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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.

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Top Luxury Hotels Near Golf Courses in Salt Lake City

By: Jonathan Stuart, guest blogger

Nestled between the Great Salt Lake and the majestic Wasatch Mountain Range, Salt Lake City has some of the most scenic places to visit in the country. In addition to Fifth Water Hot Springs and City Creek Canyon, guests will find many must-play golf courses. Flying in for a weekend of golf is a common practice. It all started with the emergence of luxury hotels situated minutes from the greens.

Here are 5 Top Salt Lake City Luxury Hotels Near Golf Courses: 

The Grand America Hotel

The Grand America Hotel

Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, The Grand America Hotel is the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the city. Here, guests will step back in time via the gleaming chandeliers, marble work, and solid wood furniture that accent the lobby and main floor.

Guests feel transported to a different country when dining on the terrace of Garden Café. There’s nothing quite like dining outside and watching the sunset after a day on the course. Afternoon Tea is available from 2pm-5pm every afternoon in the lobby. The Gibson Lounge is the perfect spot to grab a cold one and watch the big game as well.

The Grand America Hotel sits in the middle of downtown, four miles from Bonneville, one of the premier golf courses in Salt Lake City. Wingpointe, one of the city’s municipal courses in 5 miles away. Guests are only eight minutes away from the Glendale Golf Course. After a day of golf, come back to the hotel for a dip in either the indoor, or outdoor pool or you can enjoy a massage at the full-service spa.

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Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City

Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City

Dramatic and modern accommodations welcome guests at the Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City. This trendy hotel offers a unique style with vivid colors, geometric carpet patterns, and sultry furniture. There are 225 distinctive guest rooms available, all featuring modern colors, shapes, and textures. Best of all, it’s only four miles away from the course at Bonneville and 5 miles from Wingpointe and Glendale. Gather with friends after a day on the course in the unique communal spaces or enjoy fine dining in the Bambara restaurant. The Hotel Monaco, located in downtown Salt Lake City, makes it a prime spot to take in the other activities that the city has to offer.

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St. Regis Deer Valley

The St. Regis Deer Valley

Tucked away in a private and gated community, the St. Regis Deer Valley sits on the edge of the Wasatch Mountains. 181 custom-designed guest rooms await those travelers looking for the beauty and class that only a 5-star hotel will bring. Skiing is popular during the winter months with easy access to golf courses all over Park City during the summer. Some golf courses, like the Park City Golf Course located a quick 10 minutes away, offer cross country skiing during the winter, and the Canyons Golf Course is a quick 20-minute drive as well. Guests will enjoy the heated infinity swimming pool that features a split-level as well as over 13,000 square feet of spa service areas. St. Regis Deer Valley is the perfect place to unwind after a long day out on the course.

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Hotel Park City

Hotel Park City

Many of Utah’s most scenic Golf courses are only a few minutes outside of the city. Canyons Golf Course on Sundial Court offers some of the best views and a challenging course full of hills. It’s just three miles away from Hotel Park City. This hotel gets kudos from Tripadvisor for its consistent luxury with 100 guest suites. All suites feature jacuzzi bathtubs and private balconies with excellent view of the mountains and golf course. Guests also enjoy the King-size beds in each of the suites as well as the cozy fireplace. Many travelers looking for a romantic getaway choose Hotel Park City for its charm and romantic atmosphere.

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Montage Deer Valley

Montage Deer Valley

Guests looking for a high-quality mountain lodge resort should look no further than the Montage Deer Valley. This classic 5-star hotel, perched at the top of the Empire Canyons, gives guests gorgeous and unparalleled views. A luxurious stay starts with the stunning Great Room that features vaulted ceilings and iron chandeliers. Artwork featured throughout the mountain lodge spark conversation in the small and large gathering areas for guests to chat with friends. Guests return to the Montage Deer Valley for its uncrowded and civilized demeanor despite its overall lodge aesthetics. Elegance flanks all aspects of the lodge that expertly weaves together upscale service mingled with a cozy mountain resort. Play a round of golf at nearby courses like the Park City Golf Course that is a 12-minute drive or the Painted Valley Golf Course that is about a  drive from the hotel.

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People visit here for the golf and skiing, but many end up staying because of views. Consider booking a room at any one of these top luxury hotels near golf courses in Salt Lake City on your next visit.

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Jonathan Stuart is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for hiking, hunting, rock climbing and golf. You’ll often find him camping near one of Colorado’s many 14ers getting ready for his next big adventure.


| By: Rachael Weir

Ideal for groups of six, the Bi-Level Two Bedroom Suites at the Waldorf Astoria Park City provide a luxe residential setting and one-of-a-kind mountain views from every window. Learn more about the suite below the photo featuring the view from the suite's private balcony.

Bi-Level Two Bedroom Suite Balcony at Waldorf Astoria Park City

On the main floor is a spacious living room with two fireplaces and a queen-size sofa bed. There's also a fully-equipped kitchen with appliances, dishware, and a dining table, as well as a full-sized washer and dryer. Along with a king-sized bedroom and a full-sized bathroom. Continue reading below the photo of the suite's living room.

Bi-Level Two Bedroom Suite Living Room at Waldorf Astoria Park City

Additional privacy is available on the upstairs level with a luxe master bath and a private king-sized bedroom. Continue reading below the photo of the upstair bedroom in the Bi-Level 2 Bedroom Suite. 

Bi-Level Two Bedroom Suite Bedroom at Waldorf Astoria Park City

For guests booking for stays through April 7, 2019, the property is offering a Fourth Night Free Promotion*. Search for stays of 4 nights, and look for the "Another Day In Paradise" Offer.

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive full breakfast for two daily in Powder (maximum $60 daily per room), a $100 spa credit per stay, and premium in-room WiFi. 

Book a stay at Waldorf Astoria Park City

*Please note, the Another Day In Paradise/Fourth Night Free promotion is subject to availability and not combinable with any other offer. Valid for stays of four or more nights January 2 to April 7, 2019. Blackout dates: January 24-31, 2019 and February 15-20, 2019. Offer may end at any time. 


| By: Rachael Weir

Featured Journeys: Go West in the USA

Ahh...fresh mountain air, wide open spaces, and plenty of outdoors to explore. In this edition of Featured Journeys: Go West in the USA, we explore a multi-destination itinerary to Park City, Utah, Jackson, Wyoming, and Missoula, Montana. From mountain resorts to ultra-luxe ranches (glamping anyone?), we're highlighting a few of our top picks for where to stay when you want to head west. 

Park City, Utah

Well known for skiing, Park City is a year-round destination in Western Utah. In the 1870s, a silver boom brought thousands to the city, when more than 30 saloons lined the streets. During the 1960s the first ski lift was built, and visitors from around the world visited in 2002 when Park City hosted the Olympics. Today, the city provides a casual western atmosphere with a touch of elegance, an innovative restaurant scene, performing arts events, and some of the state's liveliest nightspots. For those seeking outdoor adventures beyond the slopes, the spring and summer seasons provide plenty of opportunities for fishing, mountain biking, and hiking. 

Montage Deer Valley

Exterior of the Montage Deer Valley

Five minutes from downtown Park City, Montage Deer Valley is an authentic mountain resort offering a refined ski-in/ski-out setting. Overlooking historic Park City, the property has five restaurants, lounge, and bowling alley, plus an array of summer activities like golf, mountain biking, and hiking. The Spa Montage is an alpine-inspired retreat, and at 35,000 square feet the facility is the largest spa in Utah. There's daily meet and greets with the property's Bernese Mountain Dog canine ambassadors, children's programs at Paintbox, and shopping. Plus, the property's Cadillac program provides guests with complimentary chauffeured local transport, and the opportunity to for Ride and Drive experiences in the Wasatch mountain range. 

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Jackson, Wyoming

Close to the south entrance of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson is a popular destination for hiking and climbing. Originally a summer destinaton for Native American tribes hunting game, and hunters seeking beaver pelts, the area was established as a settlement in the 1890s. Today, the popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts which is often referred to as Jackson Hole, as it is located in a high valley surrounded by mountains (known as a "hole"), the town has a vintage-style Town Square surrounded by restaurants, shops, and art galleries. For those interested in fishing, rafting, or float trips, the Snake River provides easy access, and microbreweries offer the perfect post-adventure relaxation. 

Amangani

Amangani Shoshone Suite

Situated 20 minutes from the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Amangani offers an exclusive setting with views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Range. During the summer months, guests can hike in Grand Teton National Park, go on hot air balloon flights, fly fish, experience white water rafting, or see wolves, elk, moose, and bears in the wild. There's an infinity pool with pristine mountain views, spa with an extensive treatment menu, and three dining venues serving locally-sourced sustainable meats and fresh fish. 

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Missoula, Montana

Known for spectacular natural beauty and limitless outdoor activities, Missoula is set in the Northern Rockies of Montana. Explored by Lewis & Clark, the area lies at the confluence of three rivers. Recognized as a top destination for blue-ribbon trout fishing (made famous in the movie "A River Runs Through It"), the town of Missoula offers three distinct shopping districts, coffee houses, an array of craft breweries, film festivals, college sports, ballet, and living history experiences from Native Americans and Lewis & Clark to Smokejumpers and Glacial Lake Missoula. 

The Resort at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up Creekside Camp

Set amidst 37,000 acres, The Resort at Paws Up is located on an authentic working cattle ranch in western Montana. Providing guests with rustic elegance and comfort, visitors can select from spacious private homes or safari-style luxury tents for glamping amidst nature. There's horses for exploring the resort on horseback, streams for trout fishing, and a world-class spa. Plus a variety of adventure options ranging from wilderness workshops, rafting, rappelling, ATV tours, paintball, and kayaking. For dining, the chefs create rustic ranch cuisine with sophisticated culinary techniques and the freshest meats, produce, and local ingredients like fresh-picked huckleberries. 

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| By: Five Star Alliance

The beautiful outdoor pool at Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City is heated year-round.
During the winter months, the pool water is warmed to a soothing 100 to 102 degrees
so guests can swim while enjoying the peaceful sounds of the waterfall and views of
snow-capped mountains.

Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City

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| By: Five Star Alliance

Montage Deer Valley
You might not think that ski resort would also be dedicated to fine art, but you'd be wrong. Montage Deer Valley is located in the year-round community of Park City, and guests enjoy a coveted location atop Empire Pass, unrivaled ski-in / ski-out access to America’s top ski resort, the 35,000 square foot Spa Montage and amazing year-round activities including hiking, biking, golf and fly-fishing. 

Montage Deer ValleyBut  Montage Deer Valley  also offers an extensive art collection, with hundreds of original pieces by local artists that hang in the resort's public spaces, guestrooms, and residences. With works by Luke Frazier, Herb Mignery, John James Audobon, and John Banovich, the sculptures, oil paintings, and prints depicting the mountains and dramatic landscape complement the refined Mountain Craftsman resort. Truly representative of the American West, the collection evokes the culture and heritage of the West past and present, with paintings that capture the beauty of the lush vegetation and abundant wildlife in the region. For guests and art lovers alike, Montage Deer Valley has compiled a guide book titled Montage Deer Valley Art Guide, which provides a comprehensive overview of the historic and original art collection and guides guest room by room through the art. 

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| By: Five Star Alliance

 

  Dig out your gloves and strap on your skis!  Canyons Resort is open for the winter season.  The luxury Park City resort is comprised of Waldorf Astoria Park City, Silverado Lodge at the Canyons, and three other luxury properties, all of which are located slopeside.  Canyons is the closest Park City ski resort to the Salt Lake City International airport and offers a plethora of dining choices, entertainment, and family adventures. Waldorf Astoria Park City is even offering 25% off and a $50 nightly credit when you book early (terms and conditions apply, so please read the terms carefully)!

To the slopes!

 

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| By: Five Star Alliance

 

 

Canyons Resort in Park City is Utah’s largest and most dynamic four-season resort.  Boasting 4,000 acres of skiable terrain with 182 trails, Canyons has the diversity of terrain for everyone. Only 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, the newly transformed Canyons offers guests unparalleled luxury with North America’s only heated chair lift, the Orange Bubble Express, exceptional cuisine from award-winning restaurants, world-class spas and thrilling adventures and entertainment for the entire family. Stay at one of nine hotels including the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Come see for yourself why readers of SKI Magazine recently designated Canyons Resort one of the Top 10 ski resorts in North America.

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| By: Oksana Balytsky

With Valentine’s Day exactly 1 week away, it’s time to buckle down and plan the perfect romantic celebration with your significant other. The Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah knows that it’s the little things that matter, and they have worked out every detail to ensure a spectacular night of romance.

Check into the Montage Deer Valley and curl up by the fire while snow gently falls outside. Enjoy the romantic piano music over a candlelit dinner and a bottle of wine. Whether you’re a new couple or have been happily married for quite some time, the incredible alpine views and winter wonderland provide a romantic evening for all.

Make reservations at Apex, the hotel’s signature restaurant for February 14th and enjoy a pre-fixe dinner with mountain views and cozy tables by firelight. The four course dinner menu is $95 per person, and wine pairing is an additional $35.

Attend the wine and chocolate pairing event in Vista Lounge led by Ray Lammers, the executive pastry chef at Montage Deer Valley. Enjoy Cacao Barry chocolate with a Lactee caramel filling, Amano Madagascar dark chocolate, and the rare Maranon Fortunado No. 4 chocolate from Peru. Savor these chocolates on their own or paired with wines that have been selected to compliment and bring out the flavor of the chocolate.

Take advantage of these romantic and exciting opportunities and make your reservations at the Montage Deer Valley today!


| By: K. Clare Johnson

Spending all day skiing and snowboarding down the legendary slopes of Park City Utah can work up quite an appetite. Luckily, if you stay at The Canyons, the options for dining are extensive. The collection of distinctive mountain cuisine is brought to you by the exclusive Talisker Restaurant Collection, and is under the direction of Executive Chef John Murcko, recently named "Best Chef in Utah" by Salt Lake Magazine.

Grand Summit hotel offers The Farm, Red Tail Grill and First Tracks Cafe. The Farm’s innovative menu focuses on ingredients sourced within 200 miles of Park City. Sit outside and enjoy a glass from their amazing selection of wines. Red Tail Grill offers mountain views and southwest cuisine. The rustic setting makes it a fantastic gathering point for families. If you are looking to fuel your morning run (or fuel up for your afternoon run), First Tracks Cafe is right in the lobby of the Grand Summit and offers speciality coffees and assorted pastries.

You can even dine at the top of Dream Peak. Cloud Dine, located at the top of DreamCatcher and DreamScape lifts, offers healthy salads, soups, gourmet pizzas and sandwiches with a culinary twist. Or nosh at the top of Short Cut Lift at Lookout Cabin, which is known for its Rocky Mountain Cuisine.

Waldorf Astoria Park City plays host Talisker on Main, named "Best Restaurant in Park City" by Salt Lake Magazine. This restaurant focuses on sampling many distinctive regional flavors with a constantly evolving menu inspire by the fresh produce available during the changing seasons. The Canyons, which also is made up of Silverado Lodge, also offers the additional culinary options of Red Pine Lodge, Sun Lodge, Tombstone & Dreamscape Grills, Umbrella Bar, Bruges Waffles, Alpine House, oh, and Saturday Night Western BBQ’s at the Red Pine Lodge. Finally, the newly-opened Bistro at Canyons first glatt kosher restaurant open all winter season long at any ski resort in the nation.

So strap on your skies, and get ready to give both your body and your appetite a workout.


| By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Silverado Lodge at The CanyonsDo you live for the snow? Opening day for the 2011/2012 ski season at The Canyons-- Utah's largest ski and snowboard resort-- is November 25, so what are you waiting for? After all, Utah's motto is "the greatest snow on earth," and The Canyons is already getting blanketed with powder. Take advantage of some fantastic early season deals and score a free night in the mountains. Guests arriving between November 24 and December 13, 2011 receive the fourth night free at The Canyon's properties like the Silverado Lodge. Or, guests who arrive between December 14 and December 17, 2011 receive the fifth night free. For more details about the Silverado Lodge, and for some beautiful photos, click here.


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