor heated pool. In addition to Anika Organic Luxury, Intraceuticals, Shodeea and La Biosthetique products, the spa also uses organic botanicals in treatments focused on mind-body balance. Many treatments draw inspiration from Ayurvedic, Thai massage and shiatsu traditions.

Book a stay at Badrutts Palace Hotel >>

Special Valentine's Day Special Offers in Paris

By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in Paris. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment!

Sofitel Paris le Faubourg (pictured left)Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg
Magnifique Romance Package 
Enjoy magical moments in magnificent places around the world… It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Share special time together…savor intimate dinners…take sunset strolls and moonlight walks. Discover Magnifique Romance and enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodation, a bottle of champagne on ice delivered to sip any time you wish once during your stay,
a romantic gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival for your shared pleasure, a wonderful breakfast served in your room every morning, and a late check-out until 4pm.

Rates start at EUR 930 per night >>

Saint James Paris
Valentine's Day in a Castle
This package includes a stay in a Junior Suite, breakfast at the buffet or in your room, and a bottle of Champage Deutz Cuvee Amour. 

Rates start at EUR 600 per night >>

Auberge du Jeu de Paume (pictured right)
Saint Valentine Package 
Escape to Chantilly and rejuvenate in love at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume. Enjoy a night in a double room decorated with rose petals and some sweets. Savor the continental breakfast in room.
Relax in our Spa Valmont (swimming pool, hammam, sauna and gym). Taste a romantic dinner at Le Jardin d'Hiver and the next day enjoy a romantic walk in the park of the Chateau de Chantilly.  

Rates start at EUR 555 per night >>

La Reserve Paris
A Romance in Paris Package
Especially for you, La Réeerve Paris has dreamed up a totally glamorous stay available throughout the month of February, at the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful capitals. The stay comprises a VIP in-room welcome (with roses, chocolates, champagne and candles), a night in one of the apartments, delicious and plentiful breakfasts served in your apartment, a romantic dinner for two, prepared according to your wishes by a talented chef, and a one-hour chauffeur-driven limousine tour of Paris by night.

Rates start at EUR 2800 per night >>

Hotel du Louvre
Romance Package
Celebrate your love at the Hotel du Louvre, a Hyatt Hotel with this package featuring a bottle of Champagne, roses, sweets, in-room
breakfast for 2, and late check-out at 2 pm

Rates start at EUR 770 per night >>

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra 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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The Roof Garden at Grand Hotel de la Minerve

By: Elaine Lee

The Grand Hotel de la Minerve, located in Rome, is considered to be a jewel in the heart of the ancient city. The hotel is ideally located as it central to Rome’s most famous historical landmarks like from the famous Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Due to the property’s prime location, makes their Roof Garden restaurant a hot spot amongst both locals and tourists. 

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

The Roof Garden offers a 360 degree view of Rome's rich historical and artistic treasures. Open for lunch and dinner, the Minerva Roof Garden offers visual and culinary influences both summer and winter, seducing its guests with the beauty of its location and the scents and flavors of a cuisine, but at the same time linked to tradition. Considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Rome, it is no wonder why it is a favorite amongst socialites. Open for lunch and dinner, the Minerva Roof Garden also offers a menu of specialized mojitos in multiple different flavors that hotel guests can sip on while they enjoy a beautiful Roman sunset.

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Five Star Eats - Roman Style

By: Five Star Alliance

Regina Hotel Baglioni
The Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome, houses the award winning Brunello Lounge & Restaurant. The restaurant is headed by award winning Chef to the stars: Luciano Sarzi Sartori. Sartori has cooked for celebrity A-listers such as Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Veronica Lario and Silvio Berlusconi- just to name a few.  The top Chef sees food as an art of not only the palate but of all of the senses,, so he plates his food the way he makes them, like beautiful works of gastronomical art.

There's a large variety in offerings at Brunello Lounge & Restaurant, from earth and sea menus to traditional Italian dishes, which ensures delicious fare for every dining guest. The Regina Hotel Baglioni restaurant has direct access to the renowned Via Veneto, one of the most famous and expensive streets in Rome. So after you dine, there' a perfect place for a stroll, helping to walk off the delicious eats consumed at Brunello.

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Dining at Carlton Hotel Baglioni

By: Elaine Lee


Carlton Hotel Baglioni


Carlton Hotel Baglioni, the luxurious five star hotel located in the heart of Milan,  is well-known for its refined and elegant atmosphere that has attracted luxury travelers. Everything about this hotel property screams luxury from its  exterior, mix of nearby historical and modern landmarks, to its interior decor to renowned Milanese restaurant: Il Baretto al Baglioni. Il Baretto al Baglioni is one of the most famous restaurants in Milan, due to its historical ties holding the reputation of being a Milan dining institution, and delicious epicurean menu of salads, cutlets, and specialty risottos. With international politicians, journalists, fashion icons and other VIP celebrity types being frequent diners in this restaurant, it's a reservation worthy place to stop by when visiting Milan to dine with the Milan elite.

 View rates, details, and more photos of Carlton Hotel Baglioni >>


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A Romantic Getaway in Venice

By: Elaine Lee


Luna Hotel Baglioni
If you are looking to plan a romantic getaway this summer, what better place to experience romance than in the charming water city of Venice? Luna Hotel Baglioni have sparkling views of the St. Mark’s Basin, Canal Grande, and the San Giorgio Maggiore Basilica. Some rooms even have distant views of The Lido.  What kind of room should you stay in? Here's what you have to choose from:


Superior Rooms
Luna Hotel Baglioni features 28 Superior Rooms, traditionally decorated with period-style furniture and fine draperies. Silk fabrics cover the walls whilst hand blown Venetian chandeliers and stuccos adorn the ceilings. The Superior Double Room has an elegant entrance, an Italian marble bathroom and a pleasant and comfortable bedroom. Superior double rooms are equipped with wireless and internet high speed cable connection, ensuring the most modern services to all Guests.


Deluxe Rooms
Luna Hotel Baglioni offers 39 Deluxe double rooms, beautifully appointed with silk wall coverings, precious objects d’art and Venetian chandeliers. They feature an elegant entrance, a refined Italian marble bathroom and a pleasant and comfortable bedroom with a small ambience for relax and a desk with internet connection. The bathroom is lavishly decorated with precious details and it is equipped with luxury bathroom products.

Guests are immersed in elegance from the silk, antique décor and access to the property’s very own private gondolier! The Luna Baglioni experience, will make you feel like you and your lover are living the life of characters in a classic romance novel.




Luna Hotel Baglioni
The Suites of the Luna Hotel Baglioni, where guests can enjoy a classic style and refined luxury, are characterized by the most modern comfort combined with sophisticated elegance. A large entry welcomes guests in an ambience enriched with precious furniture, with peculiar attention to details: antiques, damasked fabrics, brocades and crystal chandeliers make the room and the parlor the most refined and sophisticated environment. The room also features a convenient wardrobe. The bathroom, spacious and comfortable, is made of fine Italian marble and has double washbasins, makeup mirror, telephone and all the necessary facilities Some have a terrace with a breathtaking view of the Lagoon and San Marco Basin, where during the warmer months romantic candlelight dinners are served. The Suites exist in the Classic, Lagoon View and Grand Lagoon View formats.


View rates, details, and more photos of Luna Hotel Baglioni >>

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A London Valentine’s Day

By: Oksana Balytsky

For folks spending Valentine’s Day in London, we have a variety of suggestions for you depending on your lovers’ interests and needs, so check out our recommendations to plan the perfectly romantic evening!

For outdoor fun, take your special someone to Broadgate Ice Rink with two-for-one ticket sales on February 14th.

For a romantic dinner, take him/her to The Gilbert Scott which has an absolutely stunning dining room with ornate ceilings and sparkling chandeliers. The Valentine’s Day menu starts from $125 per person and is available after 8:00PM.

For a romantic and luxurious night away, explore our 104 hotels in various parts of London. With this many options, you’re bound to find the perfect hotel for the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience!

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Breath-Taking Presidential Suites

By: Oksana Balytsky

The Inauguration has got us jazzed about the next four years, and we’re taking a look into some of the world’s most extravagant and luxurious presidential suites!

Today’s focus is the 51 Buckingham Gate in London which has a Presidential Residence, complete with 6 bedrooms, 3 kitchens and takes up an entire floor. Guests are welcomed by personal and discreet butlers and the suites in 51 Buckingham Gate feature award winning contemporary bathrooms and modern kitchens fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.

Explore photos, availability, and rates at the 51 Buckingham Gate here!

Your Questions Answered: Best Room Type at Hotel Negresco for 3 Adults

By: Oksana Balytsky

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 looking to stay at the Hotel Negresco. We’ll be traveling in a group of 3 adults, and we’d like a room with a balcony. What room type would you recommend?

Answer: The Deluxe rooms have a maximum occupancy of 2 people. The Junior Suite Sea View Double can accommodate 3 adults, and there will be an additional 95 Euro per night extra per charge. There is also a city tax of 1.50 Euros per person, per night, and there are no rooms available that have a balcony. To make a reservation for this room type, simply visit this website, enter your dates of travel, select the room type, and fill in the booking form. Please be sure to add 'Traveling with daughter who is an adult and request extra bed to be added to the room' to the Special Request field so the hotel can properly prepare for your arrival.

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