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.

Take a Trip to Vancouver: $125 Gift Card with Your Hotel Stay


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Shangri-La Hotel VancouverTo celebrate its 125th anniversary, Vancouver is collaborating with the hotel industry and Tourism Vancouver on a special promotion so that visitors can "explore Vancouver on the city's dime." Book a two-night stay at any participating hotel* before September 30 (for travel by December 31, 2011), and you'll score a $125 gift card to be redeemed at the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre for all kinds of goodies (passes to attractions, museums, and more). The full deets can be found here.

*Hotels include the Shangri-La (ooh la la), Four Seasons, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, The Loden, The Opus, Sutton Place, Wedgewood


Eco-Friendly Hotels: Four Seasons Vancouver Goes Green


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Four Seasons Hotel VancouverThe Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver was recently awarded the Five Green Key rating for environmental and social stewardship. One of only 30 hotels worldwide to earn this honor, the Four Seasons Vancouver gets serious props for advocating corporate social responsibility. They installed a Sempa Hybrid Heating System to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20-50 percent each month; launched a comprehensive recycling program; installed energy-efficient, LED lights; created a sustainable dining menu at YEW restaurant and bar. Guests can also participate in the Eco-Luxury program and get an in-room recycling bin and daily newspaper delivered in an eco-chic reusable canvas bag. We also dig that the hotel donates food, shampoos, soaps, bedding and linens to local charities.