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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.

Indulge in White Truffles at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

October 6, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

SLS Beverly Hills
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is once again dishing up its Annual White Truffle Dinner Series. Returning for a third year, the  multi-course experience celebrates the flavors of the truffle through the playful imagination of Chef Jose Andrés and his award-winning culinary team at SAAM. Set in an elegant, secluded dining room designed by Philippe Starck, SAAM offers a quiet retreat, where the chef's creations and world-class wines take center stage.

Named "Outstanding Chef" by the James Beard Foundation in 2011 and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2012, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills culinary director, Chef José Andrés, is recognized globally for his creative and unforgettable dining experiences. 


The Dinner Series Will Be Held

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings
October 23rd – November 22nd at 6:30pm
$350 per guest. Wine pairing options for $100 or $300
 

 

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Cool Pools: Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club

October 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club has 3 pools, including a heated sea-water jet pool for Thalassotherapy.

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club

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Did You Know? Andaz Amsterdam

October 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Andaz Amsterdam is this is the first and only hotel in the world showcasing a video art collection.  Explore a total of 40 unique works, ranging from young talents and established names to a few carefully selected international masters, such as Ryan Gander, Erwin Olaf and Mark Titchner.

Andaz Amsterdam

Depending on the work’s level of intensity and outspokenness, selections from the video art collection are showcased in different areas of the hotel — in the public areas of the ground floor, in the hallways throughout the various floors, or through a special video channel available on the televisions in the guestrooms. The largest display screen for the presentation of video footage is located in the Lounge and compromises nine 60-inch televisions.

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The Peninsula Bangkok is Pretty in Pink

October 4, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

For a fourth consecutive year, The Peninsula Bangkok is proud to think pink and support Breast Cancer Awareness. Throughout October, guests will enjoy a French-inspired Peninsula en Rose Afternoon Tea, pink pastries, desserts and cocktails, and a rose-tinted spa offer. Part of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer.

The Peninsula Hotels donates a percentage of all proceeds raised in October from their Peninsula in Pink campaign to local breast cancer charities. The 2014 Peninsula in Pink initiative begins with a pink-themed lighting ceremony in each city.

Peninsula is Pretty in Pink

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Congratulations to Banke Hotel

October 4, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Banke Hotel 
A hearty congratulations to Banke Hotel

 This boutique hotel, which opened in 2009 in Paris's Opera district, has just received its fifth star from Atout France. Atout France is the Tourist Development Agency of France. The award is the ultimate recognition for an establishment steeped in art and design, and committed to service excellence from the outset.

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel Byblos Saint Tropez

October 3, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Byblos Saint Tropez recently opened Rivea at Byblos. Under Alain Ducasse's vision, it offers a menu that blends French and Italian tastes with the use of local and seasonal ingredients. Overlooking the Place des Lices, it is a relaxed and informal destination restaurant for guests and locals to enjoy.

Hotel Byblos Saint Tropez

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Your Questions Answered: What All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun is Near a Casino?

October 3, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Paradisus Cancun
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 All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun is Near a Casino?

ANSWER: The Paradisus Cancun 

Reminiscent of the ancient Mayan temples, the Paradisus Cancun (formerly the Gran Melia Cancun) is an inspirational hotel with five majestic pyramids which rise and fall, and with the iconic scenery of the Baja region as a backdrop. The 5 star and 4 AAA diamond Paradisus Cancun is located right on the ocean front and is a most elegant, spacious and distinguished hotel.  An executive golf course with nine par 3 holes, three luxurious swimming pools and a YHI Spa come together in a perfect environment for rest and relaxation or just letting yourself go.

The all-inclusive resort is just 20 minutes away from the Dubai Palace Casino. The Dubai Palace currently offers over 350 US made slot machines along with video bingo, which is very popular with the locals.

For Your Needs, We Recommend Booking:

Paradisus Junior Lagoon View Suite-Step into your 474 sq. ft. room and take in the all the luxury and elegance that is waiting for you. From your suite, Cancun's natural and breathtaking views are just a few steps away on your private terrace. Let the beautiful views and soft breezes of Laguna Nichupté wash over you.

The Paradisus Junior Suites provide either a king size bed or two double beds, at your request upon arrival, and are fully stocked with amenities designed to help complete your experience.

Services & Amenities Include: 
Paradisus CancunHigh speed Internet
24-hour room service
Daily cleaning service
Turn-down service
Laundry service
Equipment
Private terrace with picturesque views of Nichupté Lagoon
Individually controlled air conditioning.
Radio-alarm clock
32 inch flat screen LCD cable TV
Pay-per-view TV
Two direct dial telephones
Modern bathroom with bathtub and rain shower
Bathroom amenities
Hairdryer
Iron with ironing board
Minibar restocked daily
Coffee maker
King size bed or two double beds
Safety deposit box laptop suitable
Marble floors
Smoke detectors 

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. This property offers both all-inclusive and room-only rates. be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.


Now Open for Business: W Beijing Chang'an

October 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

W Beijing Chang'an lights up bustling downtown's exclusive Diplomatic District with a potent remix of high style, exhilarating history and pulsating nightlife. Savory spices in the three restaurants—including a world-class Chinese venue—heat things up while cool signature cocktails in the palatial Living Room, perfect pampering in our spa and an indoor heated pool complete the sizzling scene. Luxe enough for ancient royals but updated with modern treasures, the 340 lavish guest rooms offer stunning city views, W signature beds, and fully wired technology. Munchie Boxes, Bliss® Spa amenities, and top entertainment ensure imperial indulgence.

W Beijing Chang'an 

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Dining al Fresco: Amanpulo

October 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Amanpulo can arrange private dining at the Picnic Grove, Gary’s Nest, Lagoon Sala, and Island Cave.

Amanpuro
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New to Five Star Alliance: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

October 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoying an idyllic location on Paradise Bay, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum offers a seductive blend of style, luxury and comfort. With two private beaches, a range of dining establishments, an outstanding spa and choice of contemporary rooms, suites and villas, the unique facilities and excellent service are truly world-class.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum 

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