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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Loews Chicago Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Loews Chicago Hotel has spectacular city skyline and lake views from the 400 guestrooms (including 25 suites) and meeting spaces both indoors and out. 

Loews Chicago Hotel

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Did you know? Aigialos Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

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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Cool Pools: W Austin

By: Five Star Alliance

From sunrise to sunset, W Austin's WET® pool deck is open for your dipping
pleasure! Located on the 4th floor of the W Austin Hotel, the WET deck features
private cabanas, lounge chairs, tanning shelves, fireplace and two outdoor showers
to rinse off after a quick dip. Snacks and drinks are available at the WET Bar, located
near the pool area.

W Austin

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Brewhouse Inn and Suites

By: Five Star Alliance

The Brewhouse Inn and Suites is part of Milwaukee's visionary, LEED certified, Platinum rated sustainable neighborhood, The Brewery. The hotel was home to the Pabst brewhouse for more than 150 years. Now it's an all-suite hotel with generous amenities and thoughtful, first-class accommodations. It is the perfect location for memorable one night as well as extended stays. From the more than 300 beautifully arched windows throughout to the exposed, original cream city brick, to the original exposed timbers and the historic Carnegie Steel beams, the curved staircase with forged iron barley inlays to the original Pabst copper brew kettles, the property is a feast for the eyes and an architectural marvel.

The Brewhouse Inn and Suites

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Cool Pools: Baccarat Hotel New York

By: Five Star Alliance


Even the pool at Baccarat Hotel New York is fabulous. Crystal sconces and mirrors line the walls. A luminous wall of glass allows light to cascade between the pool and fitness area. The daybeds are inspired by the cabanas of the Cote d'Azur. The frescoed Japanese paper-covered walls have been hand-painted in India ink to evoke the forested region where Baccarat crystal is made. Renowned French artist Franccois Houtin painted the entire space from memory, using a traditional calligrapher's brush to recreate the trees that are essential to the creation of Baccarat crystal in the company factory's wood-burning ovens. 

Baccarat Hotel New York

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Image of the day: Hyatt Regency Mexico City

By: Five Star Alliance

If you'd like a taste of Japan in the middle of Mexico City, head to Yoshimi at Hyatt Regency Mexico City. Yoshimi's features cutting edge architectural design and enjoy the best sushi bar in town. Surrounded by works of art that create a dramatic tranquil setting, Yoshimi offers a traditional Kabuki ambiance. Visit the terrace to unwind in the beautiful landscape the Zen Garden (Karesansui) has to offer, especially at night when the atmosphere is warm and exotic.

Hyatt Regency Mexico City

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Image of the Day: Excelsior Hotel Gallia

By: Five Star Alliance

Excelsior Hotel Gallia  was first opened in 1932. It has been fully renovated by renowned Milanese architect Marco Piva. Behind this sparkling hotel’s iconic Art Deco facade are elegant restaurants and lounges, an expansive spa, and stunning meeting venues.

Excelsior Hotel Gallia

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Explore Memphis from River Inn of Harbor Town

By: Five Star Alliance

River Inn of Harbor Town
Anyone desiring a walk in Memphis would do well to check in to River Inn of Harbor Town. Overlooking the Mississippi River near downtown, this charming hote has impressive architecture, accented by gas-lit lanterns, decorative wrought iron, blooming window boxes and a panoramic view from the Terrace on the roof top. In addition to 28 luxury boutique and upscale lodging accommodations and suites, River Inn offers two dining options: long time Memphis favorite, Paulette's Restaurant with its cozy Little Bar, casual Tug's neighborhood grill,and the Terrace with drinks, small plates, and an unsurpassed view. 

A beautiful nature trail meanders through Harbor Town, and Greenbelt Park runs along the banks of the Mississippi River offering walking, hiking, and running opportunities along a 1 1/2 mile paved path.

The Concierge will be happy to arrange the following tours for guests:

Elvis' Graceland Tour
Graceland Platinum Tour
City of Memphis Tour
Elvis/Memphis Tour
Mud Island (Mississippi River Museum and Beach)
After Dark Dinner Tour (Beale Street artist best with live music, food and drinks)
Memphis Music Tour (Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studio, Rock N Soul Museum)
National Civil Rights Museum Tour
Downtown Loop Tour

Other don't-miss sites and activities include The Orpheum Theatre, home to Opera Memphis and Ballet Memphis, and the world-class Cannon Center for the Performing Arts which is home to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. For sports enthusiasts, Memphis’ own NBA team, the Grizzlies, offer courtside action at the FedEx Forum.

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Dine Well at May Fair Kitchen

By: Five Star Alliance

The May Fair London was first opened by King George V in 1927 and has been known as one of London's quintessential luxury hotels ever since. Part of the luxury experience here should include a visit to the May Fair Kitchen. Nestled in the heart of London's West End, the refined menu and sophisticated ambiance compliments the elegance of the luxury hotel's elegant location. 

At the May Fair Kitchen, chefs have sourced all ingredients from the farmer, fisherman, or grower who originally produced it. Every member of the staff is trained to tell diners the provenance of those ingredients. Even better, the open kitchen provides a show with dinner. 

May Fair London

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai's outdoor swimming pool, set amidst lush landscaping, offers a serene respite from the city. Guests can also unwind on chaises longues beside the relaxation pool near the open-air pool deck, where light snacks and beverages are served. For added convenience, the pool is equipped with telephones and wireless Internet access.

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

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