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Head to Virginia’s Homestead for the Holidays

October 20, 2008
By: K. Clare Johnson

The Homestead Why not travel to Virginia's The Homestead to celebrate the holiday season this year? The Allegheny Mountain luxury resort has been in business since 1766, so they are clearly doing something right. The Homestead is one of Virginia's pioneer ski resorts, offering guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, and snow tube their way through mounds of fresh snow. The Holiday Escape Package offers overnight accommodations, a commemorative ornament, full breakfast buffet daily (first two children under 12 nosh for free), and 20 percent off any outdoor activities.

The Homestead has even taken care of the decorating. The Great Hall Christmas Tree will be a 21-foot-tall Fraser Fir that was planted 25 years ago especially for The Homestead. There will be 45 other festively decorated trees on the property, 700 poinsettias, 104 wreaths, 3,000 feet of evergreen garlands, 82,000 lights, and a tasty Gingerbread Village. Santa makes his arrival on Christmas Eve for a brief visit, then returns Christmas morning to share in the traditional holiday breakfast. Other activities include a holiday hayride or horseback ride, swimming in the naturally heated indoor pool, afternoon tea, holiday concert, art classes, a visit to the luxury spa, and a dance clinic.

Swiss Massages Get the Hawaiian Touch at Villa Principe Leopoldo

October 20, 2008
By: K. Clare Johnson

Villa Principe Leopoldo What can happen in 100 minutes? You'll find out at the Conde Nast Award-winning Swiss hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo. For starters, you'll be on your way to Hawaii, via Switzerland. Villa Principe Leopoldo is offering a special package for those who want to visit their jewel of a beauty spa. You'll get two nights and three days in a peaceful, spacious Parco room at the residence of Villa Principe Leopoldo. You'll get the 100-minute KISO Facial "Hawaii." Exclusive products that are highly effective yet gentle and sweetly scented make for a natural, soothing, and harmonious facial. Couple that with the KISO Beauty massage, 60 minutes of a spiritual massage against a backdrop of heavenly music, and you really will think you are in paradise.

Prices start at CHF 1,980 / € 1,238 double occupancy.

Experience Paris Zen at La Tremoille

October 17, 2008
By: K. Clare Johnson

La Tremoille Paris in spring is wonderful, but Paris in winter plus great rates and spa treatments is just as lovely. La Tremoille is offering a Zen Couple week-end package from now until January 10, 2009. Guests will receive one night at the hotel, a Continental breakfast, and two treatments. Choose from 1/2 hour massage, facial care treatment, or back/neck/shoulder massage. This offer is valid on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays depending upon availability.

Special Offer from Five Star Alliance: Five Star Alliance guests at La Tremoille will receive a box of Laduree macaroons in room upon arrival.

Experience a Palm Beach Thanksgiving at The Breakers

October 16, 2008
By: K. Clare Johnson

The BreakersTurkey day is fast approaching. Why not start a new trend and spend the holiday at The Breakers? The Palm Beach luxury resort is now booking for their Thanksgiving Tradition. Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, a bonfire on the beach, sandcastle creation, a seashells and shark tooth scavenger hunt, harvest festival, wine tasting, pajama party, teen lounge, and glow in the dark laser tag. You can also enjoy The Breakers 20,000 square-foot spa with ocean view, 10 tennis courts, 5 swimming pools and 8 restaurants. The BreakersThanksgiving Tradition is being offered from $399 per night.

World’s Best Hotels and Resorts 2007

March 7, 2007
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Let your voice be heard! The luxury travel experts at Five Star Alliance are working hard, scouring the earth, to find the best hotels to add to the collection of over 1,500 luxury properties worldwide. Day in and day out, Five Star Alliance is charged with the daunting task of evaluating the world's finest luxury hotels and resorts. And now is the time for Five Star Alliance's lists of the World's Best Hotels & Resorts 2007. We need your help! Please submit your suggestions (and any related comments and complaints) for each category: Best Business Hotels of 2007Best Spa Resorts of 2007Best Honeymoon Resorts of 2007Best Golf Resorts of 2007Most Romantic Luxury Hotels of 2007Best Ski Resorts of 2007Best Luxury Hotels for Families of 2007Best Beach Resorts of 2007Click on the above links and pontificate away! As always, we appreciate your input.

Royal Gazette Fancies Five Star Alliance World’s Best Lists

November 22, 2005
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Cambridge Beaches

A recent article in the Royal Gazette highlights the top honor bestowed on Cambridge Beaches—chosen by Five Star Alliance as one of the world’s most luxurious beach resorts. Situated on its own private 25 acre peninsula, the cottages at Cambridge Beaches are each unique-- individually decorated and designed. This is the oldest resort of its kind. Apparently one of the buildings (almost 300 years old) was built by a privateer!

Cambridge Beaches, Official Site

Cambridge Beaches, Five Star Alliance