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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.

Phillipe Starck Takes the Stairs to Bali

February 7, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

 

Philippe Starck, the French designer responsible for dreaming up the interiors of The Royalton Hotel, the Felix restaurant at The Peninsula Hong Kong, the Delano Hotel,  and the Mondrian Hotel, has undertaken a new project.  This time, Starck is headed to Seminyak, Bali, to envision The Stairs Villa Hotel. The hotel is set to break ground in 2013 in the Petitenget neighborhood and will be accessible by a monolithic 65-foot wide stairway. The Stairs is the first Starck fully-designed villa hotel in Indonesia. It will feature a private village of 12 limited-edition villas, with signature floor-to-roof glass facades by internationally-acclaimed artist JonOne; and public areas with a cafe patisserie, restaurant, bar lounge, boutique, mezzanine bibliotheque, signature spa, and workout facilities.

 

 


 

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Take a Picture, Win a Stay at W Hotels of New Orleans!

February 6, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson


At W Hotels of New Orleans, pictures aren't just worth a thousand words. They can also be worth a free one-night stay! The hotel group, which includes W New Orleans and W New Orleans French Quarter, has just announced a joint Instagram photo competition that starts Thursday Feb. 7. The contest, which lasts through Mardi Gras day, asks fans to share their best Mardi Gras celebratory images on Instagram. Fans should tag the hotels by using @whotelsnola along with the hashtag #wmardigras. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, W New Orleans will post the top five photos to their Facebook page. The participant whose photo gains the most likes by 12:00 p.m. (CT) on Monday, Feb. 18 will win a one-night stay at W New Orleans!  

 

With all the floats, parades, costumes, and colorful characters in New Orleans, we can't wait to see all the great photos!

 

 

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Image of the Day: Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

February 4, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Style and modernity conveniently located in the heart of Lisbon’s financial district, the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is a landmark of the city.

Explore rates, details, photos and more at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon >>

 

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Posted in: Lisbon, Europe, Hot Spots

Romantic Getaway Ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2013
By: Oksana Balytsky

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it can certainly put a little bit of stress on those lucky gentlemen out there with special someone’s. Instead of the traditional dinner and flowers, consider whisking your significant other away for a luxurious romantic getaway!

L’Ermitage Beverly Hills has an Ultimate Romance package which includes two nights in a suite, private car service from LAX, and breakfast for two. The $7,000 package also includes a four-course dinner at Livello, a 50 minute helicopter tour of Los Angeles, and some alone time on a Santa Monica mountaintop overlooking Malibu!

Explore photos, availability, and rates at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills here >>


Image of the Day: Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa

February 3, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Set within 240 garden acres surrounded by the soaring San Jacinto mountain range in the heart of Rancho Mirage,
Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa beckons travelers to the sun-kissed Southern California desert.

Explore rates, details, photos and more at Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa >>

 

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Image of the Day: The Betsy Hotel

February 2, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Dramatically poised alongside its Art Deco neighbors on Miami Beach’s famed Ocean Drive, The Betsy is a distinguished landmark hotel with 61 rooms and suites.

Explore rates, details, photos and more at The Betsy Hotel >>

 

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Image of the Day: Vivanta by Taj Dal View Srinagar

January 28, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Explore rates, details, photos and more at Vivanta by Taj Dal View Srinagar >>

 
 

 

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Image of the Day: Banyan Tree Sanya

January 27, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca

 

Explore rates, details, photos and more at Banyan Tree Sanya >>

 

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Image of the Day: Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz

January 26, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – Freya Stark

 Explore rates, details, photos and more at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz >>

 

 

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Image of the Day: The St Regis Doha

January 25, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.-Martin Buber

Explore rates, details, photos and more at The St Regis Doha >>

 

 

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Posted in: Doha, Middle East, Hot Spots