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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? Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

June 5, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson


Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo
is a beautiful resort on the Italian coast that faces the bay of Rapallo (Italian Riviera) to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west. Surprisingly, it has an extensive history as a site for political treaties.  1917, The Excelsior Palace Hotel was  the location for the Allied summit at Rapallo, where conditions for the conclusion of World War One were thrashed out. The Excelsior was also the setting for the Italo-Yugoslav Treaty of 1920, and the Russo-German agreement of 1922.




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Movie Star Suites at Leading Hotels

May 20, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance


Nobody can make you a star, but you can check in to a hotel that will make you feel like you are one. Our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, has the rundown on sleeping in star spots. Here's an excerpt:

Did you miss out on Cannes this year? We hear The Leading Hotels of the World is offering travelers a chance to live the celeb life at some movie-star themed suites around the world. Here are the top picks:

An ardent fan of the town of Portofino, actress Ava Gardner often chose to spend her holidays there. In 1952, she stayed at Hotel Splendido, during the filming of The Barefoot Contessa, co-starring Humphrey Bogart and Edmond O’Brien. In homage to Ms. Gardner, sister hotel Splendido Mare dedicated a suite to her. Stretching across the entire top floor of the hotel, the Ava Gardner Suite offers a magnificent terrace with incomparable views of the harbor, promontory and Castello Brown, which are also fully visible from the bed and the sitting room. The 603-square-foot terrace is adorned with a huge, potted lemon tree and flowering Mediterranean plants. The expansive bedroom is incredibly well lit thanks to two generous windows that highlight the soft pastel tones of the walls, fabrics and furniture. A large door connects to the sun-filled sitting room, which boasts an almost wall-to-wall window. When open, this joins the sitting room and terrace, creating one magnificent space— half indoors and half outdoors. No doubt Ms. Gardner would feel blissfully at home here!


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5 Brand New Suites at the Hotel Splendido in Portofino

August 8, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance

After an intensive renovation, the top floor of the Hotel Splendido has been transformed into 5 breathtaking new suites - three Deluxe Suites and two Junior Deluxe Suites. 

All of the new suites at this cliff side retreat offer light-flooded interiors that are decorated in a contemporary style with color schemes that evoke the sea and sky. Spacious bathrooms feature separate shower cubicles, bathtubs and twin vanity basins. Fine Italian furniture includes exceptional pieces such as mirrors, lamps and vases that add accents of color to the cool palette. The two new unique Junior Suites Deluxe on the top floor boast and the three Deluxe Exclusive Suites on the fifth floor offer spectacular sea and town views from their large balconies.

Hotel Splendido Junior Deluxe Suite

Hotel Splendido Junior Deluxe Suite

Hotel Splendido Deluxe Suite

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Cool New Addition: Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

July 29, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo faces the Bay of Rapallo to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west.

The Beach Club offers terraces on the sea, individual cabanas and a panoramic swimming pool, in addition to
an exclusive wellness centre, an oasis of pure pleasure for personalised treatments, gym and an indoor pool
with a sea view.

Warm sun and sea colours tinge the furnishings of the comfortable, spacious rooms, places of quiet,
pleasant relaxation. The windows open onto picturesque landscapes that lift the spirits and stimulate the fantasy.