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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 New Addition: Matakauri Lodge

July 28, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson


Matakauri Lodge is spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu. Matakauri Lodge offers eleven luxurious suites
and villas, each with private terraces looking out to a dramatic Queenstown lakeside, with mountain views.

The main lodge consists of spacious lounge, dining and living areas, all with views of Lake Wakatipu. The lodge
also offers a range of indoor and outdoor dining options for our guests, including superb private dining options.


Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and
bathroom with twin vanities and oversized bath tub.


Updates are Underway at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta

July 25, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

The Mansion on Peachtree is now the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, and this luxurious new Mandarin property has a number of updates and improvements up its sleeve. The spa at Mandarin Oriental has updated its treatment menu and it now includes an Oriental Essence massage, a Peaches and Cream treatment, and a Red Clay Scalp massage. The hotel also plans to infuse an Asian touch by offering a foot ritual treatment as well as offering its spa guests various nibbles of Asian-style foods. The rooms and suites offer guests the most spacious luxury accommodations in the city, and the higher floors have incredible views over Atlanta’s tree-lined streets. Enjoy the perfect mix of Southern hospitality and oriental charm by making your reservations at this new Mandarin Oriental property in Atlanta!


Cool New Addition: Presidente InterContinental Santa Fe Mexico

July 24, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson


Presidente InterContinental Santa Fe Mexico is located in an iconic 27 story tower that sits as the highest
building in Santa Fe.
 

The hotel offers an International Gastronomic experience with six renowned restaurants. It also features two
levels of banquet space, Spa by L’Occitane, and an exclusive InterContinental Club Lounge.

 

 


The hotel offers 14 Junior Suites, 23 Suites, one Grand Suite and one Superior Suite located on the upper floors
of the building with magnificent views of the City.

 


Cool New Addition: Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai

July 23, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai is now accepting reservations for stays starting August 28, 2012. This Shanghai
luxury hotel offers an ambience inspired by Shanghai moderne, dialled up for hip, 21st-century tastes.


This Shanghai luxury hotel offers wall-to-wall views of the ever-changing cityscape. Highly functional, with
extra-large marble bathrooms, the room designs anticipate sophisticated travel needs.


Whether you're making your mark in today’s fast-paced, high-energy business environment or luxuriating during
some well-deserved downtime, we offer the ideal combination of modern amenities and renowned Four Seasons service.


Cool New Addition: Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou

July 22, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson


Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is now accepting reservations starting August 1, 2012.  The Four Seasons Hotel
Guangzhou claims the top third of the 103-story Guangzhou IFC – one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. All
guest rooms boast spectacular views from floor-to-ceiling windows.


Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou offers 344 guest rooms, including 42 suites, that are among the city’s most
spacious accommodations.


During your stay in Guangzhou, enjoy a world-class spa, cloud-level horizon-edge pool, and a luxurious 24-hour Fitness Centre.


Cool New Addition: Auberge Residences at Element 52

July 21, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson


Slopeside in the spectacular mountain destination of Telluride, discover 33 artfully designed two-to-five-bedroom
residences known as The Auberge Residences at Element 52.


Expansive picture window views, walnut flooring and radiant heat, and in-residence fire places are just a few of
the luxurious amenities at these private hideaways.


Two outdoor heated soaking pools, private funicular ski lift, and a separate fitness center and spa are just steps away.
 


New Luxury Hotels Opening: A Thompson Hotel in Chicago

July 20, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

We at Five Star Alliance are all about the best and most luxurious hotels. We certainly keep up with the happenings in the luxury travel world and take pride in bringing our clients the latest luxury travel news. Keep up with our blog series where we’ll be featuring luxury hotels opening to stay on top of the trends and make your reservations at the newest hotspots.

Chicago is quickly becoming a thriving hotspot for new hotels to pop up, and it seems like the trend will continue for the foreseeable future. The Chicago Athletic Association will be converted into a 240-room hotel in 2014, and it’s certainly the perfect building for a boutique luxury hotel. The historic building used to serve as a hangout spot for affluent Chicago bachelors in the 1990s. According to the Chicago Tribune, it was a spot where “one could exercise, enjoy a fine meal in a beautiful setting, and then retire to a comfortable room for the evening, all under one roof." Sounds to us like it already has a few of the key qualities of a luxury hotel, and we can’t wait to see how this repurposing develops! Hoping to visit Chicago a bit earlier? Check out the other luxury hotels in the area here!


Cool New Addition: Borei Angkor Resort and Spa

July 19, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson


Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is set right in the center of Siem Reap, where privacy and connectivity blend together
to form a perfect base for exploring the Kingdom of Wonder.

The exquisite Rooms and Suites are inspired by Angkorian architecture and have a private balcony overlooking
the tropical gardens and swimming pool.
 


Borei Cafe presents a creative blend of international and typical Khmer Cuisines. Dine all-day either indoor or
by the terrace overlooking the swimming pool.


The Property Formerly Known As...

July 14, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson


Loews Lake Las Vegas is now the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa.


Located just 17 miles from the Vegas Strip, this unique Moroccan-style getaway provides access to The Golf
Club at Southshore, elegant dining, and a revitalizing spa.


Hotel Castello di Casole Now Open!

July 13, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

We are thrilled to announce that the Hotel Castello di Casole in Siena, Italy is now open and accepting reservations! This luxurious, 5-star property in Tuscany is the centerpiece of a stunning and historic 4,200-acre estate. Commanding the highest point on the property, this restored castle dates back to the 10th century. While it underwent extensive renovations, the Hotel Castello di Casole has preserved its original and historic culture. This boutique hotel offers impeccable suites, world-class service and amenities, and breathtaking Tuscan countryside views. Take advantage of the fine and casual dining opportunities available on site, the luxurious spa, pool, and fitness center, and the various adventures made available to guests varying by the seasons. Make your reservations today and experience this incredible and romantic Italian property for yourself!