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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.

Image of the Day: Lago Mar Resort and Club

February 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Lago Mar Resort and Club is situated on ten acres of private beach in Harbor Beach. Hotel amenities include 500-foot private beach, business center, two pools, tour assistance, concierge, laundry/valet services, room service, gift shop, two oceanfront tennis courts, miniature golf, beachfront volleyball and shuffleboard, exercise room, and childrens playground.

Lago Mar Resort and Club 

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Valentine's Day Offers in North America

February 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in the North America. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment!B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale (pictured left)
B Infatuated
This romantic hotel package is the ultimate way to reconnect with that special someone in your life whether you’ve been together for a few weeks, a few months, or many years. This offer includes deluxe Fort Lauderdale accommodations in one of the dozen different room types all having mesmerizing views of the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy coastline. Also included in this B Infatuated package is a "Kit and Caboodle" kit, bottle of bubbly, breakfast for two in the comfort of your room or in B'stro on the Beach.

Rates start at $429 per night >>

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Romance Package
Experience an unforgettable getaway in one of the world's most culturally diverse and vibrant cities. This offer includes complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival night, arrival night amenity of chocolate-covered strawberries, fruit platter and macaroons,deluxe breakfast for two at signature restaurant, Bosk,CAD 100 spa credit for Miraj Hammam Spa per stay, and round-trip airport transfers or complimentary valet parking.

Rates start at CAD 803 per night >> 

Peninsula Chicago (pictured right)
Winter Moments Offer
Warm up this winter at The Peninsula Chicago! Reserve your stay for two consecutive nights or more and enjoy daily American breakfast for two in The Lobby or by room service and a guaranteed room upgrade at the time of booking! Plus, guests booking a suite will enjoy a hotel c redit of US$ 200 for The Peninsula Spa, one of the hotel's three restaurants or towards a Peninsula Academy Programme. 

Rates start at $475 per night >>

Ritz-Carlton Boston Common
Comfort You Package
Package includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe room or suite. Stay 2 nights in a deluxe room and receive a $100 credit per stay. Stay 3 nights in a deluxe room and receive a $200 credit per stay Stay 2 nights in a suite and receive a $200 credit per stay & Stay 3 nights in a suite and receive a $400 credit per stay

Rates start at $409 per night >>

Inn at Perry Cabin
Retreat to Romance Package
Package includes welcome amenities including a bottle of sparkling wine, daily à la carte breakfast for two in Sherwood’s Landing (US$45 per room, per day), access to resort activities including garden tours and wine tastings, dinner for two in Sherwood’s Landing (US$130 per room, per stay), and a $100 Linden Spa credit per room, per stay.

Rates start at $650 per night >>


Charleston Place
Charleston Place (pictured left)
The Spa Experience
Melt away stress and pamper yourself with therapeutic spa treatments and fitness facilities. This package includes luxury accommodations, and a $150 spa credit per stay, for use in The Spa at Charleston Place.

Rates start at $590 per night >>

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown
Romance Package
The package includes deluxe king room, bottle of champagne,
complimentary hotel parking, and breakfast for two.

Rates start at $229 per night >>
 

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra 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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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Pet-Friendly Hotel in Savannah?

February 3, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Mansion on Forsyth Park
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: Can You Recommend a Pet-Friendly Resort in Savannah? 

ANSWER: The Mansion on Forsyth Park

The Mansion on Forsyth Park welcomes you to a magnificently restored Victorian mansion set in Savannah's legendary Historic District. From the moment you enter the onyx marble appointed lobby, you will experience the essence of Southern luxury. From celebrated cuisine, to spa pampering and world-class Kessler Collection service, every detail is polished to perfection. The Mansion on Forsyth Park

Inside each of the Mansion on Forsyth Park's 126 lavish guest rooms and suites, you will find the classical refinement of a historic mansion, as well as conveniences for the 21st century traveler. Accommodations feature sumptuous bedding, flat screen televisions, and magnificent furnishings. From wireless Internet access, to concierge service, the upscale accommodations are perfect for business or pleasure.

As of this article, The Mansion on Forsyth Park accepts dogs and cats for a non-refundable fee of $150. The animal must be under 50 lbs. 

We Recommend You Choose:
Concierge Guestrooms - These rooms feature the luxurious design and amenities of standard and deluxe guestrooms, but with the added amenity of being located on the concierge floor. Occupying the highest floor of the Mansion, the exclusive concierge floor offers evening turndown service upon request and a concierge lounge featuring a seating area, work space and board table. Guests on the concierge level enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast that is served daily from 6:30am until 10am and there's also an evening reception from 5pm to 8pm. Inside each guestroom is the chic refinement of a historic mansion, blended with modern touches and amenities. A marble appointed bathroom features a shower and separate luxurious, oversized soaking or whirlpool tub, which opens up into a luxurious environment of lush fabrics, custom headboards and furniture, and all-white pillowtop beds in the bedroom area.

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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Special Valentine's Day Offers in the USA

January 31, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in the United States. These offers are for stays of varying lengths ranging from February 12-28. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully for restrictions and to avoid disappointment!

PUBLIC ChicagoSofitel Lafayette Square
Magnifique Romance
Spend your Valentine's Day in the Nation's Capitol! Guests enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodations, a perfect setting for romance. A bottle of champagne on ice awaits your arrival, as does a romantic gift of chocolate covered strawberries or flowers. A Magnifique Breakfast is served in your room each morning and there's a late check out of 4pm.

Rates start at $235 per night >>

PUBLIC Chicago (pictured left)
Special Rates from $130, plus a complimentary upgrade when available
PUBLIC Chicago is a complete transformation of the Gold Coast's famed Ambassador East Hotel and its historic Pump Room restaurant. PUBLIC Chicago's 285 spacious and oversized guest rooms and suites are individually furnished with integrity, taste, and superb functionality. It is located in downtown Chicago location, within walking distance to the shopping and restaurants on the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue, the nightlife on Rush Street, Lincoln Park and the beaches of Lake Michigan.

Rates start at $130 per night >>

Hotel Andaz West Hollywood
Love Goes Around Package
Want to bring the romance to Los Angeles but just don't have the time to plan? Let Andaz take care of it. Cuddle with the one you love while enjoying Champagne and macaroons upon arrival per stay. Spend your precious time getting closer to each other with signature scented massage oil. The next morning, you'll arise refreshed and relaxed, ready for a sumptuous daily buffet breakfast for two at RH restaurant or in the privacy of your guest room.

Rates start at $315 per night >>

Miramonte Resort and Spa
Putt and Pamper
Perfect for the pair who has different interests, or for the individual who wants it all! Golf play is held at Indian Wells Golf Resort in the "golf capital of the world" - Palm Springs. Putt & Pamper includes one night in an Estate, Luxury or Dolce Suite accommodation, unlimited golf for one player at Indian Wells Golf Resort, unlimited use of the practice facilities on day of play, one 60-minute spa treatment at The Well Spa, and full day access to The Well Spa on day of treatment.

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Rates start at $524 per night >>

Inn and Spa at Loretto (pictured right)
Buenos Dias Bed and Breakfast Package
Begin with a leisurely Santa Fe breakfast in Luminaria, The Inn and Spa at Loretto's signature restaurant, before exploring the art galleries, shops, and museums. Enjoy dining next to a glowing kiva fireplace or on the seasonal outdoor patio overlooking the famed Loretto Chapel. The package includes accommodations for one night,  $40 breakfast credit at Luminaria Restaurant and Patio, and night-time valet parking.

Rates start at $171 per night >>

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Rejuvenate You Package
Celebrate a new you with the replenishing Rejuvenate You hotel package. Enjoy two soothing signature spa treatments, adelectable lunch for two, overnight accommodations, complimentary ocean-front Pilates and Yoga classes, and the resort fee.  

Rates start at $675 per night >>

Sofitel Miami
Romance Package
Discover a tropical paradise tastefully decorated in Art Deco style overlooking a peaceful blue lagoon. This package includes a Superior Room with a King-size Bed and a view of the Miami skyline, a bottle of sparkling wine, a gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival, in-room breakfast, and a 4pm check-out. 

Rates start at $315 per night >>

Enjoy your stay! 

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra 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? Wedmore Place

January 29, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Wedmore Place
Wedmore Place
 is a historid farm that was settled in 1615. It was first called Archers Hope. In 1781, it was on the military maps of the French armies of Lafayette. It was identified due to its participation in the Revolutionary war against the British crown. At the time, the farm was owned by Maitre Bland, a reverend active American independence movement.

The 300 acre farm was acquired in 1983 as a virtually abandoned parcel by Patrick and Peggy Duffeler. They changed the name to Wedmore Place, a place conceptualized to feature art, history and culture in its stylistic design, its themes and decoration.

The first renovation project on the farm besides the reconstruction of a dwelling that was found out to have dated from 1736, was the start of the first planting of grapes in 1985 and the establishment of a winery.

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Romance is on the Menu at Miramonte Resort and Spa

January 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Miramonte Resort & Spa, located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley in prestigious Indian Wells, is an oasis in the desert offering luxurious accommodations in a romantic setting. This Mediterranean village-inspired resort is an upscale yet intimate property, making it a perfect escape for couples wanting to getaway, reconnect, and celebrate.

There are 215 guest rooms of discerning architecture woven into the exquisite landscaping complete with Italian fountains, fine-crafted stonework, and tranquil piazzas. For the ultimate luxury experience the resort offers 11 exquisitely appointed Villas –with candlelit entryways and private terraces looking out to the immaculate lush grounds of the property. Fragrant citrus and rose gardens adorn the public areas, as well as a notable and lavish herb garden.

Surrounded with balmy palm trees, breathtaking mountain backdrops, and romantic sunsets, couples will find a quaint setting at The Vineyard lounge patio to enjoy a glass of wine and sultry live music. Following with a stroll along the winding pathways, framed with beautiful draping bougainvillea, will make for an unforgettable evening enjoyed under the starlit desert sky.
Miramonte Resort and Spa Outdoor Pool
Couples can also have quality time together to reflect and reconnect at THE WELL Spa, while enjoying a couple’s massage or doing something a little different with the Pittura Festa treatment, a couples painting party using therapeutic muds and followed by a massage for the couple. Recognized as a top 100 North American Resort Spa in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, THE WELL Spa treatments and amenities deliver relaxation and rejuvenation to both the body and spirit.

Miramonte Resort & Spa features a Romance in the Desert Couple's Dinner and Spa Getaway package that includes two 60-minute spa treatments, dinner for two at The Grove, a special welcome amenity, and a late check-out of 2 pm. 

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Image of the Day: Sandpearl Resort

January 26, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Sandpearl Resort can enjoy an al fresco evening while still being curled up by the fire. The luxury resort has a stunning location along a 700-foot expanse of the sugary white sands of the pristine Gulf of Mexico beachfront.

Sandpearl Resort

Winter Rates at Sandpearl Resort start at $327 per night >> 

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Your Questions Answered: What New York Luxury Hotel Offers a Whirlpool Tub and Balcony?

January 26, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Gansevoort Park AvenueWe 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 hotel in New York offers a Jacuzzi tub and balcony?

ANSWER: Gansevoort Park Avenue 

Enter Gansevoort Park Avenue and leave the busy streets of midtown Manhattan behind. Downtown cool meets uptown classic in this beautifully designed new building with chic modern interiors and a three-story atrium lobby featuring herringbone granite floors, over-sized aubergine chandeliers, and a fireplace. Spruce up at Cutler Salon. Treat yourself at Exhale Spa. Relax by the rooftop pool. Savor the views at Gotham’s second Plunge Bar and Lounge. Sample a champagne cocktail in the elegant bar adjacent to the lobby. Share a table and Italian-inspired fare at the 10,000 sq ft Ristorante Asellina.

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

DUPLEX PENTHOUSE - This is an indulgent 3 bedroom, 2000 sq ft Presidential Suite that boasts all the premium amenities that you could desire. The bi-level, unique layout features a stunning fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, a lofty terrace with exquisite city views, and an audio-visual system fit for the ultimate in entertainment. Spacious dining and living areas feature floor to ceiling windows flanked by custom black chandeliers. Your own private spa experience awaits in the grand, 6 fixture bathroom which includes a steam shower, Starck freestanding soaking whirlpool tub, products by Cutler Salon, and separate vanity dressing room. It's the ultimate destination for a truly unforgettable stay.

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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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Image of the Day: Quail Lodge

January 25, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Quail Lodge & Golf Club is located in beautiful Carmel Valley, California, a sublime pastoral river valley nestled into the towering Santa Lucia mountain range. Extending twelve miles inland from Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley emboldens visitors with a sense of discovery and insulation, both from the fog and the busier pace of the tourist-frequented Carmel-by-the-Sea. Carmel Valley is one of the finest wine growing regions in California, where endless opportunities for recreation, entertainment, sumptuous food and premier wine tasting abound. 

Quail Lodge 

Winter rates at Quail Lodge start at $225 per night >>

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Spotlight on Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa

January 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Sedona Rouge Spa
The Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa
is ideally located only one mile away from Thunder Mountain trailhead, the entrance to Red Rock Country, and hundreds of acres of Coconino National Forest. Sedona is renowned for its numerous energy enhancing Vortex site locations, which many believe help facilitate the exploration of the soul. The Spa at Sedona Rouge embraces Sedona's natural energy, making it a prized destination for relaxation, healing, and wellness. 

A spa service at Sedona Rouge entitles guests to the use of the hot tubs, steam rooms, fitness center, and swimming pool. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and stay late to enjoy all the spa's amenities. There's also a morning yoga class for an additional fee. 

Services Include:

Custom Massage and Bodywork - The spa's certified massage therapists are devoted professionals, well versed in many bodywork modalities including Reflexology, Cranial Sacral, Cupping Massage, Myofascial Release, Lomi Lomi, Thai Massage, and traditional Ayurvedic services. 

Body Treatments - Body treatments are rituals with rich butters, invigorating scrubs, detoxifying herbal wraps, and mesmerizing scented baths that are locally hand-crafted with both indigenous and exotic botanicals. Customized massage harmoniously and synergistically completes each body treatment ritual.
Sedona Rouge Pool View of Spa
Couples Treatments - A Couple's Massage provides each person with their own therapist to perform customized bodywork while sharing the mood of relaxation with a friend or loved one. Twin Flames is a couples bathing and massage ritual conducted in a candle-lit room scented with rose petals. It begins with a massage tailored to enhance the energies between the couple. Then the therapists leave the room, allowing the couple to enjoy a romantic, candle-lit bath for two.

Facials & Esthetic Services - Experienced estheticians tailor each facial according to each person's unique needs. Offering highly effective skin care products along with extractions, steam therapy, and acupressure massage, the goal of each facial is to promote radiant, healthy skin.

Wellness & Intuitive Discoveries - Offering Psychic Readings, Tarot, and Spiritual Acupuncture, the Spa at Sedona Rouge facilitates a Sedona journey to self discovery.

Ayuvedic Services - Consultations, Ayuvedic Warm Oil Massages, Shirodhara & Marma Point Therapy, Herbal Body Scrub &Wrap, Nasal & Sinus Therapy, and Heart Chakra Healing are all available.

Spa Rooms & Suites - Spa guest rooms are located inside the Spa at Sedona Rouge, away from the main hotel lobby. Most spa guest rooms feature in-room large soaking tubs in the living area. Located inside the Spa at Sedona Rouge, the two-room suite features a soaking tub in the main living area with a pull-out sofa bed and private bedroom and bath.

Happy relaxing!

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