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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: El Palauet Living Barcelona

March 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

El Palauet Living Barcelona

Meet El Palauet Living Barcelona. Located on Barcelona’s most exclusive boulevard at Passeig de Gracia 113, this five-story palatial mansion, built in 1906, is an extraordinary example of Modernisme (the sumptuous Catalan version of Art Nouveau). Its architect, Pere Falques, is also known for his ornate lampposts jutting from ceramic tile benches that are sidewalk landmarks at the Passeig de Gracia. He was a contemporary of Antoni Gaudi, whose acclaimed buildings are nearby. The facade of El Palauet reflects the great prosperity, creative genius, and unbridled imagination of the era. Palauet, in the Catalan language, is a small palau or palace.

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Image of the Day: 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

November 25, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and home to Arkansas native chef Matthew McClure's restaurant, The Hive.

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Image of the Day: Faena Hotel and Universe

September 29, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

El Porteno Building, home of Faena Hotel and Universe, is an historic building where guests may experience the comfortable feeling of being at home in a modern, luxurious environment. El Porteno Building marks the beginning of the Porteno Art District: the first open, cultural neighborhood in Latin America; a singular atmosphere dedicated to art and fine living.

Faena Hotel and Univese

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Did You Know? The Henry Jones Art Hotel

September 29, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance


The Henry Jones Art Hotel

The Henry Jones Art Hotel is located on Hobart’s waterfront and is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. The site in which it is located dates back to 1804 and the former jam factory has been transformed into an enthralling first class hotel designed by award-winning architects, Morris-Nunn & Associates.


The Henry Jones Art Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

The hotel houses 56 rooms and suites all uniquely different and furnished with the hotel’s history and contemporary art as the forefront of each space. 

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Spotlight On: St Regis Grand Rome

August 2, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

St Regis Grand RomeRome is one of the most popular travel destinations, with upwards of 10 million visitors pouring into the ancient city each year. But where to stay? We suggest St Regis Grand Rome. The luxury hotel has been named to the Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List on several occasions. 

The luxury property is ideally located in the heart of Rome, and is within walking distance of popular tourist destinations such as the Spanish Steps, Via Veneto, and Trevi Fountain. Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Tourists may recognize it from Fellini's La Dolce Vita. The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, and the shopping on Via Condotti are also located nearby.

Each of the 138 guest rooms and 23 suites at the hotel feature a unique identity and are exquisitely appointed in a combination of Empire, Regency and Louis XV styles. St. Regis Butler Service is available for our suite guests.

After a day of sightseeing, indulge in a signature massage at kamiSpa. All kamiSpa services are also available within the comfort of your room. The professionally trained kamiSpa & fitness staff provides a full range of treatments for a fabulous journey of indulgence and relaxation.

St Regis Grand RomeAfter a relaxing spa treatment or working up a sweat in the fitness center, dine at The St. Regis Rome. Vivendo restaurant has been twice nominated as the best in Europe by Zagat. Intimate dinners can also be arranged in di...Vino Private Wine Cellar.  Choose from 600 different wines, while surrounded by stones from Diocletian's Baths. Finish off with a nightcap at Le Grand Bar, which Newsweek has named the best bar in Rome.

Familes are celebrated at St Regis Grand Rome. Child-sized robe, slippers, and step stools will make kids feel right at home. Throughout the stay, the hotel staff will recommend and arrange a selection of recreational activities, dining options, childcare services ,and other conveniences for families and children of all ages.

It's La Dolce Vita for the whole family!

 

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Did You Know? InterContinental Marseille

June 23, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

 

Intercontinental Marseille

 

 

InterContinental Marseille is housed in the former Hotel Dieu, a listed historical monument dating back to the 18th century, originally serving as a hostel for pilgrims to the nearby Basilica. It overlooks the Vieux Port, right beside the oldest district in Marseille known as the Panier. The renovations took 2 years, during which various archaeological sites were discovered. Guests can see some of the artifacts that were excavated in the dedicated cultural area of the InterContinental Marseille.

 

 

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The Red Penguin is All Over 21C Museum Hotel

May 14, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

21C Museum Hotel21C Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky is the first of its kind-a 90-room hotel dedicated to world-class luxuries, Southern-style hospitality and contemporary art from living artists. 

21C Museum Hotel

The unofficial mascot of the hotel is the Red Penguin. 

The Penguins are part of an art installation by Cracking Art Group and fittingly, there are 90 penguins. The penguins have been exhibited widely throughout Europe and have nested at 21C Museum Hotel since 2005. The penguins were originally commissioned for a public art project at the 2005 Venice Biennale. 

 

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Art and iPads at The Dolder Grand

May 13, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

The Dolder Grand


The historical Zurich luxury hotel, The Dolder Grand, has entered the digital age. The Dolder Grand is renowned for its world-class art collection, a collection that would make most museums green with envy.  There are over 124 pieces of art work set around the property, work by such art world luminaries as Joan Miro, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Camille Pissarro, Damien Hirst, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst.  Now, guests can guide themselves through the astounding collection via a just-launched iPad application.

Guests can borrow an iPad from the reception desk and use a the app to see the hotel’s collection. The works have been sorted by location and guests can access a map showing them positions of the works throughout the hotel. There's also additional information about each artist. 

Guests can have a museum experience without ever leaving the hotel.  

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Spotlight on La Tremoille

May 4, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

 

La Tremoille



Paris is synonymous with refinement and elegance, it is a place where everything is so beautiful it can be considered an art form. From the food to the clothes, everything seems seamlessly dripping with Parisian luxury. Travelers and tourists who have been to the fabulous Golden Triangle in Paris located in the 8th district, have seen and shopped at the finest haute couture fashion houses, experienced gastronomic delicacies, and if they are lucky know about Paris's best kept secret: La Tremoille

La Tremoille


 

 

La Tremoille has received rave reviews since its grand re-opening, ten years ago and is what Parisian dreams are made of. La Tremoille is surrounded by the haute couture fashion houses, restaurants and museums. From check-in to check-out guests experience this refined Parisian elegance every step of the way. Guests are greeted with Ladurée macaroons on their pillows every night, sleep peacefully in sound-proof rooms, bathe in luxurious Molton Brown bath products, and well-dressed rooms to relax in after a day of sight seeing designed in the same sentiment of its surroundings of contemporary elegance.

 

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Image of the Day: Art Series The Cullen

March 8, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

One of the many pieces of whimsical art found at Melbourne's Art Series The Cullen

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