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The 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.

| By: Rachael Weir

Blending art, culture, heritage, and creativity, Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo is a luxury hotel set within a former prison, just around the corner from the Grand Palace. Set amidst cobbled streets, the hotel's historic architecture is accented by the latest in modern comforts, providing guests with a range of chic rooms and suites with views of either the Grand Palace or the rooftops of Brussels. Learn more about the hotel and an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk below the photo.

Suite at Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo

Offering a central location in the city's Old Town, the hotel makes an ideal base for exploring historic and cultural sights, European Parliament, and the financial district. Brussels is a destination for world-class contemporary art, and guests of the hotel can enjoy the property's extensive on-site collection of artwork including original Magritte lithographs, prints of Herge’s enduring classic, Tintin, and pieces by Goossens, Moulinsart, and Broodthaers. Read more below the photo.

Executive Suite at Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo

For dining, Ristorante Bocconi provides a menu showcases fine Italian cuisine prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. While the glamorous Bar A serves cocktails in a candlelit atmospere with live music. Learn about an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk below the restaurant photo.

Ristorante Bocconi

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive full breakfast for two daily at Ristorante Bocconi, and an 85 Euro food and beverage credit per room/per stay.

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| By: Rachael Weir

Offering a serene and tranquil residential feel, Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe is a boutique hotel in the heart of Brussels. Set in the midst of authentic Belgian architecture, the hotel has 43 rooms, including the luxurious Pillows Suite. Continue reading below the hotel photo.

Exterior of Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe

The spacious Pillows Suite has 46 square meters/495 square feet of space, making it an ideal secret hideaway to use as a base for exploring the city. The bedroom has a plush King bed, there's a separate seating area for lounging, and the bathroom has a bathtub and walk-in shower. Learn more about the property below the suite photo.

Pillows Suite at Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe

For dining, The Living - Resto & Winebar serves local specialties and refined dishes, paired with an extensive wine list. Headed by by chef Trung Hoang, a West-Flemish chef, the cuisine respects local tradition with a nod to the cosmopolitan world. Continue reading below the photo. 

Dining at Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe

Steps from the city's theaters, galleries, and local entertainment scene, Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe provides a timeless retreat within a neoclassical building. Infused with contemporary amenities, guests are welcomed back to the hotel's lounge with a crackling fire after a day of sightseeing. 

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Le Chatelain HotelBrussels boasts thousands of places to eat, many of which are consistently voted as the best in the Europe. Le Chatelain Hotel's aptly named La Maison du Chatelain offers elegance, refined taste, and a touch of exclusiveness.

During the warmer days, the beautiful garden terrace inspired by the Florentine inner courtyards, invites you to relax and dream away whilst enjoying your tea with pastry, an afternoon drink, and even a full meal from the La Maison du Chatelain Restaurant. 

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| By: Five Star Alliance

 

During the warmer days, Le Chatelain Hotel's beautiful garden terrace, inspired by the Florentine inner courtyards, invites relaxation whilst enjoying tea with pastry, an afternoon drink, and even a full meal from the La Maison du Chatelain Restaurant. 

Le Chatelain Hotel

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel De Tuilerieen has a calm and quiet patio, where you can enjoy the sun and a drink.

Hotel de Tuilerieen

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel De Orangerie makes it home in a former 15th-century convent. It was converted into a romantic luxury boutique hotel which overlooks the picturesque Den Dyver canal in the historic and cultural heart of Bruges.

Hotel de Orangerie

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Le Chatelain Hotel strikes the perfect balance between gracious hospitality, exceptional comfort and state-of-the-art technology. It offers a full range of technological facilities while remaining traditional in one respect: it still clings steadfastly to traditional ideas of hospitality: personal care for every guest. This luxury hotel emphasizes personalized service and attention to detail.

The hotel offers 107 ample and fully soundproofed rooms and suites that have been especially designed and abundantly equipped so as to meet and even surpass your highest expectations of comfort, privacy and security. All rooms are luxuriously spacious, with vast and richly appointed bathrooms, elegantly furnished and endowed with the most innovative conveniences.

The excellent location in Central Brussels, the varied range of choices in sophisticated dining and leisure, an enchanting garden and a superbly equipped top floor Fitness Centre further contribute to the unparalleled charm of your Brussels' "home suite home."

 

Le Chatelain Hotel

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Warwick Barsey Hotel Brussels strikes the right balance between contemporary chic and traditional charm. A recent refurbishment brings together classic architecture with modern interiors to create a glamorous and ultra-comfortable home-away-from-home.

Warwick Barsey Hotel Brussels

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| By: Five Star Alliance

The PAND Hotel, an 18th century carriage house, has been converted to a 26-bedroom boutique hotel. The hotel is owned by the family Stuyts and has been decorated in a very distinguished and elegant way, using original antiques, objects of art and opulent fabrics, creating an intimate and cozy atmosphere for its guests.

The PAND Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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| By: Christopher Roney

There’s one criticism I’ve heard a lot about high-end hotels: These luxurious accommodations and world-class amenities are all well and good, but I still feel like a guest. And I tend to agree. Regardless of the number of free fruit bowls and complimentary drinks they throw at you, there can be a kind of artificiality to the hotel experience.

And that’s the worry that motivated contest winner Wim Alenus in his design of a new room at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Belgium. Abandoning the overused velour and gold-plated everything of traditional hotel rooms, Mr. Alenus has created a home away from home. The room has been designed to evoke a feeling of comfort, and the jury described it as “eclectic…elegant, relaxing, and real.” It’s a room where you can kick your feet up, read the paper, and make yourself as comfortable as sinking into your favorite couch. The contest itself attracted over 10,000 entries and the winning designer has won 30 nights in the room of his creation. That’s a man to be jealous of!

Could this become a trend in the hotel world, both in design and operations? We might very well see a return to an emphasis on comfort, and I know I’d love to see more independent designers get the chance to show what they would do when given the chance to design some of the best hotel rooms in the world.


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