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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.

Bernardus Lodge to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Renovation


By: Five Star Alliance

Bernardus Lodge


Bernardus Lodge
 
has announced that it will be closed from November 30 through March 13, 2015 to undergo a multi-million dollar lodge restoration project. The renovation plans include upgrades to luxury accommodations, a stunning new lobby space, a reinvented pool experience and refreshed dining destinations. The new decor will offer contemporary design elements, state of the art technology, and spectacular new creative accents that match the beauty and charm of Carmel Valley.


Today's a Big Day for The Langham Sydney


By: Five Star Alliance

The Langham, Sydney has completed a $30 million grand transformation and reopened today.  

The Langham Sydney 

Be among the first to stay at the new and improved The Langham, Sydney >>


Happy Opening to Thompson Miami Beach!


By: Five Star Alliance

Today's the day! Thompson Miami Beach, formerly the Crown Hotel, opens for business today. Close to South Beach, Thompson Miami Beach is where Art Deco meets mid-century and Miami Modern. The beachfront hotel features a new restaurant by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, and a rooftop, outdoor spa.

Thompson Miami Beach

Be among the first to book a stay at Thompson Miami Beach >>


Get Your Fourth Night Free at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach
Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach
 is offering guests a free night. Book four consecutive nights at Acqualina and receive the fourth night free plus the following daily benefits:

• Daily Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
• Daily $40 Body or Facial Spa Treatment Credit for up to two adults at Acqualina Spa By ESPA
• Daily access to our award-winning Children's Program, AcquaMarine, for Children Ages 5 to 12
• Welcome Fruit Amenity
The Fourth Night Free Offer is available now through December 19, 2014 with rates starting from $550 per night for a Deluxe Intracoastal Room.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach epitomizes the sophistication of a Mediterranean villa combined with the beautiful oceanfront location on Florida's Riviera. Located on 4.5 beachfront acres with 400 feet of Florida's stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline, this Miami Beach luxury resort features 188 residences, 98 impeccable hotel rooms and suites and world-class luxury hotel amenities, including three oceanfront restaurants, three oceanfront swimming pools and an innovative marine biology-based children's program.

Book a stay at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach >>

 


Hotel Imperial Unveils $14 Million Renovation


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Imperial has just unveiled the results of its year-long $14 Million Renovation, and the results are spectacular. Areas that have been renovated include OPUS Restaurant, the grand lobby, and Imperial Torte shop. The shop is, of course, the birthplace of the the legendary Imperial Torte in honour of his Imperial Highness, Emperor Franz Josef I. The recipe wasn't in need of updating, so guests can enjoy the classic confection of sliced almonds in six crispy layers filled with chocolate/coffee cream are encased in dark chocolate. 

Hotel Imperial 

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The Peninsula Bangkok is Pretty in Pink


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


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.

Book a stay at Banke Hotel >>


Intercontinental Suites Cleveland Offers a Safe Haven for Allergy Sufferers


By: K. Clare Johnson

Intercontinental suites cleveland
Cleveland Clinic bound? The world-renowned medical facility is known for cutting edge research, patient care, and education, and patients come from all over for treatment.  InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland, a wellness focused luxury all-suite hotel, is conveniently located right on the Cleveland Clinic campus. 

One of the many amenities for the healthy-conscious are Pure Allergy Friendly Suites. The 13 suites feature:

-Mattresses and pillows are encased in soft and breathable hypoallergenic coverings to protect guests from dust mite allergens

-Virtually allergy-free filters protect guests from irritants such as mold, viruses, bacteria, pollen, and yeast. The rigorus seven-step US pattented removal process removes 99% of pollutants from the air

-Room surfaces are specially cleaned and treated to remove allergens

-Specially treated water to remove allergens

-Carpets and upholstery are re-cleaned every few months to keep them pure

Book your stay at InterContinental Suites Cleveland >>


Re-Opening Day at Marigot Bay Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Marigot Bay Hotel re-opens today, after having undergone multi-million dollar renovation. Some of the new features include all-new restaurant and bar concepts, refurbished rooms and beautifully appointed suites, an Auriga spa and fitness center, and a world-class Capella Marina and retail village, which will be home to some of the world’s most sophisticated mega-yachts.

Marigot Bay Hotel

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Robots Take Over Starwood Hotels!


By: Five Star Alliance

Check into Aloft Hotels, and you may just run into some robotic customer service. Aloft Hotels, the tech-forward brand of Starwood Hotels, has introduced the hotel brand's first Botlr (robotic butler) at Aloft Cupertino. The addition is a logical next step for Aloft, which is known for its industry-first smart check-in program, Cool Concierge program, and piloting Apple TV in-room services.

A.L.O the Botlr will be on call to assist his Aloft human counterparts in delivering amenities to guests. Guests simply call down to the front desk, and the three-foot tall robot, who is on call 24/7, will fulfill every request. Staff load up A.L.O with the desired items (such as a toothbrush, an extra blanket, etc.) and then enter the correct guest room. A.L.O uses WiFi to get around, and call navigate hallways and call the elevator. Best of all, cash tips aren't accepted by A.L.O. Instead, the robot accepts tweets as tips. #cool

If A.L.O is successful, additional Botlrs will be implemented in Aloft's nearly 100 properties.