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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.

Luxury Hotel Giveaway in Washington DC

June 28, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Hay Adams

Two nights free in Washington DC?

Are you kidding me?

Nope, this is not a joke. Enter our luxury hotel Giveaway for a chance to win a two-night stay in a sumptuous Junior Suite at the historic Hay-Adams hotel. Totally free to enter, and it’s valued at $2,400. So what are you waiting for? Time is running out-- just a few weeks time remains. Enter the contest!

The Ultimate Luxury Giveaway

June 3, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Hay Adams hotel

Two nights free in Washington DC?

Sounds good to me!

Enter our luxury Giveaway for a chance to win a sumptous two-night stay in a Junior Suite at the Hay-Adams. Totally free to enter, and it's valued at $2,400. (This is no joke!) So what are you waiting for? Enter the contest!

Win a Five-Star Stay in Washington, DC

June 1, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Hay-Adams

Congratulations to Darlene, from Cincinnati, Ohio, who was selected at random as the winner of our Giveaway Contest!

Of course it's still possible to sign up for our montly upscale newsletter, here.

The Informed Traveler, in conjunction with our esteemed partner The Hay-Adams Hotel, is thrilled to announce our first Luxury Hotel Giveaway. One lucky winner will score a two-night stay at this fabulous five-star hotel in Washington DC. The choice of Presidents, international dignitaries, and savvy clientele looking to be pampered, the historic Hay-Adams offers guests the most prestigious Washington address with views overlooking the White House, Lafayette Square, and St. John's Church, the "Church of Presidents." The hotel is just minutes from the Smithsonian, Washington Monument, Capitol Building and mall, and excellent shopping and fine dining. The classic landmark has long been a favorite gathering place in the nation's capital. Like a distinguished private residence on Lafayette Square, The Hay-Adams boasts personalized service, culinary excellence and one-of-a-kind amenities.

One lucky entrant will win a two-night stay in a Junior Suite, a lavish and oversized guest room with distinctive views of the nation's capital. The Junior Suites at the Hay Adams have maintained touches of their original history-- intricately carved decorative ceilings, ornamental fireplaces, and balconies-- while also showcasing modern amenities and a superb attention to detail in their design. The decor is sumptuous, and guests are spoiled with luxurious Frette linens, goose down duvets and pillows, plush bathrobes, and exclusive Etro toiletries in the marble bathrooms.

To enter to win this prize (estimated value: $2,400), simply sign up for our free, monthly upscale newsletter. On to the entry form!


Memorial Day Weekend Summer Kick-off

May 27, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Beach Whether you're chilling this weekend in Boise or Budapest... The Informed Traveler and Five Star Alliance wish you the best for a fun and happy Memorial Day Weekend. We'll be back next week with some exciting special offers for luxury travel.

Special Offers at the World’s Best Hotels, Brought to You by Five Star Alliance

April 27, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Announcing the latest resource compiled by the team of luxury travel experts at Five Star Alliance: a compilation of all the best special offers at the world's finest hotels! Browse by region and find the most current and hottest offers. To whet your appetite: At the legendary Villa d'Este, on Lake Como, Italy, book the "One More Night" package, and receive a free fourth night when paying for three. On a sojourn to the City of Light, book the "Shopping in Paris" package at the glamorous Hotel de Crillon. The Guests Relations team will provide you the best addresses for shopping, and you'll receive a special welcome as a guest of the Crillon. For example, the Place de la Madeleine Baccarat boutique offers you 10 percent discount, a glass of Champagne and an exclusive Baccarat gift. After shopping: enjoy an afternoon tea in the Winter Garden and finish the day with a delicious dinner at the restaurant L'Obelisque. Find Special Offers here

Introducing the Informed Traveler Flickr Group

April 12, 2006
By: Guest Writer

By Courtney W. May Following in the footsteps of all the travel blogs we admire, The Informed Traveler has set up a Flickr Group for fans and photographers alike to join in the community: The Informed Traveler Flickr Group Want to start a discussion on the most expensive hotel you've ever been to? This is the place to do it. Or maybe you had a really terrible time at that "luxury" hotel and you have pictures to prove it? We want to see those too. We are a public group and anyone interested in upscale travel and lavish hotels should join us to share stories, pictures, and comments. Plus, if you have some awesome photos to share about luxury destinations, you can post them in the group and maybe even be featured on the Blog as an 'Outstanding Traveler'. We try to use the photos of reader and community members when possible, so get them up there for us to feature with our stories. Don't yet have a Flickr or Yahoo account? You can sign up here.

Your Favorite (or Worst) Luxury Hotel Experience

February 27, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Thrilled by your last tropical getaway? Found the perfect romantic inn? Or sleek and stylish business hotel in Asia? Terribly disappointed (God forbid!) by a stay at a luxury-hotel-chain? Let the world know! Send us your stories, recommendations, critiques and complaints...

Announcing the Five Star Alliance Editorial Advisory Board

February 20, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Loyal reader, You may have noticed some superb new content posted here on the Informed Traveler. We've recently launched our Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of influential leaders of the luxury hotel industry, including Presidents, General Managers and top executives at the world's best hotels who have formed close connections with Five Star Alliance. The aim of our Board is to build a connection between the world's best hotels and the thousands of luxury travelers who visit Five Star Alliance each day. These folks are the experts, and they're now bringing their expertise (travel tips for solo women travelers, recipes, hotel news and specials, restaurant recommendations) to the Informed Traveler. Check out the Editorial Advisory Board category for their cool contributions...

Wanted: A Little Valentine’s Romance for our Readers

January 4, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Have some romantic recs for Valentine's Day? (Don't be jaded, now....) Bursting at the seams to share your favorite romantic destination, story or restaurant? We'd love to hear 'em. Send in your stories or hotel suggestions and we'll publish them here or in our monthly newsletter.

Happy Holidays from the Informed Traveler and Five Star Alliance!

December 26, 2005
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

We're on break for a few days, but will be back soon with lots of hotel recs and special luxury travel offers for the new year. (For anyone who can guess where I'm taking this hiatus, I'll publish your hotel/travel story! Can anyone guess the charming locale?)