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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? Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas


By: Five Star Alliance

Sunset MarquisSunset Marquis Hotel and Villas was the brainchild of real estate developer George Rosenthal. After turning down Jimmy Hoffa's offer of a loan to help build a Playboy Club and hotel in Los Angeles, Rosenthal found local financing and started construction in 1961. He was able to build the club (and office building that housed it), but not the hotel. So he bought a property down the street at 1200 Alta Loma Drive. 

Sunset Marquis

He called the place The Sunset Marquis after his newly born son Markey, and for the past 50 years, it has been the home away from home for actors, comedians, writers, artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, supermodels, restaurateurs, billionaire entrepreneurs, and rock stars. 

Book a stay at Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas >> 


Cool Pools: Grand Lucayan


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Lucayan is located on the picturesque Grand Bahama Island and features three swimming pools.

Grand Lucayan 

Book your sun lounger at Grand Lucayan >>


Mandarin Oriental Geneva Gives Guests the Time of their Life


By: Five Star Alliance

Mandarin Oriental Geneva


Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has partnered with Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot to offer guests The Luxury of Time. The exclusive package combines an overnight stay in one of the luxury hotel's suites with a private visit and timepiece lesson with the legendary watch brand.

The special offer includes:

* Luxurious accommodation in a Junior Terrace Suite or Deluxe Suite
* Daily Buffet breakfast for two at Le Sud or in the privacy of your Suite
* Champagne and specially created Watch amenity by the hotel’s Pastry Chef
* Private Roundtrip Limousine transfers from international airport
* Private Roundtrip Limousine transfers to Hublot atelier (located 30 minutes from the hotel)
* Two hour private guided tour of Hublot atelier (available Mon-Fri from 8am until 4pm)
* One hour “Watch Academy workshop with master Horlogers (optional)

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Image of the Day: ADGE Apartment Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The ADGE Apartment Hotel offers a collection of two bedroom, two bathroom fully-serviced
apartments in the heart of Sydney's inner-city.

ADGE Apartment Hotel

Book a stay at The ADGE Apartment Hotel >>


New to Five Star Alliance: ITC Grand Bharat


By: Five Star Alliance

ITC Grand Bharat 

 

Set amidst the Aravalli Hills in Manesar is the ITC Grand Bharat. The ultimate expression of fine living, this destination resort is 45 kilometers from New Delhi. The resort pays tribute to India's rich history and culture through its architecture, interior design, and signature services. Its 300-acre estate seamlessly blends opulent grandeur and the highest principles of environmental stewardship. The resort's location facilitates access to the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.
The resort boasts 100 elegant 73-square-meter suites, as well as four palatial Presidential Villas, each of which has two bedrooms in its 502 square meters. On site is a stunning 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, complemented by a social club and a complex that offers a variety of other sports and recreational activities. A fully-equipped fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool are also available. With an emphasis on healthful options, the gourmet chefs have re-imagined local and international cuisines with low-calorie experiences and flavors. Spanning 1,951 square metres, Kaya Kalp - The Royal Spa is a haven for holistic well being and luxurious pampering of body, mind, and soul.

ITC Grand Bharat

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Did You Know? Hotel Alfonso XIII


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Alfonso XIII is a Mudejar palace built for a king, whose name it takes. Located near the Parque
Maria Luisa, the palatial establishment was built by King Alfonso XIII to be the finest hotel in Europe.
Some scenes from the legendary film Lawrence of Arabia were filmed at the hotel.

Hotel Alfonso XIII

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Image of the Day: Hotel Papadopoli Venezia


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Papadopoli Venezia is located in the historic city center, close to the Grand Canal and
Constitution Bridge, which leads to Piazzale Roma and the train station. The hotel features views
of the Tolentini Canal and Papadopoli Gardens.

Hotel Papadopoli Venezia

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Say Hello to 1 Hotel South Beach


By: K. Clare Johnson

1 Hotel South Beach, the hotel formerly known as The Perry Hotel South Beach, is now
accepting reservations for stays starting the last week in March. The new name follows a
change in ownership and subsequent $100 million investment in the beachfront property.

1 Hotel South Beach 

The hotel sits on several hundred feet of shoreline within the heart of South Beach. The
Main Pool Deck, shown above, is at the center of the hotel. The 30,000 square foot space
offers guests cabanas, day beds, and 180 degrees of ocean view.

1 Hotel South Beach 

The Lobby Lounge, pictured above, was designed to blend the outside and inside together.
This is achieved by lush plants, comfortable designer furniture and unique terrariums and
living green walls.

1 Hotel South Beach

The range of accommodations include city view, ocean view, pool view, and oceanfront
rooms and suites. Choose from King or Queen bedded rooms or from studio, one, or
two-bedroom suites.  A state-of-art fitness center, in-room massage service, and dining
options by Top Chef Tom Colicchio are a few of the other amenities available at the hotel. 

Special introductory rates are starting at $664 per night.  

Book a stay at 1 Hotel South Beach >>


Did You Know? Hotel Crillon le Brave


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Crillon le Brave
Hotel Crillon le Brave
calls itself a "village hotel." The many buildings which make
up the hotel date back to the 17th and 18th centuries although the village traces its
history to the Roman era two thousand years ago. Like in many Provencal hill villages,
each new generation constructed its homes on the ruins of its ancestors so that the
buildings that exist today have foundations and cellars that date back hundreds of years.

Hotel Crillon le Brave

Most of the main eight buildings that make up the hotel today were once family dwellings
but some had other uses as well. In most cases, the hotel has kept the names of the
previous inhabitants to help retain its connection to the village, its people, and its historic roots.  

Book a stay at Hotel Crillon le Brave >>


Rooms with a View: Kempinski Palace Portoroz


By: Five Star Alliance

Kempinski Palace Portoroz's 164 rooms and 17 suites evoke the history
of the Palace Portoroz and offer fantastic view of the Adriatic Sea and the Istrian countryside.

Kempinski Palace Portoroz  

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