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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.

Unique Amenities: Sleep Concierge at The Benjamin Hotel


By: K. Clare Johnson

The Benjamin HotelThe Benjamin Hotel wants to make sure that guests' to its boutique Manhattan hotel get a lot more than the 40 winks. The hotel has a 24/7 Sleep Team who won't rest until the guests have the sweetest dreams possible. Renowned sleep consultant Rebecca Robbins hastrained the entire staff on the fundamentals of sleep medicine and the promotion of healthy sleep habits. The staff can advise on items from the Rest & Renew Menu found, of course, on the bedside table. The menu offers items such as a top ten pillow selection categorized by sleep position, an array of decaffeinated teas, and bedtime snacks that are under 200 calories.The Benjamin Hotel

Younger guests can also benefit from all the slumber help. Winks' Kidzzz Club is a complimentary children's program created to educate our youngest guests on the importance of sleep. The Benjamin provides children age two to 10 with a child-sized pillow and bathrobe, a library of family bedtime books, and an official Winks' Kidzzz Club Sleep Certificate awarded at check-out. Winks the Owl dolls are available for purchase.

Good night to all, and to all a good night!

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore


By: Five Star Alliance

The Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore is a one of a kind true gem in Santa Barbara’s history of lavish upscale resorts.  It was built in the 1920's as a retreat for movie stars and the rich and famous as a way to get away from the busy LA scene just 90 miles to the south.  The hotel and outdoor dining deck is strategically located right on the ocean and just minutes away from the many downtown Santa Barbara events and activities. Lunch or dine in the beautifully landscaped grounds filled with majestic palms, flower gardens, and cypress trees.

Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore

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Cool Pools: 1 Hotel South Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at 1 Hotel South Beach can relax amid the palm trees lining an infinity-edge pool,
or ascend 18 stories to soak in the gorgeous, seductive Rooftop oasis featuring a lavish lounge and exotic pool.

1 Hotel South Beach

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Cool Pools: Acqualina Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The three outdoor swimming pools at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach provide a haven for relaxation. Sundries, including suntan lotion, sunscreen and sun glasses, are available for purchase at the Beach Club Pool kiosk, open on weekends and holidays. Pools are restricted to residents, hotel guests, and beach club members. When visiting the pool areas, guests are asked to bring their room key and beach pass. Cabanas are available for full-day rentals. 

Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach

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Dining Al Fresco: Lodge at Torrey Pines


By: Five Star Alliance

The Lodge at Torrey Pines' signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, takes its name from a talented early-1900's California artist whose works in ceramics, watercolors, and oils are now valued collectors items. A.R. Valentien features fresh regional San Diego cuisine served in an elegant, timbered room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. The restaurant's decor also includes an exhibit of original Valentien artworks.

Lodge at Torrey Pines

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Baccarat Hotel New York Wants to Give You a Night with their Compliments


By: Five Star Alliance

Baccarat Hotel New YorkJust in time for Valentine's Day, Baccarat Hotel New York has introduced A Night with Our Compliments. This special rate offers a third night free for stays from now until April 30, 2016.  The sumptuous maison crafted by Parisian design duo Gilles & Boissier artfully blends French sophistication with Midtown edge. 

Prestigiously located across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and steps away from 5th Avenue shopping and Central Park, Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York puts you at the center of everything. The luxury hotel has the first Spa de La Mer in the United States, a 24-hour fitness center, and a 55-foot marble swimming pool with day "beds that is reminiscent of the Cote d’Azur.The property features 3 distinct culinary destinations; the glamorous, destination Bar is equipped with signature cocktails and bites, and the glowing Grand Salon offers light fare. The piece de resistance, Chevalier, is a brasserie de luxe, helmed by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shea Gallante and illustrious restaurateur Charles Masson.

There's even availability left for Valentine's Day, so if spending a romantic weekend in the Big Apple is on the agenda, book fast. These rates won't last long.

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Cool Pools: Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort and Spa features two swimming pools, providing the perfect opportunity for relaxation and refreshment.

Casa Dorado Los Cabos

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Best Bathrooms: The Cape


By: Five Star Alliance

Accommodations at The Cape include state-of-the-art rain shower with freestanding copper-leafed tub and luxurious cotton kimono robe.

The Cape

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Did You Know? Post Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The Post Hotel
The Post Hotel's wine cellar is located adjacent to the Lake Louise Dining Room and has an inventory of over 25,500 bottles and more than 2300 selections of the finest wines available. Thanks to the efforts of Lake Louise Hotel owner George Schwarz, the wine list at the Post has become one of the most comprehensive in the country and continues to impress dining room guests. Since 2002, Wine Spectator, the authoritative wine magazine of North America, has awarded the Post Hotel its highest honour – The  "Grand Award." It is one of only four restaurants in Canada to achieve this recognition, which is regarded as the pinnacle of restaurant success worldwide.

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Image of the day: Bardessono


By: Five Star Alliance

62 luxurious guest rooms in downtown Yountville, each designed for private in-room spa services.
A restaurant based on local, farm-fresh ingredients. A rooftop pool for lounging and dining. Carbon
fiber bicycles, on-site producing gardens, and the inspired taste of artisan-crafted coffee.
Bardessono is all this as well as a significant national model of green building and operating practices.

Bardessono

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