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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.

Pillow Menus and Poolside Massages at The Sukhothai, Bangkok

May 11, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Sukhothai, BangkokImagine a leafy oasis of courtyards, lotus ponds, and palatial rooms-- in the middle of bustling Bangkok. Hard to believe that such a tranquil hotel can be found in this urban center, but the beautifully-designed Sukhothai does indeed offer guests a city resort experience. Elegant guest rooms recall a bygone era; think Thai silk and teakwood furnishings. Guests are ensured a restful night's sleep with the exclusive pillow menu created in partnership with Parker & Morgan pillows. The Sukhothai's leisure facilities are what you'd expect to find at a beach, not in the middle of Bangkok: a fully-equipped spa, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, 25-meter swimming pool, squash and tennis courts. Nestled in the garden, Spa Botanica has now expanded its holistic wellness experience throughout The Sukhothai Bangkok by offering a Poolside Massage Service.


Luxury Redesigned at The Ring Hotel Vienna

May 8, 2009
By: Alison Victor

The Ring Hotel ViennaPeople looking for something distinguished, diverse, and luxurious need to look no further than The Ring Hotel Vienna. The newest design hotel in Vienna offers exceptional comfort and casual luxury with outstanding service. This urban city oasis has something for everyone, from the world class Ring Day Spa to the freshest in cuisine at Aroma International. Book now through the summer, and you can enjoy the "Spa Plus Dine" package, which includes spacious accommodations, a massage, 3-course dinner, cocktail, room upgrade, and spa amenity for around 400 Euro a night.


Take Comfort in Luxury at the St Regis Beijing

May 7, 2009
By: Alison Victor

St. Regis BeijingLocated in the center of Beijing's business, shopping and diplomatic district, only a few minutes drive away from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, is the St. Regis Beijing. This ultra-luxurious property takes pride in being a home away from home for even the most discerning traveler. The St. Regis Beijing has 258 guest rooms and suites equipped with the most luxurious amenities. In every room you will find walk-in closets, spacious marble bathrooms, signature beds, and of course, fresh flowers. For those of you traveling with a larger group, connecting rooms are available upon request. The St. Regis Beijing wants every guest to feel the comfort of home with the luxury of five star service and amenities. Book now through June, and you can stay in a deluxe, king bedded room for around 300 USD per night.


Femme Fatale in San Diego: Pole Dancing Lessons at The Ivy Hotel

May 6, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Ivy HotelThe Ivy Hotel is quite the hot spot in San Diego's Gas Lamp Quarter, a glitterati gathering place with the sultry Envy nightclub and Eden pooldeck and bar on the roof. Definitely the place to see and be seen, The Ivy is the perfect spot for a girls' weekend getaway-- whether for a bachelorette party or just some fun in the sun. With this in mind, The Ivy has created a Femme Fatale package, "only the finest for the fairer sex." You'll get accommodations for six in the talked-about Star Suite-- featuring plush king-sized bunk beds, a stripper pole, a fully stocked wet bar, and an open shower that turns opaque when in use. Get some exercise (and put that stripper pole to good use!) with a private pole dancing lesson. Then indulge with dinner at Quarter Kitchen (your package includes a $400 dining credit). Get primped for a night out at Envy nightclub, where you'll be treated like VIPs with bottle service for six. The "Femme Fatale" package is priced from $3,195.


Discover London for Less at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

May 5, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Situated in the exclusive village of Belgravia in Knightsbridge, one of London's most prestigious shopping districts, is the ultra luxurious Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel. Known for its elegant surroundings and personalized service, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is perfect for anyone visiting this bustling city: families and business travelers alike. Book now through July, and you can stay in their luxuriously appointed deluxe room, with complimentary Internet and continental breakfast daily for around 250 GBP.

Special offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel will receive a Welcome Card from the General Manager, a Temple Spa Gift worth 35 British pounds and possible room upgrade on check-in if available.


Star-Studded Grand Opening for One and Only Cape Town

May 4, 2009
By: Alison Victor

One and Only Ocean ClubThe One and Only Resorts are known as an ultra-luxurious collection of award-winning properties in the most beautiful spots on the globe. As we reported back in January, One and Only Cape Town is the latest property to join this exclusive collection; as of April 3rd, it's open. Described as an "urban chic water front" resort, One and Only Cape Town is actually the only resort to finish over four months ahead of schedule. The Grand Opening Celebration brought out the who's who of the jet set crowd. Mariah Carey, Nelson Mandela, and Matt Damon were just a few that were in attendance.


Something For Everyone at W Hotel Atlanta Midtown

April 30, 2009
By: Alison Victor

W Hotel Atlanta Midtown It's hard to find a luxury hotel that caters to all types of travelers, but the W Hotel Atlanta Midtown does just that. Surrounded by world class shopping, nightlife, and museums, this luxury haven offers top notch service and accommodations to anyone visiting Atlanta. For the business traveler, W Hotel Atlanta Midtown offers a high tech business center with high-speed Internet. The Whatever/Whenever Service, a unique 24/7 feature of W Hotels, will take care of anything that you need or want, including a complimentary ride in a luxury SUV with a personal driver. For the family traveling together, W Hotel Atlanta Midtown offers connecting rooms and cribs upon request, as well as beautifully spacious suites. The hotel also welcomes cats and dogs 40 pounds or less, offering them custom pet beds, turndown treats, and food and water bowls.


The Fullerton Hotel Singapore Sweetens the Deal

April 29, 2009
By: Alison Victor

The Fullerton Hotel SingaporeMany of you may already know from a previous posting that The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is running the Five Star B and B package through June 30th of this year. This great offer includes breakfast for two, late check out of 3 pm, and a Courtyard room for $428 SGD. Effective immediately, the B and B Package will also include a complimentary, one level room upgrade, subject to availability. If you are looking for a great luxury hotel deal, then this is one you should definitely take advantage of.


Luxury Reborn at the Westbury Hotel Dublin

April 27, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Westbury Hotel DublinIf you are familiar with Dublin, then you are probably familiar with The Westbury Hotel, a Dublin icon situated in the heart of the city on Grafton Street. This luxury hotel is part of the Doyle Collection, and exhibits their philosophy of tying modern influences to the city's traditional values. The Westbury Hotel recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment, resulting in equipped conference suites, two new restaurants, a bar, and bedrooms that reflect urban glamor. In honor of this recent rejuvenation, when you book in the month of May, you can stay in a Superior room for 189 Euro, subject to availability.


Grand Hotel de la Minerva: Taking Luxury to New Heights

April 24, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Grand Hotel de la MinerveLocated in the heart of historic Rome, between the Pantheon and the Church of "Santa Maria Sopra Minerva," is the classically appointed Grand Hotel de la Minerve. Opened since the late 1700s, Grand Hotel de la Minerve is a beautiful and luxurious place to stay while visiting the capital city of Italy. A great way to enjoy this hotel is with the "Miles, Fruit, Wine and More" package. Bookable through the end of the year, this offer includes a bottle of wine, a fruit basket, buffet breakfast for two, room upgrade upon availability, and 1000 Miles (or equivalent) credited to your choice of 18 participating frequent flyer partners. This package rate varies, but book now through May, and you can get it for around 400 Euro a night.