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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.

Park Hyatt New York Opens

August 19, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Park Hyatt New York

Park Hyatt New York, the flagship hotel of the globally recognized Park Hyatt brand, makes its grand debut today. Guests will appreciate the hotel's prime location across from Carnegie Hall and within walking distance to Central Park. The property will allow the best local New York artists, chefs, interior and fashion designers, musicians, and collectors to showcase their specialties providing the ultimate guest experience. New Yorkers and worldwide travelers alike will enjoy an exquisite bar, gourmet culinary offerings, a phenomenal spa, fitness center, and indoor swimming pool.

Park Hyatt New York will feature 210 luxurious guestrooms, including 92 premier suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and nestled within the first 25 floors of the iconic, 90-story One57 skyscraper, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc. At 475 square feet, the standard rooms at Park Hyatt New York will be among the largest in New York City and the majority of deluxe rooms will span 530 square feet. 

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Shop Til' You Drop: WestHouse Hotel New York Partners with NET-A-PORTER

August 18, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

WestHouse Hotel New YorkIn partnership with stylish e-commerce site NET-A-PORTER, the world’s premier online luxury fashion retailer, WestHouse Hotel debuts the first online shopping experience in a U.S. hotel that brings exclusive shopping options to guests. On the elegant touch-screen tablets featured in each guestroom which connect seamlessly to hotel services, Residents can browse NET-A-PORTER’s unparalleled selection of the season’s chicest fashions without leaving their beds. WestHouse provides guests with an easy way to keep tabs on cutting-edge fashion from labels such as Ksubi, R13, Erdem, as well as highly coveted styles by Stella McCartney, Marni, Helmut Lang and Alexander McQueen, among others.

The superb service and customer care from NET-A-PORTER, includes:
• A dedicated phone line in each of WestHouse’s 172 rooms and suites connecting to NET-A-PORTER’s Customer Care team, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
• A dedicated phone line providing direct access from WestHouse’s 16 suites to NET-A-PORTER’s Personal Shoppers from 9AM to 5PM each weekday, and to Customer Care after hours and on weekends
• Seamless direct connect to NET-A-PORTER ‘s website via in-room tablets that feature a highly visible “just tap” NET-A-PORTER icon on the home screen
• Complimentary same-day delivery directly to the WestHouse in NET-A-PORTER’s beautiful signature black boxes
Highlighting the new partnership will be a specialty Suite Shopping Package whereby guests who book a stay of three or more nights in one of WestHouse’s suites will receive a $500 NET-A-PORTER gift card to spend on their site.


Attaches at The Quin Hotel

August 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Quin HotelThe Quin Hotel takes concierge service to the next level. The luxury Manhattan hotel personally assigns an Attache to each guest prior to their stay. These luxury lifestyle curators design iteniraries for guests based on their needs and desires. Before check-in, the personally assigned Attache will reach out to gather information regarding  travel plans. 

Once host to the century's greatest Artists, including Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Marc Chagall this Arts & Crafts landmark has been lovingly restored by renowned architects, Perkins Eastman.

The Quin HotelEach Attache is an expert in all things New York City. Exclusive fashion, art, performance, music, or dining opportunities are all available thanks to the Attaches. Want to shop in privacy at Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, or one of the city's other exclusive stores? Need tickets to the hottest show on Broadway. Desire to dine at Per Se or one of Manhattan's other top restaurants? The Attaches can handle all these requests and more. Helicopter or plane trips, front row seats to New York Fashion Week, or anything else you might desire is within reach. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Marmara Park Avenue

August 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Marmara Park Avenue provides a refuge from the noise, pace, and pressures of the city that never sleeps. Openness and understated glamour are part of the building’s DNA, harkening back to the days when it housed design and architecture studios. Each of the 128 suites and guestrooms, including three penthouses, boast vast, spacious ceilings that capitalize on the location's natural light, providing uninterrupted and unparalleled views of the New York skyline. Inside, the rooms feature massive guest beds topped with mountains of pillows, wetbars /fully-equipped kitchens, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors. 

The Marmara Park Avenue

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Dinner and a Movie at Crosby Street Hotel

July 17, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Crosby Street Hotel's state-of-the-art screening room has 99 seats,advanced sound and projection technology, and the latest digital capabilities including 3D. On Sunday evenings the hotel hosts a Film Club, which is open to hotel guests and members of the public. Film buffs can make an evening of it by having dinner or drinks at the The Crosby Bar before the 8pm screening. A 3-course dinner and a movie is $55. A cocktail, bar plate, and movie is $35. Upcoming screenings include Chef, starring Jon Favreau, and Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp.

Crosby Street Hotel

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Image of the Day: The Michelangelo Hotel New York

June 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Michelangelo Hotel New York is the only European luxury boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New York's business, cultural, theater, and shopping district. 

The Michelangelo Hotel New York

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New to Five Star Alliance: Topping Rose House

April 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Topping Rose House owners Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell have restored Topping Rose House to its former glory by transforming the property into a year-round modern luxury refuge right in the heart of The Hamptons. Acclaimed chef Tom Colicchio not only operates the restaurant but the hotel as well, a first for him. All three are working together to make Topping Rose House a Long Island icon of hospitality.

Topping Rose House 

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Interactive Art at The Quin

March 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Quin Hotel
The Quin
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the newest luxury hotel in Manhattan, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. The legendary hotel has long been a home away from home for countless painters, writers, dancers, choreographers, musicians, and conductors. Doubtless, this is due to both The Quin's elegant beaux-arts architecture and its proximity to Broadway, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art. Thanks to the hotel's Quin Arts initiative, the tradition continues today. Quin Arts is an interactive arts program that celebrates the property's rich heritage and produces exciting new spaces for contemporary artists. Quin Arts seeks to inspire suspended moments of reflection amid the bustle of urban life with engaging and immersive new work in New York City. The Quin invites progressive contemporary artists to make their mark through its residency program.

The Quin Hotel

The artistic  and cultural legacy of The Quin was laid by such art world luminaries Georgia O’Keeffe, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Marc Chagall. Quin Arts presents an ongoing series of culturally significant events, exhibitions, salons, lectures, film premieres, book debuts, musical performances, and artist receptions. This multi-media initiative extends to a substantial permanent collection, along with an artist-in-residence program; grand displays on the lobby's 15-foot abstract video art wall, which are specifically created for the hotel; and intimate salons with participating artists.

The Quin currently houses 18 original pieces by artists from around the world. The collection includes works by Blek le Rat, the Paris-based "Godfather of Street Art;” YZ; Eric Zener; Wulf Von Treu, "the German Basquiat;" and renowned Irish painter Patrick Graham. This collection now includes 15 new pieces from Bristol-based street artist, Nick Walker, and will continue to grow with original works commissioned through the Quin Arts' artist-in-residence program.

Current exhibits and artistic endeavors include:

-Heritage, an immersive photography exhibit presented in conjunction with Magnum Photos. It celebrates what Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson calls "a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on, and a desire to transcribe it visually." Heritage features the work of Burt Glinn, Erich Hartmann, Dennis Stock, and Elliott Erwitt and was co-curated by Darren Johnston and Gary Hoenig.

-Quin Artist in Residence Rosemary Siemens. Violinist Rosemary Siemens has mesmerized audiences the world over since the age of three. Equally comfortable with Classical and Pop music, her diverse talents and improvisational skills have led to countless performance opportunities, including concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall, performing as the first instrumentalist ever at St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican and playing at the Latin Grammy's in Miami. Rosemary's latest visit to New York includes a performance at Carnegie Hall as Concert Master for National Sacred Honor Choir and an intimate private recital in the Quin Lobby for guests and New York music aficionados.

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Cool Pools: Gansevoort Park Avenue

February 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at the Gansevoort Park Avenue can take in views of the Empire State building while they swim or lounge. The heated, indoor/outdoor rooftop pool featuring a collapsible garage door allowing passage between the interior and exterior elements. The pool is exclusive for guests during business hours, and open year round for easy access. Take a dip and meet the Mosaic 1940’s pin up temptress who beckons enticingly from the pool bottom. 

Gansevoort Park Avenue

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Special Valentine's Day Offers in New York City

February 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in the New York City. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment!
 

Trump SoHo Hotel Condominiums
Trump SoHo Hotel Condominium 
(pictured left)
Romance Package 
Illuminate a spark between you and your lover that neither will soon forget. Indulge in each other's company from the breath-taking city view of a deluxe or premiere one-bedroom suite. Toast to the evening with a bottle of Prosecco, decadent chocolate-covered strawberries and subtle luxury. Take pleasure in a late check-out to enjoy an in-suite continental breakfast for two.

Rates start at $570 per night >>

Sofitel New York
Magnifique Romance
Discover Magnifique Romance and enjoy luxurious comfort in elegantly styled accommodation, a bottle of champagne on ice delivered to sip any time you wish once during your stay, a romantic gift of chocolate or flowers upon arrival, a wonderful breakfast served in your room every morning, and a late check-out until 4pm.

Rates start at $395 per night >>
The Algonquin New York


The Algonquin 
Algonquin Romance Package (pictured left)
The Algonquin invites you to spend a romantic getaway with them, filled with the special touches to make the perfect stay. This package includes accommodations for two, bottle of champagne, and Continental breakfast in the restaurant.

Rates start at $389 per night >>
 

Gansevoort Meatpacking District
Toss aside the candy hearts and spice up your Valentine’s Day with the intimacy inspired "Get Loved" package. Includes everything you’ll need to surprise your other half with a sexy Manhattan retreat. Temptations include early check-in at noon (subject to availability),
Continental breakfast in room for two, a bottle of Champagne + strawberries, one dozen red roses, the sensual travelers mile high kit, Kama Sutra book, and late check-out at 2PM (subject to availability).

Andaz Wall Street

Rates start at $539 per night >>

Andaz Wall Street
Love Goes Around Package (pictured left)
Enjoy two nights over Valentine's Day Weekend (February 14th, 15th or 16th) at Andaz Wall Street with a special package created for you and your sweetheart. Upon arrival, you'll be treated to in-room champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. You'll get breakfast for two every day, and a complimentary room upgrade when available

Rates start at $330 per night >> 

Loews Regency New York
VIP Valentine's Day Package
A freshly renovated guestroom in a soft, soothing palette sets the scene for romance, and is the perfect place to enjoy the bottle of Prosecco and selection of cheeses we will deliver to your door. This package also includes $200 credit to use on two tickets to the Broadway show of your choice. Simply select the show you want to see and our Concierge will take care of the booking while you toast Saint Valentine, the city of New York and, of course, your beloved.

Rates start at $599 per night >>
 

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