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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.

Discover Tuscany with Villa La Massa

July 9, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Villa La Massa With many people still finalizing plans to visit the likes of Italy and Europe for summer getaways, I have come across a great reason to wait. Many of the wonderful luxury properties we represent have started to give us some great rates and packages for the coming fall. One such hotel, the luxurious Villa La Massa, located on the outskirts of Firenze, has some great deals for such a traveler.

With the Discovering Tuscany package, Villa La Massa invites guests to a three night stay in a Deluxe Room, full buffet breakfast at the restaurant, or continental breakfast in your room, two 3-course meals at The Verrocchio Restaurant or The Pool Bar, a guided tour to the Florentine Palaces, and as a delicious welcoming gift, Cantucci And Vin Santo in your room upon arrival, which happen to be the perfect compliment of sweet Italian dessert wine and biscotti. With rates starting at under 300 Euro per person, this is a great way, and great time, to plan a trip to Italy.

From Car Detailing to Pet Walking: Five-Star Service at The Hazelton, Toronto

July 8, 2009
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Hazelton, TorontoSince it opened a few years ago, the Hazelton Hotel has taken Toronto by storm. Sure, the Presidential Suite has been called out as one of the best luxury suites in Canada, but you don't have to be a paparazzi-hounded celeb to hit up at this Hollywood hotspot. Bedding down at this sexy joint-- complete with its own private screening room and swanky spa-- you'll notice the five-star difference. Above all, it's the service. The concierge, valet, and guest services team can handle any kind of request; indeed the concierge can "open the doors to Toronto for you" with restaurant reservations, insider tips on shopping in Yorkville, the sky's the limit. Here's a smattering of the services available to you:

*24 hour luggage and large parcel delivery to residence

*Ten percent off Dry cleaning, laundry services, button replacement mending, minor alterations and delivery

*Fifteen percent off Spa treatments

*24 hour Room Service and Priority reservations at ONE, Mark McEwan's latest hit

*Daily, to door newspaper delivery of the Globe & Mail and/or National Post

*Personal chef services

*Pet walking, grooming and sitting services

*Automobile detailing

*Technological equipment rental (wireless laptops, MP3 players, facsimile machines, mobile phones and audio-visual equipment)

*Chauffeured limousine service to any destination

*Outdoor running companions

*Movie/music/videogame rental, including delivery and return

*Messenger service for local pick ups, deliveries and dry cleaning

And butler service, of course.

Loews Hotels Offering all Fashionistas the Recessionista Respite Package

July 7, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Loews Regency HotelTimes are tough, but just because you may be tightening your belt doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to enjoy luxury at a reasonable price. Loews Hotels are currently offering "Recessionista Respite" packages at participating locations, designed with the trendsetting fashion plate in mind. Book now through September 5th, and you can choose from some of the following options. At Loews Denver Hotel the Recessionista Package will include Villa Suite accommodations for one night, two $25 American Express gift checks to be used at the nearby Cherry Creek Shopping Center, home to over 400 shop-til-you-drop stores, personal bag concierge to deliver your bags to your room, complimentary valet parking, and post shopping cocktails at the hotel's T-Bar. Pricing starts at just $279 per night.

If shopping in the Big Apple is what you want, the Loews Regency Hotel's Recessionista Package will include 15% off "shopping day pass" at Bloomingdale's complete with a personal shopper, a gift with purchase, complimentary beauty makeover, cocktails for two at the hotel's Library Bar, and 20% off services at the hotel's Nico Salon. Prices start at just $180 per person.

Loews invites you to indulge but not over extend, and with these great offers, there is no guilt in shopping-til-you-drop!

The Hay-Adams Invites You to America’s Biggest Birthday Bash

July 2, 2009
By: Alison Victor

The Hay Adams HotelOn July 4th 1776, the American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Every year since, Americans have celebrated this day with barbecues, parties, and of course, fireworks. The most spectacular events will take place in the nation's capitol, Washington DC, and for those wanting to experience it first hand, there is no better place to stay then the historicHay Adams Hotel. Located on Lafayette Park, across from the White House, The Hay Adams Hotel has an excellent Fourth of July package available for city visitors. This package consists of weekend accommodations in a Superior room, dinner for two, and hotel rooftop access passes for two, starting at 989.00 USD. With luxurious amenities and amazing views, The Hay Adams Hotel promises an Independence Day to remember.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guest who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for The Hay Adams Hotel will receive a complimentary daily continental breakfast, special gift upon arrival, and guaranteed late (4PM) check-out.

Regal Offerings at The Landmark London

July 1, 2009
By: Alison Victor

The Landmark LondonClassic British elegance combined with the most modern of amenities has made The Landmark London a distinctively original luxury hotel in the heart of London's West End. After extensive refurbishment, The Landmark London is proudly offering guests the newly designed Presidential Suite. With views overlooking Marylebone Road, the Presidential Suite includes a kitchenette, a dining room for six people, a large living area, a bedroom with a king-sized four poster bed and its own entertainment center, and a large bathroom complete with a walk in shower and Jacuzzi bath. Available as a one or two-bedroom suite, guests also have the option of a connecting room next door. Not in need of such executive accommodations? Not to worry,The Landmark London has wonderful guestrooms available as well, such as the 35 square-meter Superior, starting at around 250 GBP a night.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for The Landmark London will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival.

Pay for Three, Stay for Four at Conrad Chicago

June 29, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Conrad Chicago Located on the Magnificent Mile with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline, Conrad Chicago is a beacon of contemporary style and luxury. Reserve a room sometime between now and September 30th, and Conrad Chicago invites guests to pay for three consecutive nights and stay for four. As part of their Summer Escape promotion, not only will guests receive the complimentary fourth night for free, but they will also be able to stay in the beautifully appointed, king deluxe room for around 175 USD per night.Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for Conrad Chicago will receive a welcome amenity and continental breakfast for two (2) daily.

The Early Bird Gets the Savings at The Draycott Hotel in London

June 29, 2009
By: Alison Victor

The Draycott Hotel Only a stone's throw from London's theater district, in the heart of the West End, is the classically appointed, luxury boutique property,The Draycott Hotel. Built over a century ago, The Draycott Hotel has retained the beautiful architecture of the past, but combined it with all of the modern amenities of present day. Book now through September, and The Draycott Hotel invites you to take advantage of their early bird rates. Book any suite for a minimum of two nights, and you can stay for about 275 GBP per night. The standard double accommodations will only set you back around 190 GBP per night. A great deal for those of you looking to take advantage of summer specials.

This is the True Story…Stay in Cancun where the Real World is Filmed

June 26, 2009
By: Alison Victor

ME Hotel CancunOn Wednesday night at 10pm, the new installment of the Real World premiered on MTV. Sticking to the tried and true formula that has made the show a constant since it first went on the air in 1992, the newest group of camera friendly 20 somethings will live out their lives for the next few months beachside in Cancun Mexico. Curious where their luxury digs are? The Real World is staying in a 9,757 square foot, bi-level suite at the ultra-luxurious, resort destination ME Hotel Cancun. This suite comes equipped with 4 bedrooms, all with ocean views, 3 private balconies, a full kitchen, and a private laundry room. It also features a pool table, fully stocked bar (of course!), aquarium, plasma television, and massage chairs, just in case the stress of luxury living gets to be too much! Since the Real World is obviously filmed months in advance, this suite is available to reserve for any guests who have a little money to burn. It is currently going for 15,000 USD per night!

Paris Promotions: Savings At Hotel Prince de Galles

June 25, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Hotel Prince de GallesSummer is a busy season for most European cities, where tourism hits its annual high. Many people make Paris their destination, a city rich with history, architecture, and style. A unique hotel at the very heart of it all, on the famous Avenue George V, is Hotel Prince de Galles. After celebrating their 80th Anniversary last year, Hotel Prince de Galles has decided to continue into 2009 with special rates and offers. Book now until July 31st, and you can enjoy the Eternal Summer promotion. This promotion gives up to 30% off rates from now through September 30th, 2009, subject to availability. With rates starting at 241,50€ per night, Paris and Hotel Prince de Galles are two luxuries you can afford this summer.

A New Chapter for Trianon Versailles Palace

June 23, 2009
By: Alison Victor

Trianon Palace and SpaThis has been quite a year for the hotel known formerly as the Trianon Palace and Spa, a Westin Hotel. Earlier this year the hotel underwent a re-branding to the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Collection, and with it brought in many luxurious upgrades. In addition to the property being fully renovated and restored, Gordon Ramsay, the celebrated 2-Michelin-starred chef, has opened his first French dining destination, Gordon Ramsay au Trianon. Guests can expect exquisite French dishes in an intimate, stylish setting.

With the Waldorf name also comes the Versailles Guerlain Spa, a 2,800-square-meter sanctuary of beauty, relaxation, and fitness. Here, guests can enjoy custom spa therapies, a stylish cut at the Leonor Greyl hair salon, or a relaxing dip in the heated indoor pool. Lavish and contemporary, this is a step above most spas. With the reemergence of this luxury property, they are also introducing special new rates. Book now, and you can stay in the Classic Guest Room, with breakfast for two, for under 200 Euro a night. A great way to reintroduce a great hotel.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for Trianon Palace will receive a complimentary bottle of Louis XIV preferred wine with a copy of his original hand-written letter.