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After much anticipation, the Waldorf Astoria Berlin opened its doors at the end of 2012! This luxury hotel allows visitors to admire incredible panoramic views of the Berlin skyline from every guest room and suite. Its central Berlin City West location is perfect for folks wishing to take advantage of the luxury shopping district of Kurfürstendamm, and the hotel’s ballroom as well as five conference rooms are ideal for hosting conferences, social events, and celebrations. The Waldorf Astoria Berlin’s Guerlain Spa features a wide range of treatments and an indoor pool, and the fine dining options on site serve up timeless classic dishes with a modern twist that’ll have you eating bratwurst and schnitzel 3 times a day!
Be sure to check out the Waldorf Astoria Berlin here!
Inauguration is only two and a half weeks away which means hotels are filling up fast. For folks looking for an exceptional luxury hotel in the heart of it all, we encourage you to explore the 39 luxury hotels in the Washington DC area! If, however, you’re looking for something above and beyond luxurious and have $20,000 burning a hole in your pocket, then be sure to explore the Royal Suite in the Georgetown Four Seasons.
The Royal Suite has served as a home away from home for celebrities such as Oprah, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and others. It’s going rate for Inauguration night is $20,000, and this gets you a stunning bedroom, dining room, kitchen, small gym, small office, large terrace, bulletproof windows, and an expansive living room featuring ample seating areas and televisions. With a suite like this, we can only imagine the occupants will skip the parade and watch the excitement of the Inauguration with their closest friends and family on one of the many televisions.
Photo courtesy of the Georgetown Four Seasons
Instead of 12 Days of Christmas, Five Star Alliance is having its own countdown featuring 12 Days of Hotels! We unfortunately don’t have a song to go along with our countdown, but we will be featuring a variety of categories. Today we’re featuring the 6 Best Irish Castle Hotels!
1.Adare Manor Hotel And Golf Resort
The Manor House offers 62 elegantly decorated bedrooms, Fine Dining Oak Room Restaurant offering the finest produce from Ireland, Cocktail Bar, Late Night Tack Room Bar where many a sing song can be heard nightly orchestrated by our Resident Pianist and Singer.
2. Dromoland Castle Hotel
With an extraordinary history stretching back to the 5th Century, Dromoland Castle was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic Royalty; direct descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland.
One of the most acclaimed castle hotels in Ireland, Waterford Castle has welcomed and charmed the most discerning travellers for decades. The castle is a legendary luxurious retreat of world class standing, offering superb castle accommodation.
4.Solis Lough Eske Castle
Here, at the water's edge of Lough Eske, near the fabled Blue Stack Mountains, you escape into a luxurious world of relaxed elegance and attentive service.
Originally built as a crenellated castle in the 13th century and rebuilt as a hunting and fishing lodge in the 1800s, today Ashford Castle is one of the finest and most luxurious castle hotels in Ireland.
6. The Lodge at Doonbeg
With every small detail carefully considered, the standard of accommodation at Doonbeg is unprecedented, offering a distinct departure from generic hotel offerings and raising a new benchmark for the discerning guest.
Instead of 12 Days of Christmas, Five Star Alliance is having its own countdown featuring 12 Days of Hotels! We unfortunately don’t have a song to go along with our countdown, but we will be focusing on a variety of categories. To start us off, we’ll be featuring 12 Presidential Inauguration Luxury Hotels!
1. Fairmont Washington DC
Located in Washington's fashionable West End, The Fairmont Washington, D.C. surrounds you with comfort and luxury.
2. Ritz Carlton Washington DC
This distinctive luxury hotel is located the heart of the District and features convenient access to business districts, theaters, world-class shopping and stunning historical landmarks.
3. The Willard Intercontinental
The Willard is where Abraham Lincoln and his family resided prior to his Inauguration, where Julia Ward Howe wrote the 'Battle Hymn of the Republic', where President Grant coined the term lobbyist, and where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. finished his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.
4. Park Hyatt Washington
This hotel is ideally situated on the edge of stylish Georgetown, and conveniently located near Embassy Row, the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Museums and National Monuments.
5. The Jefferson Washington DC
Located at the corner of 16th and M Streets, Northwest and four blocks from The White House
6. Sofitel Lafayette Square
Housed in a completely refurbished and updated historic landmark building, and it features 237 guestrooms including 17 suites, all tastefully designed by the renowned French designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon.
7. W Washington DC
Next door to the White House, the oldest hotel in town has been reinvented into W Washington D.C., revitalizing historic traditions into contemporary sophistication.
8. Mandarin Oriental Washington
Ranked by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the top 100 hotels in the world, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC creates memorable experiences for any traveler to the most powerful city in the world.
9. The Fairfax at Embassy Row
The luxuriously quiet 259 classically appointed rooms and suites within this exquisite hotel in Washington, D.C. offer sweeping views of Embassy Row, the National Cathedral, or the Washington Monument.
10. The Madison Washington DC
Just four blocks from the White House and walking distance to Embassy Row, National Mall, Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian and more, the Madison is the quintessence of political power mingled with genuine hospitality.
11. The St Regis Washington DC
Built in 1926, two blocks from The White House and the Corcoran Gallery, the gracefully reimagined The St. Regis Washington, D.C. presents itself as the most prestigious hotel for royalty, presidents and prime ministers in the nation's capital.
12. The Hay-Adams Hotel
The Hay-Adams, a luxury boutique hotel, is as close as you can get to staying at the White House without a personal invitation from the President.
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- The new Armani Hotel Milano is the second hotel to be launched within the Armani Hotels & Resorts project
- Giorgio Armani has created a world of harmony and privacy, with uncompromising attention to the requirements of guests
- Armani/Ristorante draws on the rich gastronomic traditions of Italy to provide you with classic and authentic culinary delights
- Armani Hotel Milano’s fitness centre features a Kinesis Wall as well as a wide range of cardiovascular equipment and modular resistance machines
- It’s only a few minutes away from the luxury shopping streets of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, the famous La Scala theatre and the spectacular Piazza del Duomo