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LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER
 
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.

Did You Know? Amanzoe

August 13, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Amanzoe
 

Drawing its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for "peace" and zoe (pronounced zoi), the Greek word for "life," Amanzoe is situated on a hilltop close to the town of Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese. The resort offers panoramic views of the Peloponnese coastline and the island of Spetses, as well as a private Beach Club in a picturesque bay.

 

Nightly rates for a Fall stay start at 800 Euros.

 

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Did You Know? W Retreat and Spa Vieques Island

June 29, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Vieques Island is home to not only a wonderful W Retreat and Spa, it's also home to what many believe to be the world's most spectacular Bioluminescent Bay.

W Retreat and Spa Vieques

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New to Five Star Alliance: Travaasa Austin

May 21, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Travaasa Austin thinks of itself as Texas's most active destination resort and spa. The luxury resort takes pride in offering its guests a compelling menu of inclusive guided adventures, culinary classes, cultural encounters, healing spa treatments, and fitness and wellness workshops, all located in a Zen-like preserve for the soul.

Travaasa Austin

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Did You Know? The Ranch at Rock Creek

May 18, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

The Ranch at Rock Creek has all-inclusive rates based on type of accommodation. For those seeking the ultimate in luxury and privacy, Trapper is a secluded Canvas/Wood cabin, 10 minute bike ride from Granite Lodge. It accommodates a king bed, kitchenette, private tub on the patio. Located up against Rock Creek with unparalled wilderness.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

 

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Did You Know? Gayana Eco Resort

May 15, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

 

Gayana Eco Resort has an on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre which passionately propagates endangered Giant Clams and restoring natural coral reefs.  Instead of extinction, under the Giant Clam Restocking Programme, these endangered shell creatures are well on their way to further reproduction. 

 

Gayana Eco Resort

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B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Supports Sea Turtles

April 10, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

B Ocean Fort LauderdaleBe amazed at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale’s Accommodations. Guests lucky enough to have stayed at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale know that you’ll be welcomed by a stuffed plush Sea Turtle. Why is that? Well, each of the B resorts has a destination-specific endangered species program. 

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

At B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, the program is supports sea turtle conservation organization. Guests may purchase our turtles from the room, in the gift shop or online. A percentage of the retail proceeds will go to benefit sea turtle conservation organizations. 

If you visit B Ocean Fort Lauderdale between October and March, you may just get to witness sea turtles nesting on the beach in front of the hotel.In addition to sea turtles, B Ocean also arranges eco tours of the Everglades, where you can spot manatees, dolphins, alligators, Florida panthers, and more than 350 types of birds. Upon entering any one of B Ocean Fort Lauderdale's 240 beachfront guestrooms and suites, guests will greeted by the stunning views of the sandy white beaches and colorful shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. All hotel rooms are furnished with either one King-sized or two Double Blissful Beds. In addition to the sea turtle, expect The Blissful Bed, Free WiFi, Aveda bath products, and other special amenities.

 

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Image of the Day: Singita Sasakwa Lodge

March 2, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Singita Sasakwa Lodge is built in the style of an Edwardian manor house. Singita Grumeti Reservers is located in Northern Tanzania and forms part of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, bordering on the Serengeti National Park. 

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Image of the Day: Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang

February 26, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang has a 700m-length beach with amazingly beautiful white sand and rows of coconut-palms. It also is the largest island-sea tourism and entertainment resort in Vietnam.

 

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Image of the Day: Niyama Maldives

January 24, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. – Henry Miller

 

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The Top 30 Hotels in 2012: #4 Auberge Du Soleil

December 28, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

In the last month of 2012, Five Star Alliance is counting down the Top 30 Luxury Hotels and Resorts worldwide, as decided by you, our luxury travelers! Be sure to check in with us daily to keep up with our countdown and explore a few of the absolute best and most luxurious hotels in the world for your future travels!

Coming in the #4 spot is the Auberge Du Soleil which is located just off the Silverado Trail, outside of Rutherford, overlooking Napa Valley. Here are a few fun facts about this luxury hotel:

- All accommodations at Auberge du Soleil feature Mediterranean-inspired decor with original contemporary art

- Auberge du Soleil began as a restaurant created by visionary restaurateur Claude Rouas

- Maintained its legacy as a culinary destination, where innovative menus inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley are paired with wine in ways that delight and inspire longtime devotees

- Auberge Spa occupies a 7,000 square feet stucco building, overlooking the Napa Valley

- Napa winery tours can be arranged in advance

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