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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.

First Look at Naladhu Maldives' new Two Bedroom Pool Residence

September 9, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

We've got a First at Naladhu Maldives' new Two Bedroom Pool Residence. Naladhu, meaning "beautiful island," is home to an exclusive collection of nineteen Houses, each named after a Maldivian plant. The new Two Bedroom Pool Residence has been crowned Finifenma, meaning Rose, and its poetic location allows residents to experience the ultimate in get-away-from-it-all retreats at Naladhu Maldives.

An impressive wood-carved gate marks the entrance to the new residence.

Naladhu Resort

The ocean-facing residence measures 600 square meters, wrapping around an al fresco
dining terrace leading to a 95 square meter pool, edged by a sun deck with a dining pavilion
and sala at each end. 

Naladhu Resort

A butler's kitchen and well stocked pantry have been designed for seamless
entertaining in an elegant indoor dining and living room, which flows onto the
outdoor deck and pool.
 

Naladhu Resort Dining Room

Upstairs, the master suite unravels across a generous king bedroom,
lounge space and daybed balcony overlooking the azure ocean, while
floor-to-ceiling wardrobes in his and hers dressing rooms.

Master Bedroom

The adjoining bathroom has a rain shower and indulgent bathtub accompanied
by an awe-inspiring lagoon view. 

Naladhu Resort

Downstairs the twin bedroom is ideal for children and leads to a dressing
room and spacious bathroom, featuring a bathtub as well as indoor and outdoor showers.

Naladhu Resort Twin Bathroom

Stays can also be enhanced by a Wave Break Dinner.

Naladhu Resort 

Book a stay at Naladhu Resort >>

 


Did You Know? Alila Villas Uluwatu

September 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Wood materials at Alila Villas Uluwatu are recycled from railway sleepers and telephone poles.

Alila Villas Uluwatu 

Book your getaway at Alila Villas Uluwatu >> 


Enjoy Your Long Weekend!

September 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Moorings Village and Spa

 

 

 

 

 

 







Whether your plans include one last trip to the beach, getting the kids ready for school, or simply relaxing at home, we wish you a wonderful Labor Day!


Image of the Day: Amangalla

August 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Offering views of the resort’s 200-year-old gardens and of the Fort and harbour beyond, Amangalla provides for the leisurely exploration of this historic trading port and the surrounding countryside.

Amangalla

Relax at Amangalla >>


New to Five Star Alliance: Four Seasons Explorer

August 23, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Why limit yourself to one Four Seasons resort in the Maldives when you can avail yourself of three?  

The Four Seasons Explorer connects guests with the Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa and the Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru with seamless Four Seasons service on this live-aboard three-deck catamaran. Each cruise itinerary includes visits to numerous sites, pre-selected for their unique diving, snorkeling, surfing, or on-shore recreation potential.

Four Seasons Explorer

Along the journey, guests can dive in secluded, virgin sites – snorkel or play in turquoise waters teeming with neon-colored marine life; enjoy amazing lunch breaks or dinner celebrations on private, white-sand beaches; relax like Robinson Crusoe in the shade of a coconut palm; or indulge in an on- or off-board massage – daily, if you wish. On board, on land or in the water, Four Seasons Explorer offers a wealth of leisure activities, all supported by their signature service.

Four Seasons Explorer

Four Seasons Explorer offers three, four, or seven night cruises.

It's truly two if by land, one if by sea.

Plan your vacation on  Four Seasons Explorer >>


Image of the Day: AMATAO Tropical Residence

August 23, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

At AMATAO Tropical Residence, a splendid Khmer-themed swimming pool awaits you, with private in-water seats and cozy pool bar. 

AMATAO Tropical Residence

Book your own swim lane at AMATAO Tropical Residence >>


Robots Take Over Starwood Hotels!

August 22, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Check into Aloft Hotels, and you may just run into some robotic customer service. Aloft Hotels, the tech-forward brand of Starwood Hotels, has introduced the hotel brand's first Botlr (robotic butler) at Aloft Cupertino. The addition is a logical next step for Aloft, which is known for its industry-first smart check-in program, Cool Concierge program, and piloting Apple TV in-room services.

A.L.O the Botlr will be on call to assist his Aloft human counterparts in delivering amenities to guests. Guests simply call down to the front desk, and the three-foot tall robot, who is on call 24/7, will fulfill every request. Staff load up A.L.O with the desired items (such as a toothbrush, an extra blanket, etc.) and then enter the correct guest room. A.L.O uses WiFi to get around, and call navigate hallways and call the elevator. Best of all, cash tips aren't accepted by A.L.O. Instead, the robot accepts tweets as tips. #cool

If A.L.O is successful, additional Botlrs will be implemented in Aloft's nearly 100 properties.


Sustainability and Six Senses Laamu

August 17, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu
 
wants the earth to have as good an experience at their resort as the guests do. The luxury resort is committed to reducing its ecological and carbon footprint.

Here's a few of the green initiatives at the resort:

- All villas have been designed to take advantage of passive cooling and overhanging roofs creates shade for the windows, thus reducing the need for air-conditioning. Where air-conditioning is required, only low energy units are used.

- Freshwater production works through reverse-osmosis desalination, whereby pressurised seawater is filtered via a semi-permeable membrane – an energy-intense operation. To reduce this energy consumption, an innovative energy recovery system (ERI) uses the brine’s energy to pressurise seawater to the same pressure as the brine. This installation makes the desalination process much more efficient.

- Suppliers are asked to reduce packaging when delivering supplies.

- Printing paper is eco-labelled or recycled and the reverse side of printed paper is used for notes.

- Guests are given re-usable glass water bottles rather than disposable plastic bottles.

- A recycling corner where waste is separated into paper, plastic, metal, glass, organic waste, and toxic waste. A compactor reduces the space required to store the waste before it is sent for recycling and proper handling.

- A composting site takes food waste from the kitchen and restaurants composts it with garden waste. The composting soil generated from this activity is reused in our landscape and gardening.
 

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Image of the Day: Amankila

August 16, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Amankila is an oasis of calm in the remote yet accessible regency of Karangasem, Bali’s most traditional regency. The area offers a host of activities from mountain biking and diving, to cultural excursions to temples and ancient water palaces.

Amankila

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New to Five Star Alliance: Cinnamon Grand Colombo

August 16, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Cinnamon Grand Colombo is located in the heart of Colombo's business, shopping, and entertainment center.

Cinnamon Grand Colombo

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