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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.

Dining Al Fresco: Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Hotel Des Bergues Geneva's rooftop restaurant Izumi offers a Japanese-fusion concept of innovative Nikkei cuisine. The terrace offers a 360-degree view over Geneva, the lake and the surrounding mountain panorama.

Four Seasons Hotel Des Bergues Geneva

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Mandarin Oriental Geneva Gives Guests the Time of their Life

By: Five Star Alliance

Mandarin Oriental Geneva

Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has partnered with Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot to offer guests The Luxury of Time. The exclusive package combines an overnight stay in one of the luxury hotel's suites with a private visit and timepiece lesson with the legendary watch brand.

The special offer includes:

* Luxurious accommodation in a Junior Terrace Suite or Deluxe Suite
* Daily Buffet breakfast for two at Le Sud or in the privacy of your Suite
* Champagne and specially created Watch amenity by the hotel’s Pastry Chef
* Private Roundtrip Limousine transfers from international airport
* Private Roundtrip Limousine transfers to Hublot atelier (located 30 minutes from the hotel)
* Two hour private guided tour of Hublot atelier (available Mon-Fri from 8am until 4pm)
* One hour “Watch Academy workshop with master Horlogers (optional)

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva has a rooftop pool with sky domes and amazing views over the old town of Geneva. There's even underwater music.

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

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Image of the Day: Evian Royal Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Evian Royal Resort enjoys a stunning location in Evian-les-Bains, on the French bank of Lake Geneva. The hotel, which was built in 1905, has been undergoing a major renovation that updates the hotel without comprimising any of the resort's history or heritage.

Evian Royal Resort

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Mandarin Oriental Geneva Unveils Its Mandarin Floor

By: K. Clare Johnson


Mandarin Oriental Geneva
Mandarin Oriental Geneva
recently complete a two-year refurbishment of its guestrooms, and has recently revealed its new "Mandarin Floor." Located on the hotel's sixth floor and boasting superb views over the city, rivers, and mountains. Interiors have been designed by renowned French Designer Sybille de Margerie of SM Design. Margerie was also responsible for the guestrooms, public areas, and spas at the Mandarin Oriental Paris. The new interiors are designed to provide guests with the ultimate in comfort, modernity and style, whilst enjoying magnificent views over the river Rhône, city and mountains. The "Mandarin Floor" offers modern and spacious rooms and suites bursting with a sophisticated palette of reds, invigorating exotic fuchsia, and delicate tones of silver or gold.


Mandarin Oriental Geneva

The "Mandarin Floor" offers guests a variety of luxurious rooms and suites; from the elegant Mandarin Rooms, stylish Junior River Suites, the classy Deluxe Suites, to the most exclusive Royal Mandarin Suite with its private elevator access and the possibility of a configuration as a magnificent three-bedroom suite. All rooms and suites are equipped with the latest in sophisticated technology and entertainment systems and complimentary Nespresso coffee machines. With the addition of the "Mandarin Floor," the Mandarin Oriental Geneava now offers a total of 170 stylish and spacious guestrooms and 27 suites. With the launch of the “Mandarin Floor”, Mandarin Oriental, Geneva now offers a total of 170 stylish and spacious guestrooms and 27 top suites.



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Private Ice Skating Rink and Winter Chalets at La Reserve Geneva

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

La Reserve GenevaNot content with Geneva's own splendid holiday decorations, La Réserve Genève Hotel & Spa has gone above and beyond the call of Christmas duty. The ultra-luxury hotel on the shores of Lake Geneva will be installing its very own private ice rink and Christmas market-style winter chalets on the property. Starting December 13, 2011 and running until February 26, 2012, La Réserve Genève will morph into a true winter wonderland where guests can glide across the ice (or book skating lessons!), then sip hot mulled wine or Champagne in the festive winter chalets. The chic waitstaff will supply blankets to ward off the chill in the air, and serve holiday treats like crêpes, waffles, oysters, and caviar. The best part of all? This Winter Wonderland has spectacular views of Lake Geneva and the snow-capped mountains beyond.

A two-night weekend stay at La Réserve Genève starts from $1,076 (based on two sharing a double room) and includes full use of all hotel facilities including the spa, fitness center, swimming pool, indoor tennis courts, and the Winter Wonderland.

Picnic by Lake Geneva with Chic Treats from Hotel President Wilson

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Hotel President Wilson, GenevaThe annual Geneva Festival is in full swing, a 10-day extravaganza of concerts, sporting events, lakeside games and good eats. The best part of all is on August 13th, when thousands of spectators will be privy to one of the finest fireworks displays in the world. Lucky guests staying at the Hotel President Wilson, recently emerged from a full renovation in 2009/2010, should consider reserving a picnic basket to nosh on gourmet treats while taking in the spectacular light show over the lake and Mont Blanc! The luxury hotel, the choice of traveling dignitaries and celebs, offers chic picnics during the summer months. The "traditional" version features a tomato mozzarella delight, grilled artichokes with black olives, club sandwiches, lemon rice salad with tuna, fruit salad, chocolate bars, chocolate cookies, and four drinks per person. (Cost: CHF 45 per person.) There's also an "oriental" version with hummus, tabouli, tomato meatballs, Lebanese desserts and more... (Cost: CHF 50 per person.)

Nightlife in Geneva: The New FloorTwo Bar at Grand Hotel Kempinski

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Grand Hotel Kempinski GenevaPlanning a summer jaunt to the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland? The Grand Hotel Kempinski welcomes you with open arms. Home to a swanky destination spa, the luxury hotel features dazzling views of the lake and Jet d'Eau with Mont Blanc and the Alps as a backdrop. New at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva: The FloorTwo Bar, billed as the coolest spot in town for hand-crafted cocktails and DJ-spun tunes. Straight from the horse's mouth: "You enter via a sweeping bar that curves parallel to a line of deep blue sofas where striking personalities perch, recline or survey. Floor-to-ceiling windows and one of the city’s most beautiful terraces allows you to admire the back-lit Jet d’eau as it cascades down to the lake at night. Energetic, influential DJ’s set the early evening rhythm, as you pore over a innovative cocktail menu. For tonight you dare to taste something new – a Lychee Caipiroska, as clean as the Alpine backdrop." Open daily from 5 pm- 1 am.

Psst. The hotel recently rolled out free Wifi so you can stay connected at all times in your room and public areas. Your virtual wish has become reality!