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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.

Dining al Fresco: Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam


By: Five Star Alliance

The Oriental at Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam offers an eclectic mix of Asian flavors,
from Chinese and Thai to Japanese and Vietnamese, including fresh sushi and sashimi,
dim sum and other Asian specialities.  Oenophiles will also enjoy an extensive wine list
featuring the best South African wines.

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam

Book a stay at Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam >>


Cool Pools: W Taipei


By: Five Star Alliance

Anchored at one end by larger-than-life stainless steel water drop sculptures, the 25-meter by 6.5-meter 
outdoor heated WET® pool at W Taipei is great for taking a dip and  poolside beach. It is set against the
spectacular Xinyi district with sweeping city views which is a surreal spot for taking in the sun. The pool is
10 floors above and away from the hustle below. Slip back into real life via the locker rooms, located in the
serenity of the beautiful Tai Chi Garden.

W Taipei

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Did You Know? Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The first member of the van Breda family came to the Cape in 1721 and over the years, the family became owners of large tracks of land. Lord Charles Somerset, Governor of The Cape, gave Michael van Breda a piece of land at Oudekraal in 1836 on which to build his own hunting lodge.

In 1929, Jack van Breda designed a handsome house – much after the style of Sir Herbert Baker – with two big white frontal gables and a thatched roof. It took two years to build. After changing hands several times, the hotel became part of Red Carnation Hotels in 2002. It was renamed The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and was completely renovated by 2007.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Cool Pools: Constance Belle Mare Plage


By: Five Star Alliance

Constance Belle Mare Plage has four swimming pools with sun loungers and parasols. There's even a heated swimming pool for use during winter.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

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Happy 2015 from Five Star Alliance!


By: Five Star Alliance

Happy 2015 from Five Star Alliance! We wish a Happy New Year, full of the travels of your dreams. 

Four Seasons Maldives


Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Family-Friendly Resort in Morocco?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Palais Namaskar
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 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: Can you recommend a family-friendly resort in Morocco?


ANSWER: Palais Namaskar Marrakech 

Commanding more than 12 acres of pristine seclusion, tranquil lakes and inspiring panoramas, Palais Namaskar hotel in Marrakech explores new dimensions in hospitality - indulging guests with unrivaled spaciousness, personal freedom and majestic grandeur to create an undeniably unique experience. The 5 Star accommodations at Palais Namaskar are a harmony of timeless elegance and extravagant personal space with exceptional views of mountains, lakes, and scented gardens. The decor is a vibrant combination of Eastern-inspired architecture infusing Feng Shui principles with contemporary interior design.

Palais NamaskarPalais Namaskar has a total of 41 units comprising of three kinds of rooms, four types of suites, two styles of luxury villas, and two extraordinary palaces. Some units feature terraces while others offer outdoor Jacuzzis and heated pools. The luxury villas offer private pools and dedicated outdoor areas, while the 5 star palaces also include private kitchens and butler services. Certain rooms and suites can also be merged to create customized living environments.

For Your Families Needs, We Recommend:

2 Bedroom Pool Suite: The 2 bedroom Pool Suite offers guests more than 140 square feet. Each bedroom is overlooking a scented garden terrace with day beds and has its own bathroom. The master bedroom features a king size bed and an extraordinarily spacious bathroom which includes a double shower and bathtub. The second bedroom has two twin beds, which makes this suite perfect for a couple with two children. The private living room is open on a large terrace with private heated pool.

Book a stay at Palais Namaskar >>

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.
 


Dining al Fresco (And Inside As Well): Victoria Falls Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Victoria Halls Hotel

Built in 1904, The Victoria Falls Hotel was the very first hotel to be built in Victoria Falls. The hotel overlooks the Victoria Falls Bridge and the gorges below. Situated in acres of private garden, the charm and tranquil atmosphere of the hotel has earned international acclaim. The elegant decor and the old world charm of this gracious hotel is reflected in the wide colonial verandahs and the Livingstone room with its superb cuisine.

A walk along the hotel's private pathway will bring guests out atop the gorge and provides a magnificent view of the bridge crossing into Zambia. From here one can watch in awe as bungi jumpers fall 111 metres down the world's longest natural bungi jump, towards the mighty Zambezi below. 

Dining options include:

The Livingstone Room-Enjoy an elegant dining experience at The Victoria Falls Hotel. Guests can choose from a la carte menu and an extensive wine list. The dress code has been relaxed in line with the times. The dress code is smart but a jacket and tie is not longer obligatory. 

The Jungle Junction-Situated close to the swimming pool with a clear view of the spray of the Falls, the Jungle Junction is a popular venue with groups, offering African fusion food with traditional African music. 

Stanley's Terrace-A selection of light meals is served from the Stanley's Terrace at The Victoria Falls Hotel. An afternoon spent enjoying the renowned traditional High Tea overlooking the Victoria Falls bridge and spray of the Falls is a must for hotel guests.

In-room dining is also available.

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Cool Pools: LUX Belle Mare


By: Five Star Alliance

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LUX Belle Mare features one of the largest swimming pools in Mauritius (2000 m²) - with a separate area for children. The pool is lighted and heated.