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.

Paris Promotions: Savings At Hotel Prince de Galles


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


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.


Take a Luxury Break at The Cove Atlantis


By: Alison Victor

The Cove AtlantisSwimming with the Dolphins? Water slides? Gourmet Dining and Casinos? Sound like a checklist you put together in your dreams? Well all of this and much more is part of the experience awaiting guests at the super luxurious The Cove Atlantis.

Since its opening in early 2007, The Cove Atlantis on Paradise Island has been the ultimate destination for anyone wanting a vacation they will always remember. Now through the end of October,The Cove Atlantis is offering an amazing package called the Super SunBreak. If you are looking for a two night "break," rates start at an amazing $199 USD per adult, with children 11 and under staying, and playing, for free. If you are looking to "break" away from everyday life for a little bit longer, the Super SunBreak promotion will allow you to stay seven nights, with rates starting at only $669 USD. With such amazing rates, there is no reason that a vacation at the Cove can't be a dream come true!


Hotel de Crillon: A Summer Offer in the City of Light


By: Alison Victor

Hotel de CrillonLocated in the heart of Paris, the ultra-luxurious Hotel de Crillon has welcomed back the summer months with the new Summer Offer promotion. For any stay of 2 nights, guests will receive Continental or American breakfast, 100 Euro dining credit per reservation and per stay, and Superior room accommodations from 537 Euros. When booking for a minimum of 4 nights, guests can look forward to one-way airport transfers, an upgrade based on availability, the 100 Euros dining credit, and Superior rooms starting at 511 Euros.

With breathtaking views over the Place de la Concorde and exceptional service, the Hotel de Crillon is the perfect place to take in the sights of the City of Light, and with this great summer promotion, there is no better time than right now.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance for Hotel de Crillon will receive an exclusive amenity - one complimentary "Five Star Cocktail" per person, per stay, in Crillon Bar. The voucher will be provided at the time of check-in.


New W Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale: Luxury Replaces Spring Break


By: Alison Victor

W New York Times SquareOnce known as the destination for college spring breakers, Fort Lauderdale has been shifting the focus from party destination to upscale oasis. The downtown area has been steadily growing over the last decade with art galleries, high-rise condos, and gourmet restaurants. As we reported last month, the latest stake in Ft. Lauderdale's claim to luxury destination is the addition of the new oceanfront W Hotel. This stylish and sophisticated 23 story retreat celebrated its grand opening with a star studded bash, attracting the likes of Cindy Crawford and Blake Lively. The property not only boasts an infinity edged pool and suites with panoramic views of the gold coast, but also a Bliss Spa, the ultra-hip Whiskey Blue Bar, and many chic retail boutiques. The W Brand, with destinations in such cultural hubs as New York and

Los Angeles, has been known for its young and modern vibe since its first incarnation over ten years ago. It looks like Ft. Lauderdale will be a new luxury force to be reckoned with in the years to come.


What’s Hot in New York: The New Penthouse Suite at The Tribeca Grand


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Tribeca Grand Hotel, New YorkTalk about the height of luxury. There's a new penthouse suite on the block in Manhattan, and it's pretty swank. What's inside the Penthouse at the Tribeca Grand? A full-sized living room, dining room with sweeping city views from floor-to-ceiling windows, master bedroom with a custom-designed bed draped in luscious fabrics, and a rooftop terrace where you can dine al fresco under a teak pergola or sip cocktails under the stars. The best part of all? It's your own private hideaway, only accessible from the suite's interior staircase. These lavish digs are certainly paramount in NYC. Like a haute private residence in TriBeCa, the place comes equipped with all kinds of high-tech gadgetry: flat-screen plasma televisions, an iMac G5, and Sony Dream Machine Speaker Dock digital music system.

PS. Even if the Penthouse isn't your thing, the Tribeca Grand has other rooms that might be more up your alley, priced at just $229 over the July 4th weekend.

Image of the Tribeca Grand Hotel via USAToday.com


It’s a Family Affair at Ritz Hotel Paris


By: Alison Victor

Hotel RitzMany of the calls we get on a daily basis have to do with family bookings at our hotels. Which cater to the families? What rooms can accommodate them? It is always nice when we have options available to recommend to them. If you have or are making plans to travel to Paris,

Hotel Ritz is now offering the Ritzy Family Package. When you make a suite reservation, you will get a complimentary second room for your children. With this package, the children will also receive complimentary sweets and fresh raspberry juice in their room, child-size slippers and bathrobes, a personalized welcome and gift, and for a child's sense of security, items such as teddy bears will be made available. This is a great luxury option for the whole family, and will be made available until the end of this year.


Offer Dad Luxury this Father’s Day at Sunset Marquis


By: Alison Victor

Sunset Marquis Hotel and VillasWe all know our parents deserve thanks and appreciation year round, and that's why it is so important to show them how much we care on their annual holiday of appreciation. With Father's Day just around the corner, Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas is extending some very special luxury offers to the very special dads in our lives. For the whole month of June in tribute to all things Dad, Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas will be offering a Father's Day Spa Facial Treatment, where Dad will be treated to the signature "Hydrate and Replenish Facial," followed by a glass of champagne and appetizer at RESTAURANT. This special offer leads up to the main event: Father's Day. On June 20th, "Father's Day Eve," you can treat your Dad to one of Sunset Marquis's luxurious suites or villas, where upon arrival he will receive a special welcome amenity followed by the "Hydrate and Replenish Facial," and Father's Day brunch for two at RESTAURANT. The brunch promises to be a deliciously gourmet thank you to Dad, with a menu featuring fresh seasonal ingredients expertly prepared by five diamond haute cuisine chef, Guillaume Burlion.


Restore Your Senses With A New Offer From Shangri-La, Chiang Mai


By: Alison Victor

Shangri-la Chiang MaiOpened in late 2007, Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai has become the luxury standard in the bustling city of Chiang Mai. Their exclusive Horizon Club rooms, located on the top three floors of the hotel, come spaciously equipped with teakwood, silk, and majestic views of the cityscape. Guests of these rooms also enjoy access to the Horizon Lounge, where they can enjoy buffet breakfast, evening cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and private concierge service.

As a special offer, Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai is introducing the Pamper Package. With booking this package, guests will enjoy a 45 minute head and shoulder Thai message, courtesy of the hotel's CHI Spa, one dinner in the Silapa Thai private lounge, accommodations in the Horizon Club Deluxe Room with full Horizon Club Lounge benefits, and round-trip airport transfers. While Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai aims to indulge all your senses, it won't indulge all your savings, with rates starting at around 190 USD per night.


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.