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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.

From Car Detailing to Pet Walking: Five-Star Service at The Hazelton, Toronto

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Hazelton, TorontoSince it opened a few years ago, the Hazelton Hotel has taken Toronto by storm. Sure, the Presidential Suite has been called out as one of the best luxury suites in Canada, but you don't have to be a paparazzi-hounded celeb to hit up at this Hollywood hotspot. Bedding down at this sexy joint-- complete with its own private screening room and swanky spa-- you'll notice the five-star difference. Above all, it's the service. The concierge, valet, and guest services team can handle any kind of request; indeed the concierge can "open the doors to Toronto for you" with restaurant reservations, insider tips on shopping in Yorkville, the sky's the limit. Here's a smattering of the services available to you:

*24 hour luggage and large parcel delivery to residence

*Ten percent off Dry cleaning, laundry services, button replacement mending, minor alterations and delivery

*Fifteen percent off Spa treatments

*24 hour Room Service and Priority reservations at ONE, Mark McEwan's latest hit

*Daily, to door newspaper delivery of the Globe & Mail and/or National Post

*Personal chef services

*Pet walking, grooming and sitting services

*Automobile detailing

*Technological equipment rental (wireless laptops, MP3 players, facsimile machines, mobile phones and audio-visual equipment)

*Chauffeured limousine service to any destination

*Outdoor running companions

*Movie/music/videogame rental, including delivery and return

*Messenger service for local pick ups, deliveries and dry cleaning

And butler service, of course.

Luxury Pet Hotels: Pet Pampering at Paradise 4 Paws, Chicago

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Paradise 4 PawsFans of Chicago's Paradise 4 Paws will be thrilled to learn that the pet resort is expanding to other locations. The current spot outside O'Hare Airport gets high marks for its lavish facilities: splashing pool, indoor grassy play area, and Webcam access so fretful parents can keep on eye on their pets, breathing easy when they see Fido lounging in such fancy digs. The doggie suites are cage-less, of course, and come with flat-screened TVs; cat bungalows are equipped with live fish aquariums (fun!) Paradise 4 Paws will soon open a branch outside Midway airport, reports the Chicago Tribune, and hopes to add 10 more locations with the next 5 years.

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Tips for Traveling with Pets

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Loews Hotels Pet ProgramFor tips and tricks as you plan a vacation with Fido, check out this special guide courtesy of The Washington Post. The paper's got the scoop on all kinds of fun travel gear (including Doggles to protect the eyes of your four-legged friend). You can also check out the photo gallery of pets on vacay.

Something For Everyone at W Hotel Atlanta Midtown

By: Alison Victor

W Hotel Atlanta Midtown It's hard to find a luxury hotel that caters to all types of travelers, but the W Hotel Atlanta Midtown does just that. Surrounded by world class shopping, nightlife, and museums, this luxury haven offers top notch service and accommodations to anyone visiting Atlanta. For the business traveler, W Hotel Atlanta Midtown offers a high tech business center with high-speed Internet. The Whatever/Whenever Service, a unique 24/7 feature of W Hotels, will take care of anything that you need or want, including a complimentary ride in a luxury SUV with a personal driver. For the family traveling together, W Hotel Atlanta Midtown offers connecting rooms and cribs upon request, as well as beautifully spacious suites. The hotel also welcomes cats and dogs 40 pounds or less, offering them custom pet beds, turndown treats, and food and water bowls.

The Langham Dives Into Summer With Splash Package

By: Alison Victor

Langham Hotel and Spa PasadenaWhat better way to celebrate the coming of summer than a great package rate? The luxurious Langham Hotel and Spa Pasadena will be offering the Summer Splash Package starting May 1st and running to the end of August. This enticing summer special will include overnight accommodations in the Lanai building, a "Dive-In movie," (Friday night flicks shown at the pool!) and a $50 food and beverage credit to be used at the pool bar. This package starts at $279 per night, and is valid Friday through Sunday.

Pet Airways: Pamper Rex with First-Class Travel on the World’s First Pet-Only Airline

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Pet AirwaysDon't relegate Rex to the cargo hold. With Pet Airways, your furry friend can get VIP treatment in the main cabin on a pet-only airline. But pets prone to separation anxiety may not be wholly satisfied with this unique travel arrangement; owners can't accompany their animals on the aircraft. Still, from the looks of the Facebook fan page, $149 fares are getting snatched up for the airline's July 2009 launch. Proof perhaps that the pet industry is recession-proof.

Beantown’s Fifteen Beacon Goes to the Dogs

By: K. Clare Johnson

Fifteen BeaconFifteen Beacon was voted the #1 hotel in Boston by Travel & Leisure, and their new Pet Getaway is just one more reason why the award was well-deserved. With a package starting from $450 per night, dogs under 50 lbs receive treats and a special turndown service. You'll get a classic room, and the highest level of hospitality and service guests have come to expect from this luxury boutique. There's even a "No Dogs Alone In Room" pet sitting available. Additional terms and details apply, but we can pretty much guarantee that Spot will love walking around Beacon Hill as much as you will. [Map]

Countryside Luxury at Hertelendy Kastely

By: Alison Victor

Hertelendy KastelyLooking for luxurious accommodations off the beaten path? Look no further than Hertelendy Kastely in Kutas, Hungary. This beautiful resort is located on 150 acres of lush countryside, and is great for any type of traveler. Hertelendy Kastely is essentially a 14 room castle and accompanying Hunters Lodge with 6 fully equipped apartments.

Book here now through May, and you can stay for under 200 Euro a night. This not only includes staying in one of the beautiful apartments, but also many of the hotel's activities, including tennis, a sauna with hot and cold water tub, steam bath, deck chairs and towels by the swimming pool, bicycles, garden chess, free car parking, and daily refill of the minibar with soft drinks.

The Search for the Obama Family Dog: Presidential Pooch at Loews Hotels

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Presidential Pooch at Loews HotelsLabradoodle or Portuguese water hound? No matter the Obama family's choice, Loews Hotels has decided that all breeds are in the running for "First Pooch." Inspired by the Obama family's search for a new puppy, Loews Hotels is offering an "indoguration" for all with the "Presidential Pooch" package, available for the first 100 days of the Obama administration, January 20 through April 29, 2009. Beloved for providing a unique and luxurious experience for guests, Loews Hotels has acquired a devoted following also due to its pet-friendly policy. Check into Loews Hotel Vogue in the heart of Montreal, and discover the city's legendary joie de vivre and epicurean pleasures. Fido will be just as delighted. The "Presidential Pooch" package includes a special "Stars and Stripes" room service meal for pups, along with a patriotic-themed bandana for dogs to wear home.

Pet Pampering at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Peninsula Beverly HillsThe five-star treatment is not limited to human guests at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. The award-winning hotel, which recently unveiled its glamorous Roof Garden and Pool after a stunning makeover, spoils four-legged guests as much as their owners. For pet-obsessed Americans, it's important that their hotels are pet-friendly, offering amenities just for Fido. Travel + Leisure talked up these "outrageous hotel perks for pets" in a recent article:

Gunny, a devoted Peninsula Beverly Hills guest, often visits the posh hotel, and the staff joyously greets him as he strides along the lobby's marble floor. Retiring to his room, Gunny finds a specially monogrammed towel beside his Simmons Beauty Rest mattress (covered in 300-thread-count sheets) and sits down to a grilled New York sirloin and scrambled eggs with aged Tillamook cheddar on bone china. And when he needs styling, the hotel's Rolls Royce shuttles him to the salon. All pretty normal for a 5-star hotel-- except Gunny is a golden retriever. "Like their owners, pets should have a chance to get away from their normal routine," said the hotel's chef concierge, James Little.