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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.

Cool Pools: Fairmont Monte Carlo

By: Five Star Alliance

The 15x7 meter outdoor pool  at Fairmont Monte Carlo is heated to 30°C year-round
and offers full bar and snack facilities as well as sun loungers and Love Pods.

Fairmont Monte Carlo

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Image of the Day: Le Meridien Beach Plaza

By: Five Star Alliance

Ideally located within walking distance of Monaco's most renowned tourist attractions, Le Meridien Beach Plaza
hotel is a serene place to stay in Monte Carlo, in a chic and contemporary atmosphere. There's even a private beach.

Le Meridien Beach Plaza

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Image of the Day: Fairmont Monte Carlo

By: Five Star Alliance

An aerial view of Fairmont Monte Carlo. Doesn't the heated outdoor pool look inviting?

Fairmont Monte Carlo

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Image of the Day: Hermitage

By: Five Star Alliance

Hermitage, located in Monte Carlo, has breathtaking view on the Monaco's harbor and the Prince's Palace.


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Did You Know? Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo

By: Five Star Alliance

Winston Churchill loved Monaco and stayed there often. As early as 1945, he got into the habit of staying at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo. He would often settle down to paint on the balcony of his suite, straight after taking his bath and still dressed in his bathrobe. The hotel's Diamond Suite is named for him. Guests enter the suite through a red hallway which has all the hallmarks of Churchill. The British PM left his mark in the rare furniture items and personal objects, complemented by prints of his own works. 

Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo

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Top 30 Hotels in 2012 Honorable Mention: Hotel de Paris

By: K. Clare Johnson

In the last month of 2012, Five Star Alliance is counting down the Top 30 Luxury Hotels and Resorts worldwide, as decided by you, our luxury travelers! But there were a few more hotels we absolutely had to mention. Be sure to check in with us daily to keep up with our countdown and explore a few of the absolute best and most luxurious hotels in the world for your future travels!

Despite the name Hotel De Paris can't be found in the City of Lights. Situated in the very heart of Monte-Carlo on the famous Place du Casino, the Hotel de Paris has been making guests happy since 1864. The hotel was ranked amongst the 10 best hotels in France and Monaco in 2012 by Conde Nast readers for the 25th Conde Nast Annual Readers Choice Awards.  There are 182 rooms, 80 suites, three restaurants, and it offers direct access to Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo's hamman. ts wine cellars are among the finest in the world, a prestigious home to almost 600,000 bottles and a treasure trove in itself.

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A Peek into the Wine Cellar at Hotel de Paris

By: Five Star Alliance


Many luxury hotels have Michelin-starred restaurants, and impressive wine collections.  Monte Carlo’s Five-Star Hotel
de Paris takes wine to a whole new level.  The wine cellars at Hotel de Paris are hollowed out of the rock that Monte
Carlo is known for.  In this cool cellar lies hundreds of thousands of bottles from all over the world.  Do the names Lafite,
Rothschild, Dom Perignon and Cristal sound familiar?  They all have a home there, among the 1500 square meters of wine racks. 

The wines are arranged according to year, and are laid on the rack or kept in their cases. The bottles are carefully
labeled to indicate which wines are currently on offer. The bottles are watched over by the head cellarman and his
team of 10 and only leave the cellar when they arrive on a table of some lucky diner.

This attention to detail allows sommeliers and chefs to pair the dishes with the perfect wine.  Bon Appetit!



Your Questions Answered: Best Room Type at Le Meridien Beach Plaza for Family of 4

By: Oksana Balytsky

We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series ‘Your Questions Answered’ to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

Question: We are traveling to Monte Carlo, Monaco August 1st – 5th and would like to stay at Le Meridien Beach Plaza. Can you please tell us which room type would be able to accommodate 2 adults and 2 kids ages 4 and 11?

Answer: All of the room types at Le Meridien Beach Plaza have a maximum occupancy of 3 due to safety and fire regulations. This luxury hotel, however, does have 200 interconnecting room options perfect for a family. Classic rooms with either 2 double or 1 king bed can interconnect with other Classic rooms, and Deluxe rooms with 2 double or 1 king bed can interconnect with other Deluxe rooms. To view full nightly breakdowns and to make your reservations, simply click on the hotel name link, enter your dates of travel, and select a specific room type. To make two reservations, simply make one after the other. Please be sure to fill in the special request field stating that you'll be traveling with two kids ages 4 and 11 and that you’d like both of your room reservations to be interconnecting so that the hotel can properly prepare for your arrival. Please be advised that interconnecting rooms are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed, but the hotel certainly does its best to honor these requests especially for families traveling with kids. Please be advised that the rates and availability are subject to change prior to making a reservation.

Hotel Metropole Embarks on an Odyssey: Renovations and a Mural by the Summer

By: Christopher Roney

The extremely talented designer Karl Lagerfeld is coming to Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo to lead the efforts of an extensive external redesign, and it's going to look great.  The centerpiece of the design: a fresco-style installation that depicts the stages of Ulysses's journey in 15 etched glass panels.  The Hotel Metropole's journey will be significantly shorter than the Odyssey, however. They hope to unveil it this very summer.

Alongside the fresco, Lagerfeld will be designing and opening a third Joel Robuchon restaurant on the premises as well as revamping the pool, terrace, and gardens.  The restaurant joins its one- and two-Michelin-star cousins, so you can expect great things from this one as well.  We're excited to see the fresh look of the hotel that won "Best Hotel in the World" at the Leading Hotels of the World convention in 2010. To see what the hotel has on offer and be prepared for the unveiling of the gorgeous outdoor areas, check out more on the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo here.