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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.

Cool Pools: Hotel Wailea Maui


By: Five Star Alliance

At Hotel Wailea Maui, guests can stretch out in a spacious poolside cabana, sip cocktails, and soak up the sun.

Hotel Wailea Maui

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Suite for Five at The Lodge at Torrey Pines?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
You have questions, we have answers! Explore our 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: Can You Recommend a Suite for Five at The Lodge at Torrey Pines?

Answer: Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond La Jolla hotel located just 15 miles north of downtown San Diego. The Lodge, site of the 2008 and 2021 U.S. Open Championships, pays homage to the Craftsman era and showcases 169 rooms and suites that reflect San Diego's stress-free lifestyle while providing all the comfort and amenities you need. The resort is designed to blend in with the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve, which features golden sandstone formations and rare Torrey pine trees. A member of the California Green Lodging Program, The Lodge is home to The Spa at Torrey Pines and A.R. Valentien, a signature farm-to-table restaurant.

For Your Needs, We Recommend

The Blacker Suite is a luxury suite, which provides the option of a second room that overlooks the 18th green of the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and offers a sweeping view of the California coastline. The generously sized suite is well over 2,000 square feet, with spacious accommodations that include central Presidential Parlor, private balconies, one and a half baths, full kitchen and two fireplaces. This suite has one bedroom with a King sized bed and an optional second bedroom with two Queen sized beds, bathroom and fireplace. Each bed is appointed with Egyptian cotton linens and quilted duvets. The Stickley-style fine wood furnishings embody the Craftsman era and are accentuated with rich fabrics and fine leathers. The bathrooms are luxurious granite and marble decor with Craftsman accents and hardwood. The bathrooms have walk-in showers and oversized tubs. In addition to the sense of historic elegance, this suite offers many of the high-tech details needed by the corporate business traveler such as large working areas, Wi-Fi, data hook-up, lap-top safes and state of the art telecommunications, Bose wave stereo systems, to name a few.

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Dining al Fresco: Bacara


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy vista views of the sea, sky, and the Channel Islands just offshore while fine dining al fresco and embracing an innovative, artful design of low-storied buildings terraced to the sea and connected by lush, meandering garden paths complete with flower-filled courtyards, restful fountains and red-tiled roofs. Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara is the perfect place for an outdoor dining experience and to enjoy the leisurely pace and warm embrace of California lifestyle.

Bacara Resort and Spa

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Dining al Fresco: The Westin Hilton Head


By: Five Star Alliance

The Westin Hilton Head has introduced an View 32, an exciting and brand new outdoor, panoramic ocean view restaurant and bar. Diners will find everything from a signature View 32 drink menu to the freshest menu items – from appetizers and salads, to entrees and small plate sliders. The perfect place to chill with a frozen drink at 32 degrees or simply take in the views of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean on the 32nd parallel.

The Westin Hilton Head View 32 Bar

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The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe introduces The Huntsman Bar


By: Five Star Alliance

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is located on 21 acres of landscaped grounds including flowering gardens, lush lawns and winding pathways between cottages of beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites.

The luxury resort has debuted The Huntsman, a sophisticated but casual bar, offering a fine selection of small batch whiskeys, scotches and bourbons from around the country and the world. The bar is named after the famed Santa Fe Hunt which was founded in 1969. 

The spirits list is divided into Straight Rye, Bourbon, White Whiskey, Straight Bourbon, Wheat Whiskey, Single Malt Whiskey, Dead Guy Whiskey, Triple Smoke, Quinoa Whiskey, Single Pot Still, and Double-Barrelled styles, just to name a few. The menu includes delicacies such as Babbling Deviled Eggs, Purple Haze-Stuffed Medjool Dates, Huntsman Kobe Beef Burger, and Bacon-Wrapped Maine Diver Scallops 

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Your Questions Answered: What Suite Should We Pick at Windsor Court Hotel?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Windsor Court HotelYou have questions, we have answers! Explore our 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 New Orleans and want a suite at Windsor Court Hotel that has river views.  What do you recommend?

Answer: Try a Premium Suite. They feature:

Classic English/French Vogue decor
New furnishings and amenities
800 square feet of living and working space
King size or two queen beds in the bedroom
Separate, large living room with couch, work desk and chairs, and French doors for privacy from the bedroom
Butler's pantry
Many suites with private balconies
Large dressing and vanity area
Genuine Italian marble bath
Mini-bar
Complimentary high-speed internet, wired and wireless
iHome docking stations
Customizable voicemail
Coffee and coffee maker
Two bedroom suite configurations available

For those river views, book a suite on the Club Level. They are located on the top four floors of the hotel, with panoramic views of New Orleans and the Mississippi River. Club Level accommodations also offer exclusive access to the private Club lounge, and the services of a dedicated concierge. 

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Dining al Fresco: Belmond El Encanto


By: Five Star Alliance

At Belmond El Encanto, guests can dine in the elegant dining room, or delight in a romantic dinner under
the stars on the terrace. The innovative menu offers contemporary California-coastal cuisine, complemented
with gracious service and a side of stunning Santa Barbara views.

Belmond El Encanto

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Get a taste of a Tequila Feast at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa
Are you ready to try a completely Mexican experience? Reserve your place at Garza Blanca’s Tequila Feast while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Each Thursday evening guests can revel in a 100% Mexican night at Blanca Blue Restaurant.

Garza Blanca's Tequila Feast will offer guests a selection of tequila to accompany a delicious gourmet Mexican buffet. a Mariachi music show provides musical accompanimentto the evening. 

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Lil' james Family Adventurer Package at The James New York


By: Five Star Alliance

The James New York
If you are planning a family vacation in New York City, let The James New York help. The luxury hotel's lil' james Family Adventure Package offers the sights and sounds of the Big Apple.

The Package Includes:

- Two tickets to Children’s Museum of the Arts, where kids can view a vast collection of international children’s art. The interactive museum also offers workshops in video-making, sound creation and a fun clay bar. 

- Milk and cookie turndown service.

- Welcome amenitiy featuring a custom James Backpack, seedling gift, or water bottle

-In-room DVDs, kid-friendly menus from David Burke Kitchen, board games, and books.

 

Terms and Conditions include:

Package is available for stays through December 31, 2015. 24-hour advance reservations are required. Package components may be replaced with a similar item without notice, based on availability. Rates are per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Offer is not applicable to groups. Please read the rate description carefully for additional terms and conditions.

Rates for the 'lil James Family Adventurer Program start at $389 per night >>


Cool Pools: Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas


By: Betsy LeTourneau

At the Trump's Las Vegas pool, mix business and pleasure Mediterranean cabana style, all overlooking the bright lights
of Sin City. The 7th floor deck features a 110-foot heated pool and private air-conditioned cabanas with wet bars and 
plasma TVs.  Enjoy poolside refreshments  with a full bar, casual menu, and a vibrant atmosphere. The Pool Deck is open
from 7am to sunset daily, weather permitting.

Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas


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