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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.

Did You Know? Glenn Hotel Autograph Collection

October 6, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Glenn Hotel
Glenn Hotel Autograph Collection
 
is housed in the historic Glenn Building. Located at 110 Marietta Street, it was built in 1923, and was named after John Thomas Glenn, a prominent attorney and the mayor of Atlanta from 1889-1891.

The Glenn building was constructed on an historic site. According to the contemporary record of General Tecumseh Shermanís march on Atlanta, the house on that site, which was owned and occupied by Major Hamilton Goode of the Confederate army, was spared. It is significant to note that the intersection of Marietta and Spring Street was part of the original center of old Atlanta.

 

 

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Indulge in White Truffles at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

October 6, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

SLS Beverly Hills
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is once again dishing up its Annual White Truffle Dinner Series. Returning for a third year, the  multi-course experience celebrates the flavors of the truffle through the playful imagination of Chef Jose Andrés and his award-winning culinary team at SAAM. Set in an elegant, secluded dining room designed by Philippe Starck, SAAM offers a quiet retreat, where the chef's creations and world-class wines take center stage.

Named "Outstanding Chef" by the James Beard Foundation in 2011 and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2012, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills culinary director, Chef José Andrés, is recognized globally for his creative and unforgettable dining experiences. 


The Dinner Series Will Be Held

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings
October 23rd – November 22nd at 6:30pm
$350 per guest. Wine pairing options for $100 or $300
 

 

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Cool Pools: Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club

October 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club has 3 pools, including a heated sea-water jet pool for Thalassotherapy.

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club

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Your Questions Answered: What All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun is Near a Casino?

October 3, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Paradisus Cancun
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new 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: What All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun is Near a Casino?

ANSWER: The Paradisus Cancun 

Reminiscent of the ancient Mayan temples, the Paradisus Cancun (formerly the Gran Melia Cancun) is an inspirational hotel with five majestic pyramids which rise and fall, and with the iconic scenery of the Baja region as a backdrop. The 5 star and 4 AAA diamond Paradisus Cancun is located right on the ocean front and is a most elegant, spacious and distinguished hotel.  An executive golf course with nine par 3 holes, three luxurious swimming pools and a YHI Spa come together in a perfect environment for rest and relaxation or just letting yourself go.

The all-inclusive resort is just 20 minutes away from the Dubai Palace Casino. The Dubai Palace currently offers over 350 US made slot machines along with video bingo, which is very popular with the locals.

For Your Needs, We Recommend Booking:

Paradisus Junior Lagoon View Suite-Step into your 474 sq. ft. room and take in the all the luxury and elegance that is waiting for you. From your suite, Cancun's natural and breathtaking views are just a few steps away on your private terrace. Let the beautiful views and soft breezes of Laguna Nichupté wash over you.

The Paradisus Junior Suites provide either a king size bed or two double beds, at your request upon arrival, and are fully stocked with amenities designed to help complete your experience.

Services & Amenities Include: 
Paradisus CancunHigh speed Internet
24-hour room service
Daily cleaning service
Turn-down service
Laundry service
Equipment
Private terrace with picturesque views of Nichupté Lagoon
Individually controlled air conditioning.
Radio-alarm clock
32 inch flat screen LCD cable TV
Pay-per-view TV
Two direct dial telephones
Modern bathroom with bathtub and rain shower
Bathroom amenities
Hairdryer
Iron with ironing board
Minibar restocked daily
Coffee maker
King size bed or two double beds
Safety deposit box laptop suitable
Marble floors
Smoke detectors 

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. This property offers both all-inclusive and room-only rates. be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.


Your Questions Answered: What Portland Hotel Offers Activities for the Whole Family?

September 28, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Allison Inn and Spa Hotel
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to 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 looking to stay in the Northwest. What resort offers the best accommodations for our family that offers a number of activaties and wine tastings?

ANSWER: The Allison Inn and Spa Hotel blends so naturally into the lush beauty of Oregon Wine Country's Willamette Valley, it's as if its always been here. There are 85 luxury guestrooms and suites with gas fireplaces, a signature restaurant featuring Oregon Wine Country cuisine, a pampering spa with 12 treatment rooms, a fitness studio, and a swimming pool. The Allisons immaculate grounds on 35 acres beckon guests with fragrantly elegant gardens and pathways connecting to the hotel's vineyards and picnic area. The hotel offers a showcase for local artists, wine cellar, wine seminars, and tastings.

The Allison Inn

Guest Rooms are quietly luxurious and thoughtfully appointed with custom built-in closets, upholstered window seats, and king beds. Oversized windows let sunlight in and provide vistas of the vineyards and countryside. All rooms feature a gas fireplace, wet bar, original artwork, and custom crafted furnishings, while a complimentary welcome snack basket, luxurious robes, and slippers make guests feel at home. Cabinets contain an ironing board, iron, and full-length mirror. Bose sound systems, Wi-Fi, and movies on demand provide in-room entertainment and connectivity. Spacious spa-like bathroom with five fixture baths, double vanities, and a sliding panel provide a glimpse of the fireplace and outdoor landscapes from the soaking tub.

Larger families should consider booking the Grand Two Bedroom Suite. Located on Penthouse Level, the 575 square foot suite includes a spacious living room with fireplace, two bedrooms with private baths. reception foyer, butler's pantry, powder room, dining table for six, gas fireplace in master bedroom, large balcony with dining table and chairs, bay window seat, six foot soaking tub, dual vanities, and filtered water. 
The Allison Inn and Spa

Nearby Activites Include:

-Wine & Olive Oil Tasting
-Nature Hiking
-Biking
-Golf
-Equestrian rides to wineries
-Hot Air Balloon Rides
 

Book your stay at The Allison Inn and Spa >>

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

 


Image of the Day: Gild Hall A Thompson Hotel

September 25, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Gild Hall A Thompson Hotel brings the unexpected feel of an Aspen country house in the heart of New York City's Financial District. 

Gild Hall A Thompson Hotel

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Your Questions Answered: What are Some Family Friendly Resorts in Naples FL Offering 2 Bedroom Suites for a Family of 3?

September 25, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Bellasera
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new 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: What are some family friendly resorts in Naples, Florida offering 2 bedroom suites for a family of 3?
ANSWER: Bellasera Hotel 

Welcome to the Bellasera hotel in Naples, located at the gateway to 5th Avenue South, where Naples' tropical elegance, charm and historical beauty are at their finest. Drawing its spirit and inspiration from the beautiful villages of Tuscany, Bellasera offers guests a richly-appointed setting that glows with distinction. With charming courtyard fountains, Italian architecture and Mediterranean cuisine, guests are treated to "la dolce vita" - the sweet life - while enjoying all that this hotel in Naples has to offer.

Between forays into the famous galleries, boutiques, and restaurants that line 5th Avenue South within walking distance, guests enjoy on-site luxury cabanas, a heated outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, concierge and spa services, fine cuisine and more, all within an authentic Italian setting. Bellasera is a Naples luxury hotel featuring an exquisite beauty truly fitting of its name. More importantly, though, it offers a level of service worthy of the numerous awards for which it has been honored, allowing guests to savor the experience of Four-Diamond inspired and gracious service. Come discover why TripAdvisor named Bellasera one of the "Top Ten Hidden Gems in the U.S." in their most recent Travelers' Choice Awards.

For Your Family's Needs We Recommend

-Two Bedroom/Two Bath Suite

With room for six, this suite has a full kitchen and dining room, 2 bathrooms and a laundry room. All acommodations at Bellasera feature:
* Chenille bath robes
* Daily housekeeping serviceBellesera* Guest start-up supplies
* Hair dryers
* Secure in-room safes
* In-room movies
* High-speed Internet access
* Card key entry door lock system
* Luxurious upscale furnishings
* Local and 800 phone calls
* DVD player
* Ceiling fans
* Two-line telephone system with message feature
* 42″ television in living room
* 32″ television in master and second bedrooms (n/a in third bedroom)
* Large capacity washer/dryer

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Grande Colonial La Jolla's Executive Chef Named San Diego's Chef of the Year

September 23, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla


Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla's
executive chef Jason Knibb was recently named San Diego's "Chef of the Year" by the California Restaurant Association. The historic luxury hotel's NINE-TEN restaurant was also awarded "Best Hotel Restaurant/Fine Dining." Both awards were presented at the 30th annual Gold Medallion Awards dinner. 

Knibb joined the staff of the Grande Colonial more than ten years ago. A self-trained chef, he discovered a love of cooking when he was a 17 year old busboy at a local restaurant. He trained under some of the country's finest chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Roy Yamaguchi, and Hans Rockenwagner. 

Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla

A recognized name in culinary circles across the country and universally acknowledged to be among the top chefs in Southern California for his consistently exquisite food and artistic presentations, Jason has amassed many awards and accolades for his style and cuisine. Most notably: Zagat Survey® Food Score of 26 (extraordinary to perfection); Zagat Top 10 Restaurants in San Diego; and a 2010 Rising Star Chef Winner/StarChefs. In November of 2011, he was also a contender on the Food Network’s Iron Chef, battling Bobby Flay in a seafood showdown, marking yet another significant milestone in his culinary career.

Situated in the seaside village of La Jolla, just 15 minutes from San Diego, the Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel. Commanding views of the coastline, this Centurion hotel is steps from miles of beaches and world-class shopping, dining & entertainment. Its award-winning NINE-TEN Restaurant offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance. Diners enjoy the best of the harvest from local farmers, where produce is selected daily for the restaurant’s evolving California cuisine.  

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Boston Hotel That is Family-Friendly and has Balconies?

September 18, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Revere Hotel
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new 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 a family of 4 and looking to stay is Boston, MA. What hotel with rooms with balconies offers the best accommodations for our family?

ANSWER: Revere Hotel Boston Common  

Inspired by Boston’s revolutionary spirit, Revere Hotel Boston Common breathes new life into the space formally inhabited by The Radisson Boston. With Northwood Hospitality at the helm, the property has undergone a theatrical transformation of its own, emerging a completely new and re-imagined luxury hotel. Inspired by the city and encouraging the spontaneous, the hotel offers all the warmth of home in an eclectic setting. From high-octane to easy-going, the experiences at Revere Hotel are nothing less than intoxicating. Explore Boston at your own pace and discover something new on every street. Borrow a Kindle and kick back on the houndstooth chaise lounge in your room – feel free to admire the twinkling city below in between chapters. Find yourself surrounded by the fabric of the city with a carefully-curated collection of Boston-centric products.

Epitomes of livable glamour, the guestrooms are the perfect hub for any Boston experience. Echoing the stunning skyline views out the window, the details in each room are thoughtful and carefully curated. From hardwood entryways to easy-to-reach outlets, the elements of the guestrooms seamlessly blend form and function. Harnessing the true spirit of the city, these Downtown Boston hotel rooms are ideal for anyone with a passion for experiencing the good things in life.

Revere Hotel


For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:
-Superior 2 Queen Room with Private Balcony
-353 square feet of space
-Oversized workspace with easy-to-access outlets
-37” LG HDTV
-skoah bath amenities | personal training for your skin
-Coffee & tea in each room
-Iron and ironing board
-Ice Bucket
-Complimentary wireless Internet
-Access to 24-hour Fitness Center
-Two sets of Frette robes and slippers
-Balconies with impressive city-scape views
-JBL iPod Speaker System
-Complimentary and priority access to Emerald Lounge
-Champagne toast at check-in
Cribs available with accompanying infant baths, Johnson and Johnson Baby Soap and Moisturizer, Sheets and Infant towels washed in High Temp water and Dreft
-Inflatable bed rails for toddlers available

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Did You Know? Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

September 17, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa 

Guests at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa can come home with more than bathrobes and memories. The resort's Artist Cottage offers a number of creative classes for all ages. One unique offering is Apothecary, a custom scent blending class. The class will rely on your unconscious to create a personalized scent. The scent can then be used as a perfume or the apothecary specialist can blend it into a product line for future enjoyment. 

Create your own personal scent at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa >>