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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

Also referred to as the Côte d’Azur, the French Riviera stretches along 125 miles of Mediterranean coastline in the south of France. Set within Provence, the region has been a destination for artists and jetsetters for decades. From high-end luxury hotels to a chic cafe culture and serene blue waters, the French Riviera is the destination for jetsetters and those seeking to soak up the sun. Offering more than 300 days of sunshine per year, the Côte d’Azur is a year-round destination, though July and August are the busiest months. 

Visitors may want to consider renting a car to explore the ribbonlike roads that line the shoreline to explore the resorts of Cap-Martin, Beaulieu, Cap-Ferrat, and Monaco. The Grand Corniche roadway was built in 1806 by Napolean and today the 20-mile roadway offers some of the region's most panoramic views.

Another way to explore the area is via boat, an ideal for travelers to enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea and the picturesque coastline at once. 

Here are 5 Top French Riviera Luxury Hotels: 

5. Hotel La Perouse

Hotel La Perouse

Next to Old City and around the corner from the harbor of Nice, Hotel La Perouse is an intimate boutique hotel. Combining Mediterranean chic with a quiet location accenting the charm of the South of France, this hotel has an outdoor pool, panoramic solarium, Jacuzzi, sauna, and fitness room. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily in Le Patio, salade nicoise for two in the Mediterranean Garden per stay, two glasses of Champagne on arrival, and complimentary internet.

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4. Le Palais de la Mediterranee

Le Palais de la Mediterranee

Situated on the legendary Promenade des Anglais, the Hyatt Regency Nice Le Palais de la Mediterranee is a landmark property blending the elegance and historical riches of the French Riviera. Steps from the Mediterranean Sea, the 187 recently refurbished rooms and suites feature pool or sea views, Le 3e Restaurant Terrace serves chef-created Mediterrean cuisine with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients, there's a fitness center, and the beach is steps from the front of the hotel. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include buffet breakfast for two daily and a 75 Euro food and beverage credit per room/per stay valid in the restaurant or bar or room service.

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3. InterContinental Carlton Cannes

InterContinental Carlton Cannes

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, InterContinental Carlton Cannes is an iconic hotel featuring Belle Epoque style. Built in 1912, the property mixes its elegant facade and marble colonaddes with the latest luxury amenities. Many of the 343 rooms and suites have balconies with views over the Bay of Cannes, the dedicated staff focuses on refined services, and there are two restaurants, two bars, and a private beach. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full Champagne buffet breakfast for each guest daily at The Carlton Restaurant or continental breakfast through room service, a 50 Euros food and beverage credit per room/per stay, a welcome bottle of local wine, complimentary WiFi, and a guaranteed upgrade from a "Classic" to a "Superior" room category.

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2. Hotel Martinez

Hotel Martinez

Set along the palm-lined boulevard La Croisette, Hotel Martinez is a landmark hotel overlooking the Bay of Cannes. An iconic property since the 1930s, the elegant Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez has a private gold sand beach for guests, three restaurants including La Palme d’Or— a 2 Michelin Star gastronomic restaurant, and a piano bar. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance (EXCLUDING fully pre-paid or non-refundable rates) will also receive continental breakfast daily in the Breakfast Room or through room service; a $100 food and beverage credit per room/per stay valid in Version Originale or La Plame d’Or or Z Plage or with room service (no cash value), complimentary access to the fitness center, and preferential rates for access to Private Beach.

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1. Hotel Royal Riviera

Hotel Royal Riviera

Offering a private sandy beach, Hotel Royal Riviera is a luxe seaside resort on the alluring peninsula of Cap Ferrat. Located about 30 minutes from Nice International Airport, this 94-room hotel dates back to the early 1900s, and blends the intimacy of a private villa with the glamour of a palace. The property's gourmet restaurant, La Table du Royal has a panoramic sea view terrace, and there is seasonal poolside dining at Jasmin Grill & Lounge. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include continental buffet breakfast for two daily, a welcome gift, VIP treatment, and two 50 minute massages per stay.

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Posted in: Nice

| By: Five Star Alliance

Beau Rivage Hotel Et Plage, built in 1860, is located in the heart of the old city, a few steps away from the famous Promenade des Anglais and within walking distance from the Acropolis Convention Centre. Artists and intellectuals of that time such as Matisse, Fitzgerald, Nietzsche or Theckhov were fond of this hotel and were regular clients. It features a private beach with a restaurant.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the French architect Jean-Michel WIlmotte completed a full scale renovation of the Hotel Beau Rivage. Throughout the hotel, pebble motifs evoke the beaches of Nice. You will find them in the sofas with their Livingstone pebble cushions designed by Stéphanie Marin, the lamps by Céline Wright and the tables which were tailor-made for this boutique hotel by the artist Bernard Reyboz.

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful swimming pools, the Club Dauphin
pool was built in 1939 and immediately became a signature symbol of the
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat. Perched above the rocky
Mediterranean coastline near Nice and Monaco, the hotel's Olympic-sized infinity
pool is filled with seawater and heated to a temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. 

Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel NegrescoHotel Negresco first opened its doors on January 8th, 1913. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately attracted an international clientele, including the Vanderbilts, Kings, Queens, the Beatles, Elton John and Louis Armstrong. Besides its stunning location overlooking one of the French Riviera’s most beautiful bays for a century, the luxury hotel is known for it's amazing art collection.

 

Hotel NegrescoHotel owner Jeanne Augier has collected over 6,000 pieces of fine French art. Guests can admire the generous forms of Niki de Saint Phalle's Nana Jaune in the Royal Lounge or the series of seven brightly colored rugs designed by Raymond Moretti. Floor carpets were made from an original work by Yvaral in 1974. The rooms display an impressive collection of works by great artists from every period. The Versailles Lounge hosts Louis XIV's portrait, identical to that exhibited at the Louvre or Versailles. 

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Looking out to the sea, the Royal Hotel Sanremo is located a few meters from the Casino and the elegant shopping district downtown. The large windows offer breathtaking views over the Mediterranean sea and the impressive landscape.

Royal Hotel Sanremo 

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Le Chateau Du Domaine St Martin
Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Relais & Chateaux. Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is a former 12th century Knights Templar Commandery with superb views over the sweep of the Cote d'Azur. Today Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa is a prestigious five star property that showcases all that is luxurious in Art de Vivre a la Française, and has been one of the jewels of the Relais & Chateaux collection since 1970.

The 60th Anniversary Offer Includes

-Accommodations in a One-Bedroom Suite with 1 King or 2 Twin Beds. Acoommodations include a sea view terrace and a seperate sitting room. 

-Buffet breakfast.

-A  60€ credit on food & beverage for your stay to enjoy in one of the restaurants or bars.

-A 60 minutes treatment in our Spa Saint-Martin by La Prairie.

-Access to the hotel pool.

Book the 60th Anniversary Offer or Another Great Offer at Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offer available from April 18 to June 12, 2014 and from September 1 to October 19, 2014. Reservation required, subject to availability and opening hours of the restaurants, valid on published rates only. Room rate includes, buffet breakfast, one credit of 60€ during the entire stay and one treatment only per room per stay. Service and VAT included. Valid only for new reservations. Non alterable, according to the hotel reservation and cancellation policy. Offer not valid for groups. City tax in addition (1€ per person, per day).


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The heated outdoor pool at Hotel Royal Riviera is open all year round. During spring and summer, guests can enjoy libations from the pool bar. Children are welcome at the pool, and a lifeguard is on duty during the day. 
Hotel Royal Riviera

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This impressive swimming pool at Royal Hotel Sanremo is filled with 27°C seawater and was designed by the celebrated architect Gio Ponti in 1948. 

Royal Hotel Sanremo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beau Rivage Hotel et Plage

Beau Rivage Hotel Et Plage, built in 1860, was one of the first Nicois hotels located in continuation of the famous Promenade des Anglais on the sea shore. Artists and intellectuals of that time such as Henri Matisse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Friedrich Nietzsche were frequent guests of the luxury hotel. 

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Hotel la PerouseI A Hotel La Perouse was given its name as a tribute to the great French navigator, Jean-Francois Galaup, Count of La Perouse (1741-1788). Louis XVI ordered La Perouse to lead a scientific mission that set sail from Brest on August 1, 1785, on two ships: the Astrolabe and the Boussole, which were filled with treasures. There were 213 men on board, including some of the era's great researchers. Their goal was to sail around the world and discover new lands and unknown civilizations.

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