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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: Banke Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Occupying the premises of a former bank headquarters and refurbished as a hotel in 2009, the Hotel Banke is housed in an early twentieth-century building, the work of architects Paul Friese and Cassien Bernard. Its stately facade dominates the corner of Rue La Fayette and Rue Pillet Will with a style that revives the charms of Paris' "Belle Epoque."

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The Peninsula Paris Turns Kids into Chocolatiers


By: Five Star Alliance

The Peninsula ParisYoung guests at The Peninsula Paris can indulge in a delicious day with the Fun With Chocolate Peninsula Academy program an interactive culinary class conducted by the hotel's pastry team led by Pastry Chef Julien Alvarez. This class offers a sneak peek into the secrets of the creation of The Peninsula's famed chocolate recipes. Students enjoy a tour of the kitchen and can meet the pastry department staff. The Pastry chef will teach young ones the basic techniques and methods of chocolate making, demonstrate some of his expert culinary skills, and give class members a chance to hand-make their own chocolate. Each participant will also receive a Pen Kids apron, a box of chocolates and a recipe book by which to remember this special occasion. Yum!

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Best Bathrooms: Jumeirah Carlton Tower


By: Five Star Alliance

The Spa Suite at Jumeirah Carlton Tower evokes elegance and sophistication in an
intimate and relaxing atmosphere. The bathroom is carved from marble and featuring
an egg-shaped bath and walk-in shower.
 Luxury REN bathroom amenities are the perfect finishing touch.

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

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Image of the day: Ballyfin


By: Five Star Alliance

Among the outdoor activities offered at Ballyfin are coarse fishing on the lake, which has a large stock of roach and pike, croquet, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, archery, and falconry. There are several miles of hard surfaced paths as well as miles of mown grass paths offering a gentle stroll or the exhilaration of mountain biking. The gardens and park lands are a delight to explore and picnics are offered to enjoy in the grounds.

Ballyfin

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New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel Le Marais


By: Five Star Alliance

Set amid a historic and cultural backdrop, Hotel Le Marais is a modern and upscale sanctuary in New Orleans' French Quarter, featuring four-star amenities and a high level of personal service.

Hotel Le Marais

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The Fullerton Hotel Singapore Gets Monumental


By: K. Clare Johnson

The Fullerton Hotel SingaporeThe Fullerton Hotel Singapore has something to celebrate. The neo-classical luxury hotel, which opened in 2001 in the historic Fullerton Building, has been named a National Monument by the government of Singapore. 

Congratulations! It couldn't have happened to a nicer hotel. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Bourbon Orleans Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The iconic Bourbon Orleans Hotel is located in New Orleans' exciting French Quarter. The guest rooms and suites overlook the stunning French Quarter courtyard, featuring a large heated saltwater pool, or the picturesque French Quarter surroundings. From the private balconies, many of which overlook Bourbon Street, guests enjoy picturesque French Quarter views. Guest rooms are thoughtfully appointed with plush pillow-top beds, 42" flat screen televisions, and spacious bathrooms with granite countertops and walk-in showers. Newly renovated French Quarter suites all feature two floors with a queen bed and spacious living area downstairs, complete with a wet bar, WiFi, 42" flat screen televisions, MP3 docking stations, in-room safes, as well as bottled water and in-room coffee and tea. All Loft Suites are approximately 500 square feet. All guest rooms are non-smoking.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel
 

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Dining Al Fresco: Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva


By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Hotel Des Bergues Geneva's rooftop restaurant Izumi offers a Japanese-fusion concept of innovative Nikkei cuisine. The terrace offers a 360-degree view over Geneva, the lake and the surrounding mountain panorama.

Four Seasons Hotel Des Bergues Geneva

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Dining al Fresco: Carlton George Hotel Glasgow


By: Five Star Alliance

Located on the 7th floor of the Carlton George Hotel, Windows is the only rooftop restaurant in Glasgow.
Enjoy Afternoon Tea from just £10, a Pre-Theatre meal before a show, or dinner with a glass of wine or
two while taking in the view over the rooftops and chimney pots of the city. The head chef and his team
create a variety of delicious dishes using fine, locally sourced ingredients, and change the menus frequently
to utilise what’s in season.

Carlton George Hotel Scotland

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Belmond Charleston Place: Charleston's Best Just Got Better


By: Five Star Alliance

Belmond Charleston PlaceLocated in the heart of historic downtown, Belmond Charleston Place has long been revered as the city’s landmark luxury hotel.

Now having recently completed a $30 million dollar, three-year renovation project, that distinction has never been more fitting. The hotel’s 434 guest rooms and suites now embrace the historic beauty of Charleston as well as the innovative lifestyle of today. The rooms feature sophisticated, modern designs and slick, in-room technology like one touch lighting and high-speed wireless. The redesigned private Club Level is available by private access only and is located on the top two floors of the hotel. The Club Lounge offers a cosmopolitan space including an expanded marble bar, cozy banquette that spans an entire wall and complimentary all day food and beverage service while overlooking the historic Charleston skyline. The fitness center has been doubled in size and features state of the art cardio and wellness equipment while the new Belmond Boardroom provides a refined yet contemporary space overlooking King Street for your next meeting or corporate event.Belmond Charleston Place

Charleston has been named the #1 Small City in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. More than 128,000 travelers submitted millions of ratings to help Charleston garner a ranking of 88.13. The readers said, "With its beautiful gardens, vibrantly painted Georgian houses along Rainbow Row, and carriages clacking across cobblestone streets, Charleston remains one of the countries' most picturesque cities. Underneath its sleepy charm, the city is known for its dynamic food scene, thriving theater scene, bustling King Street, and historic City Market."

Belmond Charleston PlaceBelmond Charleston Place is the perfect place for guests to experience the unrivaled charm of Charleston, SC in a setting unlike any other. History abounds on every street corner with beautifully maintained architecture from houses, to churches, to historic sites like Fort Sumter, the famous open-air market and the gardens and plantations, which are some of the country's oldest.

Belmond Charleston Place offers newly renovated, luxurious rooms and suites, Four Diamond dining, a full-service spa and unbeatable Southern hospitality. Discover More with 20% off the Best Available Rate from January 1- March 31, 2016 with rooms starting at $236 per room, per night. 

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