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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.

Cool Pools: Brufani Palace


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests who take a dip in the pool at Brufani Palace will themselves swimming over the age-old remains of an Etruscan settlement which are protected by glass. 

Brufani Palace

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Belmond Villa San Michele's Amazing Pool


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests of Belmond Villa San Michele enjoy magnificent views across the Arno Valley and Florence
from the panoramic heated swimming pool. It is situated on a grassy plateau above the gardens,
reached by a winding path, with a pool snack bar.

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Four Seasons Hotel George V Goes Floral


By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Hotel George V

Guests of Four Seasons Hotel George V can learn how to arrange flowers from the best. Jeff Leatham, the hotel's acclaimed Artistic Director, is renowned worldwide for his floral creations. Now he's sharing his secrets in a free workshop open to guests of the hotel. 

The 2-hour lesson takes place in one of the Hotel's salons and begins with a floral art demonstration followed by the opportunity to put the demonstration into practice and create a bouquet. Reservations are required, and can be made with the Concierge.


New Hotel: Perth's The Treasury


By: Five Star Alliance

COMO The Treasury is a new hotel in an old property. Housed in Perth's 140-year ­old State Buildings, which forms part of the Cathedral Square development, there are 48 elegant guest rooms and suites featuring original high ceilings, cornicing, and balconies. Facilities include two restaurants, a bar, lounge and library, which together provide a social hub for the city. Holistic therapies are available at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, as well as a gym and 20 meter indoor pool.

The Treasury

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Image of the Day: Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten


By: Five Star Alliance

Luxurious Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is the essence of a traditional European grand hotel. Since its opening in 1897, the elegant hotel at the Binnenalster Lake in the heart of Hamburg has welcomed guests from all over the world with its charming magnificence and timeless elegance.

Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

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Unique Activities: Customized Perfume at The Chatwal New York


By: Five Star Alliance

The Chatwal New York
Beautifully restored and modernized by master architect Thierry Despont to a jewel-like quality, The Chatwal features every modern luxury imaginable in a setting reminiscent of the deco period in this landmark Stanford White building.  The Chatwal's fine amenities include a personalized consultation with a Krigler perfume expert. Krigler, a family-owned company since 1904, offers guests of The Chatwal a unique opportunity to create a personalized fragrance or scented candle on the advice of their skilled perfume makers. This service is available for in-room consultation or by appointment at Krigler's New York store.

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Where to Eat: Ashford Castle


By: Five Star Alliance

Creative cooking, inspired use of seasonal ingredients and an innovative menu await you at Ashford Castle.
Chef Stefan Matz has received many accolades for his culinary expertise and has developed an impressive
choice of four unique dining experiences, each with its inimitable style and ambience.

Ashford Castle

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Image of the Day: Cliveden House


By: Five Star Alliance

Cliveden House is unique. The setting, architecture, and interiors all speak eloquently of extraordinary extravagance and remarkable refinement. Guests are free to explore the 376 acres of beautifully maintained National Trust owned gardens and the acres of woodland, water garden, and magnificent formal garden that surround the House, complete with fitness trail and children's play area.

Cliveden House

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Dining al Fresco: Park Hotel Vitznau


By: Five Star Alliance

Direct on the shores of Lake Lucerne next to the jetty is Park Hotel Vitznau's nostalgic pavilion with its lake terrace. Spend a while here, sampling sweet and savoury delicacies, listen to the gentle splashing of the bronze Bull & Bear fountain and enjoy stunning views of the Alps.

Park Hotel Vitznau

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Best Bathrooms: Hotel Martinez


By: Five Star Alliance

At Hotel Martinez, suite offers a spacious marble bathroom. Amenities include bathrobe, slippers,
hair dryer, and exclusive bath products from 73 La Croisette.

Hotel Martinez

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