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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.

Dining al Fresco: Bauer Hotel

April 10, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Bauer Hotel offers terrace seating at its fine dining restaurant De Pisis. The restaurant offers views of Venice's Grand Canal, with a view of the famous Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute in the distance.

Bauer Hotel 

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Did You Know? Banke Hotel

April 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Banke Hotel

The Hotel Banke’s facade dates to the twentieth century. It was one of the first buildings constructed on Rue Pillet Will. The hotel occupies the premises of a former bank headquarters which was remodeled as a hotel in 2009. The expansive lobby, topped by an impressive glass dome a full 19 meters from the ground, has preserved the large mosaic of old bank counters that separates the lobby from the hotel’s bar and restaurant.

On each floor the Hotel Banke showcases a collection of ethnic jewelry, sculptures, and art  from different continents and civilizations, including Papua New Guinea, India, and Tibet.

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Accommodation Choices at Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

February 27, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok
In the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Chatrium Residence Sathon provides guests with an oasis of calm. Here, guests can enjoy the picturesque oasis of calm with an oversized free-form swimming pool set amongst lush greenery. Coupled with warm and welcoming hospitality, Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok is truly a home away from home, a personal retreat for your soul. Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok is strategically situated within Bangkok's central business district of Sathon Road. The hotel offers easy access to expressways and airports at both Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang International Airports.

At Chatrium Residence Sathon, you will find a wide range of accommodation, suites, and rooms to suit your needs. Enjoy panoramic views of the cityscape or rest your eyes on a haven of manicured gardens surrounding the pool from one of the 560 premium choice Deluxe Studio or One-, Two-, and Three-Bedroom Suites.
 

For Accommodations, Choose From: 

Deluxe StudioChatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok
When you’re here for a solo retreat or an intimate trip with a loved one, the 45 square meter Deluxe Studio would be a remarkably perfect choice for both short and long stays. 
Services and amenities include:
-Luxurious bathroom, with bathtub and handheld height-adjustable shower head
-Small kitchenette with microwave oven and refrigerator
-Separate dining area
-Work desk
-32-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception and DVD Hi-Fi stereo system
-Hi-speed Wi-Fi internet

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok Suite
Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
(pictured left)
Sometimes a little more space can help turn your retreat into a remarkably satisfying one.
And for times like these, there is the 70 square meter Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite.
Services and amenities include:
-Luxurious bathroom, with bathtub and handheld height-adjustable shower head
-Kitchenette with microwave oven and refrigerator
-Separate dining area
-Work desk
-Private balcony
-40-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in living room with DVD Hi-Fi stereo -system
32-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in bedroom
-Hi-speed Wi-Fi internet
-Daily housekeeping services (applicable for daily stays)
 

Grand Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite (pictured right)Chatrium Residences Sathon Bangkok
At 140 square meters, the Grand Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite is a comfortable sanctuary for a small family or friends travelling together.
Services and amenities include:
-Luxurious bathrooms, with a separate shower and bath
-Kitchenette with conventional oven, microwave oven and refrigerator
-Separate dining area
-Work desk
-Private balcony
-40-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in living room with DVD Hi-Fi stereo system
-32-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in bedrooms with DVD player in master bedroom
-Hi-speed Wi-Fi internet
-Daily housekeeping services (applicable for daily stays)
 
 

Chatrium Residences BangkokGrand Deluxe Three-Bedroom Suite (pictured left)
For larger families or simply those who enjoy a little more space and magnificent city views, the Grand Deluxe Three-Bedroom Suite with a spacious living room and separate kitchen fits the bill perfectly at 140 square meters
Services and amenities include:
-Luxurious bathrooms, with a separate shower and bath
-Kitchenette with conventional oven, microwave oven and large refrigerator
-Large dining table and chairs
-Work desk
-Private balcony
-40-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in living room with DVD Hi-Fi stereo system
-32-inch LCD TV with local and satellite TV reception in bedrooms with DVD player in master bedroom
-Hi-speed Wi-Fi internet
-Daily housekeeping services (applicable for daily stays)
 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Vahine Island

January 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Vahine Island is located in a paradise-like setting on the Motu Tu Vahine (Island of the Woman), a private little island of 23 acres, in the middle of the lagoon of Tahaa.

Vahine Island 

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Your Questions Answered: What Thai Luxury Resort do you Recommend for a Romantic Getaway?

October 19, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Le Meridien Beach Phuket
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we're here. Be sure to explore our new blog series "Your Questions Answered" to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: We are looking for a romantic getaway in Thailand- what do you recommend?

 

ANSWER: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

The resort is situated on Phuket's island's white sandy beach of Relax Bay. It offers 470 rooms and suites that capture all the charm and elegance of traditional Thai design. A wide range of world-class restaurants and bars add to the resort's unique experience. During the day, there are plenty of activities and sports available both on and off the beach. For guests who are looking for a bit of stress-free pampering, Le Spa provides the perfect ambiance to wash away one's troubles. At night, guests can join a sunset boat cruise on The Margaret Lee or spend the night at Le Patong Pub. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort seems a world away, providing the perfect escape to the very finest in luxury and comfort.

We'd recommend the Oceanfront Deluxe Suite. The 128-square-metre suite expands into an enriching space that features comfortable furnishings plus lush Thai fabrics in vibrant hues. Located from the first to the third floors at the ocean end of the Chaba and Mali wings, these suites offer a spacious 63-square-metre balcony overlooking the sea with an attractive teak table and chairs and a lounger for soaking up the extravagant island sun. Le Meridien Phuket Beach ResortThe suite's subtly styled living room with couch and 40" LCD TV integrates a small serving area with dining table. The large master bedroom features a private balcony and separate 37" LCD TV plus a sizeable bathroom with separate soaking bath and shower, bathroom scales, bathrobes, slippers and other essential details. Standard amenities includes a cordless telephone with speaker, hair dryer, bathroom scales, in-room safe, coffee and tea-making facilities, complimentary broadband and wireless High Speed Internet Access, and more. 775 Square Feet / 72 Square Metres features two spacious balconies with a Living Room with Serving Area

 

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Your Questions Answered: What Hotel with a Fitness Center is Available in September with Connecting Rooms for 4 Adults in Charleston?

September 4, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore blog series "Your Questions Answered’"to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

Charleston PlaceQUESTION: What hotel with a fitness center is available in September with connecting rooms for 4 adults in Charleston, SC?

ANSWER: Charleston Place 

Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand 17th century residence from the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier to lush personal suites. The staff of Charleston Place is dedicated to entertaining its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians.
Located in the heart of Charleston's historic downtown, Charleston Place offers unparalleled luxury accommodations, including beautifully appointed rooms and suites, award-winning dining at the Palmetto Cafe and Charleston Grill restaurants, and a full-service Spa with rooftop indoor outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.


You will want to choose a Deluxe Room king to Deluxe Room 2 Doubles;  Deluxe Room king to Deluxe Room King.
-Deluxe Rooms are 400 square feet of luxurious fittings and Charleston-inspired design. Deluxe Rooms include either a fabulous king-sized bed or two plush double beds.

-Deluxe King Balcony Rooms allow you to soak in the sea air or watch the wind fluttering through the palmetto trees from the comfort and privacy of your own Juliet balcony. At nightfall, pamper yourself in the marble bathroom and then slip into the luxurious bed as the gentle, cooling breeze floats around the room.

September rates at Charleston Place start at $320 per night >>

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Image of the Day: Buddha Bar Hotel Paris

September 3, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Buddha Bar Hotel Paris, a fashionable hotel with 56 spacious bedrooms, including 21 suites, combines the French "art of living" and Asian influences. A cozy atmosphere with glittering gold, black and red lacquers, silks and vitreous glass mosaics, this unique and warm ambiance, unlike any other, unveils before each guest's eyes.

Buddha Bar Hotel Paris 

Fall rates start at Buddha Bar Hotel Paris start at  EUR 335 per night>>

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Image of the Day: Palazzo Versace

August 28, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Palazzo Versace, located on Australia's Gold Coast, features the design house's signature bright prints and colors. 

Palazzo Versace

Fall Rates at Palazzo Versace start at AUD 365 per night >> 

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Image of the Day: Hilton Bentley

February 16, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Centered on a breath-taking beachfront location with awe-inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Art Deco District, Hilton Bentley is located a few steps away to some of South Beach's finest including Prime 112, Prime Italian, Nikki Beach, Smith & Wollensky, Joe's Stone Crab, high-end shopping, and the area's renowned nightlife scene.

Explore rates, details, photos and more at Hilton Bentley >>

 

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The Top 15 Luxury Hotel Locations in 2012: #5 London

December 27, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

In the final days of 2012, Five Star Alliance is counting down the Top 15 Luxury Hotels and Resort Destinations Worldwide, as decided by you, our luxury travelers! Be sure to check in with us daily to keep up with our countdown and explore some of our most popular destinations!

Five Star Alliance features a whopping 103 luxury hotels in London.  An estimated 15 million international visitors come to England's capital city every year.

What Makes Our Guests Love London?
-The British Museum is one of the most popular destinations in London, attracting an estimated 6 million visitors each year. The recent royal nuptials (and subsequent royal pregnancy) have sparked a renewed interest in all things royal. If the current Windsor's don't do it for you, you can visit the Tower of London, where Henry VIII executed two of his wives.

-Fashion. Theatre. History. London is a world-class city for sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment.

-London's extensive public transportation system makes getting around the city a breeze.  Take the tube, or hop on one of the famous doubledecker buses.

Where to Stay?

-The best time to visit London is the spring, when the weather is mild. The end of September is also lovely in the city. As of this writing, nightly rates for mid-May run from GBP294 at Dukes Hotel to GBP355 at One Aldwych (pictured above) to GBP 555 at Rocco Forte's Brown Hotel. September nightly rates as of this writing include GBP265 at Baglioni Hotel London to GBP382 at W London Leicester Square to GBP495 at 45 Park Lane

Did you know?

The shortest war against England was with Zanzibar in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

 

Check out all the best luxury hotels and resorts in London>>

 

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