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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: Sir Albert Hotel

By: K. Clare Johnson

We are delighted to welcome Amsterdam's Sir Albert Hotel to the Five Star Alliance collection!


Sir Albert Hotel

Sir Albert Hotel is in  De Pijp, the Quartier Latin of Amsterdam. The area is home to literati, artists, fashion designers, entrepreneurs and the city’s most famous market, the Albert Cuyp. De Pijp is also close to the Royal Concertgebouw, for lovers of classical music. And for lovers of shopping, you’re a leisurely stroll from Van Baerlestraat and the legendary P.C. Hooftstraat.

View rates, details, and more photos of Sir Albert Hotel >>


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Sneak Peek: Andaz Maui at Wailea

By: K. Clare Johnson


Andaz maui at Wailea

Andaz Maui at Wailea is the newest luxury hotel on the block. The LEED certified resort is accepting reservations starting September 15, 2013. The 15-acre resort will have 297 guest rooms and suites, including seven luxury 2-4 bedroom residential villas. 

 Guest of Andaz Maui at Wailea will appreciate a host of services, from upscale spa services to a diverse array of experiential tours that celebrate Maui’s equally diverse culture.  Andaz Maui at Wailea's  LEED-certified status means that the resort has been enhanced with eco-friendly, green-minded amenities.


Exclusive Maui Resort Services include:



Andaz Maui at Wailea

-Private access to Mokapu Beach

-4 outdoor infinity pools and separate adult pool

-2 poolside bars and lounges

-2 acclaimed full-service restaurants

-Full-service, eco-friendly spa with apothecary retail store

-Exclusive Wailea golf privileges

-Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access

-15,000 square feet of residential-style meeting and event facilities

-Experiential tours and activity desk

-Fitness center

Just minutes from Wailea’s most acclaimed golf courses, restaurants and shops, resort guests will experience their own slice of island life.


View more details and photos of Andaz Maui at Wailea >>


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Winners Report: The Peninsula Chicago

By: K. Clare Johnson





Fans of Five Star Alliance will remember our recent Last Minute Giveaway. Mary K. was the winner of our recent Last Minute Giveaway sweepstakes, and she shared a few pictures from her stay at The Peninsula Chicago with us. Mary won a two-night stay at the luxury hotel, and the hotel surprised her with an upgrade to a Grand Deluxe Room and special amenities.  At left is the lobby of the downtown hotel, and below is one of the doormen. 


























View rates, details, and more photos of The Peninsula Chicago >>

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Valen-Find Sweepstakes Winners Announced

By: Five Star Alliance


Congratulations go out to Valen-Find Sweepstakes winners of $100 Visa Gift Cards!

The winners were:

Patty H of Breckenridge, MN
Iain M of Woodbridge, VA
Linda F of Middletown, CT
Austin B of Macomb MI 
Sharon H of Medina, OH
Lucy M of Pierrefonds, QB
Anne D of St Fenton MI
Janet P of Oshawa, ON
Natasha S of Webbwood, ON
Sharyn B of Coral Springs, FL
Pierre G of Rouyn-Noranda, QB


Winners, check your mailboxes, as your Visa gift cards will be arriving soon!

Thanks to all who entered and keep checking in with our Facebook page for the next contest!


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Valen-Find Grand Prize Winner Announced!

By: K. Clare Johnson


Well, someone is getting a pretty great post-Valentine's Day gift!  We are delighted to announce that the grand prize winner of our Valen-Finds Day Sweepstakes is:



Rebecca R. of Calgary, Alberta!


Congratulations to Rebecca. Rebecca and her guest will enjoy 3 nights at Charleston Place, which is located in the heart of the city, just steps from Market Street's museums and south of Broad's secret gardens. Their stay will be on the exclusive private Club-level. Located on the top two floors of the hotel, and offering the city's best views, guests enjoy complimentary cuisine throughout the day including continental breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and after dinner cordials and desserts. They will also enjoy a 6-course tasting menu with wine pairings at the Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill.  

Congratulations Rebecca!


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We Have a Winner!

By: Five Star Alliance


At long last, we can share our exciting news!  We know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the announcement as to who has won our Romantic Getaway Sweepstakes!  We've wanted to tell you, but we had to wait until all the details were finalized. Now that all we've dotted all our i's and crossed all our t's, we can finally tell you!  The lucky winner is (drumroll please!)



Kim H. of New York!



Kim and her guest will be flying business class to Bali courtesy of Qatar Airways!  They will enjoy a  5 night stay in a luxury 1 bedroom pool villa courtesy of the Viceroy Bali.

Amenties include:

-Welcome drink & cool towel upon arrival

-Daily choice of A La Carte Breakfast

-Daily restock of mini bar with free nonalcoholic drinks

-Free Wi-Fi Broadband Internet Access

-Free use of Jacuzzi & Steam bath at Lembah Spa

-Free drop off and pickup shuttle service in Ubud area

-Cardio and Resistance Gymnasium


Enjoy your stay Kim, and take lots of pictures! For all those who didn't win, keep checking our Facebook page. We'll have another exciting luxury hotel contest coming up soon.

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Special Five Star Alliance Rates at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix

By: Oksana Balytsky

We at Five Star Alliance know that you, our loyal travelers, are in search of luxurious accommodations at the best prices available, so we go above and beyond to find the best promotional packages and specials to ensure you get the most from your hotel experience. We’re thrilled to introduce our newest blog series where we’ll be featuring luxury hotels that offer you more than just room-only rates. Whether you’re traveling on business or pleasure, we certainly have something for you, so be sure to check in with us often to get the inside scoop on the best deals and packages available at luxury hotels all over the world!

The Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona is known throughout the world as the ‘Jewel of the Desert,’ and it has a few Five Star Alliance rates too good to pass up! Check out what’s included and make your reservation at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa here!

The Five Star Alliance rate is available for a variety of room types ranging from Classic King rooms to Villa 2 Bedroom Suites. The rate includes:

- Continental Breakfast For 2 Daily

- $100.00 Food & Beverage Credit to Frank & Albert's

- Upgrade If Available At Check-in

- Early Check-in If Available

- 4pm Late Check-out

Image of the Day: Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

By: K. Clare Johnson

One of the coolest infinity pools we've ever seen.

Image of the Day: Banyan Tree Bintan

By: K. Clare Johnson

Moonlight dinner on the beach anyone? 

Cool New Addition: Presidente InterContinental Santa Fe Mexico

By: K. Clare Johnson

Presidente InterContinental Santa Fe Mexico is located in an iconic 27 story tower that sits as the highest
building in Santa Fe.

The hotel offers an International Gastronomic experience with six renowned restaurants. It also features two
levels of banquet space, Spa by L’Occitane, and an exclusive InterContinental Club Lounge.



The hotel offers 14 Junior Suites, 23 Suites, one Grand Suite and one Superior Suite located on the upper floors
of the building with magnificent views of the City.