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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.

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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Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach to Open During the Second Half of 2015


By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Roc at Miami Beach

Nobu Hotels and Eden Roc Miami Beach plans to open Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach in the second half of 2015. The Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach is part of the multi-million dollar vision to revitalize and re-launch the Eden Roc name and property. Similar to the highly successful Nobu hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, the property will represent the same key principles as Nobu restaurants; a perfect balance of luxury, fun, craft, and theater.

The new Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel will feature a "hotel within a hotel concept." Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach with feature 210 guest rooms; a signature Nobu restaurant and bar; an additional new beach front restaurant concept; new banquet and catering menus; unique in-room dining offerings; access to the 20,000 square foot spa and fitness facilities; over 70,000 square feet of re-energized and stylish meeting and event space; and one luxurious pool. The 15th floor Penthouse suites will feature panoramic views of the city with inspiration drawn from the Villa at the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace. Guests of the Nobu Hotel will enjoy a VIP entrance to the Nobu Hotel Pool and lounge with views over the beach and sea. The guest rooms will be located in the hotel’s legendary tower and offer the imaginative, energized and sophisticated environment exclusive to Nobu Hotel.

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Did You Know? The Pierre Hotel New York


By: Five Star Alliance

The Pierre Hotel New York opened in 1930 at a prime site at the corner of Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, commanding unrestricted views of Central Park. Many consider the signature room of this iconic hotel to be the rotunda. The Rotunda's famous tromp l'oeil murals were created in 1967 by American artist Edward Melcarth (1914 -1973). It was his intention to bring the style and spirit of the Renaissance paintings into the present.

In the mural scenes, classic mythological figures like Neptune and Venus are intermingled with a woman with young children who resembles Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, as well as a man in a Nehru jacket, a clothing style popular in the 1960s. Other mythological figures, such as the River Gods and Minerva, share space with a young Adam & Eve (Adam was posed for by actor Erik Estrada in his younger days) and the painter's cat, Sasha. Several of the figures were modeled on people from New York society and some of the artist's patrons and benefactors. Melcarth also sculpted the male and female heads above the entrances to The Rotunda and the restaurant.

The Pierre Hotel New York

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Naughty And Nice Offer at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs


By: Five Star Alliance

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs combines the sleek design of a new Fender Stratocaster with the laid back vibe of a beachside reggae band. Lovers will be interested in the hotel's special Naughty and Nice Room Package. 

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
The Package Includes:

- Rock 'n' Roll Designed Room to Play… and Sleep

- Naughty Turndown service

- Breakfast in Bed

- $250 Rock Spa credit or 50 minute couples massage

- Late Check Out

 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? Hotel Les Ottomans


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Les Ottomans


On the banks of the Bosphorus, Istanbul's active and scenic waterway, Hotel Les Ottomans resides in what was once a pasha's 18th-century mansion. Muhsinzade Mehmet Pasha Mansion, the current site of Hotel Les Ottomans, was one of the most prestigious mansions of its time. The premises were built over an area of 4527 square meters on the ruins dating from the era of Ahmed III. It also has an elegant fountain and a garden complex, which are deemed one of the most beautiful examples of Ottoman garden and water architecture. A meticulous, extravagant restoration of the stately home pays lavish tribute to Istanbul's Baroque revival.

 

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