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Auberge Saint-Antoine | Quebec City, PQ, Canada See Hotel Details

Situated in the heart of Québec City, Auberge Saint-Antoine is as an award-winning contemporary boutique hotel, and member of Relais & Châteaux. Renowned for its warm, Quebecois hospitality, the property is consistently named one of the top hotels in Canada. Built on a major archaeological site that was once home to wharves, cannon...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance for the "Best Available Rate" or "5 Star Signature" rate will receive complimentary full breakfast for 2 daily in Chez Muffy Restaurant, a 100 CAD food and beverage credit (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full), and a welcome amenity. Also, based on availability at check-in/departure: a room upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba | Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico See Hotel Details

A harmonious blend of nature and luxury, Banyan Tree Mayakoba takes the Caribbean lifestyle to new heights on Mexico's famous Riviera Maya coast. Opened in March 2009 to award-winning acclaim, welcome to your preferred new private pool villa escape. Situated within the private gated integrated resort development of Mayakoba,...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance will also receive full breakfast for each guest daily at Oriente Restaurant, a $100 food and beverage credit per Villa/per stay, preferential green fees at the PGA Championship Golf Course El Camaleon, and complimentary WiFi.

Hotel Castello di Casole, now part of Belmond Hotels, offers 41 luxurious hotel suites in a range of styles and sizes to accommodate visitors in grand style. From studio suites in the main villa area to apartment-style olive grove suites a short walk away, these enticing spaces have been painstakingly restored using original materials...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include lunch for two daily (maximum 50 Euro credit per room/per day and excludes alcohol) and 50 Euro spa credit per room/per stay.
Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa | Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico See Hotel Details

Nestled amongst coconut palms, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is a luxury boutique retreat on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Beyond the gates, the resort is set amidst 200 acres of jungle foliage directly along Maroma Beach with powder-fine beaches, Caribbean blue waters, and traditional dwellings. Guests are accommodated in local-style...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include one 30 minute massage for two per room/per stay, VIP status, daily a la carte breakfast, and flowers in the room.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel | Cape Town, South Africa See Hotel Details

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is the most iconic luxury hotel in Cape Town situated within a sprawling lush garden estate in the heart of the city’s vibrant cultural centre and close to the bustling V&A Waterfront and some of Cape Town’s best beaches. The hotel is an urban sanctuary with a romantic heritage, a unique...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked through Five Star Alliance will also include afternoon or evening tea for two once during stay, VIP status, a full breakfast for two daily in the restaurant OR a continental breakfast for two daily through in-room dining, complimentary internet access, and complimentary use of the business center.
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France | Flamands Bay, Saint Barthelemy See Hotel Details

Set on the Flamands Bay, one of the island's finest, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is home to 40 beautifully appointed rooms, suites, and villas with panoramic sea views or hidden in lush gardens. The Maison offers locally inspired French cuisine by Chef Yann Vinsot at La Case de l'Isle restaurant overlooking the pool and...


Cloister at Sea Island | Sea Island, GA, United States See Hotel Details

For more than 75 years, the Cloister on Sea Island has been standard-bearer for southern grace and hospitality. Generations of families, royalty and heads of state have found respite in the magnificent coastal landscape. In turn, The Cloister on Sea Island pampers them with unparalleled service and a legendary array of amenities,...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily (maximum credit of $35 per person, for up to 2 people) and a $100 resort credit per room/per stay.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Lake Louise, AB, Canada See Hotel Details

Surrounded with snow-frosted Rocky Mountain peaks. Secluded next to a legendary lake. Showcased by a majestic glacier. In a land of storybook endings, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise awaits your arrival. Escape to a haven of inviting splendor. Indulge yourself with tantalizing cuisine from Canada, and around the globe. Go...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under 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.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Whistler, BC, Canada See Hotel Details

Beyond the hustle of the city life, past the crowded streets, escape to luxury on the doorstop of adventure at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Soothe your soul year round, business or pleasure...anytime is the perfect time to visit The Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, British Columbia. Recently rated the #1 Ski Resort Hotel...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily, an Indigenous First Nations themed gift, and complimentary basic internet.
Fairmont Empress | Victoria, BC, Canada See Hotel Details

Rising regally on the banks of Victoria's spectacular Inner Harbor, The Fairmont Empress showcases the spirit and energy of Vancouver Island in grand style. Lovingly restored to her turn-of-the-century beauty, The Fairmont Empress captures the grandeur and elegance of a bygone era, while her facilities and services meet the needs...


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.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac | Quebec City, PQ, Canada See Hotel Details

The legend continues at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City's most celebrated address. Ideally located inside the city walls of Old Québec, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, this landmark hotel has recently completed a multimillion dollar restoration project. Discover a unique, heritage, urban with ultimate comfort...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
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.
Fairmont Pacific Rim | Vancouver, BC, Canada See Hotel Details

An oasis tucked at the ocean's edge, Fairmont Pacific Rim offers unobstructed views of the mountains, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour. The 377-room luxury hotel features lavish appointments, naturally inspired materials, comfortable furnishings and state-of-the-art technology. Looking to relax? Enjoy the Willow Stream spa with outdoor...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also include full breakfast for two daily, a $100 USD food and beverage or spa credit per room/per stay (not valid on retail products), and an in-room welcome amenity.
Fairmont Vancouver Airport | Richmond, BC, Canada See Hotel Details

Amid spectacular mountain and ocean scenery, Vancouver has emerged as the center of international commerce: the jewel of the Pacific Rim. In these surroundings, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport leads the way to a new level of luxurious and sophisticated accommodations, in addition to state-of-the-art meeting facilities, a luxuriously...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also include continental breakfast for two daily, two Signature cocktails in Jetside Bar, and a welcome amenity.
Fairmont Waterfront | Vancouver, BC, Canada See Hotel Details

Surrounded by the coastal mountains and blessed with a spectacular harbor, lush city parks and undeniable charm, The Fairmont Waterfront has a stunning view wherever there's a window. With state-of-the-art conference facilities, every detail will be taken care of to make sure you can get down to business. At the end of a busy day,...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include buffet breakfast for two daily in ARC Restaurant, a $100 CAD dining credit once per stay, and complimentary WiFi.
Farmhouse Inn | Forestville, CA, United States See Hotel Details

Spend your romantic California wine country vacation at Farmhouse Inn and enjoy all the warmth and hospitality of a family owned bed and breakfast inn coupled with all of the services and amenities of a Preferred Boutique Hotel. Located in Forestville, California (just 1 1/2 hours north of San Francisco) – the hub of the Russian...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also include full breakfast for two daily - a maximum daily credit of $50 per room, a $100 spa services credit per room/per stay, an in-room welcome amenity, and complimentary WiFi.
Grace Bay Club | Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands See Hotel Details

Grace Bay Club is a renowned Turks & Caicos resort where handmade Caribbean experiences are realized. Our oceanfront property immerses you in the art of living. Grace Bay Club is a timeless destination that blends exclusivity and privacy. Here, understated luxury and attentive, individualized service inspire relaxation and rejuvenation. Grace...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include a $100 resort credit per reservation (not valid towards spa products, boutique, excursions or room rate) and VIP status.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya | Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico See Hotel Details

The luxurious Grand Velas Riviera Maya is the newest resort to distinguish Riviera Maya as a premier vacation destination. Opened in 2008, the luxurious, all-Inclusive luxury resort hugs the pristine white sand shores of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Elegant accommodations, gourmet culinary tour dining experience, a deluxe spa, personalized...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance receive private one way transfer from the airport to the hotel (arranged prior to arrival); a welcome bottle of tequila; $50 USD spa credit, per adult, per day (applicable to massages, facials and body wrap treatments with a duration of 50 minutes or more); and welcome note. Also, subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure: a room category upgrade, early check-in late, and check-out.

Welcome to Casitas. Pueblo roofs of terra cotta tile, crafted by local artisans, peek from lush gardens, artfully landscaped for serenity and solitude. Every hotel casita offers a privileged space for retreat and repose at the foot of Machu Picchu, with: Thick alpaca blankets & handmade wool coverlets, Crackling fireplaces, Comfortable...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include 50% off spa treatments, welcome amenity, and VIP Treatment.
La Casa Que Canta | Playa La Ropa, Mexico See Hotel Details

With an exceptional location in the heart of Zihuatanejo’s Bay, and above the beautiful beach of La Ropa, this sanctuary was designed to preserve Mexican traditions in an intimate setting. Built with adobe bricks, palapas and tropical woods combined with modern facilities, La Casa Que Canta's 25 spacious suites offer full panoramic...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include complimentary WiFi, daily continental breakfast for two, VIP status, and a $50 USD spa credit per room/per stay.
Ladera St. Lucia | Soufriere, Saint Lucia See Hotel Details

A thousand feet below, an intensely blue Caribbean Sea dashes against the volcanic Piton Mountains. Faintly scented tropical breezes cool your skin. Your private plunge pool beckons. Each offers fine linens, luxurious amenities and four-poster beds made of polished tropical hardwood. And each, deliberately without a fourth wall,...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance will also receive a $100 spa treatment credit per room/per stay, VIP status, and a welcome amenity.
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV, United States See Hotel Details

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is an exceptional luxury 47-story hotel, located at the center of the energized Strip and the forefront of CityCenter, a revolution in sustainable design. The 23rd floor sky lobby soars above the city's brilliance, offering guests a non-gaming oasis of oriental calm. All 392 guest rooms and suites...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include continental breakfast for two daily at MOzen Bistro or through room service and a $100 USD spa treatment credit per room/per stay.

Post Ranch Inn | Big Sur, CA, United States See Hotel Details

Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, California, the Post Ranch Inn provides the ultimate romantic getaway for those seeking a luxurious escape for a honeymoon, anniversary, or a relaxing vacation. The luxury resort's organic architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of Big Sur's coastline. From here you can explore all that nature...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include a $100 food and beverage credit per room/per stay (excludes alcohol, taxes, and gratuities).
Rambagh Palace | Jaipur, India See Hotel Details

Rambagh Palace in Jaipur offers 79 rooms and stunningly restored suites, which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. Use of rich fabrics and silk drapes draw from the colourful art and warm hues of the state of Rajasthan. Request the legendary Peacock suite, which overlooks the Mughal Terrace and the garden where the Maharaja...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include one lunch or dinner for two per room/per stay (excludes alcohol, taxes and gratuities), a non-alcoholic welcome drink on arrival, butler service, and a historical walk of the Palace.
Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa | Johannesburg, South Africa See Hotel Details

The Saxon redefines the ultimate in luxurious African elegance. From the moment you arrive at this magnificent home away from home within its breathtakingly landscaped garden setting, you are enveloped in a world that belies its close proximity to Sandton, Johannesburg’s prestigious business hub. Here time ceases to be...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include complimentary Rasul Chamber treatment for two per stay.
Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada See Hotel Details

Gracious, unobtrusive and thoughtful service, carefully attuned to the needs of each guest, is the hallmark of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Legendary hospitality is complemented by signature facilities, including CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, a dramatic Lobby Lounge, four distinct dining experiences, with services incorporating state-of-the-art...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Rack Rate" will also include a deluxe breakfast for two daily at Market by Jean Georges, a $100 USD hotel credit for CHI The Spa services or for food and beverage outlets (excludes Register Massage Therapist, spa products, and minibar items), and a VIP welcome amenity from the General Manager.

Singita Boulders Lodge | Mpumalanga, South Africa See Hotel Details

Singita Boulders Lodge is set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve. The lodge is a celebration of the tranquillity, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, Boulders Lodge is an inviting...


Singita Ebony Lodge | Mpumalanga, South Africa See Hotel Details

As the original Singita lodge, Ebony stands steadfast amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa's 'big cat country.' A blend of European heritage and African boldness welcomes visitors with the down-to-earth warmth of a much-loved family home. Spacious interiors are styled with a varied mix...


Sofitel Legend Santa Clara | Cartagena, Bolivar, Columbia See Hotel Details

Originally built as a monastery in 1621, the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Hotel is a reference point in the heart of Cartagena de Indias, where its walls, which acted as a shield in ancient times, combine with colonial balconies and republican structures to evoke the splendor of days gone by. In recognition of its great cultural and...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include buffet breakfast for two daily at El Claustro Restaurant, a $100 food and beverage credit per room/per stay (no cash value), complimentary WiFi, and complimentary use of hammam.
Southern Ocean Lodge | Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia See Hotel Details

Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate...


Taj Lake Palace | Udaipur, India See Hotel Details

Visitors will feel like honored guests of the Maharana at this exquisite white marble palace that seems to float majestically on the still waters of Lake Pichola. Originally built as a summer palace, Taj Lake Palace has recently been transformed to its former glory whose sole purpose is the pursuit of leisure. Set amid awe-inspiring...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include lunch or dinner for two once during stay, a Heritage Walk of the property followed by a glass of sparkling wine, a 15% discount on spa services, Butler Service, daily a la carte breakfast for two in Jharokha Restaurant, and a traditional welcome amenity.
The Langham Chicago | Chicago, IL, United States See Hotel Details

Langham Hospitality Group is bringing its iconic brand of European hospitality to Chicago in 2013 following a strategic investment in one of the city's most famous downtown riverfront landmarks – the Mies van der Rohe building. The Langham, Chicago with 316-rooms will continue a trend by the group to own or manage properties...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily in Travelle Kitchen & Bar or through room service, a $100 food and beverage or spa credit per room/per stay (not valid on room rate), and a welcome bottle of wine and chocolate truffles.
The Oberoi Amarvilas | Agra, India See Hotel Details

Enjoy the luxury of your own private view of the greatest monument to love. Wake up to the glorious sight of the Taj, bathed by the first rays of dawn. Watch her sparkle by day as the sun shines on her architectural perfection. Allow yourself to be swept away by her romance at dusk. Let the nights be filled with the magic of the...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full American Breakfast for two daily, lunch for two per stay (excludes alcoholic beverages and taxes), and fresh fruits and flowers daily.
The Oberoi Udaivilas | Udaipur, India See Hotel Details

The Oberoi Udaivilas is a luxury resort located on Udaipur's legendary Lake Pichola, overlooking island palaces and the Udaipur City Palace. Set amidst 30 acres of landscaped gardens, fountains , and pavilions, Udaivilas is reachable by land and boat. Featuring the Aravali Hills as a backdrop, the property is built like a Rajasthani...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily, lunch for two once per stay (excludes alcoholic beverages and taxes and tips), and a welcome amenity that includes fresh fruits and flowers.
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto | Toronto, ON, Canada See Hotel Details

As you journey across vibrant Wellington Street, past the neighboring performing arts centers, sports arenas, and entertainment and financial districts, the sleek, glass façade of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto warmly glows in the distance, imparting the first clue that something special lies inside this luxury hotel in downtown Toronto....


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also include buffet breakfast for two daily in TOCA Restaurant, a $100 CDN hotel credit per room/per stay, and complimentary WiFi.
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort | Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico See Hotel Details

Sequestered on 22 lush acres on a tranquil isthmus with spectacular Pacific Ocean views, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort embraces guests with all the luxuries of a private, intimate hideaway where art and nature beautifully entwine. Give in to the seduction of pampering treatments in the luxe Remede Spa, play on two Jack Nicklaus...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also include full American Breakfast for two daily, a $100 hotel credit to be used at Remède Spa for spa treatments only per room/per stay, a 45 minute complimentary on property photo session with Studio Eminence which includes two printed photos, and a welcome amenity.

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