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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

Designed for couples to enjoy harmony and relaxation, the Marchesa Suite at Villa Neri Resort & Spa is a two-level suite with 71 square meters/764 square feet of space. Featuring contemporary style with views of the countryside, Taormina, and the sea, the first level has a living area with a sofa bed, satellite TV, stereo, and dining table. Along with a bathroom showcasing fire marble, personalized ceramics, and a shower with views of the room. Read more about the suite below the photo.

Marchesa Suite at Villa Neri Hotel & Spa

Upstairs the bedroom has a plush bed, selection of pillows, bathroom, and a Jacuzzi hydro-massage tub for two. Continue below the photo of the Marchesa Suite. 

Marchesa Suite at Villa Neri Resort & Spa

Situated between Etna and the Sicilian coast, Villa Neri Resort & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel amidst olive groves and vineyards. Blending traditional Sicilian living and modern furnishings, guest rooms and suites have contemporary styling infused with local materials such as wood panels and traditional tiles. Guests can unwind poolside, book a soothing spa treatment utilizing natural local ingredients, and go on a sensory dining journey at Le Dodici Fontane showcasing a fresh take on Sicilian cuisine with views of Mount Etna. Read about an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk below the photo. 

Pool at Villa Neri Resort & Spa

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance will also receive a welcome drink, complimentary access to the spa, 10% discount on spa treatments, and a welcome bottle of Etna red wine.

Book a stay at Villa Neri Resort & Spa

 

 


| 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: Rachael Weir

Providing a regal setting overlooking the gardens, the Royal Suite with Plunge Pool at The Leela Palace New Dehli is an opulent retreat, complete with exclusive Five Star Alliance Perks. The living area of the indulgent suite has an exquisite chandelier, floor-to-ceiling windows, plush sitting area, flat-screen TV, and an entrance to the suite's own private pool. Continue reading below the photo. 

The Royal Suite with Private Plunge Pool at The Leela Palace New Delhi

One of the Royal Suite's most unique and indulgent features is the private plunge pool. The open-to-the-sky temperature controlled in-room plunge pool with Jacuzzi is surrounded by casual seating, ideal for lounging in the welcoming air. Plus, the space has large windows perfect for taking in views of the city while relaxing in private luxury. Continue reading below the photo to learn more about the hotel and an exclusive Five Star Alliance Perks offer.

Private Plunge Pool in the Royal Suite at The Leela Palace New Delhi

The Leela Palace New Delhi at Chanakyapuri is located within the Diplomatic Enclave. Featuring legendary Lutyens' design and architecture, the hotel has gleaming chandeliers, carved viceroy elephants, hand-woven carpets, and an eclectic art collection. Guest rooms and suites are equipped with state-of-the-art luxuries, and the hotel's iconic dining destinations include an award-winning Italian restaurant and Le Cirque, a modern Japanese restaurant. Plus, The Leela Palace New Delhi has a rooftop weather-controlled swimming pool. Learn more about exclusive Five Star Alliance Perks below the photo. 

Rooftop Pool at The Leela Palace New Delhi

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive full breakfast for each guest daily in The Qube, roundtrip airport transfer in a luxury sedan, Palace Art Walk, complimentary WiFi, and an automatic room category upgrade at booking, based on availability.

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| 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

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: Rachael Weir

Views can make all the difference, and the Eiffel Suites at the Hotel Plaza Athenee take a room with a view to a whole new level. Offering two suite options - one with an Art Deco motif and the other a combination of 18th century glamour meets haute couture, the elegant guest suites provide a luxurious way to enjoy stunning views of Paris. Continue reading below the photo.

Hotel Plaza Athenee

From the bedrooms, guests can lie in a plush bed and look out large picture windows with stunning views of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Surrounded by opulent decor with fine furniture, rare woods, silk, and velvet accents, the sitting room has the same spectacular view, topped off with a piano, striking murals, and special touches. When it's time to relax, the elegant bathrooms have spectacular soaking tubs with mosaic-tiled exteriors, separate showers, towel warmers, and incredible views. Continue reading below.

Hotel Plaza Athenee Eiffel Suite Bathroom

The Hotel Plaza Athenee recently underwent a subtle renovation that retained it's Parisian charm while upgrading modern amenities and interiors. Situated along the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, the ultra-luxe hotel is in the midst of the finest and most prestigious fashion boutiques and couturiers. Guest rooms and suites are glamorous and elegant, plus there's five restaurants, a chic bar, and The Dior Institute which offers exclusive facials and body treatments. 

Exclusive Five Star Alliance Perk: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive American Breakfast for two daily, an in-room welcome amenity, and an 85 Euros voucher at The Dior Institut per reservation.

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 One-Way airport transfer. This offer is valid for stays of at least two nights through December 31, 2019 in the Superior Suite, Deluxe Suite, Deluxe Suite Avenue Montaigne View, Prestige Suite, Presidential Suite, Terrace Duplex Suite, and Royal Suite. 

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Hotel Plaza Athenee


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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

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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| 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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