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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.

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.

Summer Indulgence at The Setai

By: Alison Victor

The SetaiThe Setai, located in the heart of South Beach Miami, is an ultra luxurious beachfront property fit for the many celebrities it attracts on a year round basis. The stylish art deco hotel is gearing up for summer by offering up a new Summer Indulgence promotion. Book now through October 15th, for up to two nights, and you can stay in one of the spaciously designed suites, complete with granite flooring and a rainfall shower, for $485 USD to start. There's no better way to indulge yourself, and feel good about it, this summer.

Escape in Style With a Special Offer From Rosewood

By: Alison Victor

Las Ventanas Al Paraiso Now that summer is upon us, Rosewood Resorts & Hotels has put together a special luxury offer for those of us wanting sun and savings. The Enhanced Rosewood Escapes Mexico Offer invites you to stay at one of their beautiful Mexican properties, such as the Rosewood Mayakoba, and Las Ventanas Al Paraiso. With this offer, you will receive a $200 resort credit, room upgrade based upon availability, daily breakfast for two, and rates starting at $395 USD per night. With airfares at an all time low, there is no better time than now to plan a luxurious escape!

Beach Breaks: Discounted Rate at Peter Island’s Newly-Renovated Beachfront Suites

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Peter IslandWe love the revamped beachfront suites at Peter Island, the private island paradise consistently ranked one of the top resorts worldwide. Overlooking one of the prettiest beaches in the Caribbean (and Deadman's Bay and the British Virgin Islands beyond), the 20 Beachfront Junior Suites are surrounded by tropical gardens. French doors open onto a patio or balcony strung with hammocks, and large windows bring the outside in. From the oversized jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, you can see the ocean. The resort has unveiled a special offer called "Double Summer Fun at Peter Island Resort & Spa," available through October 31, 2009, so that you can check into a Beachfront Junior Suite (double occupancy), and only have to pay the single occupancy rate. Essentially, two can stay for the price of one. Plus you'll get two roundtrip transfers for the price of one, and two Spa Day Passes for the price of one.

Luxury Resorts & Hotels: The Great Summer Escape

By: Alison Victor

Carmel Valley Ranch ResortLuxury Resorts & Hotels is the name behind many unique and luxurious properties. They are dedicated to creating an overall guest experience that is memorable and exceptional. Luxury Resorts wants to give you a reason to "escape" this summer by offering a great deal. Book any number of their properties, such as the

Carmel Ranch Resort or The Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa, by July 15th, and you will receive a certificate for a future stay at any one of their participating hotels. Good through December 20, 2009, you can decide when and where you want to go.

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

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

By: K. Clare Johnson

Luxury Cottages are Open at Colorados The BroadmoorWhen 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

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

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

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.