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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.

Vote Your Way to the World’s Best Sweepstakes

February 26, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Vote Your Way to the World's Best

Announcing the Vote Your Way to the World’s Best Sweepstakes! Choose your favorite World’s Best luxury hotel or resort from the participating properties, and you may win a stay! Vote and win. What could be simpler than that?

Prizes include:

-Two business class round trip flights courtesy of Qatar Airways and 4 Night Stay in an Armani Deluxe Room at the Armani Hotel Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

-A four-night stay at Hotel Le Toiny on St. Bart’s

-A four-night stay at Armani Hotel Milano in Italy

-A four-night All-Inclusive stay at Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun

-A four-night stay in an Ocean View Room at the Acqualina Resort in Miami Beach

-A four-night stay in Ocean View Room at Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla

-A four-night stay in a Deluxe Room at Grace Cafayate in Cafayate Provincia de Salta, Argentina

-A four-night stay in a Deluxe Junior Suite at Trout Point Lodge in Nova Scotia

-A four-night stay at Titilaka Lodge in Lake Titicaca, Peru

You can only vote once, so choose wisely! 

Enter Now!

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Terrific Travel Offers from Five Star Alliance

January 13, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Here's the latest offers from Five Star Alliance's terrific luxury hotels. As always, rates are subject to availability, and additional terms and conditions may apply. Book early to avoid disappointment. 

W Washington

 

-The W Washington DC is across the street from the White House, in the heart of the nation's capital. Make your stay even more special when you book the With Play package. You'll get one King bedded room daily parking, and 2 cocktails. The package is available from $249/night.
 
 

CuisinArt Resort-CuisinArt Resort And Spa in Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla, is offering up to 30% off when you book Junior Suite Beachfront King or two -bedded rooms. Juniot Suite Rooms are 920 square feet and offer unspoiled sea views. The large bedroom has a sitting area, writing desk, marble bathroom, walk-in closet, and private balcony or patio. Features include a flat screen TV and a Nespresso coffee machine. All rooms are equipped with 24-hour air purifying circulation system, Bose® Wave® Music System, TVs On Demand selection of international cable networks, and Internet connectivity.
 

Revere Hotel Boston Common
-Revere Hotel Boston Common is situated on the cusp of Back Bay and the South End of Boston, and provides unfettered access to the sights and sounds of America’s most storied city. Inspired by Boston’s revolutionary spirit, Revere Hotel Boston Common breathes new life into the space formally inhabited by The Radisson Boston. Triple AAA and CAA members will want to take advantage of the Qualifying Member rate, which starts at $ 185 per night for a 353 square foot Spacious King room with a balcony.  

 

Sundance Resort

-Sundance Resort in Utah is offering a Table for Two package that's perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions. The peace and quiet found here contrasts sharply with the bustle found at most Utah ski resorts.The package includes lodging in a private mountain cottage, a three-course dinner per person at your choice of the Foundry Grill or Tree Room, and daily breakfast for two in the award-winning Foundry Grill. You may even catch a glimpse of resort owner Robert Redford. Rates start at $469 per night. 
 

 

 

 

 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel turns 30 and You Get the Present

January 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2014. Traditionally, a 30th anniversary is celebrated with a gift of pearls, so in honor of its Pearl Anniversary, the resort has joined with luxury pearl jeweler Mikimoto to provide guests with The Pearls of Inspiration Experience.

A celebrated icon along the California coast, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is perched atop a 150 foot bluff,  and set against cascading views of the Pacific Ocean. This surfside retreat has a unique beachfront setting and remarkable service heritage, and is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, along the coast of Dana Point. The resort boasts amazing dining options and all 396 guestrooms have been redesigned with decor that reflects the sparkle of the Pacific Ocean. Outdoor fireplaces have been added to the patios of first floor oceanfront guestrooms. Additional enhancements to the luxury property include major changes to the resort's gardens and grounds, and an Eco-Adventure Center. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel


The Pearls of Inspiration Experience
is exclusive to The Ritz-Carlton Club Level and includes:

• The opportunity to discover a His and Hers Mikimoto cultured pearl jewelry gift on your pillow in your guestroom
• Overnight accommodation on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level or Suite
• Pearls of Inspiration White Chocolate amenity
• Breakfast for two either through In Room Dining or in Raya
• Round trip transportation to and from South Coast Plaza
• Lunch for two at South Coast Plaza and visit to Mikimoto.
The package is available January 1 through April 30, 2014 and starts at $750 per night.

Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
Package is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Additional rules, regulations, and restrictions may apply. 

In conjunction with the Pearls of Inspiration Experience, the hotel has created three events that explore the genius of Kochi Mikimoto, and an exclusive look at the jewelry company and how it uses a blend of talent, discipline and artistry within their craft.

 Events include:

The Pearl King - January 23, 2014; 4-8pm
The skill of a scientist and the soul of an artist combined to create the genius of Kokichi Mikimoto, the inventor of cultured pearls. A visionary on a quest for beauty, it was his dream to "adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls."

The Romance of Pearls - March 6, 2014; 4-8pm
The pearl's iridescent luminosity has bewitched men and women alike for thousands of years. Whether offered in romance or taken in victory, worn as a symbol of chastity or a mystical aphrodisiac, pearls have been and continue to be among the most coveted gems in the world.

Birth of a Pearl - May 8, 2014; 4-8pm
In 1893, after years of painstaking efforts, Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl. The method he developed is still used by Mikimoto today to form beautiful, lustrous pearls.

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Happy New Year from Five Star Alliance

January 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Happy New Year from Five Star Alliance! We wish you a terrific 2014 filled with worldwide adventures! 

Hotel Cipriani

 

 

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Seasonal Offers from Five Star Alliance

December 19, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

We always have great rates at Five Star Alliance! Here are some special holiday deals.  As of this writing, you can still take a end-of-the-year holiday break for a great rate. As always, please read the rate details carefully to avoid penalties and disappointment.

Rustic Inn Creekside
Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa
 
in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Located on seven lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and just a few blocks from Jackson's lively town square, the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality.

We Like:
-Double Queen Guestroom With Fireplace. Includes Gourmet Breakfast & Airport Shuttle.

Current nightly rates from $242.

 

Divani Apollon



Divani Apollon Palace And Spa
in Athens, Greece is the ideal place for the seeker of sophistication and beauty.This elegant and luxurious hotel is situated on the beach overlooking the Picturesque Saronic Gulf. The hotel's interior is supplemented by its extensive gardens, spacious sundecks, swimming pools and organized private beach. The inviting balconies are suitable for private breakfast or thirst-quenching cocktails along with marvelous ocean sunset views and unforgettable romantic dining.

We Like:
-Breakfast Inclusive. Superior Room 30sqm. Twin Or Double. Bed. Side Sea View With Private Balcony.

Current nightly rates from EUR 121.46


Mandarin Oriental AtlantaMandarin Oriental Atlanta's rooms and suites offer you the most spacious luxury accommodation in the city. The higher floors have excellent views over Atlanta’s tree lined streets and some have private balconies. They are furnished with a soft understated elegance that is warm and restful. Throughout your stay gracious service that blends Southern hospitality with oriental charm will create many moments of delight.

We Like:
-Best Available Rate. Superior King Room -1 King Bed -city View. Interior-45sqm482sqft.
Complimentary High Speed Internet Access for the duration of the stay.

Currently nightly rates from $245 

 

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Special Five Star Alliance Rate: Pestana Palace

October 7, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Pestana Palace


Located in Lisbon city but only a short drive from the Estoril Coast and its beaches, Pestana Palace is a XIX century palace, now fully restored to its former glory and classified as a National Monument. The luxury hotel looks over an inner private park lush with many subtropical trees and plants and enjoys panoramic views over the Tagus River.

 

Now for a short time, you can take advantage of Special Five Star Alliance Rates at Pestana Palace. 

 

The Five Star Alliance Rate Includes:


-Superior City View Room, which is 24 square meters or a Deluxe City View Room, which is 26 square meters. Rooms have either King or Twin beds

-The Breakfast Inclusive rate includes Buffet Breakfast at the restaurant. 

-WiFi

-Free use of the health club and outdoor pool

-Welcome cocktail consiting of the area's famous port wine and pastry Pasties de Nata.

 


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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Ease Family Travel With The James Hotel's Lil' James Program!

August 3, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

The James


The James has recently announced their launch of their property’s new children’s program: Lil’ James, available at The James Chicago Hotel, The James Royal Palm, and The James New York. An answer to all parents’ travel woes, The Lil’ James program provides kids with an array of creative activities and services as well as recommendations for family-friendly destinations during your stay. The program eliminates planning and researching for parents by doing it for them, and allowing parents to them to relax and enjoy themselves. Some of the fun activities and amenities for your young traveler on offer, include a fun welcome James back pack filled with kid-friendly healthy snacks and beverages, a wide selection of books and board games, kid-friendly dining menus, milk and cookie turndown service, Nintendo Wii games, bikes and helmets for kids, coloring kit, and much more! With these services and amenities being available on request, leaves only one thing for parents to do, making a quick call to the hotel in advance to request the Lil’ James program before your arrival!

View rates, details, and more images of The James Chicago Hotel, The James Royal Palm, and The James New York>> 

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Winner's Report: The Ultimate Getaway

June 28, 2013
By: Guest Writer

Viceroy BaliA few months ago, we held an Ultimate Getaway sweepstakes. The grand prize was a stay at Viceroy Bali, and included business class airfare furnished by Qatar Airlines. 

Our winner, Kim H, has written up her experiences for us. 

 My trip to Bali began in New York City on Qatar Airlines. Being able to fly Business Class with such a wonderful airline was truly a rewarding way to travel. 

Viceroy Bali

It was an absolute pleasure to travel in such comfort and luxury!


Everything in Bali was a feast for the senses. From sights to sounds to everything in between, it was overwhelming – but all in a good way! There were so many wonderful restaurants to try out in Ubud and beyond. There was a lot of Nasi Goring to be had, and plenty of watermelon juice. We sampled everything from local roadside stands to top rated warungs.


Our stay at the Viceroy Bali was the crown jewel of the trip. The staff showed such an unparalleled kindness throughout our entire visit. The Deluxe Garden Terrace villa that we were in was absolutely heaven. The room was immaculate and the pool with a bale was truly a touch of paradise. We had our morning breakfasts at Cascades Restaurant at the Viceroy which was phenomenal. What a perfect way to start out the day!

Viceroy Bali


We did get a chance to go down to the beaches in Seminyak and Kuta. I can see why Bali is a surfer’s paradise. The waves were tremendous and beautiful! When I return to Bali one day, it will be with a surf board in hand. A real highlight was a visit to the Elephant Safari Park in Ubud, where they had a six-week old baby there and you could really get up close and interact with the elephants. It was a really amazing experience!

Bali is a kind, culturally-rich island which was unlike any place that I’ve ever been to. I left feeling incredibly grateful for the chance to soak it in for one week and take away such wonderful memories.

 We're so glad she had a wonderful time on her trip!

 

You can see more of Kim's gorgeous pictures on Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook

 

 

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New Hotel: The Langham Chicago

June 26, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Langham Chicago, which opens this week,  will embrace the splendour and elegance of the original grand hotel. Its 316 rooms, from 525 sq ft, will be amongst the largest in the city and will feature magnificent views over the Chicago Lake and River. Views can also be had from the Pavilion – recreating the venue which served the world's first afternoon tea in a grand hotel in 1865.

 langham chicago

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Great Golf Offers

June 3, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

We have nearly 4,000 four-and-five star hotels in our collection, and many of those hotels are duffer's paradise.  Here's just a few of the great golfing rates we've seen lately:

 

Fairmont Hamilton Princess



Fairmont Hamilton Princess-The Ultimate Tee Time Package includes daily unlimited golf at executive par 3 Southampton or one round per day at Riddels Golf Course. The rate includes buffet breakfast at Harleys. Gratuities and resort levy not included. Every 4th night free. Rates available from 7/10/2013-7/12/2013

 

 



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Sanctuary at Kiawah Island

 


The 
Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Take advantage of the hotel's Best Rate Guaranteed. You'll get an Oceanview Guestroom With 1 King Or 2 Queen Bds. The ocean views are easily accessible via the room's balcony.

 

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Wynn Las Vegas


Wynn Las Vegas
has the Amex Complimentary Golf Package. Receive the Best Available Room Rate and a complimentary round of golf With Each Consecutive Two Nights Stayates Are. Restricted To American Express Cardmembers. Tee times must be arranged with the preferred golf club desk.
 

 

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