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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.

Alva Park Resort and Spa Ups the Luxury Quotient with the Grand Imperial Suite

May 20, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Alva Park Resort and SpaAs the exclusive luxury resort in Platja de Fenals, located on one of the most beautifully landscaped beaches in Costa Brava, Spain, Alva Park Resort and Spa is all about giving its guests the ultimate destination resort experience. With 88 beautifully appointed rooms, Alva Park Resort and Spa also boasts the first Molton Brown Spa in continental Europe, an indoor golf club, and 24 hour Concierge service. The modern design and innovative architecture of Alva Park Resort and Spa is a great compliment to the attention to detail and meticulous service afforded each guest. Continuing to push the luxury envelope even further, Alva Park Resort and Spa has announced the pre-opening of its new Grand Imperial Suite. This two-bedroom spa suite comes complete with stunning views of the Mediterranean, a large living room, private collection artwork, a mini pool, and outside terrace. Promising to be a truly unique experience, the Grand Imperial Suite will be setting new standards in luxury hotel accommodations.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for Alva Park Resort and Spa will receive fresh strawberries and cream on arrival and complimentary use of Courtesy SMART cars - 2 and 4 seater.


Luxury Cottages are Open at Colorado’s The Broadmoor

May 20, 2009
By: K. Clare Johnson

When you hear the word cottage, you probably think of a quaint little structure in the woods. Not at The Broadmoor. The Colorado Springs property has recently completed a $300 Million evolution, which includes an $18.5 million renovation to The Broadmoor Cottages. Each cottage offers configurations from one to eight bedrooms and up to 6,300 square feet. Most units have spectacular views of the 18th fairway with the dramatic backdrop of Cheyenne Mountain. Parlors and select bedrooms include custom fireplaces and the latest in-room wireless technology. A large commons area is highlighted by an outdoor patio and fireplace suited for year-round use, a bocce ball court and entertaining areas. Off-season rates begin at $650 a night for one room and summer rates for an entire, eight-room cottage are $7,650 a night.


Sweet Offers on Suite Accommodations from Elbow Beach Bermuda

May 19, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

Elbow Beach Club ResortElbow Beach Club Resort Bermuda is offering an enticing deal for four nights or longer at their impressive luxury beach resort. Enjoy the picturesque beauty and pristine beaches of Elbow Beach Club Resort and stay in a luxury suite or cottage with the "Suite Temptations Offer." This fantastic package deal includes lavish suite accommodations, along with daily continental breakfast for two, VIP services, welcome amenity, and a $50 spa voucher. Best of all if you book three consecutive nights gets you a fourth night for free with this "suite" deal! Package rates vary according to availability, and certain terms and restrictions apply.


Brazil is for Lovers: Celebrating Dia dos Namorados

May 19, 2009
By: Alison Victor

EmilianoLooking for a special way to show that special someone you love them, but think Valentine's Day is still nine months away? Well, you may just be in luck. Brazilians celebrate their version of Valentine's Day, "Dia dos Namorados," literally translating to "Day of the Enamored," on June 12th. This date is actually the eve of St. Anthony of Padua's Day. St. Anthony is considered to be the Patron Saint of those who want a loving companion, and he is also thought to bless people with a good marriage. While much remains the same in Brazil as it does in the rest of the world on Valentine's Day (i.e. the exchange of flowers and chocolates and love letters), there are also parades, carnivals, concerts, and parties. One of the most romantic and luxurious hotels to spend Dia dos Namorados is the Emiliano in Sao Paolo. Contemporary luxury with a boutique setting, Emiliano boasts a gourmet Italian restaurant, world class spa, and rooms and suites that are perfect for romance.


A Special Kiwi Offer from Relais & Chateaux

May 18, 2009
By: Alison Victor

The Farm at Cape KidnappersNew Zealand is a mountainous group of islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, and a truly beautiful and unique place to visit. Now through October, Kauri Cliffs, and their sister property, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, are inviting guests to experience world-class luxury for less. Stay a combined 5 nights at either property and receive the 6th consecutive night free. Rates include accommodations in a luxurious suite, cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, a full breakfast daily, and full use of Lodge facilities, excluding golf. Both award-winning properties are nestled on 6,000 lush acres of countryside, complete with world famous golf courses, luxury spas and suites, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. This special offer is subject to availability.


Langham Hotels Celebrate With an Afternoon of Tradition

May 15, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Langham Hotel LondonLangham Hotel, London has recently undergone an £80 million refurbishment, and to celebrate the hotel's anniversary and grand reopening, they will be serving afternoon tea on June 10 for its original price in 1865: one shilling, six pence, approximately 15 cents (USD). Joining them in the celebration will be Langham properties worldwide, including The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa Pasadena and Langham Hotel, Hong Kong. A great way to honor a great English tradition, servers at the event will be dressed in period costumes from the era, and guests are encouraged to do the same. This global Langham tea party only goes to show that luxury really is timeless!


Fantastic Three and Five Night Package Deals from Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

May 14, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

Ubud Hanging GardensDiscover the tranquility of Bali and everything this tropical paradise has to offer with superb package deals at Ubud Hanging Gardens. Book three nights accommodations and take advantage of the "Something to Celebrate" package which includes: daily American breakfast, one way airport transfer, welcome flowers decorations & sparkling wine, one traditional three-course dinner at Beduur Restaurant, a picnic for two and 10 percent discount on individual spa treatments. Plan on staying a little longer? The Ubud Hanging Gardens is also offering the "Bali Harmony Package". For a minimum five-night stay, enjoy one way airport transfer, a one-hour Yoga class, a two-hour pure relaxation treatment for two people, a two-hour morning walk, one revitalizing Yang massage treatment for two, a guided tour of the local temples, one private picnic, and two three-course dinners for two (excl drinks) as well as 10 percent discount for any additional individual spa treatments.

Packages valid from 3rd November 2008 to 21st December 2009, package rates vary according to availability, and certain terms and restrictions apply.


Therasia Resort: A Dream Vacation Awaits You in the Aeolian Islands

May 13, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Therasia ResortRomantic? Check. Beautiful Beaches? Check. A volcano? Check. When you dream of the perfect getaway, what comes to mind? It would probably be somewhat close to the Therasia Resort. This beautiful luxury hotel is situated on the island of Vulcano, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, only a short distance from the beach and center of, yes, a vollcano. The hotel boasts breathtaking views over the 6 other islands and the stunning 'faraglioni' of Lipari.

Therasia Resort was completely restored in 2006 using local materials to pay respect to the surrounding environment. Guests can take advantage of the resort's large Infinite pool, or have a romantic meal at the resort's panoramic restaurant, complete with views of the sea. Though only a short trip from Sicily, Therasia Resort retains the Greek mythology and ancient nature that make it a luxurious retreat all its own. Book through June and you can stay, with breakfast, for around 175 USD.


The Newly Opened Presidential Suite at Villa La Massa Redefines Luxury

May 13, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

Villa La MassaFor the ultimate luxurious splurge, Villa La Massa, the fascinating 16th century mansion-turned-five star resort, has just announced the opening of its two-bedroom presidential suite. The new addition to this intimate luxury hotel features a large sitting room with working fireplace and terracotta floors. A glass wall opens up to a private 2,900-square-foot garden showcasing a private Jacuzzi, gazebo, and outdoor seating for six. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite also features a private terrace with an impressive 180 degree view capturing the breathtaking beauty and charm of the Italian countryside.


The Tamarind Cove Hotel: An Exotic Escape

May 11, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Tamarind Cove Hotel Located on the beautiful and exotic white crescent beach of Barbados's Platinum Coast is the luxurious Tamarind Cove Hotel. A mix of Mediterranean design and Caribbean charm, Tamarind Cove Hotel is the perfect escape for couples and families alike. The hotel boasts 110 spacious guestrooms and suites, each with their own private balcony or patio, three freshwater pools, and two picturesque restaurants. Whether it be relaxing in the sun, or taking advantage of the complimentary water sports,

Tamarind Cove Hotel is the perfect way to escape. Book in June and stay in a deluxe ocean front room, with breathtaking views, for only 225 USD a night.