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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.

Image of the Day: Casa de Sierra Nevada

August 7, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The pool at Casa de Sierra Nevada is surrounded by the beautiful stone arches and arcades of the mansion. A courtyard dotted with manicured trees and colourful flowers makes it a fantastic setting for a cooling dip.

Casa de Sierra Nevada

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Spotlight On: St Regis Grand Rome

August 2, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

St Regis Grand RomeRome is one of the most popular travel destinations, with upwards of 10 million visitors pouring into the ancient city each year. But where to stay? We suggest St Regis Grand Rome. The luxury hotel has been named to the Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List on several occasions. 

The luxury property is ideally located in the heart of Rome, and is within walking distance of popular tourist destinations such as the Spanish Steps, Via Veneto, and Trevi Fountain. Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Tourists may recognize it from Fellini's La Dolce Vita. The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, and the shopping on Via Condotti are also located nearby.

Each of the 138 guest rooms and 23 suites at the hotel feature a unique identity and are exquisitely appointed in a combination of Empire, Regency and Louis XV styles. St. Regis Butler Service is available for our suite guests.

After a day of sightseeing, indulge in a signature massage at kamiSpa. All kamiSpa services are also available within the comfort of your room. The professionally trained kamiSpa & fitness staff provides a full range of treatments for a fabulous journey of indulgence and relaxation.

St Regis Grand RomeAfter a relaxing spa treatment or working up a sweat in the fitness center, dine at The St. Regis Rome. Vivendo restaurant has been twice nominated as the best in Europe by Zagat. Intimate dinners can also be arranged in di...Vino Private Wine Cellar.  Choose from 600 different wines, while surrounded by stones from Diocletian's Baths. Finish off with a nightcap at Le Grand Bar, which Newsweek has named the best bar in Rome.

Familes are celebrated at St Regis Grand Rome. Child-sized robe, slippers, and step stools will make kids feel right at home. Throughout the stay, the hotel staff will recommend and arrange a selection of recreational activities, dining options, childcare services ,and other conveniences for families and children of all ages.

It's La Dolce Vita for the whole family!

 

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Did You Know? Hotel Kamp

July 31, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Helsinki's Hotel Kamp is the grand design of architect Theodor Hoijer and was completed in 1887. Hotel Kamp quickly established itself as the center stage of the political and cultural scene of Helsinki. Before modern technology molded the media landscape, cafes and restaurants were the location where the latest news and gossip were exchanged. Kämp became a focal meeting point for daily news. Hotel Kamp was also the first hotel in Finland to have an elevator.

Hotel Kamp

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Did You Know? The Algonquin New York

July 30, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

After World War I, Vanity Fair writers and Algonquin regulars Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and Robert E. Sherwood began lunching at The Algonquin. In 1919, they gathered in the Rose Room with some literary friends to welcome back acerbic critic Alexander Woollcott from his service as a war correspondent. It proved so enjoyable that someone suggested it become a daily event. This led to a daily exchange of ideas, opinions, and often-savage wit that has enriched the world's literary life. George S. Kaufman, Heywood Broun, and Edna Ferber were also in this August assembly, which strongly influenced writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Perhaps their greatest contribution was the founding of The New Yorker magazine, which today is free to guests of the hotel.

The Algonquin

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Image of the Day: Fairmont Hamilton Princess

July 29, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

 The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, affectionatelly known as "The Pink Princess" by Bermudians, has been a hotel since 1885. 

 Fairmont Hamilton Princess

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Did You Know? Hotel Lutetia

July 27, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Hotel Lutetia was the first Art Deco hotel in Paris. Situated in the literary and artistic centre of Paris, many painters, writers and stayed or made their home at the luxury hotel. Perhaps you've heard of hotel guests named Matisse, Andre Gide, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Josephine Baker and Picasso? The adventurer, Alexandra David Neel stayed here after her expedition to the Far East, and General de Gaulle spent his honeymoon here.

Hotel Lutetia

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Image of the Day: Gritti Palace

July 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The newly renovated Hotel Gritti Palace was originally commissioned in 1525 as the residence of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti. It was later used as the official residence of the Vatican's ambassadors to Venice. Guests may enjoy their meals on the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal from May or even earlier, weather permitting, until October.

Gritti Palace

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Pre-Packaged Florence Experiences At Your Fingertips!

July 23, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

Hotel Il Salviatino
If you are planning on visiting Florence, Italy and tired of surfing the Internet on places to go and things to do in order to maximize your experience in the area, look no further than Il Salviatino! With the property being just as beautiful as the views it provides, also takes the guess work out of planning your trip with their pre-packaged experiences that cater to different types of guests. Their Dine Around package is ideal for foodies on the hunt for a Tuscan gastronomical experience. The package comes complete with hand-picked restaurants to help tourists discover the best of Florence through the best Italian fare.

For those looking for a romantic way to propose, look no further than the Perfect Proposal package Il Salviatino provides. It even comes up with a backup plan option, providing guests with an all-night open-bar if their proposal is rejected.

Hotel Il Salviatino

Not ready to get engaged? Il Salviatino has a Romantic Getaway package for you, complete with romantic activities for you and your loved one to participate in while enjoying Florence and each other. If you are looking to vacation in the more relaxed side of things, try the Relax and Enjoy Florence package, ideal for spa enthusiasts.

 

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Did You Know? Schlosshotel Velden

July 21, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Schlosshotel Velden began as the Castle Velden in 1590. A fire in 1762 burned the castle, and it was then rebuilt and opened as a hotel in 1890.

Schlosshotel Velden

 

 

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Did You Know? The Park Lane Hotel London

July 20, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel mogul and future London Mayor Bracewell Smith started building the The Park Lane Hotel London from 1924 to 1927. World War I halted construction, and the hotel was an unfinished steel frame until 1940. During the 13-year delay in building, the hotel was nicknamed "the birdcage."

The Park Lane Hotel London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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