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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.

Paws at the Park: Dog-Friendly Happy Hour at Park Hyatt Washington DC

June 3, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Park Hyatt Washington DCHappy hour is going to the dogs. Literally. The Park Hyatt Washington DC-- the sleek hotel between Dupont Circle and Georgetown that was stylishly remodeled by designer Tony Chi-- is hosting "Paws at the Park"- a series of dog-friendly happy hours kicking off on June 8, 2011. While you cool off with a refreshing libation, Fido can mingle and make new friends at the monthly happy hour that's open to the public. Cost is $12 which includes two drink tickets for beer/wine and ample dog treats, and proceeds benefit Washington Animal Rescue League. Yelp tips us off that there will be "adoptable and adorable dogs from the Washington Animal Rescue League... for attendees to interact with (and quite possibly take home!)"


Suite Deal: 3rd Night Free at Fairmont Washington D.C.

April 27, 2011
By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont Washington DCHurry! You still have a few more days to take advantage of a suite deal in the nation's capital. The Fairmont Washington, D.C.-- home to a fitness center, indoor pool and tranquil courtyard garden-- is giving guests a 3rd night on the house when they book any suite before April 30, 2011. They'll even provide a big breakfast for two to start your day off right. While in town, check out the museums, galleries, monuments, and fine shopping that attract millions of visitors each year to D.C. Rates from $399 per night. Suites at this four-diamond hotel are plush pied à terres decked out with original artwork and all kinds of luxurious amenities.

Related Article: Fete the Cherry Blossom Festival with a Stay at the Fairmont Washington D.C.


High Heel Appeal: Foot Massages and More at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC

April 19, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Four Seasons Hotel Washington DCAbout to keel over after a long day on your feet? The Four Seasons Washington DC has got the cure. Situated on Pennsylvania Avenue in Georgetown, the luxury hotel is inviting ladies to "kick off their Loubies" (to quote JustLuxe) and unwind with a 25-minute foot massage followed by some down-time in the lounge at Bourbon Steak with a glass of bubbly and a "Manolo" cookie. The "High Heel Appeal" package is priced at $75 and is available Monday- Friday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. through June 20. We say this package has Mother's Day written all over it. Though gaggles of girlfriends will get a kick out of it, too.


Hotel Monaco Alexandria Commemorates 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

April 15, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Hotel Monaco AlexandriaCalling all history buffs. The Hotel Monaco Alexandria- an amenity-rich boutique hotel located in historic Old Town- is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with some special packages so that guests can explore the region's rich past. The hotel itself is a landmark in Civil War history; it's where the first Union soldier, Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, was killed on May 24, 1861 after a fight with the secessionist innkeeper. Here's the skinny: Book the "Civil War Blue & Gray Package," priced from $150 per night, and you'll get Alexandria's "Key to the City" Pass featuring discounts on historic sites throughout the city. Or hop on one of the hotel's free bikes to explore the newly-opened Alexandria Civil War Defenses of Washington Bike Trail, which includes major stops at Fort Ward, Fort Worth, Fort Ellsworth and Alexandria National Cemetery. The hotel will throw in maps and healthy snacks if you book the "Civil War Bike Tour Package." You can also get spooked on a nighttime tour of Alexandria's historic district, following an 18th century costumed guide who'll tell ghost stories by lantern light. All packages are based on availability through 2011.