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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.

Did You Know? Villa San Michele

May 13, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Villa San Michele

Villa San Michele is nestled on a hilltop amid lush trees and terraced gardens, enjoying unparalleled vistas of Florence, stretched out before it in all its classic splendour. Dating from the 15th century, the Villa's facade is attributed to Michelangelo. The hotel's largest and most romantic suite, the Michelangelo Suite, stretches the whole length of the façade of the hotel. Once the monastery library, it also served as Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's headquarters in Florence.

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Cool Pools:Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach and Spa Resort

May 12, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach and Spa Resort

The Oceanfront Residential Pool Villa at Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach and Spa Resort has 550 SQM space,
including 2 bedrooms, a living and dining room, pantry, private swimming pool and Jacuzzi and direct beach access.

 

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Parisian Hotel for a Family of Three?

May 10, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel Daniel Paris
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 and looking to stay is Paris. What hotel offers the best accommodations for our family, our child is 6?


ANSWER: Hotel Daniel Paris 

A haven of elegance and Charm, Hotel Daniel has the intimacy of a private house in the very heart of the Parisian rive droite, between the Champs-Elysses and the Rue du faubourg Saint Honore. Hotel Daniel is decorated in the style of French XVIII Century, inspired by the art of chinoiserie, blending Asian influences. Discovering its elegantly furnished reception areas, suites, and rooms is like leafing through a traveler's journal while sinking into the deep satin of the sofa. Luxurious Khotan carpets line the hotel foyer, transforming it into an oasis of calm in a bustling city. Tones of almond green and pearl grey hues complement each other. The hand-painted wallpaper, specially made in China by De Gournay, has a floral motif recreating the delicate atmosphere of a Chinese garden.Hotel Daniel Paris
In the rooms and suites, the Toile de Jouy, symbol of the XVIII century French style, portrays an array of exotic images; Fair of Cairo, Bahia, Kipling, Travel in China, Marco Polo Chinese boxes, desks and night stands inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and fine wooden chests. Each room is furnished with unique pieces, brought back from travels throughout the world. In the bathrooms, Italian marble and Moroccan zellige, combined with the voluptuous rites of oriental beauty are enhanced by natural light. Hand-crafted soaps and bath salts from the Dead Sea offer timeless moments of sensual delights.
 

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:

A Deluxe Room with a complimentary bed for child. Located at 6th floor, these rooms are more spacious, very bright, and offer charming attic with views over the rooftops of Paris parts. Room "Marco Polo" is 30 square meters with a double bed or two separate beds. Room "Toile du Lac" is 25 square meters with a double bed and bathroom with large window and daylight.

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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.

 


Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Family-Friendly Hotel in Bremen, Germany?

May 9, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Park Hotel Bremen
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 are some family friendly hotels in Bremen, Germany for a family of 5, children ages 8 and 11?


ANSWER: Park Hotel Bremen 

Park Hotel Bremen has an idyllic atmosphere, culinary surprises, a temple to wellness where you can unwind, and an ideal setting for celebrations and gatherings of any size. These are some of the things that make the Park Hotel Bremen a treat for all your senses. Classical elegance, high-ceilinged, light-filled rooms, sophisticated furnishings and luxurious fabrics – plus, of course, attentive service for each and every guest. These are the things that give the Park Hotel Bremen its special atmosphere.Park Hotel Bremen
Maybe you would like to start the day with a relaxing breakfast in your room, or perhaps you fancy a sumptuous brunch in the light-filled breakfast room? At the Park Hotel Bremen you can enjoy your stay in exactly the way you choose. Lovingly designed guest areas decorated with sophisticated artwork and furniture – and levels of service that meet your every need – help to create the perfect environment for your stay.
Spa'rks, the 1,200 square-metre, generously appointed oasis dedicated to fitness, wellness and beauty, offers guests a uniquely relaxing experience. It's a genuine paradise where you can unwind in a heated outdoor pool, whirlpool bath, steam bath and tanning salon. And what's more, there is a wide and varied range of treatments and cosmetic therapies to choose from.

For Your Family's Needs, We Suggest:
Book a room with rolloway Deluxe Room connecting to another Deluxe Room. The famous designer Graf Pilati gave each of the 18 deluxe double rooms his distinctive style. Harmonious color, noble and elegant design characterize this room. All deluxe rooms are equipped with air conditioning and have an excellent view of the park or the lake. The rooms offer free Wi-Fi access and are equipped with minibar, desk, sitting area and a safe. Breakfast is 25EUR extra per person.

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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.
 


Did You Know? The Scent Hotel

May 9, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Scent Hotel was created by owners who have an acute sense of smell, and are experienced perfumers, so curious guests can savour magnificent scents during their stay.

The Scent Hotel 

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Treat Your Mother on Her Special Day

May 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

It's not too late to treat your mom to these Mother's Day deals.

One Bal Harbour Resort and Spa - Bal Harbour, FL, USA
A special brunch menu has been prepared by Executive Chef Ferdinand Ortiz Jr. Then Mom's can experience a complete aromatic and balancing soak in the signature hydrotherapy's tub, followed by full body sea salt exfoliation, perfect to stimulate circulation and rejuvenate skin. Then a detoxifyingbody cocoon hydrates and nourish skin and a receive a scalp and foot massage. 

L'Auberge del MarL'Auberge del Mar - Del Mar, CA, USA (pictured left)
Dads can whisk mom away for the Book the Bliss: Your Way Package. Stay one, two or three days at 20% off our best available room rate and spend $270 in Spa L'Auberge credit as you see fit. Then take mom to a seaside brunch.

The Angler's Boutique Resort -Miami, FL, USA
Mom will enjoy an upgrade to the next room category and a cocktail daily, as well as 15% off a two-night stay. 

The Pierre Hotel New York - New York, NY, USA
Enjoy a weekend at the dynamic city as you enjoy on theater, shopping or sightseeing. Make reservations for Friday, Saturday or Sunday and save 15% off the Best Available Rate. 

The Langham Huntington

Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA, USA
Moms love to spend time with the family. So take advantage of the Family Vacation Getaway. Book two rooms for two nights or more and get the second at 50% off. Kids enjoy milk and cookies each night, ensuring sweet dreams and special children's hours at the spa's 60-foot indoor pool.

The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa Pasadena - Los Angeles, CA, USA (pictured right) 
Book the Celebrate A Century package and receive Luxurious overnight accommodations, two signature Anniversary cocktails in The Tap Room, $100 resort credit per night, overnight valet parking, and a historical tour map of the resort.
 

The Langham Chicago - Chicago, IL, USA
The Windy City hotel's Dear Mom package includes accommodations, bouquet of pink roses, bottle of champagne, special Mother's Day welcome amenity, $50 towards Komen Race for the Cure, essential oil infused butler-drawn bath, in-room tea and Nespresso coffee basic internet access in guest rooms and public areas, access to the fitness studio and pool, daily local newspaper, and the possibility of earning airline miles.
 

Happy Mother's Day!

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.

 

 

 


Image of the Day: The St Regis Sanya Saylong Bay Resort

May 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The St Regis Sanya Saylong Bay Resort is located on a prime location within the Yalong Bay National Resort District. It has an 800 meter beach frontage and is linked to a retail shopping space. It also has easy accessibility to many scenic spots, all just minutes away.

The St Regis Sanya Saylong Bay Resort

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Family-Friendly Hotel in the Florida Keys?

May 7, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Cheeca Lodge
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 6 and looking to stay is Key West, Fla. What resort offers the best accommodations for our family?


ANSWER: Cheeca Lodge 

Since 1946 the historic Cheeca Lodge & Spa has enchanted guests with world-class fishing, exceptional accommodations, and gracious hospitality. Cheeca LodgeLocated on one of most beautiful and secluded private beaches in Florida, Cheeca Lodge is an exhilarating tropical playground. Cheeca is the crown jewel of Islamorada, the Sportfishing Capital of the World. Everything about this wondrous retreat aspires to captivate and soothe. Exquisitely appointed, West-Indies-style accommodations nestled amidst lush gardens, shimmering pools and cascading waterfalls. A pristine ribbon of private beach extending along the magnificent azure waters of the Keys. Guests enjoy water sports, from SCUBA and snorkeling to the best fishing in the world. There's also tennis and golf, the lavish Spa at Cheeca, and fishing off the end of the 525-foot pier or snoozing in a hammock on the beach.

Kids will enjoy Camp Cheeca, an environmentally-focused program designed to entertain while educating them about the wildlife found in the Florida Keys. Each day Camp Cheeca offers a unique combination of arts and crafts, exploration, and outdoor activities led by knowledgeable counselors. This fun and exciting day camp is the perfect complement to any Islamorada family vacation. Activities at Camp Cheeca include fishing off the pier, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, lagoon swimming and snorkeling, group games, and beach exploration. Camp Cheeca welcomes children ages 5 -12.

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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.

 


Image of the Day: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

May 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a classic mountain resort set two miles from Yosemite National Park's southern gate, surrounded by noble evergreen forest and a rich range of Sierra recreation. The Tenaya experience is classic, yet perfectly modern, with such contemporary amenities as wireless Internet access, spa services, fine dining, and gracious guest service.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

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Rocking at the Redbury

May 6, 2014
By: K. Clare Johnson

The Redbury at Hollywood and VineThe Redbury at Hollywood and Vine has teamed up with Amoeba records to create a unique Hollywood experience for the ultimate music fan.

The Redbury Rocks Hollywood Package includes:
• One night stay in a suite of your choice
• One album of your choice from Amoeba's curated selection
• Two welcome cocktails
• Complimentary in-flat Internet
• Complimentary overnight valet parking for one vehicle
 

The Redbury is an all-suite boutique hotel featuring 57 thoughtfully-appointed guest flats that exude a warm, bohemian counter-culture feel with design elements drawn from a variety of old-world cultures. Each spacious guest flat offers a home-like atmosphere including an in-flat washer & dryer unit, walk-in rain showers and many other comforts that can accommodate stays of a day, a week or as long as needed. Amoeba Records is home to the largest and most diverse vinyl collection in Los Angeles.

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