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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Fairmont Mara Safari Club

By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont Mara Safari Club lies in the north west of the Masai Mara, at the foot of the Aitong Hills. The luxury Masai Mara accommodations at Fairmont Mara Safari Club offer a traditional safari experience with the comfort and amenities of a luxury resort hotel. The well-appointed Mara Safari Club is set by the Mara River at the foot of the Aitong Hills in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area that borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. All the 51 luxury tents have their own private viewing deck from where hippo and crocodile are regularly seen. Each room has four-poster beds with pillow-top mattresses and fine linens, 3-piece en-suite facilities with solar-heated hot and cold running water, a refreshment center. in-room safe, and wireless telephone that allows you to set up dining on your deck or ensures no request is left unfulfilled.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

The main lodge houses a warm reception area, retail shop, library equipped with Internet access, a beautifully decorated lounge area, and a lovely dining room. A large deck is cantilevered over the river so guests can watch the hippos play or gaze up at the stars after a day of wonder is unmatched. Dining at The Mara Safari Club is a safari in itself, made from the abundance of fresh Kenyan produce. At the Club, the pool, al fresco buffet lunches, and nightly activities of Maasai dancing, presentations, and discussion on the Mara's ecosystem and Maasai culture, all add up to create a truly unique experience.

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Cool Pools: Cayena-Caracas

By: Five Star Alliance

The lap pool at Cayena-Caracas, located on the top floor, is the perfect place to exercise outdoors and enjoy one of the best climates in the world. All this in front of the striking view of El Ávila, the majestic mountain that embraces the valley of Caracas.


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Image of the day: African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa is a first-class culmination of
exceptionally detailed design, a spectacular location, and a top rate management
and service team. The hotel’s intimate ambience and five star amenities epitomise a
lavish lifestyle that lets guests live the Crystal Life. From the rooftop pool’s underwater
music, the in-room ascending flat screen TVs and the distinctive boardroom wall decor
to the South African themed bar lounges, the delight is in the detail.

African Pride Crystal Towers

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New to Five Star Alliance: Indura Beach and Golf Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Indura Beach and Golf Resort is situated on the northern coastline of Honduras in an area known as Tela Bay, a setting rich in biodiversity with its protected national parks, pristine coral reefs, and blue lagoons. Indura was designed to merge with the area's scenic landscape, where a spectacular backdrop of mountains and tropical jungle meet the beauty of golden beaches that stretch for 26 miles along the Caribbean Sea. 

Indura Beach and Golf Resort

This luxurious destination, remaining ever-mindful of its cultural ancestry, features 60 accommodations positioned throughout the grounds, immersing guests into the beauty of nature. A Gary Player designed 18-hole championship golf course, managed by Troon Golf, was carefully integrated into the natural setting.

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Room with a View: Southern Ocean Lodge

By: Five Star Alliance

The Flinders Suite at Southern Ocean Lodge features floor to ceiling glass to embrace an uninterrupted view of the magnificent Southern Ocean and foreground of rugged coastline. Each suite features spacious interiors at 65 square meters, king or twin beds, curved sunken lounge with bespoke soft furnishings, robe, ensuite with oversized rain shower, and in-suite bar. An outdoor terrace with day bed invites rest and relaxation.

Southern Ocean Lodge

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Things to Do at Porto Zante Villas and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Porto Zante Villas an Spa
Porto Zante Villas and Spa is a private Greek getaway perfect for blissing out and relaxing. But, if you prefer your vacations with a little more adventure, here are some suggestions for things to do during your stay.

Navagio Beach
Sometimes referred to as Smugglers’ Cove, Navagio Beach is one of the most popular attractions in Greece, with crystal-clear waters and the shipwreck of a notorious Greek smuggler ship. One of the best beaches in the world (as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler) awaits you only 20 minutes away from your villa by private speedboat or motor yacht. 

Blue Caves
A succession of caves reflecting the striking deep azure color of the sea, the Blue Caves invite you to admire their wild beauty and dive in their marvelous waters.

Caretta-Caretta Turtles
Visit Marathonisi Island, home to the endangered species Caretta-Caretta, and swim side by side with these beautiful creatures. Protected by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, it is an absolute must-see is only 20 minutes away from your villa by private speedboat or motor yacht.

Dafni beach
Under the protection of the National Marine Park, Dafni beach is one of the most important turtle nesting beaches in Greece. Ideal for those looking for a secluded spot to relax and swim.

Treat yourself to a private cruise with the resort's private speedboat, motor yacht, or sailing yacht. 30 minutes is all you need to reach Kefallonia, the biggest island of the Ionian Sea.

Astonishing views of the capital of Zakynthos and other parts of the island, the Castle and the church of Virgin Mary of Chrysopigi, along with the traditional architecture and aristocratic allure, will make Bochali one of your favourite spots on the island.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico

By: Five Star Alliance

Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico offers impressive views of Lago Argentino and Cerro Calafate. Alto Calafate Hotel is strategically located at the entrance to the city on the way to the airport and 3.5 kilometers from downtown. 

Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico

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Dining al Fresco: Triple Creek Ranch

By: Five Star Alliance

As if the scenery wasn't enough, guests at Triple Creek Ranch can take a seat at the Chef's table. 

Triple Creek Ranch chefs select the freshest seafood, locally grown seasonal produce and organic meats to create the menus. Delectable desserts prepared by the executive pastry chef create a grand finale to each evening.

The private Chef's Table offers a stunning view of the West Fork Canyon and accommodates up to parties of six. For the ultimate dining experience at Triple Creek Ranch, the Executive Chef has created a seven course menu. The tasting menu includes regional, fresh and balanced flavors to pair with fine wines selected from the award-winning wine cellar, perfectly paired by the culinary team to heighten each course to another level.

Triple Creek Ranch

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New to Five Star Alliance: Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Located at one of the most exotic places in the world, at the shore of Beagle Channel and with a beautiful view of the snow-covered peaks of the imposing Andes Mountain Range, Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa has direct beach access, and spectacular views in all areas, highlighting its unique in-out pool.

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa 

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Did You Know? Treetops Lodge And Estate

By: Five Star Alliance

Treetops Lodge and Estate has planted selected trees, some 70,000 in all, to ensure a better habitat and a better environment.

Treetops Lodge and Estate

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