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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.

Did You Know? San Ysidro Ranch


By: Five Star Alliance

In the 1930s, Hollywood actor Ronald Colman and hotelier and former Senator Alvin Carl Weingand acquired the San Ysidro Ranch and transformed it into a hospitality haven – known for its idyllic setting, service, and guarding of guest privacy – for celebrities. The famous guests over the years range from Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby and Groucho Marx to Winston Churchill, Somerset Maugham, and Sinclair Lewis. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier were married at the Ranch, John and Jacqueline Kennedy honeymooned there and John Huston completed the script for African Queen during a three-month stay.

San Ysidro Ranch

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Room Options at La Tremoille


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel de La Tremoille welcomes guests to the heart of the Golden Triangle, one of the most prestigious Parisian districts between the famous avenues Montaigne, George V, and Champs-Elysées. Behind an elegant Haussmann façade, the atmosphere of the establishment combines historical references and contemporary services. Throughout the hotel from the reception area to the suites via the restaurant and lounge bar, a harmony of styles and eras is respected.

The 5-star Hotel de la Tremoille offers 80 cosy & spacious rooms : Deluxe Double, Superior Double and Standard Double rooms. Some rooms connect, offering the possibility of a large suite of up to 3 rooms covering 120 square meters. Each room has its own individual style, combining elegant decoration with precious materials and modern service. 

La Tremoille Double Standard Room
Double Standard Room
Average size 31 square meters
Large Queen bed 
View of the street or courtyard
Air conditioning – Sound-proofing
Molton Brown products in the bathroom
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe

 

 

 
 
La Tremoille Double Superior Room
Double Superior room
Average size 36 square meters
Large Queen bed or 2 Twin beds
Possibility of accommodating three people with an extra bed
View of the street or courtyard
Air conditioning 
Molton Brown products in the bathroom
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

 

 

 

Double Deluxe RoomLa Tremoille Double Deluxe Room
Average size 40 square meters
Large Queen bed or 2 Twin beds
Possibility of accommodating three people with an extra bed 
View of the street –possibility of a balcony
Air conditioning – Sound-proofing
Bathroom with separate shower unit (Molton Brown welcome products)
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

 

 

The Hotel de La Trémoille has 13 luxury suites, each composed of one or two bedrooms and a sitting room, to make your stay in Paris unforgettable. The decor of each suite features design furniture, period molding, high ceilings, and top-of-the-range amenities.

 

La Tremoille Junior SuiteJunior Suite
Average surface area 42 square meters
Large Queen bed or two twin beds
Can accommodate up to 3 people with extra bed
View over the street only – possibility of a balcony
Air-conditioning – Sound-proofing
Bathroom with separate shower unit (Molton Brown welcome products)
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

 

 

 

One Bedroom SuiteLa Tremoille Jazz Suite
Average surface area 62 square meters
Large Queen bed or two Twin beds
Can accommodate up to 4 people (with extra bed)
Upper floors only, view over the street only
Separate sitting room with armchairs and sofa bed
Air-conditioning – Sound-proofing
Bathroom with separate shower unit (Molton Brown welcome products)
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

 

Two Bedroom Suites are also available and they feature:

Total surface area 104 square meters
2 large bedrooms with bathrooms (with separate shower)
Large independent sitting room between the two bedrooms with armchairs and sofa bed
Upper floors, view over the street only
Balcony
Air-conditioning – Sound-proofing
Molton Brown welcome products in the bathroom
Minibar
Wi-Fi internet connection
Direct telephone line with messaging service
Flat-screen television, radio, video-on-demand
Safe deposit box
Heated trouser press

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Get to Know Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo


By: Five Star Alliance

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo
The unique setting of the Excelsior Palace Hotel, facing the bay of Rapallo to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west, inspire a return to the elegance of the early 1900's. Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo is devoted to its guests' relaxation, offering a Beach Club with terraces on the sea, individual cabanas and a panoramic swimming pool, in addition to an exclusive wellness centre, gym, and an indoor pool with a sea view.

This aura of relaxation extends to the guest rooms. Warm sun and sea colours tinge the furnishings of the comfortable, spacious rooms, places of quiet, pleasant relaxation. Attractive and comfortable, the Classic Double Rooms are ideal for those who desire comfort and luxury, but no great additional space. Superior Rooms may offer a view of the open sea or a partial view of the Tigullio's Gulf. Some also offer a balcony. The Exclusive Rooms all feature balconies and a view of the sea of Portofino or Rapallo view and some can be connected with Superior Rooms.  A stay in a suite offers a unique chance to experience a special vacation. Starting from the Junior Suites and on up to the top-floor Presidential Suite, they are furnished with antique furniture and offer an open bar and a terrace.

Excelsior Place Hotel RapalloThe Excelsior Palace Hotel has two restaurants, able to satisfy the most demanding palates. The Lord Byron restaurant, open year round, is a blend of refinement, tradition, and creative culinary skill. The Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant, the hotel's summer restaurant, offers light, refined dishes and aperitifs.

The Yachting Bar is an elegant setting for the pleasure of a cocktail and the cheerful cordiality of an after-dinner drink. In summer guests can enjoy the sea air and the glow of a romantic sunset from the terrace. Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

Open year round, the Beauty Spa Health & Fitness Club offers a range of services. In addition to the treatment rooms, there is an indoor heated pool and a gym with Technogym machines. During the summer massages and spinning classes are available on the terraces of the Beach Club.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

The Beach Club features two outdoor infinity pools, equipped with 6 whirlpool loungers. There are also two Jacuzzi's and a gazebo for massages. Guests can also use of the roomy cabanas.  The Sporting Bar offers snacks pool-side. On request and with for an additional fee, small size pets accepted at the Beach Club in reserved and equipped area.

The hotel also has a jetty so that guests can travel by boat to Portofino, S. Fruttuoso, and the Cinque Terre. 
 

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Special Holiday Offer from CastaDiva Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Castadiva
You've got until November 30 to take advantage of CastaDiva Resort's Best Available Rate promotion.

Nightly room rates are from:

Deluxe Double Room Lake View: 390 EUR

Suite Partial Lake View: 510 EUR

Penthouse Suite Lake View: 510 EUR

Suite Roccabruna Front Lake View: 630 EURCastaDiva Resort

The rates include:

- Buffet gourmet breakfast at L’Orangerie Restaurant

- Daily entrance to the wellness area of the SPA featuring: Swedish Sauna, Steam Bath, Mediterranean Bath, Relaxation Pool with side jets,

Vitality Pool with hydromassage and chromotherapy, Kneipp Circuit, Balancing Himalayan Rose Salt Room, Refreshing Ice Cascade,

Emotional Showers with peppermint and exotic fragrances, Darsena Relax Area - an original XIX century dock gently suspended on the lake

- Fitness Center with Kinesis and Technogym equipment

- Wifi

- Service and VAT

Rates could be subject to daily city tax, applied per person (from 12 years old). Offer is not applicable on existing bookings. Offer is applicable to a limited number of rooms. Additional rates and restrictions may apply. Book early and read the terms and conditions carefully to avoid disappointment. 

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Dining al Fresco: Angleterre Hotel St. Petersburg


By: Five Star Alliance

Borsalino Restaurant  at Angleterre Hotel St Petersburg features an original Italian menu
that attracts discerning locals as well as hotel guests.

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Cool Pools: Palais Coburg Residenz


By: Five Star Alliance

The third floor at Palais Coburg Residenz offers an oasis of calm for the weary traveler. It offers a pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, training area, conservatory, sun terrace, and a range of massage and cosmetic treatments.

Palais Coburg Residenz

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Did You Know? Lodge and Cottages at Primland


By: Five Star Alliance

Lodge and Cottages at Primrose

The Lodge and Cottages at Primland offers guests a unique way to enjoy the resort. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. This fun game of hide-and-go-seek involves using the GPS device to locate hidden canisters, or geocaches. The geocaches may contain little treasures or interesting information.

Geocaching offers a terrific opportunity for guests to explore the trails of Primland while learning fascinating facts about the local environment and culture. The caches also include puzzles for those who want an added challenge.

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Primland's geocache courses and guidebooks were designed in partnership with the Conservation Management Institute of the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment.

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Dining al Fresco: Le Chatelain Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

 

During the warmer days, Le Chatelain Hotel's beautiful garden terrace, inspired by the Florentine inner courtyards, invites relaxation whilst enjoying tea with pastry, an afternoon drink, and even a full meal from the La Maison du Chatelain Restaurant. 

Le Chatelain Hotel

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New to Five Star Alliance: Dorsett Shepherds Bush


By: Five Star Alliance

Dorsett Shepherds Bush offers stylish and comfortable accommodations for business and leisure travelers to enjoy, relax, party, and refresh. Under the landmark glass roof, the eight-story hotel offers 317 Chinese-inspired bedrooms including 24 suites, two restaurants, a destination bar, and business facilities. 

Dorsett Shepards Bush

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Best Bathrooms: Villa Gallici


By: Five Star Alliance

The 16 rooms at Villa Gallici in Aix-en-Provence offers a unique interior design, including
a bathroom with bath and separate shower, and products reflecting the fragrances of Provence.

Villa Gallici

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