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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.

Did You Know? Casa Fuster Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Originally constructed in 1908 and completely restored in 2004, Casa Fuster Hotel is an emblematic
modernist building designed by the famous Catalan architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner. Mr. Mariano Fuster, 
a gentleman from Mallorca’s upper class, met and fell in love with Ms. Consuelo Fabra i Puig, the daughter of the
Marquis of Alella, in Barcelona. The building was a gift from the Senor Fuster to his wife. Mariano Fuster put the
house in his wife's name and dedicated a rose window to her with the initials CF. At the time it was the most expensive
house in the Catalan capital, due to the high quality marble and other materials used in construction. 

Casa Fuster Hotel

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Image of the day: AC Palacio de Santa Paula


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula is a 75-room property located in the old part of Granada, the result of a careful renovation
of the old Santa Paula Convent and conservation the old cloister. A unique establishment where guests are able to rest and
enjoy one of the principal monuments of the city center, in the luxury of a fine hotel. 

Hotel AC Palacio

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New to Five Star Alliance: AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda


By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled atop the lush mountains of Perez Zeledon, in Costa Rica's Southern Region,
AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda offers 50 estate-size Casitas, one of Central America's
finest spas, three creative dining options, and an exclusive equestrian experience. 

AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda

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The Author Series at The Hay-Adams Hotel


By: K. Clare Johnson

The Hay-Adams HotelSurrounded by the White House, Lafayette Square, Lafayette Park and St. John's Church, The Hay-Adams, a historic Washington, DC hotel, is just moments away from some of the most significant destinations and famous monuments in America.

Originally designed and built as a residential hotel in the 1920s, today this boutique hotel in downtown Washinngton, DC has the distinct presence of a private mansion where guests can retreat. 

As befitting its historic status, The Hay-Adams Author Series recreates a grand literary tradition established by John Hay and Henry Adams in the late 1800s. At the time, their homes were the center of Washington's intellectual and social gatherings, featuring such notable authors as Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, and Henry James. Reinvented in 2005, the event hosts distinguished authors to celebrate their work and share a drink, a meal, and conversation.The Hay-Adams Hotel

Authors that have been honored include David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, John Grisham, Maya Angelou, and Patricia O'Toole. 

The next event is planned for early 2016, so literary fans should plan their visit to DC accordingly.

 

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Dining al Fresco: La Posta Vecchia


By: Five Star Alliance

Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea La Posta Vecchia's Michelin-starred restaurant Cesar
boasts views of the ocean and inspired Mediterranean cuisine. You can bask in the sun
and enjoy the breeze while dining on world class cuisine.

La Poste Vecchio

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Best Bathrooms: Hotel Le Littre


By: Five Star Alliance

The junior suite at Hotel Le Littre measures more than 40 square meters,
and has a large bathroom with a shower and bathtub.

Hotel le Littre

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Dining Al Fresco: Hotel Splendide Royal Rome


By: Five Star Alliance

With its reputation for exclusivity and excellence, the Hotel Splendide Royal Rome boasts one of the most elegant gourmet terraces in Rome. The restaurant is located on the hotel's 7th floor, where huge glass terrace doors open out onto a view of breathtaking beauty: a panorama which sweeps across the city from the 19th century palaces of Pinciano, Villa Medici, Trinita dei Monti all the way to Saint Peter's, and to the Gianicolo. 

Hotel Splendide Royal

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Cool Pools: Aman Sveti Stefan


By: Five Star Alliance

As well as the swimming pool on the mainland which is part of the Spa, Aman Sveti Stefan offers two swimming pools on the island. The resort’s main lap pool is located on the lower terrace on the west side of the island, while the second is set on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Both are surrounded by sun loungers and offer casual dining throughout the day.
Aman Sveti Stefan

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Did You Know? Hotel Negresco


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel NegrescoHotel Negresco first opened its doors on January 8th, 1913. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately attracted an international clientele, including the Vanderbilts, Kings, Queens, the Beatles, Elton John and Louis Armstrong. Besides its stunning location overlooking one of the French Riviera’s most beautiful bays for a century, the luxury hotel is known for it's amazing art collection.

 

Hotel NegrescoHotel owner Jeanne Augier has collected over 6,000 pieces of fine French art. Guests can admire the generous forms of Niki de Saint Phalle's Nana Jaune in the Royal Lounge or the series of seven brightly colored rugs designed by Raymond Moretti. Floor carpets were made from an original work by Yvaral in 1974. The rooms display an impressive collection of works by great artists from every period. The Versailles Lounge hosts Louis XIV's portrait, identical to that exhibited at the Louvre or Versailles. 

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Get to Know Hotel DeBrett


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel DeBrett

If a visit to Auckland is on your horizon, check in to Hotel DeBrett. Located in an historic building, the 25-room luxury boutique hotel connects downtown's hip and fashionable High Street with the business district found on Shortland Street. One of Auckland's first hotels was located here in 1841. Since that time, it has survived two fires, and two rebuilds, before the current building was erected in 1925. 

Hotel DeBrett

Every room is individually designed and complemented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. All rooms feature bespoke carpet from hand woven 100% New Zealand wool. Classic rooms are filled with light from either High Street or the glass roofed atrium. Boutique Suites are ideal for business travellers needing space for work and private meetings, or for couples wanting a little more space, as all have a separate living room. O'Connell Suites are spacious duplex suites have been designed to cater for families. There is a double sofa bed in the living room, additional to the king/queen size bed in the upper bedroom, and separate half bathroom on the lower floor. Finally, Loft Suites offer the option of a two level suite with spiral stair access from living to bedroom, or a one level suite – some have Juliet balconies onto the rustic courtyard and the glass roofed atrium, others have inner city views.

At the heart of the hotel sits DeBretts Kitchen and the famous Art Deco inspired Housebar. Experience contemporary New Zealand cuisine featuring the best local produce prepared and cooked with care. The famous Housebar has been meticulously restored as Auckland's premier meeting place. A private drawing room has been created for exclusive use by hotel guests – while a glass roofed atrium and courtyard form the central focal point for guests and diners at DeBretts Kitchen. At street level the colorful Cornerbar has an emphasis on local craft beers and boutique wines. 

Hotel DeBrett aims to create a warm,welcoming environment, where guests felt at home, but with a quirky, unpredictable flair, excellent amenities, and top-notch service. 

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