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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.

Deals of the Day: Warwick Denver Hotel, Radisson St. Martin Resort, and Breidenbacher Hof A Capella Hotel

March 3, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver 
 - Denver, CO, USA

Combining the finest in comfort with unmatched hospitality and service, Warwick Denver Hotel offers visitors the ultimate in affordable luxury among hotels in downtown Denver, Colorado. Warwick Denver Hotel boasts the most spacious lodging accommodations in Downtown Denver, the majority of which have private balconies (with two patio chairs and table) and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, offering impressive views of the Downtown Denver skyline or the Colorado Front Range. The rooms are decorated in a traditional style with understated comfort.

Try the Suite Life Package. It includes:
-Luxury Suite for two
-Wine and cheese welcome amenity
-One in-suite movie
-Complimentary Valet Parking
-Complimentary Wi-Fi

Rates start at $249 per night >>

Radisson St. Martin Resort - St Martin Cedex, French West Indies
As the most comprehensive full-service beach resort in St Martin, this is the place to stay, dine, play, discover and relax. Guest accommodations at the Radisson St Martin Resort, Marina and Spa provide a relaxing environment for a romantic getaway, Caribbean honeymoon or family vacation. Guests can opt to stay in a beautiful Marina Suites or traditional guest room. All will enjoy such welcome amenities as a private balcony, iPod dockable clock radio and high-speed Internet access. This St Martin resort offers motorized water sports and everything you need to enjoy a day on the Caribbean Sea, including banana boats, canoes, kayaks and wave runners. There is always something fun going on.
Radisson St. Martin Resort

Take advantage of the Early Summer Sale. It includes: 
-Superior Room with two Queen beds
-30% savings on accommodations
-Spacious guest rooms with two queen beds
-Daily breakfast buffet for two adults
-Kids Stay & Eat Free
-Fun resort guest activities: nature hikes, dive-in movies, aqua gym and sunrise stretch
-Free wireless, high-speed Internet access

Early summer sale rates start at EUR 168 per night >>

Breidenbacher Hof A Capella Hotel - Dusseldorf, Germany 

Breidenbacher Hof a Capella HotelSituated right on one of the world's most renowned streets, the Konigsallee, Breidenbacher Hof is an icon for Germany, combining modern features and amenities with the rich tradition and heritage of the past. While the exterior remains the same, preserving one of Germany's treasures, the inside of the Breidenbacher Hof has been entirely rethought to fit the needs of the modern traveler.
Shopping at the Breidenbacher Hof provides select and distinct shopping experiences, including House of Escada, Schnitzler Perfumery and Hugo Boss, moments away on the Konigsalle. Inside Breidenbacher Hof, a world-class grill awaits, combining modern flair with traditional German cuisine, and there are numerous opportunities to discover the local flavor along the Konigsallee and beyond. Dusseldorf's renowned Old Town is steps away from the hotel, featuring historic taverns, bars and restaurants, as well as a stunning collection of turn-of-the-century architecture awaiting your exploration. 

Try the Honeymoon Package. It includes: 
-Fireplace Suite
-Four-course dinner
-Carriage ride
-Spa treatments
-Complimentary Wi-fi

Honeymoon Package rates start at EUR 656.80 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Aigialos Hotel

March 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Aigialos Hotel s a Luxury Hotel comprising a complex of 16 authentic Houses, exemplars of island architecture, remodelled with absolute respect for Cycladic tradition, together with state-of-art hotel comfort. Among its unique houses, named after the Ancient Gods of Wind, it proudly features the impressive "Voreas" Mansion and the exceptional "Tramountana", ideal for honeymooners.

With a breathtaking view of the world-famous Aegean caldera, the volcano and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Aigialos Hotel, strategically located at the edge of Fira city, offers from all its balconies and verandas an unrivalled experience of the loveliest sunset in the world, together with a rare combination of unique architecture, elegance and tradition. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: El Palauet Living Barcelona

March 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

El Palauet Living Barcelona

Meet El Palauet Living Barcelona. Located on Barcelona’s most exclusive boulevard at Passeig de Gracia 113, this five-story palatial mansion, built in 1906, is an extraordinary example of Modernisme (the sumptuous Catalan version of Art Nouveau). Its architect, Pere Falques, is also known for his ornate lampposts jutting from ceramic tile benches that are sidewalk landmarks at the Passeig de Gracia. He was a contemporary of Antoni Gaudi, whose acclaimed buildings are nearby. The facade of El Palauet reflects the great prosperity, creative genius, and unbridled imagination of the era. Palauet, in the Catalan language, is a small palau or palace.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa

March 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Meet Casa Madrona Hotel and SpaThe story of this historic boutique hotel dates back to 1885, when William Barrett, Secretary-Treasurer for the San Francisco Gas and Electric Company and his wife Clara built a lavish "casa" on a hillside overlooking Sausalito. The location provided a wide-angle view of San Francisco Bay Area, teeming with powerful freight ships, elegant yachts and side-wheeler ferryboats. In 1980 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a treasured landmark. In November 2003, the historic hotel saw the addition of Poggio, an increase in the number of hotel rooms from 34 to 63, and the addition of a spectacular, 3,000-square-foot spa, a boardroom, a private dining room, and three new function rooms.

Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa 

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Did You Know? Balbirnie House

March 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Balbirnie House
Balbirnie House
dates back to 1777, having been commissioned by The Balfour family who were a very influential agricultural and coal mining family at the time.

The house was originally designed by the architect John Nisbet in 1777 and was then extended by Robert Crichton in 1815, and is now listed as Grade A of architectural and historical importance, most probably built as one of the largest and earliest Grecian style houses in Scotland.

The park surrounding Balbirnie extends to 416 acres of undulating scenery, and is landscaped in the style of Capability Brown, including many specimen trees and a collection of magnificent rhododendrons which is unrivalled in the East of Scotland. Views from the house extend over flowering garden lawns and trimmed yew hedges to woodland walks around the park. The first tee off for Balbirnie Park’s 18 hole golf course is a short amble from the hotel.

Also within the park is The Balbirnie Craft Centre, housed in the original old stable block just a few minutes walk away. Crafts sold include hand made jewelry, pottery, glassworks, and leather goods.

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Did You Know? Kurumba Hotel Maldives

February 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Kurumba Hotel Maldives
Kurumba Hotel Maldives
was the first hotel to open in the Maldives. It opened in 1972, and is named after the Dhivehi word for coconut, Kurumba. From its humble origins accommodating only 60 guests a month, Kurumba has since graduated to 14,000. From a handful of founding friends running a resort, it now has a staff of 450. In 2003, Kurumba underwent a complete transformation yet again, to meet the demands of the 21st century. The result was a world-class resort with 180 rooms, including the Royal Residence, Presidential Suites, Pool Villas, Family Villas and beach and garden superior rooms.

 

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Image of the Day: Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts and Spa

February 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts and Spa, located in the fragile Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve in one of the best intact examples of temperate rainforest left on earth, was founded in 1997 by The Genovese Family Trust. The resorts have grown into a golden triangle of adventure which begins and ends in the tiny village of Tofino on the western-most edge of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts and Spa promises discriminating travelers two world-renowned ultra-luxurious eco-resorts, otherworldly coastal cuisine, super natural adventure, and some of the most breathtakingly beautiful wilderness frontier left on the planet.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

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Image of the Day: Amanfayun

February 27, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Amanfayun

In the spirit of a traditional Chinese village, Amanfayun is a place to explore – a place of stone pathways leading to shaded courtyards, quaint restaurants and peaceful abodes. Situated on 14 hectares to the west of West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Hangzhou, the resort is comprised of 47 dwellings surrounded by tea fields, natural forests and lush groves of bamboo. Just a 20-minute drive from the city centre, Amanfayun is the ideal location from which to explore the region’s ancient Buddhist temples, botanical gardens, vast wetland areas, countless pagodas and Hangzhou’s famous silk and shopping streets. The resort features the original village layout, with a 600-metre main thoroughfare, the Fayun Pathway.

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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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Did You Know? Mar Hall

February 26, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Mar Hall

Mar Hall was designed in the 19th century by Sir Robert Smirke. Smirke was well known for his work on the legendary British Museum in London. Smirke was commissioned by Major General Robert Walter Stuart, the 11th Lord Blantyre, whose family had purchased the grounds and estate some one hundred years previously.

Mar was one of the seven kingdoms in ancient Scotland. Legend has it that both Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce visited the Mar Estate.

A quarry on the estate provided the stone for building, and the oak used was imported from Canada. Construction was not completed until 1845, fifteen years after Lord Blantyre's death. The final cost for the grand hall was a cool £50,000.

The stately hall fell into disrepair over the remainder of the 20th century, but underwent a £15million restoration that was completed in 2004. 

The Edwardian Scottish Mansion has 53 individually designed bedrooms, a championship golf course, Decleor Spa, swimming pool and offers both fine dining and casual dining options.
 

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