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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.

Cool Pools: Beverly Wilshire


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy relaxing spa treatments, a Mediterranean-style pool, and luxurious fitness centre during your stay at Beverly Wilshire a Four Seasons Hotel, a luxury hotel just off Rodeo Drive.

The Mediterranean-style pool and whirlpool provide a refreshing oasis from the bustling city. Attendants are always nearby to offer a cooling Evian spritz, chilled water or a shot-glass smoothie. 
The Pool Bar & Cafe serves refreshing alternatives to the traditional poolside menu, available from 8am to 5pm.

Beverly Wilshire

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Dining al Fresco: Sunset Tower Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Whether nestling in chic poolside cabanas, or seated on the covered travertine lanai,
the Terrace at Sunset Tower Hotel is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner;
or just for a drink and to soak in the spectacular view and old Hollywood ambience.
The Terrace serves the Tower Bar menu in addition to a selection of small plate appetizers. 
The Terrace is also available for private events with a separate entrance.

Sunset Tower Hotel

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Dining al Fresco: Terranea Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Set overlooking the Pacific Ocean with stunning views, mar'sel at Terranea Resort offers the ideal location for an elegant dinner or relaxed late night bite. Located just south of Los Angeles on the verdant Palos Verdes peninsula, mar'sel (a play on the Spanish word for "sea" and the French word for "salt") offers a decidedly inventive twist on California cuisine. 

Terranea Resort

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Best Bathrooms: Casa Del Mar


By: Five Star Alliance

At Casa Del Mar, Italian marble bathrooms feature Hydrothermal massage tubs with glass shutters.

Casa del Mar

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Linger Longer at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The Langham Huntington
Nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, situated on 23 acres surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns is The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa. Grand elegance and award-winning service have made this hotel a Southern California landmark for over 100 years. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this enchanting retreat is the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the area. The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena is renowned for genuine service and captivation of the senses.

Now, when you book a stay, you can enjoy extra savings the longer you stay. 

Stay 2 nights and enjoy 10% off Best Available Rate 
Stay 3 nights and enjoy 10% off Best Available Rate 
Stay 4 nights and enjoy 15% off Best Available Rate and complimentary Valet parking
Stay 5 nights and enjoy 20% off Best Available Rate and complimentary Valet parking

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Did You Know? Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas


By: Five Star Alliance

Sunset MarquisSunset Marquis Hotel and Villas was the brainchild of real estate developer George Rosenthal. After turning down Jimmy Hoffa's offer of a loan to help build a Playboy Club and hotel in Los Angeles, Rosenthal found local financing and started construction in 1961. He was able to build the club (and office building that housed it), but not the hotel. So he bought a property down the street at 1200 Alta Loma Drive. 

Sunset Marquis

He called the place The Sunset Marquis after his newly born son Markey, and for the past 50 years, it has been the home away from home for actors, comedians, writers, artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, supermodels, restaurateurs, billionaire entrepreneurs, and rock stars. 

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Cool Pools: SIXTY Beverly Hills


By: Five Star Alliance

Sip, snack and socialize at SIXTY Beverly Hills' exclusive rooftop terrace set high above the city. This chic spot serves small bites, full meals, specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. Lounge at the rooftop pool while taking in the view, exclusively available to hotel guests and SIXTY Hotels VIPs. 

SIXTY Beverly Hills

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Terranea Resort Celebrates Five Years of Fun


By: Five Star Alliance

Terranea ResortPoised above coastal bluffs with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Terranea, A Destination Hotel, is the only luxury destination resort on the Los Angeles coast. When you step onto the secluded 102-acre peninsula paradise, it's like stepping into a whole new world – yet mere minutes from L.A. On three sides, you're surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific with Catalina Island just across the channel. The coastal setting of Terranea embraces its Mediterranean heritage and incorporates it into every inch of architecture. From the resort lobby and outdoor gardens to the private terraces and inviting courtyards, Terranea is infused with a classic Californian elegance. Terranea is a land unto itself. A land with its own culture and way of life. From the moment you arrive, this land called Terranea becomes yours to explore.Terranea Resort

Terranea’s Suites, Bungalows, Casitas and Villas are elegant yet functional, balanced and inviting, and replete with modern conveniences. Each offers expansive living space with additional great rooms, perfect for your unique getaway.

Step out of the rooms and find plenty of space to roam. Terranea Resort offers a wealth of activities for kids, teens and families to enjoy. Pointe Discovery, Terranea’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, helps you discover and explore all 102 acres of natural beauty. Make a splash with activities like stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, tide pooling and snorkeling. Then dive deeper into your adventure with a guided bike ride, an ocean-side hike, a horseback trail ride or a visit to our falconry program.

Terranea Resort

This family oasis has everything parents and kids could ask for. The main resort pool boasts the 140-foot waterslide and jumping splash pad. And when you are ready to relax, reserve a private cabana at the Spa Pool or sip an exotic drink at the adults-only Cielo Point pool.

Restore, rejuvenate and realign at the award-winning spa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Embracing the natural beauty and energy of its southern California setting, it spans more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and contains 25 treatment rooms, a fitness center and a wellness center.

 

Terranea Resort

Perfect your game at The Links at Terranea, a dramatic 9-hole, par-3 oceanfront golf course, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island – all masterfully routed and integrated with the natural surroundings.

Taking full advantage of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island views, Terranea’s collection of eight restaurants promise tastes that satisfy and sights that surprise. The chefs personally tailor menus with an emphasis on regional and seasonal ingredients. And if you want to relax in your room, a complete in-room dining menu is available 24 hours a day.

Come celebrate Terranea’s five-year anniversary. Festivities will take place all year long, including the annual Celebration of Food & Wine event, plus exclusive offers and promotions. Other events include special culinary offerings such as beer flights and beer and wine paired dinners. Not to mention enhancement to existing Terranea programs, including the Seaside Yoga celebration, Chef’s Table Dinner Series, Acoustic Series, the ever-popular Traditions events, and more.

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Image of the Day: Palihouse Santa Monica


By: Five Star Alliance

Palihouse Santa Monica is a boutique beach lodge offering 37 generously appointed classic rooms as well as stunning studios, one and two-bedroom guest suites featuring fully equipped kitchens. In continuous operation since 1927, Palihouse Santa Monica (formerly The Embassy Hotel Apartments) is an outstanding example of Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival Architecture. The hotel dates back to a time when Santa Monica was the last Los Angeles rail stop and travelers from all over the world came for seaside vacations all year round.

Palihouse Santa Monica

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New to Five Star Alliance: Palihouse Holloway


By: Five Star Alliance

Palihouse Holloway is a boutique urban lodge offering 36 studio, one-and two-bedroom guest suites and loft-style residences, a roof deck for private entertaining, Palihouse Courtyard Brasserie and the Lobby Lounge, which brings guests, residents, and neighbors together for signature cocktails, food, and more. Palihouse is located in the heart of West Hollywood, a vibrant, dynamic city known as one of Los Angeles' most popular destinations for its entertainment venues and unparalleled nightlife and shopping.

Palihouse Holloway

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