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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

Steps from Madrid's Golden Mile with museums and designer boutiques, Hotel Unico Madrid offers a historic setting infused with contemporary style and modern amenities. Read more about the hotel and an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk below the photo.

Dining at Hotel Unico Madrid

For travelers seeking the feel of having their own apartment with all the services of a superior category room, the Grand Suite provides a residential retreat within a refurbished palatial town house. The private pied-à-terre has plenty of natural light, a master bedroom with a king bed topped by Egyptian cotton sheets and four pillows, plus a separate living room with a sofa bed, 48-inch TV, Bluetooth sound system, minibar, and Nespresso coffee machine.

While the centerpiece of the suite is the bathroom showcasing a Kaos bathtub with massage jets by the Italian firm Bath Italy, natural paraben-free toiletries by Finca Gayeta of Mallorca, and a separate shower stall with ceiling-mounted Dormbracht rain shower head. Learn more about the hotel and an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk below the photo. 

Grand Suite Bath at Hotel Unico Madrid

The hotel's restaurant Ramón Freixa is a recipient of 2 Michelin Stars. With a mission to bring the most creative and innovative cuisine to the table, the restaurant offers guests a Madrid-focused gastronomic experience. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include daily full breakfast for two in Ramon Freixa Restaurant and a 4G Pocket WiFi Device for use during the stay. Reservations for a minimum of two (2) nights will also receive a 45 Euro lunch credit once per stay and per person for up to 2 guests (no cash value and excluding alcoholic beverages/taxes/gratuities). Reservations for a minimum of three (3) nights in a Suite or Junior Suite will also enjoy the private use of an iPad during their stay and a 30 Euro laundry services credit.

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| 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

Set along the Danube, Budapest offers a sophisticated setting steeped in history with a thriving nightlife scene. Featuring Hapsburg architecture throughout the city, visitors can enjoy the grandeur of the Hungarian State Opera house, Royal Palace, and the grand boulevards. 

Travelers will want to visit the Castle District, home to the Royal Palace and the gothic Matthias Church. Heroes Square is a spot known for frescoes and Old Master paintings, and the City Park provides a lake-dotted green respite in the city. 

Due to an array of hot springs, locals and travelers having been "taking to the waters" since the Romans first arrived. Today, travelers can choose from a variety of bathhouses reflecting various styles from art nouveau like Széchenyi to the Turkish-style Rudas. 

While foodies will have plenty to discover in Budapest as well. The flavors of Eastern and Central Europe combine to create a cusine of its own, which pairs well with Hungary's fine wines ranging from Eger's reds to Somló’s crisp whites. 

History enthusiasts will find remnants of the past throughout Budapest including the Shoes on the Danube Memorial, and the House of Terror that is now a museum detailing the stories of the parties that ruled Budapest. While evidence of bullet holes and shrapnel pockmarks remind visitors of the past.

Here are 5 Top Budapest Luxury Hotels:

5. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Featuring a landmark setting along the Danube, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace is a luxury hotel blending historic grandeur with a youthful spirit and Four Seasons hospitality. The restored palace has an ornate Preciosa chandelier, dramatic stairways, and two million mosaic tiles. The spa pays homage to Budapest's heritage in wellness, and named after the Hungarian word for collage, Kollazs is a contemporary European brasserie serving contemporary interpretations of European classics. 

Book a stay at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

4. Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

Dining at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

Comprised of 351 rooms and suites, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is located a short walk from the Danube River. The property offers culinary attractions within its Gastronomic Quarter Downtown Budapest, including two restaurants, two bars, a coffeehouse, and a deli. Close to the city's main attractions, the hotel has Kempinski The Spa for a variety of treatments, along with ten meeting and event venues. 

Book a stay at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

3. The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

Blending modern luxury with a touch of tradition, The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest is a luxury hotel set within a 20th century heritage building. Located a short stroll from St. Stephen's Basilica, Erzsébet Square, and the River Danube, the hotel offers residential-style accommodations, a European spa, and Hungarian-infused cuisine at Deák St. Kitchen. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive full breakfast for two daily, a $100 USD food and beverage credit per room/per stay to be used in Kupola Lounge, Kupola Bar, Deak St. Kitchen, or via room service, and one bottle of mineral water daily per person.

Book a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

2. Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Opened in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal, the Corinthia Hotel Budapest is a grand hotel blending the highest standards of contemporary luxury with the glamour of a bygone age with marble floors, a six-story atrium, glimmering chandeliers, and a ballroom. Plus, The Royal Spa has been fully remodeled with the finest modern treatments and services, as well as a 15-meter swimming pool.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive full breakfast for each guest daily at Brasserie and Atrium Restaurant, a complimentary one-way transfer between the hotel and the Budapest Airport, and a personalized welcome in-room water and fruit amenity.

Book a stay at Corinthia Hotel Budapest

1. Aria Hotel Budapest

Aria Hotel Budapest

Blending a lavish palace with the feel of a private residence, Aria Hotel Budapest is a luxury hotel infused with a music theme. The glass-enclosed Music Garden is set within a climate-controlled courtyard with piano key floor tiles, LED imaging screen, and sophisticated atmosphere. Accommodations are located within four wings dedicated to the major genres of Classical, Opera, Contemporary, and Jazz. While the High Note SkyBar is a full-service rooftop garden with landscaping, dining, cocktails, sunbathing, and one-of-a-kind views of the Basilica and historic city. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive full breakfast for two daily in Music Garden/Stradivari Restaurant, an EUR 80 SPA credit, per room/per stay, and a welcome fruit plate and chocolate amenity.

Book a stay at Aria Hotel Budapest

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| By: Rachael Weir

Providing a one-of-a-kind retreat in the iconic Hotel Dieu, the Presidential Suite at the InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu provides balconies with exclusive views of the dome signed by architect Soufflot. Designed by luxury hotel designer Jean-Philippe Nuel, the unique suite features contemporary styling with 150 square meters of space (1,614 square feet). There's a living room with two large sofas and two chairs, as well as a dining room with seating for six. Plus, a separate bedroom with a luxurious setting. Continue reading about the hotel and exclusive Five Star Alliance Perks below the photo.

InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

Built on the banks of the Rhone River between 1741 and 1761 following the plans of architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot, the Hotel Dieu was once a renowned surgical center. In 1914 the hospital was requisitioned by the French Army as a military hospital. During World War II the Hotel Dieu was severly damaged on many level, and the Grand Dome Soufflot destroyed by fire on September 4, 1944. The reconstruction wouldn't be completed until the 1960s. In 2010, the property closed down permanently as a hospital.

In 2015, the contruction of the Grand Hotel Dieu began, and the hospital was transformed into a grand luxury hotel in the heart of the city of gastronomy. The InterContinental Lyon-Hotel Dieu opened in 2019. Considered one of Lyon's most historic and emblematic landmark buildings, the property offers a contemporary take on design, classic French dishes with a modern twist, and views of the Rhone River. Continue reading below the photo for an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk. 

Lobby of InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for each guest daily in the hotel restaurant, a 50 Euro food and beverage credit per room/per stay, and a with a minimum 3 night stay, a bottle of Champagne.

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| By: Rachael Weir

Featuring breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, the Corner Suites at the Gstaad Palace Hotel provide a luxurious alpine setting during the winter ski season and the summer months. Recently renovated, the suites have 90 square meters of space, including a bedroom with a king size bed, lounge area, and a dining room. Read more below the photo. 

Corner Suite at Gstaad Palace Hotel

For relaxation, each suite has a private balcony, and bathrooms feature steam baths. There are walk-in wardrobes and all Corner Suites can be connected to Deluxe Junior Suites. Continue reading below the photo.

Gstaad Palace Hotel

The Gstaad Palace Hotel is a legendary hotel in the heart of the Swiss Alps offering one-of-a-kind views. A favorite of national and international guests since opening in 1913, the hotel has been family owned for three generations. From elegant dinners to casual get togethers, the hotel has an array of dining options including Le Grill, and La Fromagerie serving Swiss specialties. Read more below the photo of Le Grill Restaurant.

Le Grill Restaurant at Gstaad Palace

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include daily dinner at Le Grand Restaurant (up to CHF110 per person) or CHF50 credit at all other restaurants and a CHF100 spa voucher per stay for spa services.

Plus, this property offers exclusive 2019 FIVE STAR ALLIANCE SUITE PRIVILEGES that can be combined with the FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK (if requirements are met). 

2019 FIVE STAR ALLIANCE SUITE PRIVILEGES: Guests booking a stay of 2 or more nights in a suite receive a $100 USD Hotel Credit, once per stay. This offer is valid for stays of at least two nights through December 31, 2019 in the Classic Suite, Deluxe Suite, Corner Suite, and Tower Suite.

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Home of the Original Sacher-Torte, the Hotel Sacher Wien is an iconic destination in the heart of Vienna. Privately owned, the property has been revered for its luxury and service for generations. Located directly across from the State Opera and next to the Albertina gallery, the regal hotel is ideal for exploring the cultural heart of the city. The property's new top floors feature spacious rooms and suites with state-of-the-art bathrooms and terraces with one-of-a-kind views. Read below the Executive Suite photo for a special offer and exclusive Five Star Alliance Perks. 

Executive Suite at Hotel Sacher Wien

For a limited time, Hotel Sacher Wien is offering a Complimentary Fourth Night For Suite Bookings*

To book:

-- Search for a four night stay in October or November 2019

-- Choose a suite 

-- Look for the offer and book the stay

In addition, this hotel offers exclusive Five Star Alliance Perks (included with the Complimentary Fourth Night for Suite Bookings Offer): Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests served in the Marble Hall, and a one 30-minute "Time-to-Chocolate" experience per room at Sacher Boutique Spa subject to appointment availability. Guests also staying at the Hotel Sacher Salzburg will receive a complimentary one-way train ticket for two guests from/to Vienna to/from Salzburg.

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* Complimentary Fourth Night For Suite Bookings at Hotel Sacher Wien requires a four night minimum stay. Offer only valid for suite bookings. Rate varies by accommodation type, date of travel and season. Subject to availability and currency rate fluctuation. Valid on new bookings, not combinable with any other packages or promotions, not applicable to groups. Only applicable for bookings between October and November 2019. Blackout dates and additional terms and conditions may apply.

 


| By: Five Star Alliance

Set within the walls of Old Quebec, the iconic Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac recently underwent a multimillion dollar restoration. Infused with the architecture of the Old fortified City, the urban resort has views of the St. Lawrence River, and an idyllic location within a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about a special promotion & exclusive Perks below the photo.

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

For a limited time, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is offering a 4th Night Free Promotion*

  • Choose your travel dates
  • Search for the "Signature Travel 4NT Free" Offer
  • Enjoy your 4th night FREE at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Plus, exclusive FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERKS: All reservations made with Five Star Alliance will also include buffet breakfast for two daily, a $100 CAD food credit per room/per stay, a welcome amenity, and complimentary WiFi.

* Four nights minimum stay required. Rate varies by accommodation type, date of travel and season, subject to availability and currency rate fluctuation. Valid on new bookings. not combinable with any other packages or promotions, not applicable to groups. Book and travel by October 31, 2019. Blackout dates may apply.

Book a stay at Fairmont Chateau Frontenac


| By: Rachael Weir

Today is Canada Day! In celebration, we've gathered five of the top Canadian hotels offering exclusive Five Star Alliance Perks. Whether you seek time by the sea in Victoria, fancy a cosmopolitan stay in Toronto, or like to mix history with contemporary style, there's a Canadian property on this list to suit your style. 

1. Fairmont Empress | Victoria, British Columbia

Lobby at the Fairmont Empress

Overlooking the Inner Harbour, the Fairmont Empress is a landmark hotel. Opened in 1908, the grand turn-of-the-century hotel recently underwent a major renovation, restoring the property to the elegance of a bygone era, while infusing the hotel with the latest amenities for luxury travelers. The property serves an elegant afternoon tea (reservations recommended), there's a Willow Stream Spa, and dining, plus the hotel is an ideal base for visiting the Butchart Gardens, wine touring, and whale watching excursions. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive breakfast for two daily, $100 CDN hotel credit per room/per stay (no cash value), a welcome amenity, and complimentary WiFi.

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2. The Douglas | Vancouver, British Columbia

The Douglas

Set along the False Creek waterfront of downtown, The Douglas is a luxury boutique hotel designed for the modern traveler. The Victor serves a seasonally-inspired Pacific Northwest menu overlooking the property's sixth-level Rooftop Park. There is an indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge with city skyline views, and guests have direct access to Parq Vancouver with world-class gaming and eight restaurants and lounges. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the “5 Star Signature Package” rate will also receive a Classic Breakfast for two daily through in-dining, a $100 CAD spa treatment credit, per room/per stay, complimentary Wi-Fi, a welcome amenity and an automatic room category upgrade at booking based on availability.

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3. Shangri-La Hotel Toronto | Toronto, Ontario

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

Offering some of the largest rooms in all of Canada, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto has guest rooms and suites designed to enhance the sleep experience, Asian-inspired decor, and large bathrooms. Culinary experiences can be found throughout the hotel including at the signature restaurant Bosk with Asian-inspired cuisine, Soho House, and Chef David Chang's famed Momofuku, while the Lobby Lounge offering daily live music is an ideal spot for light refreshments or a glass of wine. The Wellness Floor has an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, class studio, and Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Rack Rate" will also receive full breakfast for two daily at Bosk Restaurant, complimentary WiFi, and a $100 CAD food and beverage credit per room/per stay (not valid on room rate and no cash value).

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4. Le Mount Stephen | Montreal, Quebec

Guest room at Le Mount Stephen

Carefully restored to protect the building's historic heritage, Le Mount Stephen is a boutique hotel in the midst of Montreal's Golden Square Mile. Nestled within an opulent mansion, accommodations have floor-to-ceiling windows and bathrooms with chromotherapy rainfall showerheads and heated floors. Bar George is a British-inspired restaurant serving chef-created contemporary takes on classic dishes. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also receive daily continental breakfast for 2 at Bar George, $100 USD Hotel credit, per room, per stay, and welcome amenity.

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5. Auberge Saint-Antoine | Quebec City, Quebec

Suite at Auberge Saint-Antoine

Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Auberge Saint-Antoine is a contemporary boutique hotel in the city's historic Old Port. This Relais & Châteaux property was built on a major archaeological site, and features displays of artifacts unearthed during the excavatio for the building from the French and British colonial regimes. Guest rooms and suites have contemporary decor infused with historical elements, as well as Bose stereos, Nespresso coffee machines, and bathrooms with heated floors, no-fog mirrors, and soaking tubs. For dining, Chez Muffy restaurant serves classic French dishes with a modern approach amidst a historic warehouse building with stone walls and exposed wooden beams. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also receive complimentary full breakfast for 2 daily in Chez Muffy Restaurant, a 100 CAD spa credit (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full), and a welcome amenity.

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| By: Rachael Weir

Tucked within a distinctive 19th century building, Pillows Anna van den Vondel is a luxury hotel providing travelers with an elegant and tranquil retreat. Just off the Vondelpark, the property opened in January 2017 following a full makeover. Continue reading below the photo.

Guest room at Pillows Anna van den Vondel

Featuring an ideal location for exploring Amsterdam's hotspots, the luxury hotel also offers guests a peaceful hideaway. At the back of the hotel sits the private terrace, offering visitors a secluded outdoor green retreat in the heart of the city. Continue below the photo.

Pillows Anna van den Vondel

For those looking to socialize, the Living is the heart of the hotel. Designed to be a social space, the Living is open day and night for savory dishes, bites, and cocktails. There's an open kitchen, crackling fireplace, and conservatory with cozy armchairs where guests can enjoy a good book. The menu changes daily within the Kitchen, and guests can watch chefs prepare fine cuisine at the Chef's Table from Tuesday to Friday. Read more about the property below the photo. 

The Living at Pillows Anna van den Vondel

Providing a true Amsterdam experience, the thirty rooms and suite at the Pillows Anna van den Vondel each feature city or garden views, as well as queen-size beds with the finest bed linens. Learn more about the rooms below the photo.

Pillows Anna van den Vondel Guest Room

The residential-feel of the rooms is enhanced with soft fabrics and natural colors, as well as Nespresso coffee machines, smart TVs, and wireless sound systems. Plus, select rooms have private terraces or French balconies. 

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| By: Rachael Weir

Set on the site where gladiator barracks once stood, Palazzo Manfredi is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of ancient Rome. Providing an elegant retreat steps from the Coloseum, the building began in the 17th century as the villa for the Evangelisti family. Rebuilt in the 18th century, the villa was purchased by Count Goffredo Manfredi, who transformed the building into an exclusive luxury hotel. Learn more about the property below the photo.

Palazzo Manfredi

From the Family Suite with Colosseum views to the contemporary Ludus Magnus Suite inspired by the history of the Eternal City, the property provides a regal Roman setting. Continue reading below the photo.

Suite at Palazzo Manfredi

Opening in July 2019, the new cocktail bar, The Court, showcases unique city views with a menu of innovative cocktails using revolutionary techniques created by some of the most famous Italian mixologists. The new venue is set to serve exceptional drinks in a one-of-a-kind location from dusk to midnight.

One of the hotel's highlights is the award-winning Aroma Restaurant. Providing unparalleled Colosseum views from its picturesque terrace, the Michelin starred restaurant showcases classic Italian dishes in a quintessential Roman retreat. Featuring an idyllic setting for romantic dinners and private parties, the 40-seat restaurant is led by Roman-born Chef Di Lorio, who developed a menu marrying traditional Italian with fresh ingredients, while supporting sustainable fish, local produce, and regional meats. Each of the main courses revolves around pasta, with a feature of five different varieties. Learn about an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk below the photo. 

AROMA Restaurant Views at Palazzo Manfredi

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking through Five Star Alliance receive a complimentary welcome drink, daily Continental breakfast for 2 guests, and entrance tickets for 2 to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and The Palatine Hill. Guests who book a one or two bedroom suite also receive a one way limousine transfer to or from the airport (not applicable to Junior Suite).

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