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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.

Did You Know? Lodge and Cottages at Primland


By: Five Star Alliance

Lodge and Cottages at Primrose

The Lodge and Cottages at Primland offers guests a unique way to enjoy the resort. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. This fun game of hide-and-go-seek involves using the GPS device to locate hidden canisters, or geocaches. The geocaches may contain little treasures or interesting information.

Geocaching offers a terrific opportunity for guests to explore the trails of Primland while learning fascinating facts about the local environment and culture. The caches also include puzzles for those who want an added challenge.

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Primland's geocache courses and guidebooks were designed in partnership with the Conservation Management Institute of the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment.

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Image of the Day: Loews Chicago Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Experience Chicago from the heart of the city at Loews Chicago Hotel. The hotel has spectacular city skyline and lake views from the 400 guestrooms (including 25 suites) and meeting spaces both indoors and out. In a city known for its iconic architecture, Loews Chicago offers a distinctive look and feel from the lobby all the way up to the 400 guestrooms and suites

Loews Chicago Hotel

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Best Bathroom: Marmara Park Avenue


By: Five Star Alliance

The accommodations at Marmara Park Avenue aim to provide guests a refuge from the pace, and pressures of the city that never sleeps. Master bathrooms , with hardwood floors, marble finishing, and standing shower with separate bathtub inspire relaxation and comfort within the privacy of the guest’s room.

Marmara Park Avenue

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Image of the Day: Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Gateway Canyons is a perfect overnight destination for those traveling this scenic byway by car or motorcycle. This Colorado scenic byway is a beautiful, winding, drive through portions of Colorado’s open range.

Gateway Canyons

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Dining al Fresco: Lowes Coronado Mission Bay San Diego


By: Five Star Alliance

The transformed Market Cafe at Loews Coronado Mission Bay San Diego offers a whimsical design inspired by its unique waterfront location. The culinary team has reimagined the menu to include dishes that showcase the culinary variety of Southern California along with familiar favorites to satisfy every appetite. Market offers both indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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The Luxury Hotel Insider Turns 10!


By: Five Star Alliance

Happy Birthday to us! The Luxury Hotel Insider turns 10 today. In Internet years, that's about 1,000. To put it into perspective, on October 7, 2005, Twitter was 17 months away from being invented, Pinterest had another 5 years to go before it started us all pinning, and Facebook was still called Thefacebook. George W. Bush had just started his second term in office, and the top TV shows were American Idol, CSI, and Survivor. 

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Here's to another 10 years of bringing you exclusive luxury hotel deals, features, and special rates from Five Star Alliance!

 


Dining al Fresco: Thompson Miami Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Thompson Miami Beach is home to what When Time Out Miami called "possibly the most beautiful swimming pool in the world." It was originally built in the 1920's as a place for movie stars like Esther Williams and Jonny Weissmuller to get some R&R.

Thompson Miami Beach

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Dining al Fresco: La Casa Que Canta


By: Five Star Alliance

With an amazing view surrounded by the sea, the restaurant at La Casa Que Canta offers a unique dining experience under a starlit sky. It offers contemporary Mexican cuisine with a French touch, using fresh and organic ingredients, wild caught fish, and selected seafood.

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Discover Chicago Through the Peninsula


By: Five Star Alliance

The Peninsula Chicago
There's no better place to discover Chicago than The Peninsula Chicago. The luxury hotel is located in the center of downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. It is just steps from the Windy City's best shopping, dining, and activities, and a few blocks from the business and financial district. 

Here's just a few ways The Peninsula Chicago Gives Guests the City:

-Suite Rides in the MINI Cooper or BMW house car. Guests will be chaffeured through the city in one of the hotel's two bespoke MINI Cooper S Clubman vehicles. MINI Coopers are subject to availability, for a maximum of three hours per stay. A bespoke BMW house car, available on a first-come, first-served basis, chauffeurs guests within two miles of the hotel. 

-Second City:Next Big Comedy Star. Guests who have dreamed of a career in stand-up will be thrilled with a private Second City IThe Peninsula Chicagomprov or Stand Up Comedy Class, a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater and more.

-Eastern Eats:Cooking Class and Tea Ceremony at Shanghai Terrace. Once guests complete this program, they can satisfy their need for Cantonese dim sum whenever they'd like. Tutored by Ivan Yuen, Chef de Cuisine of Shanghai Terrace, guests will spend time in the restaurant's kitchen learning techniques in dim sum making, ingredient selection, menu planning, and plate presentations. A Chinese Tea Ceremony experience, a four-course dinner in Shanghai Terrace, and a photo book of the experience is also included.

-Florist for a Day. Guests will assist in designing and planning the weekly floral displays that are a signature of the Peninsula Hotels experience. A personalised tour of the floral warehouse, and time with the design team as they take it from planning to execution. Champagne, tea sandwiches, a monogrammed apron and floral shee.rs, plus a take home arrangement you helped create is all included.

-Broadway In Chicago:Exceptional Seats to Preferred Performances. Receive VIP access to premier seats for coveted performances. The journey begins with a delicious three-course, pre-theatre dinner in The Lobby or Shanghai Terrace. After dinner, the hotel's bespoke BMW house car whisks guests away to the performance where a personal escort is on hand to show the way to premier house seats and serve  welcome drinks. During the intermission, the VIP service continues as the personal attendant delivers additional refreshments and drinks. Upon conclusion of the show, receive signed merchandise from the cast as a prized keepsake of the experience and a transfer back to the hotel.

For more ways to experience Chicago, book a stay at The Peninsula Chicago>>


Best Bathrooms: Bacara Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Bacara Resort and Spa offers four-fixture marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and walnut bathroom vanities
with added storage. Hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers are also provided.

Bacara Resort and Spa

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