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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.

Gourmet Burgers for National Burger Month at Four Seasons Boston

May 3, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

BurgerDid you know it's National Burger Month? Sure, restaurant chains are promoting the heck out of this food holiday with all kinds of gimmicky specials, but fine-dining restos are also cashing in on it. And you know what: We're all ears. (Who doesn't love a good burger?) From Daniel Boulud's New York delicacies to the foie gras-topped burgers in Paris, good gourmet burgers are all the rage these days. In fact, the Four Seasons Hotel Boston is throwing a month-long celebration with glorious burgers with all kinds of creative fixins. The full menu can be found on their Facebook page, and we've included a sampling below:

Sunday, May 1 – The Costa Burger Pepper jack cheese, spicy corn relish, lettuce tomato. *Created by radio & TV personality Billy Costa

Mon, May 2 – The Four-Cheese Burger American, Provolone, Swiss and Cheddar

Tues, May 3 – The "Daisy” Burger Melted goat cheese, mushroom, lettuce, and fennel slaw atop a brioche bun. *Created and named by Kristen Fenton, indulgeinspireimbibe.com

Wed, May 4 – The Boursin Burger Sun dried tomatoes, Boursin, Basil leaves

Thurs, May 5 – The Bacon-Lovers Burger Apple wood Smoked Bacon, Portobello Mushrooms

Fri, May 6 – The Ham & Cheese Burger Shaved Virginia Ham, Swiss Cheese, Chipotle Aioli

Sat, May 7 – The Sweet Pepper Burger Caramelized Onions, American Cheese, Sweet Peppers

Sun, May 8 – The “Sunday Funday K$” Burger Bacon and sliced avocado with a cream cheese buffalo ranch sauce atop a buttered brioche bun. *Created and named by Kristen Oliver

Mon, May 9 – The "Iberia” Burger Jamón serrano and Manchego cheese atop a garlic and tomato infused brioche bun. Created and named by Andrew Rimas, Improper Bostonian

Image via Miami.com


July 4th in Boston: Free Third Night at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

April 25, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Mandarin Oriental Boston

Looking for a fun Fourth of July party? Boston is definitely one of the best places in the country to celebrate Independence Day. The city puts on quite a show on the banks of the Charles River, where folks flock to see the Boston Pops perform their annual Fireworks Spectacular. Bed down in luxury at one of the top addresses in Back Bay, just steps from the festivities, and get an extra night on the house. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel-- boasting amenity-stocked rooms that are the most spacious average room size in Boston-- is offering an "Extra Day Away" so guests can enjoy an extended July 4th celebration. Book a stay between June 23- July 5, 2011 and get one night of complimentary accommodation in conjunction with two or more consecutive paid nights of stay. (Minimum three-night required.) While you're there, make sure to check out the spa, if only to experience the sprawling wet areas. We're talking Quartz crystal steam rooms, vitality pools, experience showers, ice fountains and relaxation lounges... It's the only Forbes Five-Star awarded Spa in the entire state of Massachusetts!


3rd Night Free at the Taj Boston through May 15

April 18, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Taj BostonSpring fever? Time to treat yourself to a long weekend break. The Taj Boston is rolling out the red carpet for those needing a little pick-me-up after a brutally long winter. The landmark hotel at Arlington and Newbury streets is doling out a third night free when you book two nights- with rates starting at $249 per night, valid through May 15, 2011, subject to availability. Spring in Boston means Sunday Champagne Brunch on The Roof, the return of the Swan Boats to the Public Garden, and the Red Sox to Fenway... There's no better time to enjoy the city.

Pssst. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8... The hotel's famous brunch, served in the glassed-in aerie on the roof, is not-to-be-missed. Think chilled seafood, freshly-made sushi, artisan cheeses, a carving station, and more. Plus, moms will get special treats, too.