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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.

Value and Luxury Included: The Lodge at Woodloch

June 5, 2009
By: Alison Victor

The Lodge at WoodlochWe get many requests for all-inclusive, luxury resorts. Many people feel that all-inclusive means having to compromise luxury and service. Well, this can definitely be the case, but fortunately there are some great options for those of you wanting it all. The Lodge at Woodloch is a luxury spa resort located in Pennsylvania's lake region that not only offers all-inclusive rates, but also has been rated "Top 15 Destination Spas," by the esteemed Travel + Leisure magazine. Book now through July 9th, and you can take advantage of The Lodge at Woodloch's Midweek Magic Offer. For only $299 double occupancy, and $399 single occupancy, you can stay in their Veranda Deluxe accommodations, complete with three gourmet meals, and enjoy a variety of their daily activities. It's a great way to have it all without having to sacrifice what you want.

Look No Further: All-Inclusive Properties in North America

April 1, 2009
By: Christina Vasquez

Blackberry FarmNorth American all-inclusive luxury hotels are hard to come by, but there are a select few located throughout the continental United States. These resorts are great for those looking to get away to five-star accommodations and indulge in gourmet meals while enjoying services and activities without ever having to leave the comfort of their hotel. The following North American all-inclusive luxury hotel properties are vacation destinations in their own right, and are a fantastic alternative to traveling to Caribbean destinations for all inclusive hotels:

With eleven rooms, The Point in Saranac Lake, NY, is the most exclusive and smallest of all. Rates booked at this luxury retreat include use of sports equipment and facilities, as well as three meals, afternoon tea, unlimited wine, liquor, and liqueurs from help-yourself bars which are open 24 hours a day.

Blackberry Farm is a boutique property in Walland TN, famous for its impressive food and wine. Rates at this hotel include nightly accommodations, pantry snacks and three meals per day of their celebrated Foothills Cuisine.

The Lodge and Spa at Woodloch in Hawley Pa, Canyon Ranch Lenox , and Canyon Ranch Health Resort Tucson, are all-inclusive spa destinations that promote holistic well being. Set in serene locations, these properties offer accommodations along with daily gourmet meals, group fitness classes, access to resort facilities, and even resort credit towards spa services.

Exclusive, All-Inclusive: New Trends in Luxury Resorts

March 19, 2009
By: Alison Victor

With our current economic condition, there seems to be a movement towards high luxury at moderate prices. It also seems that more and more resorts are offering guests all-inclusive deals. Now, if you're like me, when you think of all-inclusive you think: Lousy food buffets, overcrowded beaches, rundown rooms. Thankfully, that has all been replaced with luxurious retreats, gourmet food, and deluxe accommodations. You are able to get the most for your money, and have a truly exceptional experience.

Paradisus Palma Real One great example is the Paradisus Palma Real on Bavaro Beach in the Dominican Republic. As one of the finest luxury all-inclusive resorts, Paradisus Palma Real offers everything from unlimited golf to tango lessons. You can relax at one of seven pools, and plan a time to scuba dive with the 24 hour concierge. The gourmet food options range from Japanese to French. Paradisus Palma Real exemplifies how you can do all-inclusive without compromising luxury, and make your dollar stretch. In fact, if you book now for May, you can stay at Paradisus Palma Real for just about $200 per day.

Spotlight On: Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

December 28, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Paradisus Palma Real

The DR has got it all: sun-soaked sandy beaches, excellent recreational activities, and oodles of outstanding resorts. Case in point: Paradisus Palma Real-- an all-inclusive, all-suite luxury resort with spectacular ocean views just minutes from the hot spot of Punta Cana. 554 suites feature private terraces, mahogany furniture, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, and complimentary high speed Internet access. Six restaurants offer a culinary tour of delicious cuisine from around the world (from Mediterranean to Chinese). There are three outdoor pools set in magnificent tropical gardens, tennis courts, a full fitness program at the gym, the ultimate in spa treatments, the Cocotal Golf and Country Club, and a slew of water sports. What more could you ask for? (Did I mention there's unlimited Premium brand drinks at your choice of six bars?)

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Take the Kids to Costa Rica: the Paradisus Playa Conchal in Guanacaste

February 13, 2006
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Paradisus Playa Conchal

Discover the world's top eco-tourism destination with some of the highest biodiversity on the planet. Costa Rica's Guanacaste Peninsula is jam-packed with breathtaking national parks and stunning beaches. (Erupting volcanoes, tropical cloud forest filled with chatty monkeys, orchid-blooming rainforest canopies…) Located in the midst of this lush landscape, on its own pristine paradise of 2,400 acres, the Paradisus Playa Conchal offers a luxurious, family-friendly environment from which to explore all that Costa Rica has to offer. Enjoy Central America's largest free form pool (the spectacular freshwater pool is set in a 1,800 square meter garden and has two jacuzzis), the endless choice of water sports (running the gamut from windsurfing to scuba), play a round of golf on the 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones designed golf course, or indulge in the spa. The kids will be happy at their own paradise (aka Kids Club)—comprised of playgrounds, climbing wall, mini disco, table games, movies, and eco-recreational team.

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