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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel Metropole Venice

November 2, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Overlooking the lagoon, where the view over San Giorgio Island is spectacular, the Hotel Metropole Venice is located few steps from the Biennale d'arte and Piazza San Marco. The building has an impressive history. Famed composer Vivaldi composed many of his major works on the site. Famous hotel guests have included Thomas Mann, Sigmund Freud, and Marcel Proust.

Hotel Metropole Venice

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Image of the Day: Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

October 23, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Venetian Macao Resort Hotel offers leisurely ride through, the San Luca, Marco Polo or Grand Canals, aboard their beautifully crafted Venetian gondolas. The romantic boat rides are enhanced by a singing gondolier.

Venetian Macao

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The Perfect Proposal at Il Salviatino

October 20, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Il Salviatino
Is it time to pop the question? There's no better location than the multi-award winning 15th Century Florentine Villa Il Salviatino. 

From now until December 28th, 2013, the historica villa is offering a Perfect Proposal package.  

The package includes:

-Two nights' accommodation in a room of your choice

-Daily full a la carte breakfast

-One complimentary night in the occasion of your first wedding anniversary (on request, upon availability)

-A one hour couples massage during the stay

-Romantic candlelight dinner at our restaurant (3 courses, drinks not included)

-A three hour tour with a personal shopper, to escort you to the best to the best jewellers on the Ponte Vecchio and Via Tornabuoni or for some original fashion findings

On the very slight chance that your beloved says no, the package also includes an open bar all night if your proposal is rejected.
 

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Your Questions Answered: What Thai Luxury Resort do you Recommend for a Romantic Getaway?

October 19, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Le Meridien Beach Phuket
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 looking for a romantic getaway in Thailand- what do you recommend?

 

ANSWER: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

The resort is situated on Phuket's island's white sandy beach of Relax Bay. It offers 470 rooms and suites that capture all the charm and elegance of traditional Thai design. A wide range of world-class restaurants and bars add to the resort's unique experience. During the day, there are plenty of activities and sports available both on and off the beach. For guests who are looking for a bit of stress-free pampering, Le Spa provides the perfect ambiance to wash away one's troubles. At night, guests can join a sunset boat cruise on The Margaret Lee or spend the night at Le Patong Pub. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort seems a world away, providing the perfect escape to the very finest in luxury and comfort.

We'd recommend the Oceanfront Deluxe Suite. The 128-square-metre suite expands into an enriching space that features comfortable furnishings plus lush Thai fabrics in vibrant hues. Located from the first to the third floors at the ocean end of the Chaba and Mali wings, these suites offer a spacious 63-square-metre balcony overlooking the sea with an attractive teak table and chairs and a lounger for soaking up the extravagant island sun. Le Meridien Phuket Beach ResortThe suite's subtly styled living room with couch and 40" LCD TV integrates a small serving area with dining table. The large master bedroom features a private balcony and separate 37" LCD TV plus a sizeable bathroom with separate soaking bath and shower, bathroom scales, bathrobes, slippers and other essential details. Standard amenities includes a cordless telephone with speaker, hair dryer, bathroom scales, in-room safe, coffee and tea-making facilities, complimentary broadband and wireless High Speed Internet Access, and more. 775 Square Feet / 72 Square Metres features two spacious balconies with a Living Room with Serving 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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Baby Moon at Four Seasons Palm Beach

September 30, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Baby on the way? Get in one last luxury vacation before the little one makes his or her debut. Four Seasons Palm Beach is offering a Baby Moon Package. You'll get a 393 square foot Garden View Room with a King bed and a private furnished balcony. Rooms feature art deco-style custom furnishings in colours that evoke sea, sky and sand.

Four Seasons Palm Beach is ideally located close to many event-rich districts, from the galleries, shops and museums of Palm Beach and downtown West Palm Beach to the botanical gardens of Delray Beach or the equestrian epicenter of Wellington. 

Moms-to-be booking the Baby Moon Package get one 50-minute prenatal massage or a $150 spa credit. Rooms will be furnished with a prenatal pillow and since expectant moms are eating for two, the chef's daily amenity will be delivered directly to the room. Relax with the complimentary in-room movie and enjoy a $100 dining credit that can be used at restaurant at the resort, or for in-room dining.  

The Spa is 11,000 square feet and has 11 treatment rooms and 3 relaxation rooms. All guests enjoy complimentary use of the Spa’s steam, sauna, whirlpool and relaxation areas. Massages can be performed in the privacy of your guest room for an additional fee.

Unwind with a dip in the heated outdoor pool, lounge poolside on a chaise longe under an umbrella, or stroll to the beach just steps away and dive into the Atlantic Ocean.

Happy mom equals happy baby.  

Nightly rates for the Babymoon package start at $519 per night >> 

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Image of the Day: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

September 23, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers 3 Mountain Facing and 9 Sea Facing one-bedroom suites and naturally all come with inspiring views.  

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa 

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Image of the Day: Mystique Santorini

September 21, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Mystique Santorini is an exclusive retreat with 22 suites and villas built on Oia’s most famous cliffs, providing dazzling views of clear blue crystalline waters.

Mystique Santorini  

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Image of the Day: Cocoa Island Maldives

September 20, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

A tranquil and private space at Cocoa Island Maldives.

Cocoa Island Maldives 

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Image of the Day: Las Alamandas

September 16, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Las Alamandas is an exclusive beachfront hideaway situated on over 1,500 acres of unspoilt tropical Paradise with only seven villas accommodating a maximum of 42 guests.

Las Alamandas

Fall Rates as Las Alamandas start at $185 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Simpson House Inn

September 14, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Simpson House Inn is the only five diamond bed and breakfast in North America.

Simpson House Inn 

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