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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Hyatt Zilara Cancun

February 10, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hyatt Zilara CancunProminently located on the widest stretch of beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an adults-only, all-suite, all-inclusive resort where guests experience traditional Mexican warmth in an intimate yet casual setting.

Enjoy a spring break at Hyatt Zilara Cancun starting from $499 per night >>

 

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Special Valentine's Day Offers Worldwide

February 10, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day Deal

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 all over the world. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment! There's also more deals on our site, just search the location and date you are interested in. Or check out our additional deals

Deals in Central and South America

Palacio Nazarenas-Cuzco, Peru
Celebrate in Style Package
Whether it's an anniversary, a special birthday or just because, an indulgent break at Palacio Nazarenas is the perfect way to celebrate. This package includes luxury accommodations, welcome amenities, including cocktails, Andean petit fours, fresh fruit and a flower arrangement, dinner with champagne, daily buffet breakfast, complimentary upgrade to a deluxe suite with special historic or contemporary features (subject to availability), and a celebration cake.

Rates start at $670 per night >>

Sofitel Buenos Aires-Buenos Aires, Argentina
Magnifique Romance
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Discover Magnifique Romance and enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodation, a bottle of champagne on ice delivered to sip any time you wish once during your stay, a romantic gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival for your shared pleasure, a wonderful breakfast served in your room every morning, and a late check-out until 4pm.

Rates start at $377 per night >>

Ka'ana Boutique Resort-San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize Ka'ana Boutique Resort
Romance Package
The package starts with a helicopter Tour from Belize International Airport to Ka’ana Resort passing over Maya Mountains and 1000-Foot Falls with champagne on arrival OR private road tansfer from Belize International or Municipal Airports to Ka’ana Resort. There's also a private road transfer back to Belize International or Municipal Airports, accommodation in a Master Suite with private garden and outdoor shower, hosted "Craboo" Welcome in Ka’ana's wine cellar, daily full breakfast, one private dining experience, one full-day private cave tubing and zip lining tour, and one half-day private Xunantunich Maya Ruin Tour.

Rates start at $907 per night >>

Hotel das Cataratas – Parana, Brazil
Set in one of the most awe-inspiring locations, enjoy a truly indulgent stay at Hotel das Cataratas. The Spa Experience
includes luxury accommodation, daily Brazilian breakfast, a 60-minute custom Cataratas Swedish massage, and a 20% discount on any additional spa treatments of your choice, per person per stay.

Rates start at BRL 1170 per night >>

Waldorf Astoria Panama - Panama City, Panama
Waldorf Astoria Spa Experience
Get the relaxation you are longing for with the Waldorf Astoria Spa Experience. Stay two or more nights in a premium room at any of the over 20 Waldorf Astoria hotels and resorts and enjoy a complimentary 50 minute massage during your stay.

Rates start at $169 per night >>

United States of America

Sofitel Lafayette Square-Washington, DC
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-Chicago, IL
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-Los Angeles, CA
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-Palm Springs, CA
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.

Rates start at $524 per night >>

Inn and Spa at Loretto-Santa Fe, NM
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-Laguna Beach, CA
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-Miami, FL
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 >>

New York City

Trump SoHo Hotel Condominium 
Romance Package
Illuminate a spark between you and your lover that neither will soon forget. Indulge in each other's company from the breath-taking city view of a deluxe or premiere one-bedroom suite. Toast to the evening with a bottle of Prosecco, decadent chocolate-covered strawberries and subtle luxury. Take pleasure in a late check-out to enjoy an in-suite continental breakfast for two.

Rates start at $570 per night >>

Sofitel New York
Magnifique Romance
Discover Magnifique Romance and enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodation, a bottle of champagne on ice delivered to sip any time you wish once during your stay, a romantic gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival, a wonderful breakfast served in your room every morning, and a late check-out until 4pm.

Rates start at $395 per night >>

The Algonquin
Algonquin Romance Package 
The Algonquin invites you to spend a romantic getaway with them, filled with the special touches to make the perfect stay. This package includes accommodations for two, bottle of champagne, and Continental breakfast in the restaurant.

Rates start at $389 per night >>

Gansevoort Meatpacking District
Toss aside the candy hearts and spice up your Valentine’s Day with the intimacy inspired "Get Loved" package. Includes everything you’ll need to surprise your other half with a sexy Manhattan retreat. Temptations include early check-in at noon (subject to availability), continental breakfast in room for two, a bottle of Champagne + strawberries, one dozen red roses, the sensual travelers mile high kit, Kama Sutra book, and late check-out at 2PM (subject to availability).

Rates start at $539 per night >>

Andaz Wall Street
Love Goes Around Package 
Enjoy two nights over Valentine's Day Weekend (February 14th, 15th or 16th) at Andaz Wall Street with a special package created for you and your sweetheart. Upon arrival, you'll be treated to in-room champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. You'll get breakfast for two every day, and a complimentary room upgrade when available

Rates start at $330 per night >>

Loews Regency New York
VIP Valentine's Day Package
A freshly renovated guestroom in a soft, soothing palette sets the scene for romance, and is the perfect place to enjoy the bottle of Prosecco and selection of cheeses we will deliver to your door. This package also includes $200 credit to use on two tickets to the Broadway show of your choice. Simply select the show you want to see and our Concierge will take care of the booking while you toast Saint Valentine, the city of New York and, of course, your beloved.

Rates start at $599 per night >>

Deals in London

Andaz Liverpool Street London 
Love Goes Around
Guests will be greeted with in-room champagane and flowers upon arrival. The package also includes £25 to use on any of the hotel's restaurants and bars, and a breakfast for two the next morning. Complimentary inclusions available at every Andaz hotel includes internet access, local phone calls, and the minibar with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Rates for this package start at GBP 309 per night >>

Blakes Hotel
For Your Eyes Only Valentines Package
This package includes Continental breakfast for two, a candle-lit bubble bath with rose petals, a bottle of Canard Duchen Champage, and chocolate covered strawberries.

Rates start at GBP 630 GBP per night >>

Cafe Royal Hotel 
Weekend Indulgence Package
Stay in the beating heart of the West End in a spacious and luxurious guestroom perfectly positioned for sightseeing and shopping or complete calm and rest. Stay Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night and get 20% off the best available rate, three-course Menu du Jour dinner in the Ten Room, glass of chilled Champagne in the Grill Room, Regent Street VIP membership card, traditional English breakfast in the Ten Room, Personal Butler service on request, Butler’s Pantry with Nespresso coffee machine, 24 hour in-room dining, Bang & Olufsen entertainment system, eedia hub, and WiFi.

Rates start at GBP 480 per night >>

The May Fair Hotel
Bed And Breakfast Package
Book a London short break and stay at this 5* May Fair hotel with a full English breakfast when you wake in the morning. Explore all that London has to offer for less.

Rates start at GBP 435 per night >>


Deals in London's Surrounding Area

Chewton Glen
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Package
Chewton Glen is a privately owned Luxury Country House Hotel & Spa located in England on the edge of the historic New Forest National Park and within walking distance of the sea and easy reach of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Southampton. This package offers King Beddded room with garden views, dinner, and breakfast.

Rates start at GBP 857 per night >>

Gidleigh Park
Gourmet Getaway
Gidleigh Park is the quintessential Country House Hotel, nestled in a wooded valley within the natural beauty of the wilds of Dartmoor. It has a stylish decor, two Michelin star chef and an acclaimed wine list.
Stay in a Deluxe Room looking into the woodland. Combine the rugged beauty of Dartmoor and the gastronomic delights of 2 Michelin Star Chef Michael Caines. Based on a two-night stay, you get dinner in a luxury picnic hamper each day.

Rates start at GBP 703 per night >>

Wine Lovers Stay
Stay in a Deluxe Rooms looking Into The Woodland. Enjoy an a la carte And eight course tasting dinner with fine wines at the 2 Michelin Starred restaurant. You also get a private wine cellar tour.

Rates start at GBP 845 per night >>

Cliveden House 
Romance Package
Cliveden is set amid 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and parklands. Standing upon chalk cliffs that give the estate its name, the house commands panoramic views over the beautiful Berkshire countryside and an idyllic bend in the river Thames. This package includes a Deluxe Twin or King room with an en-suite sitting area and a bathroom. Guests will receive a chilled body of champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, a dozen red roses, rose petals and candles in the room, and a Continental breakfast.

Gourmet Package
The Gourmet Package includes a delicious tasting menu for two in the restaurant, a Continental breakfast, and a Deluxe Twin or King room with a sitting area and bathroom. Tasting Menu In The Restaurant -Continental Breakfast

Rates start at GBP 833 per night >>

Tylney Hall
Valentine’s Romantic Break
If you really want to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day there is no better place to go than Tylney Hall. Enjoy luxurious accommodation, a gourmet meal created by Executive Chef Stephen Hine and why not take a romantic stroll around the historical grounds, for a truly romantic break. The package includes luxurious accommodation with full English breakfast, Valentine’s chocolates in your room on arrival, Pre-dinner champagne and canape reception, candlelit five-course dinner in the award-winning Oak Room Restaurant, a rose for each couple at dinner, early check in at 1pm and late check out at 12 noon (subject to availability), and use of the hotel's leisure facilities throughout your stay.

Rates start at GBP 260 per night >>


Deals in Paris

Sofitel Paris le Faubourg 
Magnifique Romance Package
Enjoy magical moments in magnificent places around the world… It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Share special time together…savor intimate dinners…take sunset strolls and moonlight walks. Discover Magnifique Romance and enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodation, a bottle of champagne on ice delivered to sip any time you wish once during your stay,
a romantic gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival for your shared pleasure, a wonderful breakfast served in your room every morning, and a late check-out until 4pm.

Rates start at EUR 930 per night >>

Saint James Paris
Valentine's Day in a Castle
This package includes a stay in a Junior Suite, breakfast at the buffet or in your room, and a bottle of Champage Deutz Cuvee Amour.

Rates start at EUR 600 per night >>

Auberge du Jeu de Paume 
Saint Valentine Package
Escape to Chantilly and rejuvenate in love at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume. Enjoy a night in a double room decorated with rose petals and some sweets. Savor the continental breakfast in room.
Relax in our Spa Valmont (swimming pool, hammam, sauna and gym). Taste a romantic dinner at Le Jardin d'Hiver and the next day enjoy a romantic walk in the park of the Chateau de Chantilly.

Rates start at EUR 555 per night >>

La Reserve Paris
A Romance in Paris Package
Especially for you, La Réeerve Paris has dreamed up a totally glamorous stay available throughout the month of February, at the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful capitals. The stay comprises a VIP in-room welcome (with roses, chocolates, champagne and candles), a night in one of the apartments, delicious and plentiful breakfasts served in your apartment, a romantic dinner for two, prepared according to your wishes by a talented chef, and a one-hour chauffeur-driven limousine tour of Paris by night.

Rates start at EUR 2800 per night >>

Hotel du Louvre
Romance Package
Celebrate your love at the Hotel du Louvre, a Hyatt Hotel with this package featuring a bottle of Champagne, roses, sweets, in-room
breakfast for 2, and late check-out at 2 pm

Rates start at EUR 770 per night >>

Deals in Asia

Grand Hyatt Tokyo-Tokyo, Japan
Romance Package
Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay at Grand Hyatt Tokyo. You only need each other. The offer includes Club King or Grand Deluxe Twin, Grand King, Grand Twin, or Grand Deluxe King. Breakfast, Bottle of Red Wine, and 1pm Late Checkout.

Rates start at $564 per night >>

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok-Bangkok, Thailand
Romance Package
Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. You'll enjoy daily breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, a box of heart-shaped chocolates, a dinner at Erawan Tea Roo, and a 4pm late checkout.

Rates start at $335 per night >>

J.W. Marriott Hotel Hong Kong-Hong Kong, China
Sweet Deals for Two
Whether it is a weekend escape, anniversary, honeymoon or birthday celebration, the Sweet Deal for Two offers a classic choice to pamper your special someone in style. Celebrate over a bottle of Moet & Chandon, nine-piece chocolate box and daily breakfast for two persons. 1 King or 2 Double-bedded room with Harbor View.

Rates start at $657 per night >>

Park Hyatt Tokyo
Winter at the Park
Park Hyatt Tokyo with its modernist interiors, panoramic views and museum quality artworks, offers a perfect place to respite from the winter for some rest and relaxation. This special offer is available through the end of February. You get accommodation in a Park Deluxe Room, in a Park View Room or in a Park Suite, 10,000 yen Food & Beverage credit per room per night available for use at New York Grill, Girandole, Kozue and Room Service, and a late check-out up until 1pm.Shangri-La Villingili

Rates start at $593 per night >>

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives 
Villingili Escape
For stays of 3 nights or less. Guests receive buffet breakfast, and complimentary daily dinner, and wireless internet. Accomodations are a 133 square meter Pool Villa with one King bed, an ocean view, and a private pool.

Rates start at $1260 per night >>

Deals in the Middle East

Hotel Missoni Kuwait 
Spa Package
This package includes 1 night in a Missoni room, breakfast in Luna or via room service, airport transfers, and a luxury signature 50 minute massage at Six Senses

Rates start at KWD 129 per night >>

Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Rejuvenate You
From experiencing a massage in the moonlight to immersing yourself in a Roman mineral bath, indulge with botanical herbs, rich minerals and essential oils that come together to create an enticing selection of massages, facials, and body treatments. The Rejuvenate You package includes overnight accommodations, signature spa treatment, lunch for two in restaurant once per stay, and recreation activity for two once per stay.

Rates start at AED 2050 per night >>

Moevenpick Tower Doha
My Weekend My Choice
Relaxing breakfasts by the pool, rejuvenating days in award-winning spas, and culinary experiences as the sun sets. With this offer, the longer you stay, the more you save. Enjoy 10% off for one night, 20% off for 2 or 30% for 3. Late checkout until 4 pm.
Le Royal Hotel Amman

Rates start at QAR 560 per night >>

Four Seasons Hotel Damascus 
Bed and Breakfast Package
Enjoy a perfect night's sleep followed by an expertly prepared meal from the top-rated chefs. Choose from a Superior Room King Bed with a City or Mountain View.

Rates start at EUR 320 per night >>

Le Royal Hotel Amman
Romantic Experience
Buffet breakfast & dinner for two excluding taxes and service.
Stay in a 65 square meter Club Suite with a King Bed and a panoramic city view balcony. Located on 23 & 24 floors, guests get VIP treatment, free access to the spa, free canapes and soft drinks at the lounge.

Rates start at JOD 290 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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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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