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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.

Five Star Perks at InterContinental Marseille


By: Rachael Weir

Next to the famous Vieux Port, the InterContinental Marseille is set within the former Hotel Dieux, an 18th century building in the city's historic center. Perched atop the Panier Hill, the luxury hotel offers panoramic views of the Marseille and the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. There are 194 rooms, along with an indoor swimming pool, Spa by Clarins, two gourmet restaurants, and a magnificent terrace for meetings and special events. Continue reading below the photo for a Five Star Alliance Perk.

View from the Junior Suite

Five Star Alliance Perk: All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance get a 50 Euro credit for Brasserie Les Fenetres & Alcyone, a cocktail at Bar Capian, upgrade to a seaview room, access to the Spa by Clarins, and VIP status. Plus, guests staying for three or more nights receive a complimentary in-room bottle of champagne.

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Exterior view of the InterContinental Marseille

 


Best Bathrooms: Villa Gallici


By: Five Star Alliance

The 16 rooms at Villa Gallici in Aix-en-Provence offers a unique interior design, including
a bathroom with bath and separate shower, and products reflecting the fragrances of Provence.

Villa Gallici

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Image of the Day: Villa Gallici


By: Five Star Alliance

Villa Gallici is located just a few minutes' walk from the town centre. It enjoys the perfect central location between the French Riviera and the Luberon.

Villi Gallici

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Dining al Fresco: Le Pigonnet


By: Five Star Alliance

Le Pigonnet is a Provencal manor house from the XVIIIth century combines tradition and modernity. This 5-star hotel with 44 rooms and suites is a stone’s throw away from Aix-en-Provence city centre and offers guests relaxing moments in a luxury and timeless atmosphere.

Le Pigonnet 

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Room with a View: InterContinental Marseille


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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Did You Know? InterContinental Marseille


By: Five Star Alliance

 

Intercontinental Marseille

 

 

InterContinental Marseille is housed in the former Hotel Dieu, a listed historical monument dating back to the 18th century, originally serving as a hostel for pilgrims to the nearby Basilica. It overlooks the Vieux Port, right beside the oldest district in Marseille known as the Panier. The renovations took 2 years, during which various archaeological sites were discovered. Guests can see some of the artifacts that were excavated in the dedicated cultural area of the InterContinental Marseille.

 

 

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Spotlight on Villa Gallici


By: K. Clare Johnson

 

 

 Villa Gallici

 

Villa Gallici is a Provencal house is bathed in the soft light do often depicted by Cezanne. Set against an elegant Florentine garden, where cypress trees are reflected in a luxurious pool, it offers sumptuous rooms with terraces and private gardens, a place to linger with an apertif in the shade of the trees. Traditional Provencal cuisine is accompanied by the finest wines in the restaurant.

 

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November in Provence: 80% Savings at Hotel Crillon le Brave


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Hotel Crillon le BraveOne of the finest hotels in Provence has announced rates in November of just €150 per night, a whopping 80% savings off normal rates. The autumn is a great time to visit southern France; the crowds of summer tourists are long gone, and truffle season is in full swing (not to mention the olive harvest). The Hotel Crillon le Brave-- which gets a healthy share of repeat guests-- is comprised of seven beautifully restored stone houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. Linked by bridges, cobblestone walkways, and hidden courtyards, these authentic Provençal accommodations are decked out in a refined rustic style with contemporary accents. Get luxury for less in Provence with all room categories costing a flat rate of €150 per night, including the two-bedroom suite. But hurry, act fast! This special offer is subject to availability. Note that the hotel is open Wednesday through Sunday in November, and that a two-night minimum stay is required.