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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.

Cafe Royal London gets Sartorial

July 28, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

Cafe Royal Hotel


Cafe Royal London
recently re-opened its doors after going through a gut renovation and has even renovated their staff uniform aesthetic in order to capture the essence of the updated hotel brand. For the sartorial refreshing, the hotel partnered with famed menswear British fashion designer Adrien Sauvage. Sauvage is famously known for his ability to transform the traditional suit game to be more casual and versatile for the everyday man. Employing his known talent in contemporary tailoring, he utilized his talents into re-designing versatile uniforms that possess qualities that are aligned with the redesign of the updated hotel brand. 

The collaboration resulted in versatile uniforms complete with interchangable jackets, coats, skirts, trousers, shirts, waistcoats and jerseys. The designer gained inspiration from the monochromatic modern color schemes of the hotel rooms and paid close attention to the fits and cuts of the fabrics to represent the bespoke, individualized customer service and attention guests would receive. We think the collaboration resulted in some of the best dressed hotel employees in London.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Shoreditch House

July 22, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Shoreditch House occupies the top three floors and roof of a renovated warehouse in London's East End. Its rooftop space has recently been extended with the addition of the Garden and Lazy Lawn. Adjacent to the club are a Cowshed Relax and a renovated pub containing 26 bedrooms for overnight stays.

 

Shoreditch House

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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."

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Suite Dreams at Grosvenor House

June 22, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Grosvenor House London
Set just back from Park Lane and overlooking the sweeping gardens of Royal Hyde Park, Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel is a living reminder of an age of elegance and a name synonymous with luxury and London’s rich history; a destination that is "Quintessentially British."

Our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor has the latest news on their royal nursery:

Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, and bespoke nursery designers Dragons of Walton Street, have announced an exclusive partnership which will see a luxury Premium Park View suite transformed into a British nursery, said to have been designed and tailored with a royal baby in mind. Dragons of Walton Street has a historic association with the Royal family, with Princes William and Harry, Beatrice and Eugenie all growing up in a Dragons’ nursery. 

More on the Grosvenor House's royal nursery...

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Did You Know? The Rookery Hotel

June 20, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Each of the 33 rooms at The Rookery Hotel are named after an inhabitant who lived there when the first census of the area was taken in 1832. Guests can stay in rooms named after Apothecary Dr Theophilus Garencieres, architect William Pettit Griffith, or prostitute Sally Salisbury.

The Rookery Hotel

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Did You Know? Cafe Royal Hotel

June 12, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Cafe Royal Hotel has a pugilistic history. Some of the early rules of boxing were first written down in the building,
and from 1951 the Café Royal became the home of the National Sporting Club, which held black-tie dinners there
before bouts.

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Grosvenor House London Gets a Christie's Sneak Peek

June 2, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance


Guests at Grosvenor House London are in for a special treat. Legendary auction house Christie's and the luxury hotel have allied to provide guests with a special exhibition. Our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor reports:

From Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6, guests at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, and members of the public can attend a special preview of The Collection of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, one of the world’s preeminent books collections, before it goes to auction this fall. The preview will be open daily from 10am – 5pm.

 

More of Jena Tessa Fox's article on the Grosvenor House London and Christie's Collaboration >>

 

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Luxury Hotel History: The Savoy London

May 30, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

The Savoy London



The Savoy London
was originally built in 1889 by Richard D’Oyly Carte on land adjacent to his Savoy Theatre. The hotel was built to accommodate the many tourists who came to London to see the Savoy Operas by Gilbert & Sullivan.  In 2007 the legendary hotel closed for the first time in order to undertake a 3-year, £220 million restoration project.

 

 

 

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Delectable Dining: The Westbury London

May 25, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

 

Alyn Williams at The Westbury London is a Michelin Star fine dining restaurant. Modern European cooking with meticulous but friendly service. The main dining room seats up to 45 guests. For private dining, the Aspen Room is available for up to 16 guests. There's also the unique Wine Salon, where up to eight guests can dine, whilst surrounded by some of the world’s finest wines.

 

 

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Sneak Peek: Rosewood London

May 12, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Opening in October 2013, Rosewood London will embrace guests within one of London’s most historic locales, where the City meets Covent Garden and the West End on High Holborn. The early 20th-century Edwardian, Grade II-listed building will offer a true sense of the destination, combining English heritage with contemporary sophistication.

 Rosewood London

 

 

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