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.

Meet The Nile Ritz-Carlton


By: Five Star Alliance

The Nile Ritz-Carlton
Set in the heart of downtown, between the Nile and the iconic Tahrir square, experience Cairo like never before at The Nile Ritz-Carlton. The spacious hotel suites are designed for guests to spread out, entertain, and to be completely comfortable within superior surroundings.

The Nile Ritz-Carlton

The diverse dining options include a rooftop bar, afternoon tea service, and a rustic Italian restaurant. Relaxation enjoys a traditional Egyptian twist at The Nile Ritz-Carlton Spa. Guests have access to the five-star facilities, including the state of the art gym, the sauna and steam room, and the swimming pool.

The closest neighbor to the Arab League and adjacent to several government ministries and the US, UK and Canadian embassies, this luxury Cairo hotel is the ideal location for meetings and events.

 


Dining al Fresco: 137 Pillars House


By: Five Star Alliance

Dining at 137 Pillars House will conjure gastronomic memories in the making whether savored in the Dining Room throughout the day or in the secluded tropical nooks around the bucolic grounds. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Dining Room provides a stylish yet comfortable environment in which to savor recipes prepared with fresh organic ingredients. The menu offers authentic Thai fare and seasonally-inspired international dishes, all showcasing the distinctive harvests of local farmers. Guests can also enjoy al fresco dining on the adjacent courtyard surrounded by the  tropical gardens.

137 Pillars House


Cool Pools: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo


By: Five Star Alliance

Relax by the pool with your favorite newspapers and magazines. Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo offers guests an exclusive
digital service with over 3,000 periodicals in 18 different languages. Guests can even borrow an e-readers from the hotel.

Book a stay at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo>>


Free Nights at The Regent Grand Turks and Caicos


By: Five Star Alliance

The Regent Turks and CaicosThe Regent Grand occupies an unrivaled location, set among three aces of
lush landscaping and facing world renowned Grace Bay Beach. Luxury ocean
front suites boast ocean views, while the pool side villas overlook the
Italian inspired courtyard and mosaic pool. One, two, and three bedroom
suites are equipped with state-of-the-art fully equipped kitchens, and
living areas are furnished with high-quality sofas, LCD televisions, a
separate dining area, and private balconies or terraces. Hotel facilities
include a Concierge service, 24-hour security, flood-lit tennis court,
bikes, and Nautilus gym. The heated infinity edge swimming pool with two
adjacent Jacuzzi's and beach lounging facilities provide for relaxing
moments. The Vix Restaurant provides room, pool, and beach service. Spa
services, provided by Teona, can be arranged in the sanctuary of the spa or
in guest rooms. The Regent Grand is also the only hotel in Providenciales to
offer discounted golf at Provo Golf Club, our 18 hole championship golf
course. 

Right now, The Regent Grand has two great offers for guests who like to
golf. Guests can either book an oceanfront suite for four nights and pay for
three, or stay seven nights and pay for five. Not only are the room nights
free, but the offer also includes complimentary golf at Provo Golf Club, The
Turks and Caicos only 18-hole championship golf. A welcome drink and
breakfast are also included.

Book a stay at The Regent Grand >>


Ambassadors of the Environment at Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman


By: Five Star Alliance

The Ritz Carlton Grand CaymanJean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment is an educational program dedicated to engaging people of all ages with their natural and cultural environment. Guests at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman can enjoy activities designed to deepen their appreciation for nature. Throughout these unique Caribbean eco-tours, the islands’ ecological resources become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which adults, families and kids learn while having fun at the same time. Each Grand Cayman Ambassadors of the Environment adventure begins upon arrival at Heritage House, a traditional island cottage showcasing Caymanian culture. The Ambassadors Naturalists can customize tours for groups of any size. There are customizable options geared towards kids, teens, adults, and the whole family. 

Available Activities Include:
-Coral reef presentations     
-Mangrove kayak adventures    
-Sunset mangrove kayaks    
-Night snorkels     
-Underwater photography snorkels   
-Shipwreck snorkel 
-Underwater videography snorkel    
-Fish frenzy snorkel
-Reef discovery snorkel
-Cayman snorkel odyssey

-Private guided telescope observations
-Seafloor submarine adventure

Book your Ambassador Adventure at Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman >>

 

 


A Great Rate at The Villas of Grand Cypress


By: Five Star Alliance

The Villas of Grand CypressThe Villas of Grand Cypress has newly Club Suites. Decor by Orlando-based interior designer Lori Rapport is a tranquil balance of contemporary and classic styles through thoughtful details and custom-made furnishings. Surrounded by calming natural elements like rich Zebrano wood and stacked stone, the roomy master bedroom comes with a choice of either one king bed or two double beds and separate sitting area. Enjoy views of the undulating green hills of the larger Grand Cypress resort and the peaceful property lakes from a private balcony or patio. The 650 square foot Club Suite offers a bathing experience beginning with a glass-surrounded shower including a European shower tower complete with body jets, hand held shower, and rain shower head. The bathroom also features a sculptural, deep-walled bathing vessel and custom quartz counters with double sinks, polished chrome Kohler faucets, and an illuminated mirror integrated with a 19" television.

Special Five Star Alliance Rate Includes:

-Club Suite

-$100 Resort Credit valid for food and beverage

Two-night minimum stay available, rates subject to availability.

Rates start at $359 per night. 

Book a stay at The Villas of Grand Cypress>>


Meet Thompson Playa del Carmen


By: Five Star Alliance

New to Five Star Alliance! Thompson Playa del Carmen brings not one, but two properties to this popular Mexican vacation spot.
This is the only Playa del Carmen hotel with locations on Quinta Avenida and the beach. Choose from a more classic luxury style
at the downtown location, or enjoy the intimate bohemian vibe at the Beach House. 

Thompson Playa del Carmen

Take advantage of opening offers including the Opening Deal Getaway featuring 20% off the best available rates. 


How New Zealand's Blanket Bay Got Its Name


By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s finest Lodge – Blanket Bay. In 1861, a mob of sheep owned by Mr William Gilbert Rees were sheared on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, in a bay just south of where the small town of Glenorchy is situated.  This bay was to be named Blanket Bay after blankets used to create the shed and shelters used to protect the eight Maori shearers and the wool from the elements.

Book astay at Blanket Bay>>


Belmond Villa San Michele's Amazing Pool


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests of Belmond Villa San Michele enjoy magnificent views across the Arno Valley and Florence
from the panoramic heated swimming pool. It is situated on a grassy plateau above the gardens,
reached by a winding path, with a pool snack bar.

Book a stay at Belmond Villa San Michele>>


Two NY Gansevoort Hotels Want You to Wed


By: Five Star Alliance

Gansevoort Meatpacking
What better time to say "I Do" than Spring? And what better place than NYC? Lovebirds of all kinds should head to Manhattan and take advantage of the "Mr. + Mr." or "Mrs. + Mrs" package. The offer, which is available at Gansevoort Park Avenue and Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC.

Gansevoort's "Mr. + Mr." or "Mrs. + Mrs" package includes: 

-Room accommodation
-Two couples one-hour Fusion Massage at Exhale Spa 
-Taxi to city hall
-Champagne upon arrival
-Custom Cake
-Rose Petals in room
-Suit Press or Dress Steaming

Prices starting at $642.00*

Package is subject to availability and pricing is exclusive of tax and based on double occupancy.