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: Naladhu Resort


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Naladhu Resort offers intimate dining experiences to its guests. Chefs can provide some of their favorite dishes - complete with candles, tablecloths, silver and all those other little touches of perfection - to the destination of your choice around the island.

Naladhu Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Kandolhu Island


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Kandolhu Island measures just 200 meters by 150 meters, and has wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green ocean. The island is also home to one of the most pristine, colorful, and lively reefs in the Maldives. Offering just 30 villas in 5 different styles, both over the water and on the beach, Kandalhu Island resort is perfect for couples wanting some alone time in paradise.

Kandolhu Island

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Best Bathrooms: Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa


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This sunken bathtub at Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa is more like a private indoor pool. Anantara's 59 luxurious suites feature expansive, free-flowing living spaces, with Balinese-inspired decor, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows and large balconies with terrazzo tubs for two and views of the sparkling ocean.

Anantara Seminyak 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Ritz Carlton Bali


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Ritz Carlton Bali has a cliff top setting that overlooks the Indian Ocean. The villas offer private pools and exclusive butler services. Every suite and villa at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is oriented to take full advantage of the Indian Ocean and resort garden views. The Ritz-Carlton Suites feature an air-conditioned bedroom with indoor and outdoor living area with oversize daybed to enjoy the view of Sawangan beach and the Indian Ocean.

Ritz Carlton Bali

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Cool Pools: The Library Koh Samui


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Unwind by The Library Koh Samui's signature red swimming pool with the lulling warm breeze of the pristine beach beyond. Selected as one of the world's most spectacular hotel pools by both Tripadvisor and CNN, The Red Pool, with its mosaic tiles of orange, yellow, and deep red, presents a dazzling spectacle of brilliant color and sophisticated style. The Red Pool is just a few steps away from the white sandy beach of Chaweng.

The Library Koh Samui

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Strand Yangon


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Declared "the finest hostelry East of Suez" by John Murray in his Handbook for Travelers written in the early 20th century, the 1901-built three story The Strand Yangon remains one of Southeast Asia’s few grand colonial hotels and one of its most awe-inspiring.

The Strand Yangon 

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Dining al Fresco: Gayana Eco Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Perched above the water in its own special corner of the Gayana Eco Resort, Alu-Alu's overwater seating presents a prime opportunity to enjoy a calm sea breeze and the gentle lapping of waves as you savor a feast of some of the country's finest Chinese seafood. The recipes are prepared from ingredients taken from its own organic fish farm, ensuring a dining experience that offers only the freshest seafood. Pick from live options kept in 28 glass display tanks, or order something straight off the menu – either way promises delicious treats for lunch or dinner. Alu-Alu is committed to sustainable aquaculture and does not serve shark's fin products.

Gayana Eco Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Aman Tokyo


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Occupying the top six floors of the recently-built Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo is an urban sanctuary high above the atmospheric whirl of tradition and modernity that epitomises Tokyo. A warm and exclusive sanctuary, Aman Tokyo draws its design inspiration from traditional Japanese residential structures. Classic Japanese materials such as timber, Washi paper and stone are blended to great effect with modern technology and luxurious fabrics. Filtered light contrasts with solid elements, creating a subtle interplay of shadow and light fundamental to the design and ambiance of the hotel.

Aman Tokyo

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Did You Know? The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto


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The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto's three distinct on-site Japanese-style gardens soothe and refresh the mind with the tranquil sound of waterfalls. Both the Aoi-den and Kasui-en Japanese gardens have been designated as Kyoto City Cultural Assets.

Created in 1933 by the landscape architect Jihei Ogawa, Aoi-den Garden is highlighted by a three-level, 15-meter waterfall. Other carefully-chosen elements include clusters of maple trees and Japanese andromeda, and perfectly positioned stepping stones. The innovative design of Kasui-en Garden by Hakuyo Ogawa also incorporates water, which falls quietly over a large rock in the center against a backdrop of red pine trees. The newest garden—the Garden of Philosophy—is designed by the sculptor Bukichi Inoue and features cool, clear water flowing from the Eastern Mountains.

The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto

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