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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.

Special Valentine's Day Offers in Central and South America

February 9, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in the Central and South America. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment!

Palacio NazarenasPalacio Nazarenas-Cuzco, Peru
Celebrate in Style Package
Whether it's an anniversary, a special birthday or just because, an indulgent break at Palacio Nazarenas is the perfect way to celebrate. This package includes luxury accommodations, welcome amenities, including cocktails, Andean petit fours, fresh fruit and a flower arrangement, dinner with champagne, daily buffet breakfast, complimentary upgrade to a deluxe suite with special historic or contemporary features (subject to availability), and a celebration cake.

Rates start at $670 per night >>

Sofitel Buenos Aires-Buenos Aires, Argentina
Magnifique Romance
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Discover Magnifique Romance and enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodation, a bottle of champagne on ice delivered to sip any time you wish once during your stay, a romantic gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival for your shared pleasure, a wonderful breakfast served in your room every morning, and a late check-out until 4pm.

Rates start at $377 per night >>

Ka'ana Boutique Resort-San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize Ka'ana Boutique Resort
Romance Package
The package starts with a helicopter Tour from Belize International Airport to Ka’ana Resort passing over Maya Mountains and 1000-Foot Falls with champagne on arrival OR private road tansfer from Belize International or Municipal Airports to Ka’ana Resort. There's also a private road transfer back to Belize International or Municipal Airports, accommodation in a Master Suite with private garden and outdoor shower, hosted "Craboo" Welcome in Ka’ana's wine cellar, daily full breakfast, one private dining experience, one full-day private cave tubing and zip lining tour, and one half-day private Xunantunich Maya Ruin Tour.

Rates start at $907 per night >>

Hotel das Cataratas – Parana, Brazil
Set in one of the most awe-inspiring locations, enjoy a truly indulgent stay at Hotel das Cataratas. The Spa Experience
includes luxury accommodation, daily Brazilian breakfast, a 60-minute custom Cataratas Swedish massage, and a 20% discount on any additional spa treatments of your choice, per person per stay.

Rates start at BRL 1170 per night >>

Waldorf Astoria Panama - Panama City, Panama
Waldorf Astoria Spa Experience
Get the relaxation you are longing for with the Waldorf Astoria Spa Experience. Stay two or more nights in a premium room at any of the over 20 Waldorf Astoria hotels and resorts and enjoy a complimentary 50 minute massage during your stay.

Rates start at $169 per night >>

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Special Valentine's Day Offers in and Around London

February 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in the United States. These offers are for stays of varying lengths ranging from February 12-28. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully for restrictions and to avoid disappointment!

Deals in London


Andaz Liverpool
Andaz Liverpool Street London
(pictured left) 
Love Goes Around
Guests will be greeted with in-room champagane and flowers upon arrival. The package also includes £25 to use on any of the hotel's restaurants and bars, and a breakfast for two the next morning. Complimentary inclusions available at every Andaz hotel includes internet access, local phone calls, and the minibar with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Rates for this package start at GBP 309 per night >>


Blakes Hotel 
For Your Eyes Only Valentines Package
This package includes Continental breakfast for two, a candle-lit bubble bath with rose petals, a bottle of Canard Duchen Champage, and chocolate covered strawberries. 

Rates start at GBP 630 GBP per night >>

Cafe Royal Hotel

Cafe Royal Hotel (pictured right)
Weekend Indulgence Package
Stay in the beating heart of the West End in a spacious and luxurious guestroom perfectly positioned for sightseeing and shopping or complete calm and rest. Stay Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night and get 20% off the best available rate,  three-course Menu du Jour dinner in the Ten Room, glass of chilled Champagne in the Grill Room, Regent Street VIP membership card, traditional English breakfast in the Ten Room, Personal Butler service on request, Butler’s Pantry with Nespresso coffee machine, 24 hour in-room dining, Bang & Olufsen entertainment system, eedia hub, and WiFi.

Rates start at GBP 480 per night >>

The May Fair Hotel
Bed And Breakfast Package
Book a London short break and stay at this 5* May Fair hotel with a full English breakfast when you wake in the morning. Explore all that London has to offer for less.

Rates start at GBP 435 per night >>


Deals in London's Surrounding Area

Chewton GlenChewton Glen (pictured left)
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Package
Chewton Glen is a privately owned Luxury Country House Hotel & Spa located in England on the edge of the historic New Forest National Park and within walking distance of the sea and easy reach of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Southampton. This package offers King Beddded room with garden views, dinner, and breakfast.

Rates start at GBP 857 per night >>


Gidleigh Park 
Gourmet Getaway
Gidleigh Park is the quintessential Country House Hotel, nestled in a wooded valley within the natural beauty of the wilds of Dartmoor. It has a stylish decor, two Michelin star chef and an acclaimed wine list.
Stay in a Deluxe Room looking into the woodland. Combine the rugged beauty of Dartmoor and the gastronomic delights of 2 Michelin Star Chef Michael Caines. Based on a two-night stay, you get dinner in a luxury picnic hamper each day. 

Rates start at GBP 703 per night >>

Wine Lovers Stay
Stay in a Deluxe Rooms looking Into The Woodland. Enjoy an a la carte And eight course tasting dinner with fine wines at the 2 Michelin Starred restaurant. You also get a private wine cellar tour.

Rates start at GBP 845 per night >>


Cliveden House  (pictured right)Cliveden House
Romance Package
Cliveden is set amid 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and parklands. Standing upon chalk cliffs that give the estate its name, the house commands panoramic views over the beautiful Berkshire countryside and an idyllic bend in the river Thames. This package includes a Deluxe Twin or King room with an en-suite sitting area and a bathroom. Guests will receive a chilled body of champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, a dozen red roses, rose petals and candles in the room, and a Continental breakfast. 

Gourmet Package
The Gourmet Package includes a delicious tasting menu for two in the restaurant, a Continental breakfast, and a Deluxe Twin or King room with a sitting area and bathroom.  Tasting Menu In The Restaurant -Continental Breakfast

Rates start at GBP 833 per night >>

 

Tylney Hall
Valentine’s Romantic Break
If you really want to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day there is no better place to go than Tylney Hall. Enjoy luxurious accommodation, a gourmet meal created by Executive Chef Stephen Hine and why not take a romantic stroll around the historical grounds, for a truly romantic break. The package includes luxurious accommodation with full English breakfast, Valentine’s chocolates in your room on arrival, Pre-dinner champagne and canape reception, candlelit five-course dinner in the award-winning Oak Room Restaurant,  a rose for each couple at dinner, early check in at 1pm and late check out at 12 noon (subject to availability), and use of the hotel's leisure facilities throughout your stay.

Rates start at GBP 260 per night >> 

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra 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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Special Valentine's Day Offers in the USA

January 31, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in the United States. These offers are for stays of varying lengths ranging from February 12-28. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully for restrictions and to avoid disappointment!

PUBLIC ChicagoSofitel Lafayette Square
Magnifique Romance
Spend your Valentine's Day in the Nation's Capitol! Guests enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodations, a perfect setting for romance. A bottle of champagne on ice awaits your arrival, as does a romantic gift of chocolate covered strawberries or flowers. A Magnifique Breakfast is served in your room each morning and there's a late check out of 4pm.

Rates start at $235 per night >>

PUBLIC Chicago (pictured left)
Special Rates from $130, plus a complimentary upgrade when available
PUBLIC Chicago is a complete transformation of the Gold Coast's famed Ambassador East Hotel and its historic Pump Room restaurant. PUBLIC Chicago's 285 spacious and oversized guest rooms and suites are individually furnished with integrity, taste, and superb functionality. It is located in downtown Chicago location, within walking distance to the shopping and restaurants on the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue, the nightlife on Rush Street, Lincoln Park and the beaches of Lake Michigan.

Rates start at $130 per night >>

Hotel Andaz West Hollywood
Love Goes Around Package
Want to bring the romance to Los Angeles but just don't have the time to plan? Let Andaz take care of it. Cuddle with the one you love while enjoying Champagne and macaroons upon arrival per stay. Spend your precious time getting closer to each other with signature scented massage oil. The next morning, you'll arise refreshed and relaxed, ready for a sumptuous daily buffet breakfast for two at RH restaurant or in the privacy of your guest room.

Rates start at $315 per night >>

Miramonte Resort and Spa
Putt and Pamper
Perfect for the pair who has different interests, or for the individual who wants it all! Golf play is held at Indian Wells Golf Resort in the "golf capital of the world" - Palm Springs. Putt & Pamper includes one night in an Estate, Luxury or Dolce Suite accommodation, unlimited golf for one player at Indian Wells Golf Resort, unlimited use of the practice facilities on day of play, one 60-minute spa treatment at The Well Spa, and full day access to The Well Spa on day of treatment.

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Rates start at $524 per night >>

Inn and Spa at Loretto (pictured right)
Buenos Dias Bed and Breakfast Package
Begin with a leisurely Santa Fe breakfast in Luminaria, The Inn and Spa at Loretto's signature restaurant, before exploring the art galleries, shops, and museums. Enjoy dining next to a glowing kiva fireplace or on the seasonal outdoor patio overlooking the famed Loretto Chapel. The package includes accommodations for one night,  $40 breakfast credit at Luminaria Restaurant and Patio, and night-time valet parking.

Rates start at $171 per night >>

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Rejuvenate You Package
Celebrate a new you with the replenishing Rejuvenate You hotel package. Enjoy two soothing signature spa treatments, adelectable lunch for two, overnight accommodations, complimentary ocean-front Pilates and Yoga classes, and the resort fee.  

Rates start at $675 per night >>

Sofitel Miami
Romance Package
Discover a tropical paradise tastefully decorated in Art Deco style overlooking a peaceful blue lagoon. This package includes a Superior Room with a King-size Bed and a view of the Miami skyline, a bottle of sparkling wine, a gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival, in-room breakfast, and a 4pm check-out. 

Rates start at $315 per night >>

Enjoy your stay! 

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra 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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Special Valentine's Day Offers in Asia

January 30, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in Asia. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment!

Grand Hyatt TokyoGrand Hyatt Tokyo (pictured left)
Romance Package
Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay at Grand Hyatt Tokyo. You only need each other. The offer includes Club King or Grand Deluxe Twin, Grand King, Grand Twin, or Grand Deluxe King. Breakfast, Bottle of Red Wine, and 1pm Late Checkout. 

Rates start at $564 per night >>

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
Romance Package
Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. You'll enjoy daily breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, a box of heart-shaped chocolates, a dinner at Erawan Tea Roo, and a 4pm late checkout. 

Rates start at $335 per night >> 


J.W. Marriott Hong Kong

Sweet Deals for Two
Whether it is a weekend escape, anniversary, honeymoon or birthday celebration, the Sweet Deal for Two offers a classic choice to pamper your special someone in style. Celebrate over a bottle of Moet & Chandon, nine-piece chocolate box and daily breakfast for two persons. 1 King or 2 Double-bedded room with Harbor View. 

Rates start at $657 per night >>
 

Park Hyatt Tokyo
Winter at the Park
Park Hyatt Tokyo with its modernist interiors, panoramic views and museum quality artworks, offers a perfect place to respite from the winter for some rest and relaxation. This special offer is available through the end of February. You get accommodation in a Park Deluxe Room, in a Park View Room or in a Park Suite, 10,000 yen Food & Beverage credit per room per night available for use at New York Grill, Girandole, Kozue and Room Service, and a late check-out up until 1pm.Shangri-La Villingili

Rates start at $593 per night >>

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives (pictured right)
Villingili Escape
For stays of 3 nights or less. Guests receive buffet breakfast, and complimentary daily dinner, and wireless internet. Accomodations are a 133 square meter Pool Villa with one King bed, an ocean view, and a private pool.   

Rates start at $1260 per night >>

Enjoy your stay!

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra 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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Book a Valentine's Day Getaway

January 23, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Capella PedregalValentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year.  We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment.

Capella Pedregal (pictured left) has dubbed February "Month of Romance," and is offering a range of activities created especially for couples throughout the month. et a date for Wednesday nights in February to enjoy Movies Under the Stars. Keep warm by a bonfire and snack on S'Mores while enjoying a romantic film. Travelers can also partake in culinary experiences at Capella. Romance-themed cocktails including the signature "Chamomile Damiana Margarita" will be served daily at Don Manuel's Bar in February. A special romantic five-course dinner will also be offered throughout the month of February. Nightly rates start at $1150.
Palazzini G
Palazzina G (pictured right) in Venice is offering a "Sexy Valentine" experience. It includes accommodation for two people in one of the rooms or suites (min 2 nights), an exclusive surprise sexy box in room upon arrival, a candlelit dinner for two at the PG's Restaurant (with a special 4-course aphrodisiac menu, wines included), continental breakfast a la carte served at any time of the day, and late check-out (subject to availability). Nightly rates for this promotion start at EUR 272.

Sedona Rouge Resort and Spa is offering a "Girlfriends Getaway" that's sure to suit all the single ladies. Indulge yourself with treatments at The Spa at Sedona Rouge, relax at the poolside, enjoy a wonderful meal at Reds Restaurant or explore the numerous shops at nearby Tlaquepaque village. This package includes
two night's accommodations in a Deluxe Sedona guest room, $200 spa credit to be used at The Spa at Sedona Rouge, and a $100 dining credit to be used at Reds Restaurant. Prices are based on double occupancy. Nightly rates start at $351.

Banyan Tree Lang Co is offering a "Romance in Lang Co" promotion with a minimum stay of 3 consecutive nights. Guests booking this package will receive accomdation in a One-Bedroom Beach Villa, daily breakfast, welcome drink and fruit platter upon arrival, an Intimate Moments set up in villa, return transfers from Da Nang International Airport,  an in-villa BBQ (excluding beverages), a 60-min body massage for 2, daily shuttle service to Hoi An, daily scheduled resort activities for both adults and children, 10% off addtional spa treatments at Banyan Tree Spa Lang Co (except beauty treatments), and complimentary late check-out until 1600 hours (subject to availability). Nightly rates start at $797.

The Reach A Waldorf Astoria Resort has a "Romance Package" just for lovebirds. Guests get a King Room, sparking wine upon arrival, and a buffet breakfast. Nightly rates start at $464. 

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra 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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Terrific Travel Offers from Five Star Alliance

January 13, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Here's the latest offers from Five Star Alliance's terrific luxury hotels. As always, rates are subject to availability, and additional terms and conditions may apply. Book early to avoid disappointment. 

W Washington

 

-The W Washington DC is across the street from the White House, in the heart of the nation's capital. Make your stay even more special when you book the With Play package. You'll get one King bedded room daily parking, and 2 cocktails. The package is available from $249/night.
 
 

CuisinArt Resort-CuisinArt Resort And Spa in Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla, is offering up to 30% off when you book Junior Suite Beachfront King or two -bedded rooms. Juniot Suite Rooms are 920 square feet and offer unspoiled sea views. The large bedroom has a sitting area, writing desk, marble bathroom, walk-in closet, and private balcony or patio. Features include a flat screen TV and a Nespresso coffee machine. All rooms are equipped with 24-hour air purifying circulation system, Bose® Wave® Music System, TVs On Demand selection of international cable networks, and Internet connectivity.
 

Revere Hotel Boston Common
-Revere Hotel Boston Common is situated on the cusp of Back Bay and the South End of Boston, and provides unfettered access to the sights and sounds of America’s most storied city. Inspired by Boston’s revolutionary spirit, Revere Hotel Boston Common breathes new life into the space formally inhabited by The Radisson Boston. Triple AAA and CAA members will want to take advantage of the Qualifying Member rate, which starts at $ 185 per night for a 353 square foot Spacious King room with a balcony.  

 

Sundance Resort

-Sundance Resort in Utah is offering a Table for Two package that's perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions. The peace and quiet found here contrasts sharply with the bustle found at most Utah ski resorts.The package includes lodging in a private mountain cottage, a three-course dinner per person at your choice of the Foundry Grill or Tree Room, and daily breakfast for two in the award-winning Foundry Grill. You may even catch a glimpse of resort owner Robert Redford. Rates start at $469 per night. 
 

 

 

 

 

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Happy New Year from Five Star Alliance

January 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Happy New Year from Five Star Alliance! We wish you a terrific 2014 filled with worldwide adventures! 

Hotel Cipriani

 

 

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Spa Treatments We'd Like to Try

December 31, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

So many spas, so little time!  With over 4,000 luxury hotels on the site, we have a lot of great spa spots. 



Here are a few treatments offered at luxury hotel spas that have recently caught our eye:

-The Spa at Aria (pictured at right) in Las Vegas offers a Shio Salt room. Taking in salt through inhalation is thought to provide respiratory benefits. The illuminated wall of Shio salt bricks is complemented by salt lamps, vibration therapy, and radiant music.

-Intercontinental Thalosso Spa Bora Bora's fittingly named Deep Ocean Spa has glass-floored overwater bungalows enabling you to admire the marine life during your treatment. We'd go for the Deep Sea Hydromassage Bath with Chromatherapy.

-Nob Hill Spa at The Huntington Hotel offers a Cinnamon Ginger Escape.  An exfoliating spiced marmalade scrub with ground nutmeg is followed by an energizing massage using smooth pebbles wrapped in aromatic spice bags soaked in warm oil.

-Hotel Hershey, fittingly, offers a Whipped Cocoa bath,  Chocolate Bean Polish and a Chocolate Fondue wrap in their Chocolate Spa. We'll take all three! 

-A  visit to Calistoga isn't complete without a stop at a winery and at the hot springs. After you've visited both,  Napa Valley's Solage Calistoga (pictured at left) has a three-part Mudslide Experience that involves a customized mud body wrap, a relaxing soak in geo-thermal mineral water from their own spring, and then zoning out in a state-of-the-art sound/vibration chair.

-Prague's Hotel Augustine has a St. Thomas Beer Body Ritual. Created using a secret recipe from the Augustinian order of Monks.  It starts with an exfoliation using ground organic beer hops and St. Thomas dark beer, and then finished with a full-body massage. 

-Hotel Il Salviatino (pictured at top) offers an an Antixodant Wine Gel Peel. It's a body scrub using red wine gel and exfoliating seeds, followed up by a therapist-supervised aromatic vapor experience and a highly moisturizing massage.
 

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

December 25, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Five Star Alliance wishes you a safe and happy Christmas Day!

Mount Cervin 

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Last-Minute New Year's Luxury Hotel Offers

December 20, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Christmas is almost here, and between all the shopping and decorating and cooking, who has time to think of New Year's Eve plans? Well, we do! We scoured our site and found these great nightly rates for last-minute New Year's Eve stays in some of our most popular cities.

As always, rates are subject to availability and there may be restrictions. Please read the rate details carefully to avoid disappointment. 

ONE UN New YorkNew York-For a two night stay from (December 30 2013-January 1 2014) 

-The Carlton New York, located on Madison Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets, has nightly rates from $329.

-The New York Palace, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan at the intersection of 50th Street and Madison Avenue, has nightly rates from $389. 

-ONE UN New York (pictured above), located within walking distance of United Nations Headquarters, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Fifth Avenue Shopping, and the Chrysler Building, has nightly rates from $395.10.
 

London-For a two night stay from (December 30 2013-January 1 2014) 

-The Metropolitan London, located on Park Lane, where it meets into the landmark Hyde Park Corner, has nightly rates from GBP 261.

-St. Ermin's Hotel London, located one block from Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, has nightly rates from GBP 265.

-Rosewood London, located where the city meets Covent Garden and the West End on High Holborn, has nightly rates from GBP 295.
 

Las Vegas-For a two night stay from (December 30 2013-January 1 2014) 

Palms Casino Resort

-Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, which overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip, has nightly rates from $188.10

-Palms Casino Resort (pictured above), located near the Las Vegas Strip, has nightly rates from $199. 

-Palms Place Hotel, located one mile from the Las Vegas Strip, has nightly rates from $209. 

Beijing-For a two night stay from (December 30 2013-January 1 2014) 

-InterContinental Beijing Beichen, located next to the Olympic Central Park National Convention Center, has nightly rates from CNY 750.

-The Peninsula Beijing, located near Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, has nightly rates from CNY 900.

-China World Hotel Beijing, which anchors the China World Trade Centre, has nightly rates from CNY 900. 

Happy New Year! 

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