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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.

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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Cool Pools: RIMBA Jimbaran Bali

By: Five Star Alliance

A central feature of RIMBA Jimbaran Bali's modern design is the ark-shaped lobby, designed in the style of a ship surrounded by one hectare of water bodies. These include six distinct swimming pools, each offering a different experience and colored a different shade of blue from their mozaic design. The pools are connected by a network of waterfalls, fountains and streams, and are located on different levels to create a multi-layered aquatic environment. From the lobby, the pools appear to cascade down like Balinese rice terraces, nestled amidst the surrounding forest and reflecting RIMBA’s stunning sunset views.

Rimba Jimbaran

Rimba Jimbaran Bali



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Best Bathrooms: Sunrise Kempinski Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

At Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, smoked glass encases the split bathroom facilities, with a bathtub looking out into the guestroom integrating the bathroom with the living space and allowing for natural light to subtly spill into the space.

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel

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Dining al Fresco: Aman Tokyo

By: Five Star Alliance

The Cafe by Aman at Aman Tokyo is a peaceful oasis on the ground floor of The Otemachi Tower. Nestled amid the Otemachi Forest, a 3,600-square-metre manmade woodlands incorporating fauna from across Japan, The Cafe is flooded with natural light through its floor-to-ceiling windows, and seating is available both indoors and outdoors for lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The Café is open from 11am to 10pm on weekdays.  11am to 9pm on weekends and holidays.

Aman Tokyo

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Cool Pools: Dusit Devarana New Delhi

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Dusit Devarana New Delhi offers guests a 102 meter temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pool.

Dusit Deverana New Delhi

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Cool Pools: Kempinski Hotel Chengdu

By: Five Star Alliance

The swimming pool at Kempinski Hotel Chengdu is 10×22.5 meters and it is maintained
at a constant tropical temperature of 28°C (82.4°F). There is also a children’s pool, as well
as two whirlpools and a gym. 


Kempinski Hotel Chengdu

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Tee Times at Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

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Conveniently located between Bangkok city center and Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa gives guests direct access to Bangkok's many points of interest. 

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

Guests at Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi also enjoy special privileges at the Summit Windmill Golf Club. Designed by the legendary Sir Nick Faldo, the 18-hole course is situated on 160 acres, parallel to the runway of the airport. Manmade lakes, rolling hills, and landscaped gardens dot the par 72 course, leading players over terrain that defies their strategy and elevates their game. For an even more evocative experience, reserve a tee time at night and play on a floodlit course under the moon and stars. Resorts guests can get discounted greens fees and preferred tee times. Reserving a tee time at least 72 hours in advance is recommended.

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

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Named after Abu Al Barakat Yusuf Al Barbari, a North African scholar who made Baa Atoll his home in the 12th century, Al Barakat at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru serves authentic Arabian cuisine. The restaurant is built over water, off the main jetty. A shisha bar is located on the ground level. The main dining area on the rooftop features comfortable low seating.

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Dining al Fresco: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa

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Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa offers a menu of tempting world flavors in an idyllic beachfront setting. The day starts with an international breakfast buffet with live cooking stations, a la minute offerings, and spotaneous pass around treats. Return for a la carte lunch and dinner menus that pay tribute to some of the world's most celebrated cuisines, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and exceptional execution.

Anantara Phuket Layan

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Best Bathrooms: Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort

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Inspired by ancient Sri Lankan design and Anantaras sense of indulgence,  Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort's luxury accommodation offers couple’s romance, space for families and friends, and specially adapted facilities for differently abled guests. Bathrooms feature rain showers, oval bathtubs, and signature Anantara amenities.

Anantara Tangalle

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