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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.

Did You Know? Pavillon de la Reine

January 10, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Pavillon de la Reine




Established in the Place des Vosges, in the heart of Le Marais, one of the most famous and historic districts of Paris, the Pavillon de la Reine perpetuates an elegant atmosphere combined with discreet luxury to attract the most stylish globetrotters in the world in their quest for a quiet and discreet place to relax.

Inaugurated in 1612 under the name of Place Royale, the Place des Vosges was built on Henri IV’s initiative, who died before it was completed. It quickly became popular with with the likes of Mme de Sevigne, Racine, La Fontaine, and Moliere. The hotel, slightly set back from the famous Place, was named after Anne of Austria, who once stayed in the hotel.

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Did You Know? Hotel Eclat Beijing

January 9, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Eclat Beijing is home to the largest contemporary Chinese art collection in China as well as the largest Dali collection outside of Europe.

Hotel Eclat Beijing

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Image of the Day: Shangri-La Bosphorus

January 9, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Shangri-La Bosphorus invites you to take an invigorating dip in their indoor heated swimming pool.

Shangri-La Hotel Bosphorus

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Posted in: Istanbul

Image of the Day: Aranwa Sacred Valley

January 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

For religious events, Aranwa Sacred Valley offers the temple San Pedro and San Pablo", which maintains the architectural style of the seventeenth century. The chapel has an altarpiece done in gold leaf paintings of the Cusco School and a pipe organ brought from Berlin. There is capacity for 100 people.

Aranwa Sacred Valley

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel turns 30 and You Get the Present

January 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2014. Traditionally, a 30th anniversary is celebrated with a gift of pearls, so in honor of its Pearl Anniversary, the resort has joined with luxury pearl jeweler Mikimoto to provide guests with The Pearls of Inspiration Experience.

A celebrated icon along the California coast, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is perched atop a 150 foot bluff,  and set against cascading views of the Pacific Ocean. This surfside retreat has a unique beachfront setting and remarkable service heritage, and is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, along the coast of Dana Point. The resort boasts amazing dining options and all 396 guestrooms have been redesigned with decor that reflects the sparkle of the Pacific Ocean. Outdoor fireplaces have been added to the patios of first floor oceanfront guestrooms. Additional enhancements to the luxury property include major changes to the resort's gardens and grounds, and an Eco-Adventure Center. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel


The Pearls of Inspiration Experience
is exclusive to The Ritz-Carlton Club Level and includes:

• The opportunity to discover a His and Hers Mikimoto cultured pearl jewelry gift on your pillow in your guestroom
• Overnight accommodation on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level or Suite
• Pearls of Inspiration White Chocolate amenity
• Breakfast for two either through In Room Dining or in Raya
• Round trip transportation to and from South Coast Plaza
• Lunch for two at South Coast Plaza and visit to Mikimoto.
The package is available January 1 through April 30, 2014 and starts at $750 per night.

Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
Package is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Additional rules, regulations, and restrictions may apply. 

In conjunction with the Pearls of Inspiration Experience, the hotel has created three events that explore the genius of Kochi Mikimoto, and an exclusive look at the jewelry company and how it uses a blend of talent, discipline and artistry within their craft.

 Events include:

The Pearl King - January 23, 2014; 4-8pm
The skill of a scientist and the soul of an artist combined to create the genius of Kokichi Mikimoto, the inventor of cultured pearls. A visionary on a quest for beauty, it was his dream to "adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls."

The Romance of Pearls - March 6, 2014; 4-8pm
The pearl's iridescent luminosity has bewitched men and women alike for thousands of years. Whether offered in romance or taken in victory, worn as a symbol of chastity or a mystical aphrodisiac, pearls have been and continue to be among the most coveted gems in the world.

Birth of a Pearl - May 8, 2014; 4-8pm
In 1893, after years of painstaking efforts, Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl. The method he developed is still used by Mikimoto today to form beautiful, lustrous pearls.

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Room with a View: InterContinental Marseille

January 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

InterContinental Marseille boasts breathtaking views of the Vieux Port and the world-famous Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde.

InterContinental Marseille

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Your Questions Answered: What Villa Resort in the Maldives is Perfect for Our Dive Vacation?

January 7, 2014
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 our 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 to stay the Maldives. What resort offers the best villa for our dive vacation?


ANSWER: Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa  

Park Hyatt Maldives
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is situated on a pristine island 400 kilometres south of Male on the North Huvadhoo  Atoll. The  50 villas are luxuriously designed to ensure guest comfort and privacy whilst maintaining environmental sensitivity. The 36 Park Villas, some with their own private plunge pool, are less than 30 steps from an azure lagoon and provide the discerning traveler with complete privacy. The Park Water Villas all have uninterrupted views of the breathtaking Maldivian sunsets and are a private enclave for guests who yearn for tranquility.

The resort offers exclusive scuba diving, located within the atoll with the onsite PADI 5-Star dive centre. Dive packages are available for 5 or 10 dives. Tanks and regulators are provided.

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

-The Ocean Villa. The Ocean villa sits above the ocean, and has panoramic 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean. The villa is constructed with native timber and stone and boasts floor to ceiling windows and has individual access to the coral-filled waters below. The villa features a king bed, minimalist style, and an earthy warm palette that highlights the understated luxury of the Park Hyatt brand.

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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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Posted in: Male

Did You Know? No.11 Cadogan Gardens

January 6, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

No 11 Cadogan Gardens

Originally four separate Victorian townhouses, No.11 Cadogan Gardens was built by Lord Chelsea in
the late 19th Century. The desirable Knightsbridge location and elegant design of the hotel meant it
became a home away from home for Victorian aristocrats, politicians, and celebrities. At the time, the
borough had a reputation for being London’s bohemian quarter, and was the haunt of radicals, artists,
and poets. A portrait of Hans Sloane, the namesake of Sloane Square, hangs at the foot of the grand staircase.

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Your Questions Answered: What Fort Lauderdale Area Hotel Features Kitchens in Guest Accommodations?

January 6, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

The AtlanticWe 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.

Your Questions Answered: What Fort Lauderdale area hotel features kitchens in guest accommodations?


ANSWER: The Atlantic Resort and SpaAtlantic Resort and Spa

Fort Lauderdale's premier luxury condominium hotel, The Atlantic Resort and Spa is set amidst 23 miles of pristine sun-splashed golden beaches in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast. Most of the spacious, luxuriously appointed guest rooms command majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Dining experiences range from indoor venues to dramatic ocean view settings. This intimate boutique hotel offers an elegant natural look with a distinct British Colonial ambiance. From Palm Beach to Miami, visit world-class boutiques, galleries, restaurants, museums, theatres, casinos, and nightspots. Or relax while at the beach, diving, golfing, yachting, or cruising. The hotel is ideally located just seven miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades Cruise Terminals and 33 miles from Miami International Airport.

The Atlantic Resort and SpaFor Your Needs We Recommend:

-Ocean View King Studio. It is 600 square feet and is a deluxe king room with an ocean view. Luxuriate in plush pillow top bedding and bed and bathroom linens. The large marble baths feature separate stall showers and soaking tubs, and the living areas offer fully equipped kitchenettes with microwave ovens, two-burner stovetops, refrigerators, and cookware.

-1 Bedroom Oceanfront King Suite.  These 1,200-square-foot suites feature a separate bedroom with king bed, large balcony with ocean views, a fully equipped kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, range, oven, and microwave, and living area with dining room.

-2 Bedroom Oceanfront Penthouse. Featuring 15th and 16th floor views, two master bedrooms, each with one king bed, oversized marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and showers and full oceanfront view with large ocean terraces. Suite has a fully equipped kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, range, oven, and microwave, and a large living area with dining room.

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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.

 


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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