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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.

Dining al Fresco: Palazzo Montemartini

By: Five Star Alliance

The Senses restaurant at Palazzo Montemartini has a magical and evocative atmosphere, with a large central fountain with a waterfall, and a privileged view of the Baths of Diocletian and the ancient Servian Wall. Perfect for satisfying the requirements of guests, the Senses Restaurant at Palazzo Montemartini combines the best traditional Italian recipes with international dishes, focusing on high quality ingredients, linked to the territory's best produce.

Palazzo Montemartini

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Did You Know? Hotel Paris Prague

By: Five Star Alliance

The restaurant at Hotel Paris Prague is named for legendary French actress Sarah Bernhardt. Its 
Art Nouveau interiors make it one of the crown jewels of Prague restaurants. The restaurant is non-smoking
and offers French and Czech cuisine revisited in modern style.

Hotel Paris Prague

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Get a taste of a Tequila Feast at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa
Are you ready to try a completely Mexican experience? Reserve your place at Garza Blanca’s Tequila Feast while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Each Thursday evening guests can revel in a 100% Mexican night at Blanca Blue Restaurant.

Garza Blanca's Tequila Feast will offer guests a selection of tequila to accompany a delicious gourmet Mexican buffet. a Mariachi music show provides musical accompanimentto the evening. 

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Did You Know? Boscolo Budapest

By: Five Star Alliance

Boscolo Budapest
The eclectic building of the Boscolo Budapest was constructed between 1892 and 1894 by the architects Alajos Hauszmann, Floris Korb and Kalman Giergl, for the Hungarian offices of the New York Life Insurance Company, by transposing the old styles of Greek, Latin, Renaissance and Baroque together in prodigiously-creative Art Nouveau.

The ground floor houses the historic New York Cafe, opened in 1894 by the Hungarian coffee baron Sandor Steuer, and is a place to meet the artistic and cultural life of the city of Budapest.

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Dining al Fresco: Chateau des Vigiers

By: Five Star Alliance

Set in an old wine making building at Chateau des Vigiers, Brasserie le Cha imparts the cordiality
and conviviality of its origins. It serves famous regional specialities such as Magret de Canard, Confit
and home-made Foie Gras as well as lighter lunches, all in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Inside, the restaurant’s vast vaulted ceiling and warm open fire portray rural charm. Outside, the
elevated terrace is perfect for dining in peace and tranquillity under an ancient walnut tree, surrounded
by views of the lake, parkland, and Chateau.

Chateau de Vigiers

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Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach to Open During the Second Half of 2015

By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Roc at Miami Beach

Nobu Hotels and Eden Roc Miami Beach plans to open Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach in the second half of 2015. The Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach is part of the multi-million dollar vision to revitalize and re-launch the Eden Roc name and property. Similar to the highly successful Nobu hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, the property will represent the same key principles as Nobu restaurants; a perfect balance of luxury, fun, craft, and theater.

The new Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel will feature a "hotel within a hotel concept." Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach with feature 210 guest rooms; a signature Nobu restaurant and bar; an additional new beach front restaurant concept; new banquet and catering menus; unique in-room dining offerings; access to the 20,000 square foot spa and fitness facilities; over 70,000 square feet of re-energized and stylish meeting and event space; and one luxurious pool. The 15th floor Penthouse suites will feature panoramic views of the city with inspiration drawn from the Villa at the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace. Guests of the Nobu Hotel will enjoy a VIP entrance to the Nobu Hotel Pool and lounge with views over the beach and sea. The guest rooms will be located in the hotel’s legendary tower and offer the imaginative, energized and sophisticated environment exclusive to Nobu Hotel.

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Your Questions Answered: What Newport, RI Luxury Hotel Offers Unusual Activities?

By: Betsy LeTourneau

Vanderbilt Grace
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and thats why we’re here.

QUESTION: We are looking for someplace in or near Newport, RI that offers something different as a hotel activity. Where do you recommend?

ANSWER: The  Vanderbilt Grace, formerly Vanderbilt Hall, is an historic boutique hotel in Rhode Island just minutes from the delightful waterfront of Newport, and is one of the town's best kept secrets. Originally built by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, a scion of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, the 1909 property is a vintage Newport mansion that has been restored to its former glory and is one of the few private homes of the era to operate for guests as a fully functioning and top luxury hotel in Rhode Island.

Today, as The Vanderbilt Grace, the mansion comprises a luxurious hotel with 33 rooms and luxury suites in Newport Rhode Island, a sumptuous spa and fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools. The hotel features two restaurants including Muse, a fine dining restaurant created by renowned New England chef, Jonathan Cartwright, where the best local ingredients are on offer in imaginative menus which change throughout the year.

For Your Activity, We Suggest:

Vanderbilt Private Cooking Classes
Tap into your culinary prowess with the hotel's chefs as they impart their experiences and techniques to prepare the perfect meal chosen by you. Thecooking classes can be extremely flexible depending on what you wish to taste and experience, the size of your group, the seasonality and local produce available. There are also various dining options available. For example, guests can take a private fishing trip to catch local lobster. Once back on dry land you will work hand in hand with the chefs to prepare your catch to your very own tastes.

This is an ideal experience for the whole family and you can immerse yourselves in local produce and classic New England cooking.

Duration: from 2 to 4 hours
Price: from $100 per person
Cooking experiences dependent on seasonality.

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person 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.

Dining al Fresco: San Montano Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

San Montano Resort and Spa, located on the Amalfi Coast, focuses on Mediterranean cuisine. It has an accent on time- honoured recipes from Naples and southern Italy revitalised with a contemporary twist by the brilliant Executive Chef Pasquale Di Iorio Special attention is put on the freshness of the food, which is immediately apparent in the mouth-watering selection of mozzarella, local vegetables, fish and meat. Guests can enjoy affording peerless vistas of the Amalfi Coast from the Buganvillea Restaurant, with an elegant indoor dining room and a stunning outdoor terraces, perfect for sunny days and warm evenings to create a magical atmosphere to fulfill the desire for a good and genuine cuisine.

San Montano Resort and Spa 

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Enjoy a Writer's Weekend and Maple Bourbon Dinner at The Omni Homestead

By: Five Star Alliance

The Omni Homestead Nestled amidst the splendor of Virginia's Allegheny Mountain lies The Omni Homestead Resort, one of Virginia's premier mountain resorts.  Minutes from the front steps of The Omni Homestead lies the neighboring county of Highland, best known as Virginia's "Little Switzerland." Highland County represents one of the last unspoiled rural communities in the Alleghenies. When spring temperatures arrive in mid-March, residents celebrate the "opening of the trees" at the Highland County Maple Festival, dedicated to the maple syrup farming process. For two weekends local farmers open their homes to visitors as "sugar camps" where they reveal the processes of tree tapping, sap collection, and syrup making. This year the festival will be held March 14-15 and 21-22.

Inspired by the Maple Festival, the resort's culinary team has created an intimate dining event featuring maple-inspired dishes paired with bourbon cocktails. There were also be lectures courtesy of distiller Buffalo Trace. The dinner, held on March 21, also coincides with the resort's inagural Writer's Weekend, where events will include writer presentations as well as a book sale and signing. Sample dishes include maple sugar dusted Diver Scallop, crispy maple brussels sprouts, New York Strip Steak au poivre with a bourbon peppercorn sauce, and maple bourbon ice cream.

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Did You Know? Swissotel Buyuk Efes

By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Swissotel Buyuk Efes can dine underwater without getting wet. The Aquarium Restaurant features large porthole windows overlooking the swimming pool. A relaxed indoor and outdoor venue, the restaurant specialises in Greek and Mediterranean dishes and entertainment.

Swissotel Buyuk Efes

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