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FSA LogoThe 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.

The Author Series at The Hay-Adams Hotel

By: K. Clare Johnson

The Hay-Adams HotelSurrounded by the White House, Lafayette Square, Lafayette Park and St. John's Church, The Hay-Adams, a historic Washington, DC hotel, is just moments away from some of the most significant destinations and famous monuments in America.

Originally designed and built as a residential hotel in the 1920s, today this boutique hotel in downtown Washinngton, DC has the distinct presence of a private mansion where guests can retreat. 

As befitting its historic status, The Hay-Adams Author Series recreates a grand literary tradition established by John Hay and Henry Adams in the late 1800s. At the time, their homes were the center of Washington's intellectual and social gatherings, featuring such notable authors as Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, and Henry James. Reinvented in 2005, the event hosts distinguished authors to celebrate their work and share a drink, a meal, and conversation.The Hay-Adams Hotel

Authors that have been honored include David McCullough, Alice McDermott, Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, John Grisham, Maya Angelou, and Patricia O'Toole. 

The next event is planned for early 2016, so literary fans should plan their visit to DC accordingly.


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Cool Pools: Dusit Devarana New Delhi

By: Five Star Alliance

Dusit Devarana New Delhi offers guests a 102 meter temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pool.

Dusit Deverana New Delhi

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Natural Adventures at Hotel Quinta Do Lago

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Quinta do LagoThe Hotel Quinta do Lago is situated in the Resort of Quinta do Lago in the Algarve, next to the Formosa Estuary (Ria Formosa) and the sea, in the very heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Park. Hotel Quinta do Lago is the ideal place to discover nature.

Nature Activities and Adventures Include:

Horseback Riding-There are numerous stables near the hotel, from where one can enjoy the beauty of the Ria Formosa National Park on horseback.

Birdwatching-Quinta do Lago is a luxury destination for true bird watchers; here they have the opportunity to observe many different species in their natural habitat. The best location is besides the São Lourenço Lagoon, where a wooden shelter provides views over the water.Hotel Quinta do Lago

Seaside-Discover the unique beauty of the coast with its rock formations and caves. Take an exclusive cruise to relax, or have fun in the company of others on a group cruise.

Countryside-The inhabitants of Algarve's countryside maintain traditions of past centuries. Taste the traditional cuisine and enjoy the natural beauty of Algarve's best kept secret.

Beach-The Quinta do Lago beach is located a mere 300 meters from the hotel. You will find a vast array of water sports that will enliven your summer. You can also visit nearby beaches such as the Garrão beach and the Ancão or the Vale do Lobo beaches.

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Saudi King Takes Over Four Seasons Georgetown

By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Washington
We've heard of celebrities and presidents renting out whole hotel floors before, but the king of Saudi Arabia just went one step further. King Salman bin Abdulaziz reportedly rented out the entire Four Seasons Washington in Georgetown. To make the king feel more at home, and true to the hotel chain's reputation for guest services, the hotel even redecorated with gilded furnishings and decor. The even rolled out (literally) the red carpet. 


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Cool Pools: Hotel Firefly

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Firefly is a luxury suites hotel in Zermatt. The spa features an exclusive indoor swimming pool made from stainless steel with changing mood lighting.

Hotel Firefly

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Dining al Fresco: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a mountain picnic. Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the 5-star boutique hotel is flanked by Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Cool Pools: Sonesta Ocean Point

By: Five Star Alliance

The three resort pools and private beach are exclusive to Sonesta Ocean Point guests. The Edge Pool, seamlessly blending into the horizon, features comfortable sun beds with cabanas and umbrellas. The Point Pool (pictured) features a stone deck with beach chairs, umbrellas and cabanas overlooking Maho Beach and the Swim Out Pool, which is connected to the Swim Out Suites, meanders along the frontage of the resort.

Sonesta Ocean Point

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Cool Pools: Kempinski Hotel Chengdu

By: Five Star Alliance

The swimming pool at Kempinski Hotel Chengdu is 10×22.5 meters and it is maintained
at a constant tropical temperature of 28°C (82.4°F). There is also a children’s pool, as well
as two whirlpools and a gym. 


Kempinski Hotel Chengdu

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Dining al Fresco: La Posta Vecchia

By: Five Star Alliance

Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea La Posta Vecchia's Michelin-starred restaurant Cesar
boasts views of the ocean and inspired Mediterranean cuisine. You can bask in the sun
and enjoy the breeze while dining on world class cuisine.

La Poste Vecchio

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Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend!

By: Five Star Alliance

Wishing you a wonderful long weekend from all of us at Five Star Alliance. Whatever you are doing, find some time to relax in these last days of summer. 

Happy Labor Day

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