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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? The Oberoi Amarvilas


By: Five Star Alliance

The Oberoi Amarvilas
The Oberoi Amarvilas
is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, one of the largest states in India. The resort is located at a distance of 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and approximately 15 minutes from the city centre. The hotel has been designed to give guests breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal from each of its 102 guest rooms and suites. Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort is a splendid display of terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools, and pavilions with rich interiors that take guests back to an era of Emperors and Princes.

Oberoi Amarvilas

Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, this Taj Mahal has become the de facto tourist emblem of India. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whose death in childbirth in 1631 left the Emperor so heartbroken that his hair is said to have turned grey overnight. The monument is located just five minutes from The Oberoi Amarvilas. The resort can arrange transfers to and from The Oberoi Amarvilas in battery operated environment friendly buggies. The Taj Mahal is open for night viewing five nights per month, on full moon and two nights prior and two nights after. 

Spring rates at The Oberoi Amarvilas start at $298 per night >>


Image of the Day: Gran Melia Colon


By: Five Star Alliance

Gran Melia Colon combines intelligent historical features with contemporary touches to create a most warm and elegant environment. The elegant neo-baroque facade of the Gran Meliá Colon announces an interior full of surprises. The hotel lobby, crowned with a stunning dome over a spectacular modernist red sofa, and El Burladero, El Tendido, and Majestic restaurants are some of the city’s most popular meeting points

Gran Melia Colon

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New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel Ella


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Ella inhabits the Goodall Wooten mansion, one of Austin's original landmark estates. The refined property reopened in late summer 2013 following a multi-million dollar renovation. It is named in honor of original owner Ella Wooten. It features 48 impressive guestrooms (inclusive of 10 luxury suites), a cabana-lined lap pool, and wrap-around veranda overlooking an expansive front lawn. Beautifully designed indoor and outdoor spaces and stately meeting rooms provide ideal backdrops for events, weddings, and corporate gatherings. Guests will enjoy exceptional dining along with a superior level of personalized service wrapped in the relaxed hospitality for which Austin is known.

Hotel Ella

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Image of the Day: Kempinski Hotel Atlantic


By: Five Star Alliance

Kempinski Hotel Atlantic, one of the few true Grand Hotels of our times, has been a local landmark since its opening a century ago in 1909. Situated on Lake Alster and in the city centre of Hamburg, the Atlantic is one of the leading luxury hotels for exploring the Hanseatic culture and lifestyle.

Kempinski Hotel Atlantic

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Image of the Day: Hotel Majestic Roma


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Majestic Roma is located on the famous Via Veneto, in the center of Rome. The hotel is within walking distance to the Trevi Fountain, the Villa Borghese Gardens, Spanish Steps, and the elegant Via Condotti with its haute couture boutiques and shops.

Hotel Majestic Roma

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Dining al Fresco: Bauer Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Bauer Hotel offers terrace seating at its fine dining restaurant De Pisis. The restaurant offers views of Venice's Grand Canal, with a view of the famous Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute in the distance.

Bauer Hotel 

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel Lungarno


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Lungarno offers a breathtaking view over many of the landmarks and sights that gave Florence its reputation for architectural and cultural beauty and grace. 

Hotel Lungarno

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Did You Know? Carlsbad Plaza


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Carlsbad Plaza

Carlsbad Plaza's original building dates back to the late 19th century. At the time it was four separate buildings named Rudolfshof, Quirinal, Neapol, and Moskau. All buildings but the Quirinal were Spa residences. Among the Spa guests were Sigmund Freud in 1915 in the Spa residence Rudolfshof. 

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Did You Know? Beau Rivage Hotel et Plage


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Beau Rivage Hotel et Plage

Beau Rivage Hotel Et Plage, built in 1860, was one of the first Nicois hotels located in continuation of the famous Promenade des Anglais on the sea shore. Artists and intellectuals of that time such as Henri Matisse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Friedrich Nietzsche were frequent guests of the luxury hotel. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Topping Rose House


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Topping Rose House owners Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell have restored Topping Rose House to its former glory by transforming the property into a year-round modern luxury refuge right in the heart of The Hamptons. Acclaimed chef Tom Colicchio not only operates the restaurant but the hotel as well, a first for him. All three are working together to make Topping Rose House a Long Island icon of hospitality.

Topping Rose House 

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