The 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.
Located 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.
What better way to celebrate the coming of summer than a great package rate? The luxurious Langham Hotel and Spa Pasadena will be offering the Summer Splash Package starting May 1st and running to the end of August. This enticing summer special will include overnight accommodations in the Lanai building, a "Dive-In movie," (Friday night flicks shown at the pool!) and a $50 food and beverage credit to be used at the pool bar. This package starts at $279 per night, and is valid Friday through Sunday.
Situated on pristine beach front real estate in the heart of downtown La Jolla is the beautiful Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla. La Jolla's oldest original hotel is also on the registry of Historic Hotels of America. A classically luxurious European style hotel, the Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla has remained a seaside sanctuary for visitors to Southern California since it opened its doors in 1913. In 2008, the hotel underwent an eight million dollar restoration project that elevated the hotel's rating to Four Diamond status. Eighteen brand new suites were added during this period as well. In celebration of the renovation, Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla is offering the "It's a Suite Life" package. Guests will enjoy one of the hotel's luxuriously appointed junior suites, as well as complimentary breakfast, express check-in and check-out, and complimentary in-room food and beverage amenities. Book now through June 30th, and pay $305 per suite, per night.
Located near the city center of Brussels, in the European Quarter, is the Eurostars Montgomery, a luxurious refuge in a bustling city. "Tranquility, Luxury, and Cordiality" are the trademarks of this elegantly cozy hotel, and the Eurostars Montgomery strives to make the guest experience all of that and more. While here, sample the eclectic French and Belgian cuisine at the famed La Duchesse Restaurant. After a day of sightseeing, relax with a massage, or rejuvenate yourself with the Scandinavian Sauna. Possessing old world charm with modern touches, Eurostars Montgomery is the perfect place to stay in Brussels. Book now through the summer, and you can stay in a deluxe room for under 140 Euros per day.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts is India's most renowned luxury hotel group, seamlessly merging business hotels with luxury resorts at five beautiful locations. Each hotel manages to capture the essence of modern day India. But how many people were also aware that Leela is also at the forefront of environmental awareness and sustainability? Earlier this month, Krishnan Nair, the chairman of Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts, was the first person to be honored by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for his contribution to environmental causes and his hotel's group social responsibility. A visionary hotelier, Krishnan's environmental initiatives can be seen at each property. At The Leela Goa, for example, Nair's imprint can be seen in the 75 acres of lush gardens and foliage planted along the property. In all, there have been a total of 3,556,633 trees planted on the Leela Properties.
Each May the summer movie season arrives with the promise of the big-budget action and excitement that only Hollywood can aspire to. This year will see a new "X-Men" movie, a remake of the beloved "Star Trek," and the sequel to Dan Brown's bestselling first novel, "Angels and Demons." As a special deal, and unique way to see the Eternal City, Rome, Hotel Hassler is offering an Angels and Demons Package. This will include three nights in deluxe accommodations, daily breakfast, and the "Angels and Demons Private Tour" of Rome. Conducted by a professional "Angels and Demons" guide, you will get to explore all Rome has to offer, and more. The package will also include entrance fees for the Castel Sant'Angelo museum. This offer is based on availability, and per two people.
In less than a month, the most influential people in the motion picture industry will descend upon the normally quiet seaside resort town of Cannes for one of the most important film events in the world, Cannes Film Festival. Started in 1946, Cannes Film Festival has evolved into the most prestigious and glamorous of all the international film festivals. Starting on May 13th this year, it will end eleven days later with the awarding of the "Palme d'OR, or "Palm Award," the highest prize given to the competing films.
So where do the rich and famous like to stay during Cannes? Majestic Barriere is said to be the favorite among many of Hollywood's bigwigs. An icon of elegance and luxury, Majestic Barriere is located on the beautiful Avenue La Croisette, making it one of the most distinguished addresses on the French Riviera.
There is no better time to see Florence than right now, with the spring weather perfect for sightseeing. A great place to stay while there is the Hotel Bernini Palace. Opposite the Palazzo Vecchio, in the very heart of the city, Hotel Bernini Palace is surrounded by some of the greatest art and architecture in the western world. Book now through the end of May, and you can stay at Hotel Bernini Palace for around 200 Euros a night, breakfast included.
Morgans Hotel Group has been revolutionizing the hospitality industry since the opening of its first hotel in 1984. The group is known for luxurious hotels that put emphasis on personal service, ambiance, and the overall experience. Morgans has put out a special offer that will look good to anyone feeling the effects of today's economy. If you book now through June 30th at some of their hottest properties, not only will you stay for an amazing rate, but you will also receive two complimentary cocktails at the hotel's bar, and up to a $100 USD credit, based upon availability. This includes Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles, with rates starting at $295 USD, Mondrian Hotel Scottsdale, with rates starting at $140 USD, and Clift San Francisco, with rates starting at $205 USD.
Sky diving, 4x4 desert safaris, hot air balloon adventures, aerial desert tours, camel and horse racing, a kid friendly water park, and excursions to an indoor ski resort await at the Desert Palm Dubai. Guests who stay at this ultra-luxurious "Arabian avant-garde" desert hotel have the opportunity to embark on thrilling adventures, and for those who prefer something that won't get the heart pumping too loud, there toned-down activities as well, like polo matches, horse riding, cooking tutorials, wine tasting, and rare bird watching at the Desert Palm Dubai.