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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.

Your Questions Answered: What is a Family-Friendly hotel in Rome for a Family of 4?

April 18, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel Majestic Roma
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 is a family-friendly hotel in Rome for a family of 4, with children ages 8 and 11?

 
ANSWER: Hotel Majestic Roma

A warm welcome awaits you at the Hotel Majestic in Rome. Created in 1889 by the architect Gaetano Koch on the exclusive Via Veneto, the Hotel Majestic Roma was a grande dame from the beginning, with a Carrara-Marble lobby, a ballroom with a fresco ceiling that could hold 120 people and all you would expect of downtown's premier hotel.The hotel occupies a prestigious location in the heart of the Eternal City on Via Veneto. The Hotel Majestic still continues to be the home away from home for many celebrities and political figures, and is recognized for having a reputation for impeccable standards and service. The Majestic Roma is a veritable jewel of neoclassic elegance, within walking distance from the Borghese Art Gallery and Gardens and the heart of the city shopping district, Spanish Steps and Via Condotti where all the major houses of fashion have their ateliers. The 98 rooms share an understated elegance that manages to deliver the sophistication one expect. The Concierge team is at your service for general and sightseeing information and are delighted to arrange any travel arrangements, airport transfers, shopping and leisure advice, restaurant reservations, sending mail or flowers and babysitting service not to mention a vast array of any special needs or services you may require.

Hotel Majestic Roma

 

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

-Deluxe Double and Triple Rooms. Ask for two connecting rooms with 2 King Beds or 1 King And 2 Twin Beds. At up to 35 square meters, deluxe rooms are bright and feature either Garden views or Via Veneto views.  Besides the standard fittings and furnishings, the Deluxe rooms offer additional comfort. Guestrooms are equipped with king size bed or twin beds with comfortable duvets and Egyptian Cotton bed sheets. Bathrooms are decorated with precious Calacatta Arabesque Marble. The style is combining contemporary elements and pure classical lines. Some guestrooms are featuring white lacquered furniture with Wenge hardwood floor with elegant area rugs and others unique designed carpeting and textiles in harmonizing color themes. WIFI internet connection and flat screen televisions are available in guestrooms. Extra bed and connecting rooms upon request. There is double glazing on all windows and all rooms are sound-proofed. 

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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.


Image of the Day: Hotel Majestic Roma

April 11, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Majestic Roma is located on the famous Via Veneto, in the center of Rome. The hotel is within walking distance to the Trevi Fountain, the Villa Borghese Gardens, Spanish Steps, and the elegant Via Condotti with its haute couture boutiques and shops.

Hotel Majestic Roma

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Spotlight on Babuino 181

March 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Babuino 181Babuino 181 is a luxurious boutique hotel with 24 rooms and suites located in two historical buildings in the heart of the upscale Spanish Steps quarter on the fashionable Via Babuino. It's the ideal base from which to explore many of Rome's historical sites. 

Here's just a few to check out:

-The Villa Borghese is Rome’s answer to Central Park. The largest green space in the historic center of Rome, the Villa Borghese dates back to the 17th century, when it was created as a pleasure garden for Cardinal Scipione Borghese. Turned over to the public in the early 19th century, it’s filled with faux-ancient temples, fountains, an amphitheater, and even a small lake.


-Within strolling distance is Piazza Navona, one of  Rome'’s most beloved piazza. Once home to medieval jousts and carnivals, the square is now where Rome’s annual Christmas market takes place. 

 

Babuino 181

-St. Peter's Basilica is just three metro stops from the hotel. The basilica is  not technically in Rome, but rather in a separate country, Vatican City—the smallest country in the entire world. The basilica at the heart of this country is actually the second St. Peter’s Basilica. The first, built by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century A.D., was glorious… but decrepit by the Middle Ages. In 1506, Pope Julius II tore it down. The "new" basilica he commissioned took 120 years to build. Still one of the largest churches in the world, the basilica also is one of Rome’s most breathtaking. 

-The most famous fountain in Europe, if not the world, the Trevi Fountain is another Rome must-see. Just at the edge of the Spanish Steps neighborhood, it's within a 10-minute walk from the hotel. 

-The Spanish Steps are a Baroque masterpiece—and one of Rome’s main icons. (They’re also where Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck met in the 1953 film Roman Holiday). Today, travelers flock to the steps from all over the city. The Spanish Steps are located within a 5-minute walk of Babuino 181. Located a stone’s throw from the hotel, this world-famous staircase was built in 1723. Although funded by the French and designed by an Italian, the Spanish Steps get their name from the Spanish Embassy that is located at the bottom.

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Did You Know? Hotel Raphael Rome

February 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

 

The stunning facade of Hotel Raphael Rome is covered in a cascade of woodbine and bouganvillea. Launched as a hotel in 1963 by Spartaco Vannoni (1922-1980), the Hotel Raphael is a real museum of art: paintings, lithographs, sculptures, antiquarian artifacts, a valuable collection of Picasso ceramics and Mayan art may be seen throughout the lobby. Overlooking the roofs, the terrace Bramante is waiting for you to enjoy gastronomic cuisine while contemplating the magnificent view of the eternal city.

The hotel is located just a few steps from Piazza Navona amidst some of the world's most admired monuments: the Pantheon, St. Peter's and the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum.
 

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Image of the Day: Rose Garden Palace

January 24, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The rose bush in the external garden at Rose Garden Palace is responsible for the name of the luxury Rome hotel. 

 

Winter Rates at Rose Garden Palace Start at EUR 176 Per Night >>

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Did You Know? Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina

October 27, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The luxury hotel Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina is built on the site of a villa that once belonged to a Roman Empress who was the mother of the Emperor Nero. Julia Agrippina was one of the most powerful women in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The relics and archaeological remains found during construction of the hotel are displayed in the public spaces of the Hotel by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.

Gran Melia Villa Agrippiina

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Did You Know? The Inn at the Roman Forum

September 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Inn at Roman Forum is the only luxury hotel in Rome that can boast the presence of a piece of the Roman Forum on the premises.

The Inn at Roman Forum

Fall rates at The Inn at Roman Forum start at $229 per night >>

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Your Questions Answered: What is the Best Room at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese for a Family of 3?

September 16, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
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 "our 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 is the best room option at the Sofitel Rome for a family of 3, child age 9 and 2 adults? 


ANSWER: The Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese 
The Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese offers unique accommodation with high standards of service and quality. The hotel has 111 bedrooms, 3 suites with private terrace,a bar with several lounges, and lounge "La Bella Vista," located on the top floor of the hotel with stunning panoramic views of Rome. 

Look for the Luxury Room with sofa or the Dolce Vita Suite with a sofa bed.

-Luxury Room: Peaceful and spacious luxury room measure 355 sq. ft. (33 m²) with double MyBed bed & sofa bed, bathroom with Hermes products, desk, Bose iPod docking station, LCD TV, WIFI (256 KB) & ADSL connection available. Extra bed available on request, subject to charge.

-Dolce Vita Suite with double bed and sofa bed: The Dolce Vita Suite with double bed and sofa bed is 904-sq. ft. suite with a modern chic style, balcony, MyBed bed and walk-in closet. There is a spacious white marble bathroom and a second bathroom and a large living area with sofa bed, home theater, Bose iPod docking station, 2 LCD TVs, Nespresso machine, 256-KB WIFI & ADSL.

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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Dining al Fresco: Hotel Eden A Royal Meridien

September 10, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Eden-A Royal Meridien has a rooftop restaurant, Il Giardino dell'Eden, which many consider the best place to sip a cocktail while enjoying one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves a selection of Mediterranean dishes.

Hotel Eden a Royal Meridien 

Fall rates start at $429 per night >>

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The Roof Garden at Grand Hotel de la Minerve

August 31, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

The Grand Hotel de la Minerve, located in Rome, is considered to be a jewel in the heart of the ancient city. The hotel is ideally located as it central to Rome’s most famous historical landmarks like from the famous Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Due to the property’s prime location, makes their Roof Garden restaurant a hot spot amongst both locals and tourists. 

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

The Roof Garden offers a 360 degree view of Rome's rich historical and artistic treasures. Open for lunch and dinner, the Minerva Roof Garden offers visual and culinary influences both summer and winter, seducing its guests with the beauty of its location and the scents and flavors of a cuisine, but at the same time linked to tradition. Considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Rome, it is no wonder why it is a favorite amongst socialites. Open for lunch and dinner, the Minerva Roof Garden also offers a menu of specialized mojitos in multiple different flavors that hotel guests can sip on while they enjoy a beautiful Roman sunset.

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