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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.

Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Taipei

By: Five Star Alliance

Entering through an elegant vestibule, the spacious rooms at Mandarin Oriental Taipei are very inviting with their chic, contemporary layout enhanced with elegant classically inspired touches. Featuring a separate bathtub and a large walk-in shower, the adjoining bathrooms provide a luxurious space to relax and unwind.

Mandarin Oriental Taipei

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Dining Al Fresco: Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin

By: Five Star Alliance

A culinary journey of Asian flavors await at Aleenta Resort & Spa's restaurants and bars in Hua Hin.
For something extra special, private dining is the ultimate choice - from a romantic dinner for two to a beach
barbecue with friends. Refreshing drinks are also available throughout the day and night at the pool lounge or Aleenta bar.


Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin

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Cool Pools: Discovery Shores Boracay Island

By: Five Star Alliance

An idyllic alternative to the busy Beachfront, the Discovery Shores Boracay Island pool is located on the ground level, adjacent to the Sands Restaurant. A shallow kiddie level, jacuzzi, poolside bar, and butlers armed with inflatable toys and complimentary treats make it a perfect hangout for every member of the family.

Discovery Shores Boracay Island

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The Luxury Hotel Insider Turns 10!

By: Five Star Alliance

Happy Birthday to us! The Luxury Hotel Insider turns 10 today. In Internet years, that's about 1,000. To put it into perspective, on October 7, 2005, Twitter was 17 months away from being invented, Pinterest had another 5 years to go before it started us all pinning, and Facebook was still called Thefacebook. George W. Bush had just started his second term in office, and the top TV shows were American Idol, CSI, and Survivor. 

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Here's to another 10 years of bringing you exclusive luxury hotel deals, features, and special rates from Five Star Alliance!


New to Five Star Alliance: Amandayan

By: Five Star Alliance

Amandayan is set on just over a hectare above the winding lanes of Lijiang Old Town. Amandayan offers 34 Suites and the two-bedroom Amandayan Suite. Designed in the traditional architectural style of the Nakhi – the indigenous people of northwestern Yunnan – Amandayan is housed in a series of dwellings arranged around peaceful courtyards. 


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Cool Pools: The Kingsbury

By: Five Star Alliance

The Kingsbury has a sparkling swimming pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The Kingsbury

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Image of the day: Samabe Bali Resort and Villas

By: Five Star Alliance

Samabe Bali Suites and Villas is an exclusive oceanfront resort that occupies 8 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean, along with a kilometer of famous white sand stretching along the coast. The resort features 39 gorgeous full Ocean View Suites (13 Suites come with private pools) and 42 pool villas ranging from one to three bedrooms, each comes with its own luxurious private pool.

Samabe Bali Suites and Villas


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Dining al Fresco: Singapore Marriott Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

At Singapore Marriott Hotel, guests can dine in style at the refurbished al fresco Pool Grill. Indulge in the a la carte and brunch Western treats and enjoy the great ambience by the pool with cabanas.

Singapore Marriott Hotel

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Anantara Joins the Elephant Parade

By: Five Star Alliance

Anantara Elephant Parade
Get ready for the stampede! Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is partnering with Elephant Parade® and  to bring the world's largest open air art exhibition, Elephant Parade, to Bangkok.

The exhibit's herd of almost one hundred 1.5 meter elephants will be exhibited as a herd in key locations throughout Bangkok, starting on 1st December 2015 and ending on January 29th 2016.Anantara Elephant Parade

The first major Elephant Parade was held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands in 2007 and has since been exhibited in cities across the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Milan, and Hong Kong. Elephant Parade Bangkok will be a first for Thailand.

Founder Marc Spits and his son Mike came up with the unique event after a visit to the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital in Lampang, Thailand, which treats sick and injured elephants. During that visit, they fell for Mosha, a baby elephant who lost her leg after stepping on a landmine when only seven months old and was the first elephant to receive a prosthetic limb. Mosha gets a new leg every year, and each time must learn to walk all over again. Mosha features in each Elephant Parade exhibition and will have a specially Thai themed painted prosthetic leg for the Bangkok Parade.

Anantara Elephant ParadeArtists from all walks of life have designed elephants in support of elephant care and conservation. Famous supporters of Elephant Parade Bangkok include: Hangover 2 star Nirut Sirichanya;  Furious 7 star Tony Jaa, designer Paul Smith, Top DJ Hardwell, and Thailand World beauty queen Sirinya Bishop.  

In February 2016 a selection of elephants from the parade will be auctioned off at a charity gala dinner at Anantara Siam Bangkok. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. The foundation will find fund a range of sustainable programs that benefit the elephants of Thailand, including Wildlife Alliance, Freeland, WildAid, Think Elephants, and Thai Elephant Therapy Project.  

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