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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.

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


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.

 


Did You Know? Le Pavillon des Lettres


By: Five Star Alliance

Le Pavillon des Lettres

Le Pavillon des Lettres bills itself as the first literary hotel in Paris. Each of the 26 rooms are dedicated to one of the letters of the alphabet. Behind each door hides the spirit of a poet, a writer, an impassioned virtuoso, a genius, which will give a special atmosphere to the room, with the help in particular of extracts chosen and printed on the walls.

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Did You Know? Banke Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Banke Hotel

The Hotel Banke’s facade dates to the twentieth century. It was one of the first buildings constructed on Rue Pillet Will. The hotel occupies the premises of a former bank headquarters which was remodeled as a hotel in 2009. The expansive lobby, topped by an impressive glass dome a full 19 meters from the ground, has preserved the large mosaic of old bank counters that separates the lobby from the hotel’s bar and restaurant.

On each floor the Hotel Banke showcases a collection of ethnic jewelry, sculptures, and art  from different continents and civilizations, including Papua New Guinea, India, and Tibet.

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Happy Birthday Eiffel Tower!


By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris


The Eiffel Tower is turning 125 years old! On March 31, 1889, the tower was officially opened to the public.  The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, which was  held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. 


 

Hotel Lutetia

Only intended to last 20 years, it was saved by the scientific experiments that Eiffel encouraged, and in particular by the first radio transmissions. The Eiffel Tower has played host to 250 milliion visitors since its opening. It served as a military radio post in 1903; it transmitted the first public radio programme in 1925, and more recently it has played a part in broadcasting like TNT. 

At left is the Eiffel Tower as seen from Four Seasons Hotel George V. At right is the Eiffel Tower as seen from Hotel Lutetia.

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Sunday Night Film Club at Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris


By: Five Star Alliance

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

 

 

 

 

 




 





Guests at Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris will find themselves with access to the chicest theaters in town. The 99-seat private cinema was designed by the legendary Philippe Starck. The luxury hotel has recently launched a Sunday Night Film Club so that guests can end their weekends with a flick. Complete with comfortable leather seats and state-of-the-art equipment including 3D, our Katara Cinema room is the cultural jewel of the hotel. It is also the only cinema theatre in the world where you can enjoy the most moreish of movie snacks: caramelised pop-corn by Pierre Herme, the "Picasso of Pastry."

The schedule through May is:
-Sunday, March 23: Casino. Martin Scorsese directs Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci
-Sunday, March 30: Ocean’s 11. Las Vegas, Steven Soderbergh and an all-star cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Matt Damon
-Sunday, April 6: Pretty Woman. The modern-day Cinderella tale with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
-Sunday, April 13: The Thomas Crown Affair. Faye Dunaway stars opposite ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen in this 1968 classic
-Sunday, April 20: Some Like it Hot. The 1959 Hollywood classic by Billy Wilder, with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon
-Sunday, April 27: Scarface. The ultimate gangster movie by Brian de Palma, with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer
-Sunday, May 4: Casablanca. One of the most famous love stories of all times, with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (3 Academy Awards)
-Sunday, May 11: Leon, the Professional. Film culte de Luc Besson, avec Natalie Portman, Jean Reno et Gary Oldman
-Sunday, May 18: Pulp Fiction. Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994, by Quentin Tarantino
-Sunday, May 25: The Godfather Part II. By Francis Ford Coppola, starring Al Pacino and Robert de Niro

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Image of the Day: Grand Hotel du Palais Royal


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Hotel du Palais Royal has completed a full renovation inviting guests to enjoy the feeling of quiet luxury. A modern classic that puts on a show; in the heart of Paris and Parisian's favorite neighborhood, the world renowned architect Pierre-Yves Rochon has brilliantly turned this historical monument into a hotel of timeless elegance and glamour. With an enviable location, this Grand Hotel Parisien is literally steps away from the world's finest attractions: The Louvre Museum, the Opera Garnier, and Saint-Honore fashion designers. The Grand Hotel du Palais Royal is ideally placed whether you are coming to Paris for business or pleasure.

Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

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Image of the Day: Mon Hotel Paris


By: Five Star Alliance

Mon Hotel Paris is a refined designer boutique-hotel. Its vibrant atmosphere and chic and offbeat interior design by the talented Aurelia Santoni and its contemporary French cuisine make this haven of peace a hotspot of Paris life.

Mon Hotel Paris 

Winter rates start at EUR 174 per night >>

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Posted in: Paris

Did You Know? Hotel Scribe


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Scribe

Hotel Scribe was built in 1861 and today honors its many famous visitors with decor and whole floors devoted to them. Soon after opening, the hotel became home of the prestigious Jockey Club. The decoration of the first floor commemorates the prestigious club whose members were the elite of French and European society under the Second Empire. The second floor is a tribute to Marcel Proust, who immortalized the club in his works. 

Hotel Scribe

The 4th floor pays tribute to Serge Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes, who lived in the hotel. Stars performing at the nearby Olympia theatre would often stay at the Scribe. Among the artists was the legendary Josephine Baker, to whom the 2nd floor is dedicated. The 6th floor is dedicated to Jules Verne, the visionary author who pioneered the science fiction genre and was a regular at the hotel's Grand Cafe. 

In 1895, the hotel played host to the first public presentation of the Lumiere brothers' revolutionary invention, the Cinematograph. The 5th floor commemorates the birth of cinema. 

Today, the hotel conserves the memory of that era, along with that of the countless personalities who shaped its renown. 

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Did You Know? Pavillon de la Reine


By: Five Star Alliance

Pavillon de la Reine




Established in the Place des Vosges, in the heart of Le Marais, one of the most famous and historic districts of Paris, the Pavillon de la Reine perpetuates an elegant atmosphere combined with discreet luxury to attract the most stylish globetrotters in the world in their quest for a quiet and discreet place to relax.

Inaugurated in 1612 under the name of Place Royale, the Place des Vosges was built on Henri IV’s initiative, who died before it was completed. It quickly became popular with with the likes of Mme de Sevigne, Racine, La Fontaine, and Moliere. The hotel, slightly set back from the famous Place, was named after Anne of Austria, who once stayed in the hotel.

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Your Questions Answered: What's a Great Paris Hotel for a Family of Six?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel California Champs-ElyseesWe 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 Paris, France. What hotel offers the best accommodations for our family (children ages 6-11)?


ANSWER: Hotel California Champs-Elysees

Built in 1925, a few steps away from the Champs-Elysees, with an extensive painting gallery for art lovers, this hotel unites luxury with its classic and refined decor. Charm, romance and refinement come naturally to this prestigious Parisian hotel, which owes its name to Hollywood and the New York Press. Each of the rooms and suites offer a view of Paris. Through the windows, eyes wander over a central courtyard open to the sky, the sacred heart of Montmartre and rooftops of Paris. Hotel amenities include Le Cadre d'Or restaurant serving traditional French dishes, bar, business center, Internet access, multilingual staff, and 24-hour front desk. Rooms feature minibars, TVs with pay movies, air conditioning, and black-out drapes.Hotel California Champs-Elysees

For your family's needs, we recommend:

The Deluxe room with an occupancy of 3 to connect to Deluxe Premium rooms, with a rolloway. The large and wide 30sqm Deluxe rooms are elegantly furnished and decorated. Some of them have a nice private terrasse and they all overlook the charming Patio or lively Berri St. They offer a king size bed or 2 twin beds and can accommodate a maximum of 3 people (2 adults and 1 child ). Most of the bathrooms (modern or marble style) have a shower and a bath tub and some of them have natural daylight. An extra baby cot available on request. Connecting rooms to other Deluxe or classic rooms are available in this category upon request and availability. The room measure 30 sqm and has either King size bed or Twin beds.



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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.

 

 

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