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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.

Image of the Day: Bairro Alto Hotel Lisbon

July 31, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Bairro Alto Hotel is located in the heart of historic downtown Lisbon, between two of the most emblematic city districts, the bohemian Bairro Alto and the chic, cultural and trendy Chiado.

Bairro Alto Hotel Lisbon 

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Image of the Day: Hotel Nelligan

July 30, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Nelligan's lobby includes a four-story atrium that wafts high above. This aptly-named "Art-trium" is surrounded by beautiful stone walls adorned by the romantic verses of Emile Nelligan (one of Quebec’s most celebrated poets and the hotel’s namesake). The regal scenery provides the perfect respite for gourmet coffee or delicious cocktails.

Hotel Nelligan

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Explore Family-Friendly Houston from Hotel Sorella CityCentre

July 29, 2014
By: K. Clare Johnson

Hotel Sorella CityCentre


Hotel Sorella CityCentre
 
is the perfect spot from which to explore the many pleasures of Houston, Texas. The hotel offers the most spacious guest rooms in the West Houston area, a full-service spa and fitness center, and a unique European-inspired bar at Monnalisa

Here's just a few of the family-friendly things to do when you make Hotel Sorella CityCentre your home base in Houston: 

-Houston Zoo has over 6,000 permanent residents. There are over over 2 million guests each year who come to experience the incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment.

-Downtown Aquarium Houston is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe.

-Johnson Space Center  is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's center for human spaceflight training, research, and flight control.

-Bear Creek Park offers 7,600 acres of soccer fields, hiking trails, and picnic facilities. Other park amenities include tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, lighted walking trails, golf and horseshoes. 

-Memorial Park features many things to do, including 2.93-mile running trail, wooded walking trails, tennis, croquet, softball, swimming, biking, sand volleyball, and an 18-hole golf course. Memorial Park also includes the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, which features gardens, nature trails, birds, bees, wildlife habitats, and a nature shop.

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Cool Pools: The Hotel Wilshire

July 29, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The rooftop terrace at The Hotel Wilshire is the place to see and be seen. The Roof on Wilshire serves up innovative cuisine and cocktails, the cabanas are the perfect size for snuggling, and the pool is perfect for a dip. On the weekends, the rooftop area becomes a party, with comfortable seating with intimate fire pits, a state-of-the-art surround sound system, and views of the Hollywood sign. 

The Hotel Wilshire

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New to Five Star Alliance: NJV Athens Plaza

July 26, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

NJV Athens Plaza is ideally located on Constitution Square (Syntagma), in the heart of the business and shopping districts, and within walking distance from the Acropolis and the Old City (Plaka).

NJV Athens Plaza 

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Family Adventures at Tower Club at lebua

July 26, 2014
By: K. Clare Johnson

Tower Club at lebua
The Tower Club at lebua is a five-star luxury hotel and it epitomizes luxury accommodation in Bangkok. From the views, to the suites, the hospitality and service, and the acclaimed restaurants and bars, Tower Club is everything you've heard about lebua – turned up, for a heightened five-star hotel experience.

The luxury hotel welcomes children, and has a host of ideas for how families can best enjoy their stay in the city.

Family-Friendly Activities in Bangkok

-Safari World. A drive-in zoological park divided into two parts. The first part is Safari Park, an open zoo with wild animals like zebras, deer, giraffes, tigers, lions, bears, elephants and others. The second part is the Marine Park with marine animals and shows of trained dolphins, birds, seals, and apes.

-Dream World. This large amusement park is an European style fantasy land where the world's favorite fairy tales come to life.

Tower Club at lebua

-Siam Park City & Amusement. Located in Minburi District, Siam Park City includes a water park featuring a man-made sea, an amusement park, and a theme park. 

-Siam Ocean World. Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium exhibits over 30,000 native and exotic marine life.

-Nakhon Pathom Province. Approximately an hour's drive away from Bangkok, Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo is a popular sightseeing destination for both adults and children alike.

-Dusit Zoo at Khao Din Park. Located in Bangkok's Dusit District next to the Parliament House and Dusit Palace, it is the oldest zoo of Thailand, built by King Chulalongkorn as his private garden.

After city adventures, families can cool off in the luxury hotel's open-air swimming pool.

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Hotel Plaza Athenee Re-Opens

July 25, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Plaza Athenee
Since opening in 1913, Hôtel Plaza Athénée has been the choice of celebrities wishing to experience the energy and elegance of this unique city. The hotel is located on the prestigious avenue Montaigne, home of Parisian haute couture with exclusive labels such as Dior, Chanel and Valentino. Near the Eiffel Tower and River Seine, in the heart of the Triangle d’Or area, the hotel also enjoys incredible views over Paris.

Now, fter a lengthy renovation,  the luxury hotel finally re-opens on August 1, 2014. To mark the occasion, the luxury Parisian hotel has a special offer. Be one of the first guests and you can cut the ribbon to your room or suite.  

Be the First Package Includes:

-A souvenir photo of the ribbon-cutting event.

-Two Black Rose Royal cocktails at the newly redecorated bar. 

-Two American Breakfasts

-A chocolate souvenir

Rates for this special event start at €875 per night. This offer is valid for stays between August 1 and 31, 2014 and is subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. Rates are per room or suite, per night, based on double occupancy. Taxes and service are included. The cancellation policy is 48 hours before arrival. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Additional restrictions may apply.

Book and Be the First! 

 


Image of the Day: Le Gray Beirut

July 23, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Le Gray Beirut offers cool, modern interiors, with 87 wonderfully spacious rooms and sensational suites, exciting restaurants, and a relaxing spa, all accompanied by warm and highly professional service.

Le Gray Beirut

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Did You Know? The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

July 23, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal
Guests can sip on a camel's milk shake at The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal. The luxury resort has an in-house Camel Milk Mixologist who offers up various flavored milk shakes — strawberry, mint and others — to guests.

The delicious service was launched last year to coincide with the with the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Camel's milk is high in protein, so it's a ideal beverage to sip on during Souhour, the meal taken before sunrise for Muslims fasting during Ramadan.

The mixologist will even make recommendations for drink and food pairings, to satisfy guests' unique tastes. 

 

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Did You Know? The Shelbourne Dublin

July 22, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin
The Shelbourne Hotel
was founded in 1824 by Tipperary man Martin Burke, when he acquired three adjoining townhouses overlooking Dublin's St Stephen's Green - Europe's largest garden square. Burke named his grand new hotel The Shelbourne, after William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne.

In May 1922, The Shelbourne played host to its most historic meeting – the drafting of the Irish Constitution. Bunreacht na hÉireann was drawn up in room 112, under the leadership of Michael Collins. This room is now The Constitution Room.

 

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