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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.

Fourth Night Free in Buenos Aires at the Park Tower


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

 

 

Park Tower

 

It's time to tango. Park Tower, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is doling out a fourth night free to lucky guests who want to stay a little longer and soak up the urbane flair of this cosmopolitan city. Indulge in five-star facilities-- the Neptune Pool & Fitness Center with two swimming pools, tennis courts, sauna and steam baths-- and appreciate the hotel's talked-about service: 24-hour room service, butlers on each floor, and 24-hour concierge service, who can hook you up with coveted restaurant restaurants or arrange a visit to Tigre, an authentic Estancia.

Park Tower

The hotel's 181 spacious guest rooms have sparkling city views and Italian marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower. For the utmost in luxury, book a Terrace Suite, Senator's Suite, or Governor's Suite, to take in the spectacular views of the city and Rio de la Plata from a large terrace. Needless to say, the St. Regis Suite-- occupying the top floor of the hotel-- offers an unparalleled experience. Snag your fourth night free by booking the Taste of Luxury" package.


Discover Morocco’s Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel


By: K. Clare Johnson

Dar Ayniwen

Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel in Marrakech takes relaxation to a whole new level. Halfway between a luxury hotel and a family home, the Moroccan property focuses on tranquility, quality and style. Wander in the extensive gardens, swim in the heated swimming pool, or indulge in the traditional hammam (Turkish Bath). A driver is on call to take guests to the center of Marrakech or to one of the nearby golf courses. Then indulge in a meal that fuses fresh ingredients, innovative techniques, and the world of Moroccan gastronomy. Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel has eight suites, so the attention is certain to be personalized and luxurious.


New Things Abuzz at Fairmont Washington DC


By: Alison Victor

Fairmont Washington DC In direct response to the nation's honey bee shortage, and as part of an ongoing environmental program, The

Fairmont Washington DC is now home to 105,000 Italian honeybees. Located on the rooftop of this luxury city hotel now sits three honey beehives, each with one queen bee and 33,000 worker bees. The bees will enhance the Fairmont Washington DC's culinary program, helmed by executive sous chef Ian Bens and executive pastry chef Aron Weber, who will also share responsibility of chief bee keeper. Three hundred pounds of honey is projected to be harvested during the first year of this program, going to use in soups, pastries, and other culinary treats offered at the hotel's renowned Juniper restaurant. The bees came from local beekeepers Larry and David Reece in Germantown, Maryland. The Reeces have been in the "bee business" for over 150 years, and are well respected in the community.


Music to Your Ears: The Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese’s New Offer


By: Alison Victor

SofitelSummer is a great time to visit Rome, with many events and festivals filling up the long, warm nights. The capital city of Italy has long been associated with such things as architecture and music, and Sofitel Roma has a new offer to incorporate both. Starting July 1st and ending August 31st, guests can enjoy the new Summer Night's Dream offer. This includes two nights in either a deluxe or superior room, American buffet breakfast, a glass of champagne and dry snacks served on the roof-terrace, one light dinner at La Bella Vista lounge bar, and two tickets for an unforgettable night of Opera at Terme di Caracalla with luxury transportation provided by the hotel. Rates start at 282.50 Euros for a Superior Room, and 322.50 Euro for a Deluxe Room, luxury and lasting memories included!


Aleenta Resort and Spa Gives You a Reason to Smile


By: Alison Victor

Aleenta Resort and SpaThis year marks a momentous occasion in Thailand, as the country will be hosting the World Comedy Film Festival 2009, the first ever of its kind in Asia. Featuring over 50 comedies from around the globe, there will be an heavy focus on Asia. In celebration, and in conjunction, the Aleenta Resort and Spa will be hosting its own red carpet event on Tuesday, June 10th. Hosted by Australian celebrity Bianca Dye, there will be a red carpet arrival, cocktails and dinner, and of course, a premiere of a film featured in the festival. Aleenta Resort and Spa calls this event "A Night With the Stars at Aleenta," and it promises to be a night filled with laughter as well!

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for Aleenta Resort and Spa will receive a 30 minute stress and tension relieving massage for 2 in Aleenta's KA Spa once during stay.


Value and Luxury Included: The Lodge at Woodloch


By: Alison Victor

The Lodge at WoodlochWe get many requests for all-inclusive, luxury resorts. Many people feel that all-inclusive means having to compromise luxury and service. Well, this can definitely be the case, but fortunately there are some great options for those of you wanting it all. The Lodge at Woodloch is a luxury spa resort located in Pennsylvania's lake region that not only offers all-inclusive rates, but also has been rated "Top 15 Destination Spas," by the esteemed Travel + Leisure magazine. Book now through July 9th, and you can take advantage of The Lodge at Woodloch's Midweek Magic Offer. For only $299 double occupancy, and $399 single occupancy, you can stay in their Veranda Deluxe accommodations, complete with three gourmet meals, and enjoy a variety of their daily activities. It's a great way to have it all without having to sacrifice what you want.


Rock Out In Luxury at Hotel Sax Chicago


By: Alison Victor

Hotel Sax ChicagoSummer not only promises beautiful weather, but also signifies the beginning of the concert festival season, as apparent with many big shows happening around the U.S. Lollapalooza has really become the standard of the great American festival, with Perry Farrell organizing the massive music event in Grant Park, Chicago at the beginning of August. This year will be no different, with diverse headliners ranging from The Killers to Snoop Dogg. A great place to rest your head after a long day of music is the Hotel Sax Chicago. Formerly a House of Blues, Hotel Sax Chicago is the newest downtown Chicago luxury hotel. Intriguing settings mix with energizing spaces in this luxurious oasis located in the heart of the city. Come stay during Lollapalooza, taking place August 7th through the 9th, and you can book a lavish king room for around 200 USD a night.


E-Butler Service at the St. Regis Grand Hotel Rome


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

EButler Service at the St Regis Grand Hotel RomeWhen the St. Regis Grand Rome emerged from its meticulous $35 million restoration, the hotel immediately landed a spot on Condé Nast Traveler's 2008 Gold List. The interiors are positively sumptuous; the Bottega Veneta Suite, for example, is furnished with pieces from the designer furniture collection. The St. Regis Grand Hotel certainly makes for a decadent Roman holiday, with palate-pleasing cuisine, to boot. Vivendo Restaurant has been awarded 2 forks by Gambero Rosso, 15/20 by the Espresso Guide, and "Best Food and Decor" for the fourth year running by Zagat. Best of all? The hotel's new E-Butler service, where guests are given a wireless handheld device to e-mail their wishes straight to their very own personal butler from any location. Even the most discriminating travelers get a kick out of the hotel's superb 24/7 butler service.


The Villa Renaissance Complimentary Nights for Longer Stays


By: Christina Vasquez

The Villa RenaissanceWith breathtaking villa and cottage style accommodations Villa Renaissance offers a tropical luxury retreat for anyone looking to escape to the Caribbean. Nestled on the world famous beaches of Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos, this beach front oasis offers guests the choice between 28, one, two, and three bedroom villas as well as 8 pool side cottages. Take advantage of the wonderful stay longer rates that are currently being offered at Villa Renaissance and receive complimentary nights. Book the Stay 4 Pay for 3, rate to receive one complimentary night for a four consecutive night’s stay, or you can book the Stay 7 Pay for 5, promotion which gives you two complimentary nights for a consecutive seven nights stay!


Global Gourmet Cuisine at The Fairfax Embassy Row


By: Alison Victor

The Fairfax at Embassy RowThe legendary The Fairfax at Embassy Row has been a beacon of luxury and guest satisfaction in Washington DC since it opened in 1927, and their famed Jockey Club restaurant has always been the go-to dining destination for Washington DC's power players. Coinciding with the extensive restoration of the property just last year, as well as the reemergence of the Jockey Club, The Fairfax at Embassy Row is pleased to announce the Taste of Embassy Row, a new weekly affair. Every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30pm, the Fairfax Lounge will host a wine tasting and food pairing from a different world region. With the expertise of Jockey Club Sommelier Pierre Yves Robin choosing the wine, and Executive Chef Richard McCreadie selecting the food, this weekly event promises to be a gourmet delight.