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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

Infused with French influences, Montreal is a Canadian city alive with festivals, arts, and gastronomy. Blending the Old City with historic streets and charming architecture with the cosmopolitan chic of downtown, the city offers a mix of experiences for travelers. Originally founded as a fur-trapping town in the 17th century, Montreal has been the vibrant heart of the province of Quebec for more than 400 years.

Shaped by anglophone and francophone residents, today the city of Montreal is home to many immigrant communities from around the globe, which has added to the city's multicultural energy and culinary specialties. 

To discover Montreal's energy, Context Travel offers private and small group tours designed for travelers that love to learn. The "Savoring Montreal Food Tour: Exploring the Marche Jean Talon" is a 2.5 hour private tour with a Québécois food expert in one of North America's largest open air markets. While the "Introduction to Montreal Tour: From Fur Trade to Today" is a small group or private tour option to get acquainted with the "City of Saints".

Visit the Context Travel Website to explore Montreal Tour Options

Here are 5 Top Montreal Luxury Hotels with Exclusive Perks:

5. Loews Hotel Vogue

Loews Hotel Vogue

Providing travelers with a private pied-à-terre between two of Canada's largest shopping streets, Sherbrooke and Ste-Caterine, Loews Hotel Vogue is ideal for exploring the Golden Square Mile of Montreal. Steps from boutiques, department stores, and trendy eateries, the property offers a European flair. For dining, Flavor by Loews Hotel Vogue provides an authentically local experience, and La Societe Bistro blends Parisian flavors with American contemporary style.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive Continental breakfast for two daily at La Societe Bistro (also available with room service), a $50 CAD hotel credit per room/per stay (not valid at La Societe Bistro, not applicable to room rate), one welcome glass of beer or wine, per person at Lux Lounge, once per stay.

Book a stay at Loews Hotel Vogue

4. Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

Next to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and McGill University, Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile provides a convenient location in the heart of the city. At the foot of Mount Royal Park, the hotel features a blend of minimalist design paired with Victorian accents from the estate of railroad pioneer William Cornelius Van Horne. Accommodations have Sofitel's SoBed sleep systems, Le Renoir serves gourmet French cuisine infused with international flavors, and the Clefs d'Or Concierge team can assist guests with personalized recommendations.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include Continental breakfast for each guest daily at Renoir (also available through room service), a $75 CAD hotel credit per room/per stay, a welcome amenity, complimentary Internet access, and an automatic room category upgrade at booking, based on availability.

Book a stay at Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

3. The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

Since opening in 1912, The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal is recognized as the Grande Dame of Sherbrooke Street. After recently undergoing a $200 million dollar transformation, the iconic location mixes historic elegance with contemporary luxuries. Guests of the hotel can visit the Spa St. James for treatments or to relax in the steam room, hammam, or sauna, enjoy afternoon tea in the Palm Court, dine on refined contemporary cuisine at Maison Boulud, or go for a swim in the rooftop pool.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include a hot and cold buffet breakfast for two daily at Maison Boulud and a $100 CAD hotel credit per room/per stay (not applicable to room and taxes and the spa).

Book a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

2. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Steps from shopping, sporting, and cultural venues, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is an iconic hotel close to the attractions in Old Montreal. Linked to the central train station, the full-service property recently underwent a massive transformation. Today, guests can enjoy a gastronomic experience at Roselys where fresh ingredients and ambiance blend to pay tribute to Montreal, visit Marche Artisans with an urban market concept for lunch, wine, snacks, or grab-and-go options, or have a cocktail in the sensual atmosphere of Nacarat. This year, the hotel will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Bed-in for Peace.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also receive buffet breakfast for two daily in Rosélys, a CAD$100 food and beverage credit per stay, and a welcome amenity.

Book a stay at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

1. Le Mount Stephen 

Le Mount Stephen

In the heart of Montreal's Golden Mile, Le Mount Stephen is a luxury boutique hotel set within an opulent mansion dating back to 1880. Guest rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, exclusive Harlequin divine beds with custom pillows, and Nespresso coffee machines, while bathrooms have Cura chromotherapy rainfall showerheads. MBIOSPA Prestige provides an array of spa treatments and sensory escapes, and Bar George is a British-inspired restaurant with a contemporary take on classic dishes. 

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

Book a stay at Le Mount Stephen

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| By: Rachael Weir

In this edition of Featured Journeys, we are heading to Western Canada to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Offering one-of-a-kind scenery, this region is home to diverse animal and plant populations, with four distinct seasons of outdoor activities and plenty of wilderness to explore. 

Banff, Alberta

Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated within the Rocky Mountains. The charming town of Banff, Alberta is a destination for local galleries and museums, upscale shopping and restaurants, as well as the mineral rich Banff Upper Springs and the Banff Gondola. 

Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Banff Springs

Known as Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", Fairmont Banff Springs has been welcoming guests for more than 130 years. Recognized for legendary service, the year-round mountain resort is an idyllic destination for its championship golf course in the summer months and unparalleled skiing during the winter. The 1888 Chop House provides a true Canadian chop house experience, and The Vermillion Room combines Canadian charm with French classics. For guests looking to unwind, the award-winning European-style Willow Stream Spa has authentic local dining experiences. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily, a $50 Spa credit, per person/per stay towards a 90 minute massage or facial or body treatment, and complimentary basic internet.

Book a stay at Fairmont Banff Springs

Lake Louise, Alberta

Situated about 35 miles northwest of Banff, Lake Louise is most famous for the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Less crowded than Banff, the village next to the Bow River is centered around the shopping plaza. Offering a peaceful setting next to one of North America's largest skiing areas, the town has easy access to trekking in Banff National Park. 

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Nestled amidst the mountains, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a year-round luxury resort set on the shores of Lake Louise. Within Alberta's Banff National Park, this one-of-a-kind destination features views of the lake, mountains, and glacier. Known as "The Diamond in the Wilderness", Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has been welcoming guests since 1890 with an array of activities from kayaking on the lake, skiing, and ice skating on the lake during the winter months. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily, a professional personal portrait in a souvenir frame, and complimentary basic internet.

Book a stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Jasper, Alberta

Started as a railroad division point, Jasper attracts the outdoor sports-crazy crowd due to its unpretentionous attitude. Providing an authentic feel, Jasper has a small-town style with locals that live there amidst boutique shops, malls, and bars, and nightclubs. Set within a National Park, travelers can soak in the Miette Hot Springs, go whitewater rafting, kayaking, and boating in the summer, or ski in the winter months. During the spring and the fall, the area is ideal for viewing an array of wildlife including marmots, pikas, bears, caribou, elk, moose, mountain goats, wolves, and big horn sheep. 

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Set within Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 700-acre year-round luxury mountain resort. Offering a village of cedar chalets and Luxury Signature Cabins, the recently renovated property provides guests with an authentic Canadian lodge experience. There's a wide range of seasonal recreational activities from horseback riding and mountain biking to ice skating, snowshoeing, and skiing. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive a full buffet breakfast for two daily in Cavell's, a $100 CAD resort credit per room/per stay, an authentic local welcome gift, and complimentary basic internet.

Book a stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

 

Posted in: Banff, AB, Jasper, AB

| By: Rachael Weir

Providing one-of-a-kind views of the Parliament Buildings, Inner Harbour, and Royal BC Museum, the Royal Suite at the Fairmont Empress is the most luxurious suite on Vancouver Island. Guests of the suite are welcomed into a large open concept living room with a plush sitting area with a queen sofa bed, and a dining table that comfortably seats eight. Designed for guests seeking luxe living at its finest, the suite has a palatial feel. Continue reading below the photo of the Royal Suite. 

Fairmont Empress Royal Suite Living Room

When its time to retire for the evening, the large king bedroom offers a luxe retreat with deluxe amenities, down-filled duvets and pillows, as well as windows that open. There is a walk-in closet for guests to stow belongings during their stay, as well as a spa bathroom. In addition, guests of the Royal Suite receive access to all Fairmont Gold services and amenities. Continue reading below the photo for an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk. 

Fairmont Empress Royal Suite Bathroom

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. Learn about an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk & Suite Privileges below the photo.

Fairmont Empress

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

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

2019 FIVE STAR ALLIANCE SUITE & VILLA PRIVILEGES: Guests booking a stay of 2 or more nights in a suite receive a $100 USD Spa Credit, once per stay. This offer is valid for stays of at least two nights through December 31, 2019 in an Executive Suite, One Bedroom Suite, One Bedroom Harbour View Suite, Signature One Bedroom Suite, Signature Two Bedroom Suite, Fairmont Gold One Bedroom Suite, Fairmont Gold One Bedroom Harbour View Suite, and Fairmont Two Bedroom Harbour View Suite. 

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Situated between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Montage Palmetto Bluff is a luxury resort nestled within a 20,000 acre coastal nature preserve. Paying homage to the region's rich heritage, the resort's activities and accommodations are infused with regionally-inspired options. Comprised of two villages, Montage Palmetto Bluff has nine Southern-inspired restaurants, a riverfront marina, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Learn about a special 4th Night Free & exclusive Five Star Alliance Perks below the photo.

Montage Palmetto Bluff

For a limited time, Montage Palmetto Bluff is offering a 4th Night Free Promotion*

  • Choose your travel dates
  • Search for "Complimentary Fourth Night" rates
  • Book and enjoy a 4th night free

Plus, an exclusive FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also receive full breakfast for two daily at Buffalo's Cafe or Octagon Porch (maximum $60 daily credit per room, excluding alcohol and gratuity), a welcome amenity, and a $100 spa treatment credit once per stay. 

*Four nights minimum stay required. Rate varies by accommodation type, date of travel and season. Subject to availability. Valid on new bookings, not combinable with any other packages or promotions, not applicable to groups. Offer is subject to availability and blackout dates. Available through August 1, 2019.

Book a stay at Montage Palmetto Bluff

 


| 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.

Check rates at the Fairmont Empress

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

Nestled within Memphis' Harbor Town community, the River Inn is a luxury boutique hotel blending a European feel with Southern influences.  The 28 rooms and suites have elegant woodwork and molding, walnut armoires, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Windows open to lush flower boxes, and plush fourposter beds are draped in Frette linens, white-on-white duvets, and six luxurious pillows. Bathrooms have Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities and plush towels. Guests are welcomed with a glass of Champagne or wine on arrival, and port wine and chocolate truffles are served at turn-down. Learn more about the hotel below the photo.

River Inn of Harbor Town

For dining, Paulette's Restaurant combines 40 years of experence and beloved recipes to provide an array of chef-created offerings. The award-winning restaurant is a revered Memphis dining establishment specializing in steaks, fresh fish, Sunday Brunch, and hot popovers with strawberry butter. Complimentary gourmet breakfast is served at Paulette's, and casual dining is available at Tug's Casual Grill. The Terrace at the River Inn is an eclectic dining option within the hotel providing panoramic city views and a modern twist on classic dishes, as well as Southern-inspired handcrafted cocktails, wine, and beer. Continue reading below the photo.

River Inn of Harbor Town interior

The River Inn of Harbor Town has a library-style sitting area on each floor where guests can enjoy early morning coffee. Fresh flowers and artwork adorn the hotel throughout the property, there is 24-hour concierge and room service, free parking, and complimentary WiFi for all guests.

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| By: Rachael Weir

Referred to as the "Mile High City" due to its elevation at a mile above sea level, Denver is a city where the historic American West meets modernity. The capital city of Colorado was founded as a gold mining town in 1858. The city's roots are infused in places like Larimer Square with an array of locally-owned restaurants shops set within 19th century buildings. The Denver Mint opened in 1906 and helped to establish the city as a banking and financial center. Today, the Denver Mint is a museum, revealing the process behind the creation of coins. The recently revitalized Union Station welcomes travelers taking the University of Colorado A Line from Denver International Airport with a grand space with a Tattered Cover Bookstore (a local favorite), flower stand, restaurants, ice cream shop, and travelers departing on local and Amtrak trains. 

While there's a nod to history throughout the city, Denver is a bustling cosmopolitan destination with skyscrapers and modern architecture. The theater and arts district welcomes touring shows, the Denver Art Museum showcases world-class art exhibits, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has more than 115,000 dinosaur, plant, and mammal fossils in its collection, many of which were found in the region. The city's multicultural routes are celebrated with a thriving food scene, along with an array of microbreweries and a growing number of regional wineries. While sports enthusiasts can take in a variety of games from baseball at Coors Field in the heart of downtown to football at Broncos Stadium at Mile High (formerly known as Invesco Field at Mile High from 2001–2010 and Sports Authority Field at Mile High from 2011–2017), and basketball, hockey, and Lacrosse at Pepsi Center. 

5. The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Nestled in the heart of the city, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver offers a modern retreat with reimagined indoor and outdoor spaces. The revitalized spa menu includes new immersive treatments powered by oxygen, virtual reality, and CBD Oil. Residential-style suites are some of the most spacious in the city, and ELWAY'S Downtown is an upscale steakhouse and brunch destination.

Check availability at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

4. Four Seasons Denver

Guestroom at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Occupying a 45-storey tower at 14th and Arapahoe with rooms and residences, Four Seasons Denver offers laid-back luxury in the heart of downtown. Across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the hotel has a rooftop pool and rejuvenating spa. Rooms and suites are furnished in warm earth tones with accents of richly grained wood and Shabui stone, while oversized windows frame views of the city or mountains (from the upper floors). The Edge Restaurant is the property's signature steakhouse with a menu highlighting Colorado-ranched beef, locally sourced ingredients, and an extensive wine selection.

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3. Brown Palace Hotel

Brown Palace Hotel

Opened in 1892, the iconic Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has been welcoming guests to the Mile High City since its early Silver Rush days. Offering 241 rooms and suites, each with historical details, classic style, twice daily made service, and artesian water, accommodations seemlessly blend historic elegance with modern amenities. Guests can go on guided tours to learn more about the history of the hotel, enjoy proper afternoon tea in the nine-story atrium, or wind down at the salon and spa with a special soak in natural artesian water drawn from 750 feet below the Brown Palace Hotel. 

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2. Grand Hyatt Denver

Suite at Grand Hyatt Denver

Located one block from the 16th Street Mall, Grand Hyatt Denver offers the city's most spacious rooms and suites in the heart of downtown's entertainment, business, and theater districts. Inspired by Denver's oldest newspaper, the Courier Kitchen serves reinvented local dishes and inventive cocktails in a newsrooom-themed setting. Within the property there are 516 high-tech rooms and suites with contemporary design, an indoor pool, StayFit gym, and an outdoor rooftop lounge. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive full buffet breakfast for two daily, an automatic room upgrade upon booking based on availability, and complimentary premium level high speed internet access. 

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1. Hotel Teatro

The Study at Hotel Teatro

Providing a centralized location in "LoDo", Hotel Teatro is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Set within the former Denver Tramway Building - a 20th century Renaissance Revival Building, the National Registered Landmark is across from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, steps from Larimer Square, and a short distance from Pepsi Center and Coors Field. The Nickel restaurant is an award-winning retreat focused on local and seasonal ingredients, as well as crafted cocktails and charcuterie boards. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive breakfast for two daily in The Study (maximum $20 credit per person/per day), a welcome amenity, valet parking for one vehicle per night, and complimentary 2 pm late check-out. 

Learn about our stay at Hotel Teatro in our Travel Blog

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Posted in: Denver, CO

| By: Rachael Weir

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend the weekend at Hotel Teatro. Situated in downtown Denver, the luxury boutique hotel is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2019. Originally the Denver Tramway Station, the historic Renaissance Revival-style property was built in 1911, by the same architect as Denver's 16th Street Clock Tower. Continue reading below the photo of the hotel.

Hotel Teatro Denver

My experience at the hotel actually began at Union Station. After arriving from the airport via train, I called the Hotel Teatro. The hotel dispatched the complimentary town car over to Union Station and we were on our way to the hotel in just minutes. Continue reading about the hotel below the photo of the Hotel Teatro's courtesy transportation service. 

Hotel Teatro's Courtesy Car

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly check-in process and promptly in our corner room in just minutes. 

Located on the 4th floor, my Deluxe Corner Room with One King Bed offered a spacious urban retreat. Large windows provided natural light as well as views of city. The plush sitting area included a chic couch (with a pull-out sofa bed), chair, and Keurig coffeemaker complete with Hotel Teatro mugs. Read more below the photo.

Deluxe Corner Room Sitting Area at Hotel Teatro

The spacious desk with multiple outlets was an ideal spot to charge phones and cameras, as well as jot down notes about my stay, check out my maps, and plan my stay. 

And the bed is certainly not to be overlooked! From its chic headboard to the ultra-comfortable Simmons Beautyrest Black Beverly Hills Edition 15-inch mattress, it was an idyllic haven after a long day of traveling or sightseeing. Plus, the nightstands were well-equipped with plug-ins to recharge devices. Continue below the photo.

Deluxe Corner Room Bed at Hotel Teatro

But perhaps one of the room’s showstoppers was the bathroom. What a beautiful space! The dual vanity provided plenty of space to make ourselves at home, the soaking tub was ideal for some in-room relaxation time, and the rainfall shower was rejuvenating. Learn more about the hotel below the photo.

Deluxe Corner Room at Hotel Teatro Bathroom

During my tour of the property I learned about the history of the hotel. Originally designed by William E and Arthur A. Fisher in 1911, the building was created as an eight-story office tower with an adjacent three-story car barn for the Denver Tramway Company. The Denver Tramway trolley service ended in 1950, and the elegant building soon became part of the University of Colorado at Denver. Following a significant rehabilitation, the National Registered Landmark building opened as the Hotel Teatro in 1999. 

Today, the historic hotel pays homage to its past throughout the property. Original marble and crown moldings can be seen throughout, there is an original mail slot from the first to the eighth floor, and the Chancellor’s Parlor (once the office of the University’s Chancellor) is now an 840-square-foot meeting space with a kitchenette, boardroom, historic details, and panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. Read more below the Chancellor's Parlor photo.

Deluxe Corner Room at Hotel Teatro Bathroom

Additional meeting spaces like the Stage Left and Center Stage honor the hotel’s proximity to the city’s theater district, and the Wine Cellar is a unique space that feels like you’ve been transported to Italy, complete with an original bank vault door at its entrance.

In the lobby, the history of the hotel is intertwined within the functionality of its spaces. Guests are greeted by original marble in the entry, The Study has grand ceilings, bookcases, a fireplace and plenty of cozy spots to enjoy breakfast, or a cup of local coffee in the morning, or regional wines in the evening. Read more below The Study photo.

The Study at Hotel Teatro

The Nickel Restaurant pays tribute to the history of the space, as it is located in the area that was once used to collect fares from customers riding on the Denver Tramway. The cost back then was 5 cents, or a nickel. Focusing on locally-sourced seasonal ingredients from the area’s top farmers, ranchers, distillers, and craft producers, visitors can take a look at the map on the menu to see where the food producers are located. Continue below the photo.

The Nickel at Hotel Teatro

While at the award-winning restaurant, I tried one of the restaurant’s specialty charcuterie boards, where I was able to choose from a list of meats, cheeses and accompaniments. I also paired it with a cocktail from The Barrel Bar, which has an inventive new cocktail program highlighting house barrel-aged cocktails with local twists (as well as ice featuring a 5 in honor of the restaurant’s name). Highly recommend both! Read more below the photos.

Charcuterie at The Nickel at Hotel Teatro

Drink at The Nickel at Hotel Teatro

Situated in Denver’s Center Business District, the hotel is right across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It’s also steps from Larimer Squares’ shops and restaurants, as well as the “LoDo” Historic District, 16th Street Mall, and the Colorado Convention Center. While Coors Field and the Pepsi Center are an easy stroll or quick ride in the hotel’s house car away. 

During my stay at the Hotel Teatro I found it to be a convenient location for exploring the city. Breakfast at The Nickel on the weekend (it’s in The Study on weekdays) was a great way to start the day, and my room was surprisingly spacious for being in a historic building in the heart of downtown. Plus, the courtesy car was quick and convenient, and the drivers were friendly and helpful with insider recommendations. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive breakfast for two daily in The Study (maximum $20 credit per person/per day), a welcome amenity, valet parking for one vehicle per night, and complimentary 2 pm late check-out. 

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| By: Rachael Weir

On July 20, 1969, Apollo Astronauts landed on the moon. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Missions, including the moon landing, the Smithsonian's National Air and Spa Museum is having a special celebration. The "Discover the Moon" Day will be held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 19.* In complement with the museum's extensive collection and expertise, guests will be able to interact one-on-one with museum scientists to learn about lunar exploration, research, and missions, view the moon in 3-D, and see high-resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. This special event is designed to spark interest and a national conversation about the past, present, and future of exploration and innovation. 

Details:

Discover the Moon - 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Missions at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.*

- 1 Day Celebration for All Ages, complimentary admission

-  Friday, July 19, 2019

-  10 AM to 3 PM

The "Discover the Moon Day" at the National Air and Space Museum is part of a five-day celebration happening to celebrate the Apollo Missions including the moon landing. In addition to the event at the museum, there will be an "Apollo 50 Festival" on the National Mall July 18-20, 2019. Plus, Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit will go on display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, July 16, there will be a special screening of the children's PBS Program, "Ready Jet Go!" at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater on Wednesday, July 17, and on Saturday, July 20 "The Eagle Has Landed" free, late-night celebration will happen from 8 PM to 2 AM. 

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Visiting DC from out of town? For an ideal location with easy access to the National Mall and the National Air and Space Museum, we recommend staying at the InterContinental Washington DC - The Wharf with a riverfront location, rooftop pool, and this exclusive FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will receive full breakfast for each guest daily in Kith and Kin (also available through room service), and a $50 food and beverage credit, per room/per stay. Continue reading below the photo. 

Rooftop Pool at the InterContinental Washington DC - The Wharf

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Another option with a convenient location for the Apollo Celebration events is the Mandarin Oriental Washington. Providing grand elegance within walking distance of Capitol Hill and the National Mall, this property offers an exclusive FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Rack Rate" will also receive American Breakfast for two daily in Muze or continental breakfast via room service, complimentary WiFi, and a $100 food and beverage credit once during stay (excluding taxes and gratuities). Additionally, reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Rack Rate" for 3 or more nights in the Jefferson and Presidential Suite also include round-trip airport transfers. 

Mandarin Oriental Washington

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*Please note: events listed above are subject to change. 


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