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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.

Your Questions Answered: What is the Pet Policy at The Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells?

March 5, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Miramonte Resort
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 pet policy at The Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells?


ANSWER: Miramonte Resort and Spa boasts luxurious hotel accommodations in a unique, Mediterranean village-inspired setting. Nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, views throughout the resort are awe-inspiring, serving as an impressive backdrop to the Palm Springs area's most luxurious resort. The two-story bougainvillea-covered villas welcome you to Miramonte Resort and Spa with grand archways to newly-designed guestroom retreats. 215 guestrooms, suites and villas are woven into 11 expansive acres of olive trees, fragrant citrus groves, rose, herb, and flower gardens. Two pools – one adult-only – offer guests richly appointed luxury lounge chairs, daybeds and cabanas. Miramonte Resort & Spa is proud to offer a variety of culinary choices and THE WELL® Spa at Miramonte Resort is a place to reflect, reconnect and relax. Guests of Miramonte experience true world class golf located adjacent to the resort grounds at the Indian Wells Golf Resort. A myriad of attentive hotel concierge services include a member of Les Clefs d'Or, and a golf and tennis concierge. Hot Air Ballooning, Desert Jeep tours, El Paseo Shopping and Entertainment district, and the Empire Polo grounds are only moments away from the Miramonte.

Pet Policy
Pets are welcome. There is a $70 one-time fee. The pet amenities include treats and clean up bags. Dogs must be on leash outside rooms and are not allowed at the pool area or any meal prep area.

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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Posted in: Palm Springs, CA

It's Fat Tuesday at Hotel Monteleone!

March 4, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Monteleon


Happy Fat Tuesday everyone! Hotel Monteleone is the perfect Mardi Gras hotel in New Orleans, just steps from the Uptown parade route on Canal Street. This New Orleans hotel that has been a French Quarter icon for more than a century. Hotel Monteleone boasts 600 luxurious guest rooms, including 55 luxury suites and literary author suites. The new Criollo Restaurant and famous Carousel Bar & Lounge offer our guests the best in New Orleans dining and nightlife. Hotel Monteleone provides the best luxury hotel amenities, including a heated rooftop pool, 24/7 fitness center, and valet parking. Hotel Monteleone also offers 24/7 In-Room Dining and a Grab-n-Go Breakfast in the Lobby Lounge.

 

After catching the parade and merriment on Canal Street, retreat to the world-famous Carousel Bar for a Sazerac, Vieux Carre, De La Louisane, or other historic Big Easy libations. 

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Did You Know? Tortuga Bay

March 4, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Tortuga Bay is decorated by none other than world-renowned designer Oscar de la Renta. It is located within a 15,000-acre gated community where Oscar de la Renta, Julio Iglesias and Mikhail Baryshnikov keep homes. Tortuga Bay offers one, two, three, and four bedrooms to accommodate all guests.

Tortuga Bay 

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Did You Know? Grand Hotel Eden

March 3, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Hotel Eden was originally called hotel Panorama, and was built by Domenico Lombardi in 1870. It was purchased in 1883 by Carlo Augusto Reichmann,  a famous German hotelier.

In 1907, to make the most of the hotel's wonderful location, Reichmann hired architect Paolito Somazzi to construct a new larger building directly on the lake's shores. The two buildings were linked with a tunnel, acting as a particularly luxurious underground passage, entirely tiled in white, with painted garlands of flowers and furnished with shops and fitness centres for the hotel's guests.

The two buildings were called Reichmanns’ Hotels till 1919, when the name Hotel Eden was first adopted with the new owner - Adolfo Michel di Bonigen from the Canton Bern.

Grand Hotel Eden 

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Deals of the Day: Warwick Denver Hotel, Radisson St. Martin Resort, and Breidenbacher Hof A Capella Hotel

March 3, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver 
 - Denver, CO, USA

Combining the finest in comfort with unmatched hospitality and service, Warwick Denver Hotel offers visitors the ultimate in affordable luxury among hotels in downtown Denver, Colorado. Warwick Denver Hotel boasts the most spacious lodging accommodations in Downtown Denver, the majority of which have private balconies (with two patio chairs and table) and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, offering impressive views of the Downtown Denver skyline or the Colorado Front Range. The rooms are decorated in a traditional style with understated comfort.

Try the Suite Life Package. It includes:
-Luxury Suite for two
-Wine and cheese welcome amenity
-One in-suite movie
-Complimentary Valet Parking
-Complimentary Wi-Fi

Rates start at $249 per night >>

Radisson St. Martin Resort - St Martin Cedex, French West Indies
As the most comprehensive full-service beach resort in St Martin, this is the place to stay, dine, play, discover and relax. Guest accommodations at the Radisson St Martin Resort, Marina and Spa provide a relaxing environment for a romantic getaway, Caribbean honeymoon or family vacation. Guests can opt to stay in a beautiful Marina Suites or traditional guest room. All will enjoy such welcome amenities as a private balcony, iPod dockable clock radio and high-speed Internet access. This St Martin resort offers motorized water sports and everything you need to enjoy a day on the Caribbean Sea, including banana boats, canoes, kayaks and wave runners. There is always something fun going on.
Radisson St. Martin Resort

Take advantage of the Early Summer Sale. It includes: 
-Superior Room with two Queen beds
-30% savings on accommodations
-Spacious guest rooms with two queen beds
-Daily breakfast buffet for two adults
-Kids Stay & Eat Free
-Fun resort guest activities: nature hikes, dive-in movies, aqua gym and sunrise stretch
-Free wireless, high-speed Internet access

Early summer sale rates start at EUR 168 per night >>

Breidenbacher Hof A Capella Hotel - Dusseldorf, Germany 

Breidenbacher Hof a Capella HotelSituated right on one of the world's most renowned streets, the Konigsallee, Breidenbacher Hof is an icon for Germany, combining modern features and amenities with the rich tradition and heritage of the past. While the exterior remains the same, preserving one of Germany's treasures, the inside of the Breidenbacher Hof has been entirely rethought to fit the needs of the modern traveler.
Shopping at the Breidenbacher Hof provides select and distinct shopping experiences, including House of Escada, Schnitzler Perfumery and Hugo Boss, moments away on the Konigsalle. Inside Breidenbacher Hof, a world-class grill awaits, combining modern flair with traditional German cuisine, and there are numerous opportunities to discover the local flavor along the Konigsallee and beyond. Dusseldorf's renowned Old Town is steps away from the hotel, featuring historic taverns, bars and restaurants, as well as a stunning collection of turn-of-the-century architecture awaiting your exploration. 

Try the Honeymoon Package. It includes: 
-Fireplace Suite
-Four-course dinner
-Carriage ride
-Spa treatments
-Complimentary Wi-fi

Honeymoon Package rates start at EUR 656.80 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Aigialos Hotel

March 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Aigialos Hotel s a Luxury Hotel comprising a complex of 16 authentic Houses, exemplars of island architecture, remodelled with absolute respect for Cycladic tradition, together with state-of-art hotel comfort. Among its unique houses, named after the Ancient Gods of Wind, it proudly features the impressive "Voreas" Mansion and the exceptional "Tramountana", ideal for honeymooners.

With a breathtaking view of the world-famous Aegean caldera, the volcano and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Aigialos Hotel, strategically located at the edge of Fira city, offers from all its balconies and verandas an unrivalled experience of the loveliest sunset in the world, together with a rare combination of unique architecture, elegance and tradition. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: El Palauet Living Barcelona

March 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

El Palauet Living Barcelona

Meet El Palauet Living Barcelona. Located on Barcelona’s most exclusive boulevard at Passeig de Gracia 113, this five-story palatial mansion, built in 1906, is an extraordinary example of Modernisme (the sumptuous Catalan version of Art Nouveau). Its architect, Pere Falques, is also known for his ornate lampposts jutting from ceramic tile benches that are sidewalk landmarks at the Passeig de Gracia. He was a contemporary of Antoni Gaudi, whose acclaimed buildings are nearby. The facade of El Palauet reflects the great prosperity, creative genius, and unbridled imagination of the era. Palauet, in the Catalan language, is a small palau or palace.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa

March 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Meet Casa Madrona Hotel and SpaThe story of this historic boutique hotel dates back to 1885, when William Barrett, Secretary-Treasurer for the San Francisco Gas and Electric Company and his wife Clara built a lavish "casa" on a hillside overlooking Sausalito. The location provided a wide-angle view of San Francisco Bay Area, teeming with powerful freight ships, elegant yachts and side-wheeler ferryboats. In 1980 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a treasured landmark. In November 2003, the historic hotel saw the addition of Poggio, an increase in the number of hotel rooms from 34 to 63, and the addition of a spectacular, 3,000-square-foot spa, a boardroom, a private dining room, and three new function rooms.

Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa 

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Did You Know? Balbirnie House

March 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Balbirnie House
Balbirnie House
dates back to 1777, having been commissioned by The Balfour family who were a very influential agricultural and coal mining family at the time.

The house was originally designed by the architect John Nisbet in 1777 and was then extended by Robert Crichton in 1815, and is now listed as Grade A of architectural and historical importance, most probably built as one of the largest and earliest Grecian style houses in Scotland.

The park surrounding Balbirnie extends to 416 acres of undulating scenery, and is landscaped in the style of Capability Brown, including many specimen trees and a collection of magnificent rhododendrons which is unrivalled in the East of Scotland. Views from the house extend over flowering garden lawns and trimmed yew hedges to woodland walks around the park. The first tee off for Balbirnie Park’s 18 hole golf course is a short amble from the hotel.

Also within the park is The Balbirnie Craft Centre, housed in the original old stable block just a few minutes walk away. Crafts sold include hand made jewelry, pottery, glassworks, and leather goods.

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Did You Know? Kurumba Hotel Maldives

February 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Kurumba Hotel Maldives
Kurumba Hotel Maldives
was the first hotel to open in the Maldives. It opened in 1972, and is named after the Dhivehi word for coconut, Kurumba. From its humble origins accommodating only 60 guests a month, Kurumba has since graduated to 14,000. From a handful of founding friends running a resort, it now has a staff of 450. In 2003, Kurumba underwent a complete transformation yet again, to meet the demands of the 21st century. The result was a world-class resort with 180 rooms, including the Royal Residence, Presidential Suites, Pool Villas, Family Villas and beach and garden superior rooms.

 

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