The 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.

We understand that no one aims to come in second place; there is no recognition for mediocrity. We at Five Star Alliance understand better than anyone the importance of offering the most luxurious resorts in the world, so we notice what’s going on in the industry, and it matters to us, because it matters to you. We work hard to offer you the best in the industry, and we’d like to welcome you to our second blog series where we feature the best and most luxurious resorts in the world. But don’t take our word for it. These resorts have been recognized as the best in the business and have made the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2012.

The Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2012 is the eighth of their annual lists, and the hotels chosen by their team of editors and experts are the best for service, food, location, rooms, leisure facilities, ambiance, and design.

The Carlisle Bay in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda is featured on the Gold List 2012: Best Hotels for Service. This luxury hotel is set on the south coast of Antigua, on one of the most incredible beaches on the island. The Carlisle Bay is an all-suite hotel with 88 spacious suites ranging from junior to three bedrooms. This resort also has 2 incredible restaurants, nine tennis courts, a pool, a children’s club, an incredible spa, and a screening room showing movies every evening. Aside from incredible luxury, this resort’s staff outnumbers its guests three to one, earning this hotel recognition for outstanding service.