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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.

The Melville Suite at Grand Hotel de la Minerve, Rome


By: Five Star Alliance

A magnificent mansion built in 1620 for the Fonseca family, The Grand Hotel de la Minerve offers 135 guest rooms and suites in the Rome historical city centre, the hotel overlooks the Pantheon and is just minutes from Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

Sitting Room of the Melville Suite

The Melville Suite at the Grand Hotel de la Minerve:

"In the square there is an obelisk that rises above an elephant…", that's how the famous writer of Moby Dick, Herman Melville describes in his diaries the amazing view of Bernini's masterpiece from this suite. 

Overlooking the Minerva Square, this 75 sqm suite is composed by a large living room with a sitting area, a bedroom with a four poster king size bed and a marble bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and shower. The coffered ceiling and the accurate design lend the Suite Melville its noble, elegant lines and the warmth of a comfortable, welcoming aristocratic "home". 

Max occupancy is 2 adults and 1 child, with a crib available upon request.

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Bathroom of Melville Suite


Rooftop at The First Luxury Art Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma has a rooftop bar that allows you to dine outdoors if you would like to. It offers amazing views of the city and a romantic and lively atmosphere.

The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma

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Unique Activities: Gladiator Training at Rome Cavalieri


By: Five Star Alliance

If Julius Caesar is one of your heros, you won't want to enroll in gladiator training at Rome Cavalieri. The luxury hotel is located only minutes from Rome's great monuments, but offers 15 acres of Mediterranean parklands. The setting makes it a perfect place to practice your swordfighting. Rome CavalieriAt the Rome Cavalieri guests can experience the world of the gladiators who fought and often died in the Coliseum two thousand years ago.

In the Rome Cavalieri's private park, overlooking Rome's skyline, instructors from Rome's Gladiatorial School will instruct guests in ancient combat techniques as well as explaining the life and times of the gladiators. Available on request, and open to all guests over the age of seven, the course is a mix of sport and culture. A gladiator kit is included with traditional tunic, Roman sandals, belt, protective gloves, and wooden training sword, and on completion students are presented with a medal declaring them a "Tiro," or first level gladiator.

 

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Dining Al Fresco: Aldrovandi Villa Borghese


By: Five Star Alliance

Renowned chef Oliver Glowig brings his masterful style of haute cuisine to Rome at Aldrovandi Villa Borghese. The eponymous restaurant has been recognized with two Michelin stars. Experience Chef Glowig's distinct interpretation of contemporary Italian cuisine as you gaze out at the hotel's tranquil gardens, a hidden oasis in the heart of Rome.

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Image of the day: Aleph Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Refined with just a touch of rambunctious style to keep things interesting, Aleph Hotel features 96 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an inviting full-service restaurant, and an elegant bar where late afternoon aperitifs lead seamlessly into lively evenings with friends. Style is found in Aleph Hotel's pretty and poetic details. The 96 luxury rooms, including four Exclusive Rooms with large private terraces, two Junior Suites, three Executive Suites and one Grand Suite, are studies in Italian design dating from the 1930s and 40s. Large black and white prints by New York street photographer Bram Tihany grace the walls, capturing the everyday beauty of daily life in Rome, while Italian touches like Murano Liberty glassware and Deco furnishings create unconventional spaces that sparkle with originality. All guest rooms and suites have large closets, desks, dressers and minibars, while bathrooms feature a rich line of bath amenities.

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Dining al Fresco: La Posta Vecchia


By: Five Star Alliance

Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea La Posta Vecchia's Michelin-starred restaurant Cesar
boasts views of the ocean and inspired Mediterranean cuisine. You can bask in the sun
and enjoy the breeze while dining on world class cuisine.

La Poste Vecchio

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Dining Al Fresco: Hotel Splendide Royal Rome


By: Five Star Alliance

With its reputation for exclusivity and excellence, the Hotel Splendide Royal Rome boasts one of the most elegant gourmet terraces in Rome. The restaurant is located on the hotel's 7th floor, where huge glass terrace doors open out onto a view of breathtaking beauty: a panorama which sweeps across the city from the 19th century palaces of Pinciano, Villa Medici, Trinita dei Monti all the way to Saint Peter's, and to the Gianicolo. 

Hotel Splendide Royal

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Choose Your Room at Babuino 181


By: Five Star Alliance

Pick your suite at Babuino 181. With 24 rooms and suites, Babuino 181 has a perfect location in Rome, in the famous via Babuino and near Piazza del Popolo. Each suite here is crafted with not only luxury and comfort in mind, but with a refined eye for Italian design and the luxuries and privacy of a high-end home. Roms and suites start at 22 square meters and are designed for the discerning traveler. Enjoy king-size beds with Frette linens, spacious, marble bathrooms, and chic décor including original artwork, honey-toned wood, clean lines, and lots of light.

Room Amenities Include:
Free WiFi
Flat-screen TV
Satellite channels
iPod dock
Nespresso machine
Frette linens
Air-conditioning
In-room safe
Laundry service
Mini-bar

Room Categories Include:

Classic Suite

Deluxe Room: Average 29 square meters. This deluxe room features a king-size bed with Frette sheets and a silk-filled duvet by Bianco Seta. A sitting area and a desk let guests relax while enjoying the room's comforts, like the Bose sound system or flat-screen television. The marble-and-mosaic bathroom includes a full bath, walk-in shower, Italian toiletries, and Frette bathrobes. The Deluxe Room is for up to three people (the king-size bed can be divided into two twins). To create a private suite or family residence, it can be connected to the Deluxe Suite.

Double Superior: Average 22 square meters situated in the new wing across the street from the main building. Warm wood, big windows, and sumptuous marble make for a luxury retreat that feels as cozy as it is contemporary. Details are nothing short of plush: The king-size bed comes with Frette sheets and a silk-filled Bianco Seta duvet, the bath is finished in marble and mosaic, and lush bathrobes and towels are Frette. The Double Superior is for up to two people (the king-size bed can be divided into two twins). To create a private suite or family residence, it can be connected to the Classic Suite.

Classic Suite: Average 40 square meters. Relax in the oversized chair or plush sofa in the sitting area, spread out on the desk, or stretch out in the king-size bed. Original art, honey-toned wood, and modern architecture fill every inch of this luxurious suite with light, warmth and style. The mosaic-and-marble bathroom offers a roomy shower and a separate bath, along with Frette bathrobes and Italian toiletries. The Classic Suite is for up to three people (the king-size bed can be divided into two twins). To create a private suite or family residence, it can be connected to the Double Superior.Babuino 181 Guest Bathroom

Deluxe Suite: Average 49 square meters. Live like a VIP in this oversized Rome suite, complete with areas for sitting and dining: Stretch out between Frette sheets on the king-size bed, relax with a cappuccino in the elegant armchair, or toast to your Roman holiday at the chic wooden table. This roomy bathroom comes with a large shower, separate bathtub, and his-and-hers sinks, all handcrafted in marble and mosaic. The Deluxe Suite is for up to three people (the king-size bed can be divided into two twins). To create a private suite or family residence, it can be connected to the Deluxe Room.

Patrizi Suite: 55 square meters situated in the new wing across the street from the main building. Stylish, spacious, and with a stunning, private rooftop terrace, the brand-new Patrizi Suite is your high-end home in Rome. This apartment-sized suite includes everything you need to feel at home: an independent sitting area, king-size bed with Frette linens, marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, and ample closet space. Every inch is exquisitely designed in Babuino 181's chic, contemporary style. Step out onto your large, private rooftop terrace—measuring 50 square meters—to take in the gorgeous sights of Rome, from the dome of St. Peter's to the Villa Medici.

Moncada Suite: The split-level Moncada suite combines Babuino 181's best assets: the traditions of a noble family, the history of the Spanish Steps area and the contemporary elegance of modern Rome. Stretched across two floors, the suite is purely palatial. On the ground floor, relax in the king-size bed with Frette linens, enjoy a prosecco from the mini-bar, or unwind in the large marble bathroom with a separate bath and shower. Upstairs, enjoy the living area with its luxurious couch, spacious desk, leather armchair, and flat-screen TV. Every inch is exquisitely designed with a chic, contemporary style. The Moncada Suite is for up to three people (the king-size bed can be divided into two twins).Patrizi Suite

Babuino Suite: 63 square meters. The Babuino Suite is the largest, most elegant suite - enjoy the absolute privacy and comfort that you'd expect in your own home. Stretch out in the spacious bedroom on a king-size bed with Frette sheets. Relax, socialize, or get work done in the separate living and dining area, which comes with a plush, modern couch and a dining table. When you want some fresh air, step out onto your private balcony to take in the warm, Rome light. There are two bathrooms: The master bathroom, in handcrafted marble and mosaic, has a shower large enough for two and an oversized bathtub; plus there is a powder room for guests.

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Dining al Fresco: The Rome Cavalieri


By: Five Star Alliance

The Rome Cavalieri hosts the 3 starred Michelin restaurant La Pergola. Whether
you are wanting to enjoy a nice romantic dinner on your room terrace or sit by
the pool and enjoy the spoils of La Pergola all this becomes in your reach at Cavalieri.

Rome Cavalieri

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Dining al Fresco: Grand Hotel de la Minerve


By: Five Star Alliance

La Cesta Restaurant  at Grand Hotel de la Minerve serves Italian and international cuisine.
During the summer months guests may dine in the spectacular Roof Garden, which offers an
incomparable view or Rome.

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

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