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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.

Happy Independence Day 2015!


By: Five Star Alliance

Happy 4th of July! We hope you have a relaxing, patriotic, and safe celebration.

Happy Independence Day


Image of the day: Hyatt Regency Mexico City


By: Five Star Alliance

If you'd like a taste of Japan in the middle of Mexico City, head to Yoshimi at Hyatt Regency Mexico City. Yoshimi's features cutting edge architectural design and enjoy the best sushi bar in town. Surrounded by works of art that create a dramatic tranquil setting, Yoshimi offers a traditional Kabuki ambiance. Visit the terrace to unwind in the beautiful landscape the Zen Garden (Karesansui) has to offer, especially at night when the atmosphere is warm and exotic.
 

Hyatt Regency Mexico City

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Explore Memphis from River Inn of Harbor Town


By: Five Star Alliance

River Inn of Harbor Town
Anyone desiring a walk in Memphis would do well to check in to River Inn of Harbor Town. Overlooking the Mississippi River near downtown, this charming hote has impressive architecture, accented by gas-lit lanterns, decorative wrought iron, blooming window boxes and a panoramic view from the Terrace on the roof top. In addition to 28 luxury boutique and upscale lodging accommodations and suites, River Inn offers two dining options: long time Memphis favorite, Paulette's Restaurant with its cozy Little Bar, casual Tug's neighborhood grill,and the Terrace with drinks, small plates, and an unsurpassed view. 

A beautiful nature trail meanders through Harbor Town, and Greenbelt Park runs along the banks of the Mississippi River offering walking, hiking, and running opportunities along a 1 1/2 mile paved path.

The Concierge will be happy to arrange the following tours for guests:

Elvis' Graceland Tour
Graceland Platinum Tour
City of Memphis Tour
Elvis/Memphis Tour
RiverboatTour
Mud Island (Mississippi River Museum and Beach)
After Dark Dinner Tour (Beale Street artist best with live music, food and drinks)
Memphis Music Tour (Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studio, Rock N Soul Museum)
National Civil Rights Museum Tour
Downtown Loop Tour

Other don't-miss sites and activities include The Orpheum Theatre, home to Opera Memphis and Ballet Memphis, and the world-class Cannon Center for the Performing Arts which is home to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. For sports enthusiasts, Memphis’ own NBA team, the Grizzlies, offer courtside action at the FedEx Forum.

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Dine Well at May Fair Kitchen


By: Five Star Alliance

The May Fair London was first opened by King George V in 1927 and has been known as one of London's quintessential luxury hotels ever since. Part of the luxury experience here should include a visit to the May Fair Kitchen. Nestled in the heart of London's West End, the refined menu and sophisticated ambiance compliments the elegance of the luxury hotel's elegant location. 

At the May Fair Kitchen, chefs have sourced all ingredients from the farmer, fisherman, or grower who originally produced it. Every member of the staff is trained to tell diners the provenance of those ingredients. Even better, the open kitchen provides a show with dinner. 

May Fair London

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Did You Know? Keswick Hall at Monticello


By: Five Star Alliance

One of the best ways to see Central Virginia's glorious countryside is from a hot air balloon.
Keswick Hall's exclusive partner, Bonaire Charters, lifts our guests to a spectacular experience
over the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rolling landscapes beyond. You will launch
from the estate and float over the area's magnificent scenery for 1 ½ hours taking in some of
Virginia's most breathtaking natural sites and historical landmarks.

Keswick Hall
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Image of the day: 21C Museum Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Born out of a desire to integrate contemporary art into everyday life, 21c Museum Hotel launched in downtown Louisville, Kentucky in 2006. 21c Museum Hotel is the first of its kind-- a 90-room hotel dedicated to world-class luxuries, Southern-style hospitality, and contemporary art from living artists. Nestled in the heart of Museum Row and downtown Louisville, 21c is an epicenter for culture, activity, and artistic expression. 

21c Museum Hotel

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Image of the day: Don Cesar Beach Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Located in St. Pete Beach, Florida, Don CeSar Beach Resort has everything
from romantic getaways, vacations, and honeymoons to spa and wedding services.
Known as Florida's Legendary Pink Palace since opening in 1928, the luxury resort 
is revered internationally for its sprawling, sugar-white beach, unparalleled dining,
rejuvenating Beach Club and Spa, fabulous fishing, children's program, nearby
tennis and golf, and award-winning meeting facilities. 

Don CeSar Beach Resort

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Image of the day: 6 Columbus


By: Five Star Alliance

Discover downtown chic in midtown Manhattan, at 6 Columbus - a SIXTY Hotel,
located on the cusp of Central Park, Broadway's Theater District, Museum Row, and
uptown's many Michelin-starred restaurants. Featuring a sleek 1960s-era design
with modernist decor, this NYC luxury hotel-is both of another time and future-forward.

6 Columbus - a SIXTY Hotel

This luxury hotel near Central Park is just a short walk away from
New York City's most beloved green space. Pack a picnic, soak up the
sun at Sheep's Meadow, or catch one of the many free concerts and
events that happen throughout the year in this storied outdoor space. 

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Indiana Jones and The Jefferson Washington DC


By: Five Star Alliance

The Jefferson Washington DC boasts a prime location in downtown DC. The luxury hotel has teamed up with its neighbor, the National Geographic Museum, to bring a special summer offer featuring Indiana Jones. Starting at $365, the Indy For All package includes:

- Overnight accommodations
- Two tickets to the Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archeology exhibit at The National Geographic Museum
- Two of our signature Indiana Jones cocktails in Quill
- Indiana Jones-themed welcome amenity (one per room)

This offer is based upon availability, some blackout dates may apply. Must book 24 hours in advance.

The Jefferson Washington DC

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Cool Pools: Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage


By: Five Star Alliance

When visiting Palm Springs you have to check out the pool at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage. The pool is equipped with luxury cabanas for rent as well as the most comfortable lounge chairs poolside.

Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

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