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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

Ski Event at The Little Nell

In photo: Skiing event at The Little Nell in Aspen.

Featured Journeys: Colorado Ski Vacation

Are the slopes calling your name? Our Featured Journeys: Colorado Ski Vacation features a multi-destination itinerary to Colorado's top ski resorts. Nestled within the majestic Rocky Mountains, the towns of Vail, Aspen, and Telluride offer some of the world's best skiing and winter activities, plus exclusive settings, high-end spas, world-class cuisine, local specialties, and chic boutiques for getting the latest apres ski looks.  

Vail

Modeled after a Tyrolean village, Vail is one of the most popular ski resorts in the US. Covering 5,500 acres, it is the largest single-mountain ski resort in the country. The wide-open and forested terrain, as well as the difficulty of the trails draws skiiers from all over the world. The seven-mile ski area stretches from Outer Mongolia to Game Creek Bowl, and there's a system of trails through the surrounding mountains for cross-country skiers as well. Bridge Street is popular for the apres ski crowd with a variety of offeringa from international beer selections to the trendiest DJs. Vail also has an array of restaurants, as well as upscale shopping and trendy boutiques. For those seeking a more intimate setting, Beaver Creek is nearby and part of Vail Resorts.

Hotel Talisa, Vail

Hotel Talisa, Vail

Offering alpine styling, Hotel Talisa, Vail is a sports-focused resort. As Vail's only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, the property has an on-site chairlift, rentals, ticket office, and world-class ski concierge. Following a multi-million dollar renovation in 2017, the property has soaking tubs in all accommodations, culinary creations from around the world, and an alpine spa with invigorating treatments. Plus, four seasons of mountain-focused activities. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also receive breakfast buffet for up to two daily (max $60 credit per room/per day), a $100 resort credit per room/per stay (not applicable to room rate), and complimentary WiFi. 

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Aspen

Located 170 miles west of Denver, Aspen is known for celebrity sightings and posh ski resorts. There are four ski mountains in Aspen, providing an array of options from beginners to mountain experts. Beginners will want to learn at Buttermilk Mountain with easy-to-navigate slopes. Snowmass has a range of runs from mild to heart-pounding, and Aspen Mountain is for those seeking moguls, tests of skill, and ungroomed slopes. In addition to the ski scene, the ritzy mountain town offers a thriving dining and nightlife scene, as well as hotel spas for relaxation and unwinding when you're not skiing. 

The Little Nell

Suite at The Little Nell

With the city at its front door and Aspen Mountain out the back door, The Little Nell offers an exclusive setting in the heart of Aspen. Steps from upscale shops and restaurants, the hotel has contemporary guest rooms and suites with "Aspen Modern" styling, and two restaurants designed for guests to wine, dine, and unwind. There's also a variety of winter experiences available including Ski Concierges to keep boots warm or help guests find hidden powder, as well as ski-in/ski-out access to Aspen Mountain, and a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the mountain. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking with Five Star Alliance will also receive a daily breakfast credit for two at Element 47 restaurant (a maximum $42.50 credit per person/per day), a $100 food and beverage credit once during stay, and a personalized welcome at check-in.

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Telluride

Originally a mining town incorporated as Columbia in 1878, Telluride has made a massive transformation since opening its first ski runs in 1972. Located about 200 miles southwest of Aspen, Telluride mixes funky with chic, and is a popular year-round destination for mountain bikers, skiers, anglers, and hikers. The town was designated a National Historic District in 1964, and today the resort area is booming for skiing during the winter, and festivals during the summer months.

Lumiere with Inspirato

Hot Tub with a view at Lumiere Telluride

Featuring ski-in/ski-out access, Lumiere with Inspirato is located in the heart of the Mountain Village. Providing residence style accommodations with kitchens, fireplaces, laundry facilities, and master bedrooms with soaking tubs, the boutique hotel has a Black Tie Ski Concierge, in-room massage services, Bijou Lounge with a stylish apres ski scene, and fitness center. Steps from ski lifts, boutiques, and reestaurants, the property has a central location for exploring the village and quick access to the gondola to the historic Telluride district. 

FIVE STAR ALLIANCE PERK: Guests booking through Five Star Alliance receive a complimentary bottle of locally produced wine. 

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| By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel MadelineWe at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: We are 2 couples and looking to stay is Telluride. What resort offers the best accommodations for our group?

ANSWER: Hotel Madeline Telluride

The Hotel Madeline Telluride, formerly Capella Telluride, is a luxury mountain resort hote with ever imaginable amenity to include a ski valet, world-class spa, pool and fitness center, two restaurants, wine bar, and ice rink. Hotel Madeline Telluride embodies a complete concept. Superb architecture. Lush interior design. Ultra-luxury amenities. Meticulous personalized service from a professional staff that is at your beck and call, night and day. Fully decorated and furnished hotel condominiums are offered, as well as two, three, and four bedroom residences. Designed for the individual who visits a few weeks a year and wants the ease and services of a hotel during their stay, including complete access to every hotel amenity (including daily maid service and nightly turn-down service), the private lobby, 24-hour concierge service, ski valets, the stunning indoor open-air pool, along with use of the spa, fitness, and business centers.Hotel Madeline

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

1 & 2 Bedroom Suites with Efficiency Kitchen – The atmosphere inside the condo-style suite feels slightly more contemporary. Stainless steel appliances dominate the neighboring warm wood and marble. The classy retreat has everything you need with an emphasis on the most popular room in the house, the kitchen.

Book your stay at Hotel Madeline Telluride >>

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

 


| By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel Madeline
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: What are some family friendly resorts in Telluride, Co for a family of 4, children ages 8 and 11?


ANSWER: Hotel Madeline Telluride

The Hotel Madeline Telluride, formerly Capella Telluride, is a luxury mountain resort hote with every imaginable amenity, including a ski valet, world-class spa, pool and fitness center, two restaurants, wine bar, and ice rink. Hotel Madeline Telluride embodies a complete concept. Superb architecture. Lush interior design. Ultra-luxury amenities. Meticulous personalized service from a professional staff that is at your beck and call, night and day. Fully decorated and furnished hotel condominiums are offered, as well as two, three, and four bedroom residences. Designed for the individual who visits a few weeks a year and wants the ease and services of a hotel during their stay, including complete access to every hotel amenity (including daily maid service and nightly turn-down service), the private lobby, 24-hour concierge service, ski valets, the stunning indoor open-air pool, along with use of the spa, fitness, and business centers. Hotel Madeline Telluride
 

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:

1 & 2 Bedroom Suites with Efficiency Kitchen – The atmosphere inside the condo-style suite feels slightly more contemporary. Stainless steel appliances dominate the neighboring warm wood and marble. The classy retreat has everything you need with an emphasis on the most popular room in the house.

View rates, details, and more images of Hotel Madeline Telluride >>

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.


| By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Dunton Hot Springs is now an perfectly restored ghost town turned luxury retreat. The history of the property stretches back to 1885, when the town of Dunton was established. Dunto was a mining camp, with mines located about 1/2 mile from the log structures that comprised the town. After a mining boom and bust, the town was nearly deserted by 1918. The property spent the next 80 or so years as a cattle ranch and then a dude ranch for tourists. It closed down in the mid-1990s, and was bought in 1994 and subsequently renovated.

Dunton Hot Springs

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| By: K. Clare Johnson


Slopeside in the spectacular mountain destination of Telluride, discover 33 artfully designed two-to-five-bedroom
residences known as The Auberge Residences at Element 52.


Expansive picture window views, walnut flooring and radiant heat, and in-residence fire places are just a few of
the luxurious amenities at these private hideaways.


Two outdoor heated soaking pools, private funicular ski lift, and a separate fitness center and spa are just steps away.
 


| By: K. Clare Johnson

We've recently added Dunton Hot Springs to Five Star Alliance.  This Colorado resort is one of the coolest spots we've ever seen. 

It's as if summer camp grew up and got luxurious.


| By: Oksana Balytsky

Are you tired of skiing/snowboarding down your town’s proclaimed black diamonds and looking for a real mountain this winter? Then explore our list of the best ski resorts and get ready for not only some of the most incredible slopes and breath-taking views, but also luxurious accommodations that will revitalize your adventurous spirit, leaving you ready to fly down the mountain and do it all again the next day!

Consider checking into the Inn at Lost Creek in Telluride, Colorado, one of the most unique and personal luxury resorts. We truly believe that you’ve never stayed at a place this charming and genuine. The Inn at Lost Creek is located in the Mountain Village, and it provides access to some of the most beautiful mountains. This resort offers fully equipped suites and provides all the comforts of home such as a balcony, kitchen, fireplace, in-suite laundry, jetted tub, and steam shower. Aside from these comforts, guests have the opportunity to unwind and relax in two roof top hot tubs and indulge at the Inn’s Southwest inspired restaurant and bar. And with only 32 rooms, this small, luxurious hotel has some of the best folks on staff who are truly dedicated and delighted to ensure you have a magnificent stay. From finishing your laundy to pre-stocking your fridge with groceries, they happily do it all. With ski season fast approaching, make your reservation today and be well on your way to an incredible ski resort!