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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.

A Great Rate at The Villas of Grand Cypress


By: Five Star Alliance

The Villas of Grand CypressThe Villas of Grand Cypress has newly Club Suites. Decor by Orlando-based interior designer Lori Rapport is a tranquil balance of contemporary and classic styles through thoughtful details and custom-made furnishings. Surrounded by calming natural elements like rich Zebrano wood and stacked stone, the roomy master bedroom comes with a choice of either one king bed or two double beds and separate sitting area. Enjoy views of the undulating green hills of the larger Grand Cypress resort and the peaceful property lakes from a private balcony or patio. The 650 square foot Club Suite offers a bathing experience beginning with a glass-surrounded shower including a European shower tower complete with body jets, hand held shower, and rain shower head. The bathroom also features a sculptural, deep-walled bathing vessel and custom quartz counters with double sinks, polished chrome Kohler faucets, and an illuminated mirror integrated with a 19" television.

Special Five Star Alliance Rate Includes:

-Club Suite

-$100 Resort Credit valid for food and beverage

Two-night minimum stay available, rates subject to availability.

Rates start at $359 per night. 

Book a stay at The Villas of Grand Cypress>>


Meet Thompson Playa del Carmen


By: Five Star Alliance

New to Five Star Alliance! Thompson Playa del Carmen brings not one, but two properties to this popular Mexican vacation spot.
This is the only Playa del Carmen hotel with locations on Quinta Avenida and the beach. Choose from a more classic luxury style
at the downtown location, or enjoy the intimate bohemian vibe at the Beach House. 

Thompson Playa del Carmen

Take advantage of opening offers including the Opening Deal Getaway featuring 20% off the best available rates. 


Two NY Gansevoort Hotels Want You to Wed


By: Five Star Alliance

Gansevoort Meatpacking
What better time to say "I Do" than Spring? And what better place than NYC? Lovebirds of all kinds should head to Manhattan and take advantage of the "Mr. + Mr." or "Mrs. + Mrs" package. The offer, which is available at Gansevoort Park Avenue and Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC.

Gansevoort's "Mr. + Mr." or "Mrs. + Mrs" package includes: 

-Room accommodation
-Two couples one-hour Fusion Massage at Exhale Spa 
-Taxi to city hall
-Champagne upon arrival
-Custom Cake
-Rose Petals in room
-Suit Press or Dress Steaming

Prices starting at $642.00*

Package is subject to availability and pricing is exclusive of tax and based on double occupancy. 


Cool Pools: Beverly Wilshire


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy relaxing spa treatments, a Mediterranean-style pool, and luxurious fitness centre during your stay at Beverly Wilshire a Four Seasons Hotel, a luxury hotel just off Rodeo Drive.

The Mediterranean-style pool and whirlpool provide a refreshing oasis from the bustling city. Attendants are always nearby to offer a cooling Evian spritz, chilled water or a shot-glass smoothie. 
The Pool Bar & Cafe serves refreshing alternatives to the traditional poolside menu, available from 8am to 5pm.

Beverly Wilshire

Book a stay at Beverly Wilshire a Four Seasons Hotel>>


Cool Pools: Le Meridien Tampa


By: Five Star Alliance

The outdoor pool at Le Meridien Tampa offers a relaxing environment to unwind after a day of traveling or exploring the attractions, galleries, and restaurants in Tampa. Relax in a lounge chair by the pool and soak up the warm Florida sun before cooling off in the crystal clear blue pool water. The pool is located behind the hotel on the ground level. Guests may access the pool by taking the hotel service elevator to Level One. There is no lifeguard on duty at this pool and it is open year-round.

Le Meridien Tampa

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Unique Amenities: Posh Pets at The Surrey New York


By: Five Star Alliance

The Surrey New YorkYour pooch deserves pampering as well. Through The Surrey New York's pet-friendly hotel program, all pets receive a welcome amenity, biscuit menu, and box of treats curated by Bocce's Bakery, monogrammed dog bed available in two sizes, food and water bowls, and a list of local pet-friendly parks and restaurants. Services include dog walking and grooming by local pet boutique, Canine Styles.

Additionally, as exclusive partner, Canine Styles offers 15% off all products and grooming services when guests present their room key.

There is a $150 one time non-refundable pet cleaning fee per stay.

Book a stay at The Surrey New York >>


Cool Pools: Belmond El Encanto


By: Five Star Alliance

One of the most iconic hotels in Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto sits high in the hills amid lush gardens with views across the town and ocean. A landmark since the 1920s, its original architectural features have been lovingly brought back to life, while modern additions include an expansive outdoor swimming pool and beautiful boutique spa. 


Gaze out across the Pacific while soaking up the sun in its lavish infinity-edge swimming pool. It's the perfect setting to unwind and acclimatize to Belmond El Encanto's easygoing lifestyle.

Book a stay at Belmond El Encanto>>


Cool Pools: Belmond Casa De Sierra Nevada


By: Five Star Alliance

The azure pool at Belmond Casa De Sierra Nevada sits surrounded by the beautiful stone arches and arcades of the mansion. A courtyard dotted with manicured trees and colourful flowers makes it a fantastic setting for a cooling dip.

Book a stay at Belmond Casa De Sierra Nevada>>


Unique Activities: Customized Perfume at The Chatwal New York


By: Five Star Alliance

The Chatwal New York
Beautifully restored and modernized by master architect Thierry Despont to a jewel-like quality, The Chatwal features every modern luxury imaginable in a setting reminiscent of the deco period in this landmark Stanford White building.  The Chatwal's fine amenities include a personalized consultation with a Krigler perfume expert. Krigler, a family-owned company since 1904, offers guests of The Chatwal a unique opportunity to create a personalized fragrance or scented candle on the advice of their skilled perfume makers. This service is available for in-room consultation or by appointment at Krigler's New York store.

Book a stay at The Chatwal New York >>


Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental New York


By: Five Star Alliance

Mixing both New York and Asian influences, this suite at Mandarin Oriental New York has been designed as a home away from home and includes a large master bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower, and a walk-in closet. Offering expansive views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, the suite also boasts a magnificent living room dotted with contemporary black and silver furnishings, and fine silk textiles.

Mandarin Oriental New York

Book a stay at Mandarin Oriental New York >>