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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: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting beaches.

Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Current nightly rates at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa start at $220 per night >>

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Did You Know? King David Hotel Jerusalem


By: Five Star Alliance

King David Hotel Jerusalem
Built in 1929, the King David Hotel Jerusalem has played an important role in the history of Israel and Jerusalem. It was founded by Ezra Mosseri, a wealthy Egyptian Jewish banker. It was the site of a bombing in 1946, by the right-wing Zionist underground organization the Irgun, on the British administrative headquarters for Palestine, which was housed in hotel. It has long been popular among visiting dignitaries, politicians, government officials, and celebrities. Famous guests include Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Barack Obama, and Richard Gere. 

 

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Image of the Day: The Yas Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The Yas Hotel is set half on land and half on water, overlooking the marina and positioned
on the Yas Marina Circuit.

The Yas Hotel

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Image of the Day: Dar Al Tawhid InterContinental Makkah


By: Five Star Alliance

Dar Al Tawhid InterContinental Makkah is ideally located just footsteps from Al Haram and overlooking the Holy Mosque. Step out of the hotel lobby and you will find yourself in the magnificent marble courtyard of The Holy Mosque.

Dar Al Tawhid InterContinental Makkah

Fall rates at Dar Al Tawhid InterContinental Makkah start at $213 per night >>

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Image of the Day: The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal


By: Five Star Alliance

A Renaissance-designed luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is a crescent-shaped 5-star hotel that features a 2,000-square-meter (21,500-square-foot) rejuvenating spa, ten on-site restaurants, sophisticated lounges and pool-side bars, and spacious meeting facilities.

The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

 Fall rates start at $194 per night >>

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Did You Know? Divan Cukurhan


By: Five Star Alliance

The Divan Cukurhan is located opposite to the main entrance of the Ankara Citadel. The brick and stone building with wooden planks and bays has a tile roof and is supposed to have been built in the late 16th or early 17th century. The Cukurhan functioned as a typical Ottoman city caravanserai, aka an Inn with a marketplace in the courtyard. It retained its commercial importance through the years with many shops and workplaces that sold a vast range of goods including mohair, wool, grains, dried fruits, and vegetables.

Divan Cukurhan

Fall rates at Divan Cukurhan start at $143 per night >>

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New to Five Star Alliance: Moevenpick Petra Nabatean Castle


By: Five Star Alliance

Moevenpick Petra Nabatean Castle is a 10-minute drive from the entrance to the historic site of Petra. Dating back as early as 312 BCE, Petra is Jordan's most popular tourist attraction.

Moevenpick Petra Nabatean Castle

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Image of the Day: The Ritz Carlton Sharq Village and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The Ritz Carlton Sharq Hotel and Spa has a Six Senses Spa with over 71, 500 square feet, fully equipped exercise facilities, 23 treatment rooms, a hair and beauty salon complete with hairdressing, manicure/ pedicure, and intricate henna treatments. Entire villas within the Six Senses Spa may be rented out for private party treatment experiences.

Ritz Carlton Sharq Hotel and Spa

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Prisoners of Luxury


By: K. Clare Johnson

 

If you like your luxury hotels with a criminal background, check out these spots that used to be prisons:

 

Liberty Hotel



Liberty Hotel Boston

Completed in 1851, the original building was a collaboration between architect Gridley James Fox Bryant, widely considered Boston’s most accomplished architect of the time, and Rev. Louis Dwight, a prominent Yale-educated penologist whose travels shaped his interest in and advocacy for prison reform. The building is thought to be one of the best existing examples of Boston Granite Style. While former prisoners no doubt stayed for free (but check-out was an issue), the accommodations paled in comparison to this revamped luxury property. The jail’s former exercise yard is now a private, beautifully landscaped courtyard, and its granite exterior and expansive, light-filled interiors remain largely unchanged. Soaring 90 feet, the jail’s central atrium was beautifully preserved and forms the core of the hotel. The hotel also features the building’s trademark windows and historic catwalks.

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Sultanahamet

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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Sultanahamet

The 65 luxury hotel rooms and suites are housed in a century-old neoclassical Turkish prison. It was known as Sultanahmet Jail,and was built next to the courthouse building. Built in 1918/1919, it was the first jailhouse in the capital of the Ottoman Empire, constructed in a contemporary concept considering the regulation of the daily life and relationship with the outside of inmates, who were awaiting trial or serving brief sentences. 

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