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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.

Image of the Day: Soneva Kiri

October 17, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Arriving at Soneva Kiri, guests immediately notice a striking bamboo structure in the shape of a manta ray jutting out from the jungle. Known as The Den, this captivating combination of art and science impresses the grown-ups but its prime purpose is as a hive of ideas and activities for younger guests. Pictured is the sleepover pod.

Soneva Kiri

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Dine at The Dome at Tower Club at lebua

October 17, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Tower club at lebuaTower Club at lebua is a five-star hotel that epitomizes Bangkok luxury. The world-class service and accommodations are are rivaled only by the top-notch dining options at the hotel. The Dome at lebua is home to Bangkok’s highest collection of bars, restaurants, and lounges.

 

Tower club at lebua

Dining and Bar options at The Dome include:

 

-Mezzaluna, which features modern innovative cuisine. Twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Sühring offer an ever-changing menu of modern European cuisine with subtle Asian flavors. A Conde Nast Traveler "Hot Tables" winner, Mezzaluna, found on the 65th floor, is the highest restaurant on the property.

 

-Sirocco, located on the 63 floor of the Dome at lebua, is the world's highest al fresco restaurant and one of Bangkok's hottest restaurants. Sirocco has breathtaking views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river, an amazing Sky Bar, and quality Mediterranean fare.

 

-Breeze specializes in Asian takes on the vast culinary influences of the region. Seating is high above the sea level and the view is a bird's eye glimpse of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. Seating options include an open-air terrace and a spectacular glass sky-bridge that is suspended in mid-air.

 

-Skybar Suspended in the sky on the 63rd floor of The Dome at lebua, the Sky Bar is the world's highest open air bar, which has a panoramic view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. With such an enthralling ambience coupled with a seductive selection of the finest vintages, beverages, and cocktails in Bangkok, the rooftop bar is unanimously accepted as the coolest bar in Bangkok.

 

skybar


-distal is located on the 64th floor and offers premium and authentic malt whiskies, vodkas, and cognacs. A unique feature of distil is the Oyster Bar. Pink Diamond Oysters, Exclusive Petrossian Caviar and fresh sushi and sashimi present a delightful selection, along with the finest champagnes and wines from a walk-in wine cellar. Hand-rolled authentic Cuban Cigars are yours to enjoy together with drinks in the adjoining open-air Cigar Terrace.

 

-Ocean 52 (located on the 52nd floor) is situated several steps from Breeze and a few floors away from Sirocco, Mezzaluna, Distil, and the Skybar, and is a popular rendezvous spot for social gatherings or dinners.

Bon Appetit!

 

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Bali Luxury Hotel for a Family of Three?

October 16, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Conrad Bali
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series "Your Questions Answered" to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: We are a family of 3 adults and 1 year old child looking for a beach property in Bali. What do you recommend?

 

ANSWER: Conrad BaliThe luxury Conrad Bali is set within 6.8 hectares of manicured, tropical gardens and lagoons complete with cascading waterfalls and pools that descend onto the hotel's wide expanse of beach and protected bay. Located on the southern coast of Bali, Conrad Bali is conveniently situated only ten kilometres (6.5 miles) from Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport at Denpasar and next to Bali's Nusa Dua resort area. Designed in an attractive E-shape structure, Conrad Bali offers three hotel guest wings, an extensive Spa Centre, a retail village, and a Conference Centre.

The impressive drive up to the hotel entrance rises up three levels to the porte cochère, passing a waterfall flowing from the hotel's open lobby. Conrad Bali's three guest wings span four floors and offer 313 hotel guest rooms and suites, with 85% of rooms and suites benefiting from an ocean view. Each of the hotel rooms offers an array of hotel amenities that include individually controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans, a remote-control television with satellite channels, telephones with a dedicated data line, voicemail, and broadband Internet access. 

Conrad Bali's range of recreation facilities includes a 33-metre swimming pool, jogging track with landscaped gardens, a wide range of water sports, floodlit tennis courts, a modern Fitness Centre, and the luxury Jiwa Spa. Conrad BaliThe Jiwa Spa offers a wide selection of aromatherapy treatments. Kura-Kura Club is the hotel's children's activity programme, offering fun-filled activities designed specially for the hotel's younger guests. Conrad Bali also offers guest boutiques and a full-service Business Centre.

Deluxe Family Room offers a relaxation where you can unwind in this spacious 90m²/968 sq. ft. The Deluxe Family Room features interconnected deluxe rooms with 1 king bed and twin beds in the second room. Stay entertained with the LCD TV and DVD player. Maximum occupancy is five persons with additional extra bed/ baby cot. There is a private terrace/ balcony, marble bathroom with separate bathtub, shower and toilet area, a choice of luxury bathroom amenities, complimentary meals for kids below 12 years old from Kids Menu when parents are dining, and complimentary access to Reflection Lounge

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Image of the Day: The Leela Kovalam Beach Resort

October 15, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Leela Kovalam Beach ResortKerala’s largest beachside resort, is cradled between two sweeping beaches. Perched on a rock-face, this 5 star deluxe resort offers the most panoramic views of the famed Kovalam shoreline.

The Leela Kovalam Beach Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Siam Hotel

October 14, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Along the River of Kings, nestled amongst Bangkok's historical palaces, temples and museums, a lucky few will happen upon our boutique gem, The Siam Hotel. Set on 3 acres of premium river frontage, this privately owned and operated 39-room luxury retreat will transport you to a bygone serenity suffused with priceless antiquities, Oriental allure, and contemporary comforts.

The Siam Hotel

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Image of the Day: Banyan Tree Phuket

October 13, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Phuket's location offers seemingly endless beaches of glistening white sand, abundant coconut groves, and shimmering turquoise waters.

Banyan Tree Phuket

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Image of the Day: The Lalit Mumbai

October 9, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Lalit Mumbai is located in the nerve centre of the fastest developing business hub, Andheri, in Mumbai. But you'd know from this relaxing scene.

The Lalit Mumbai

Fall rates at The Lalit Mumbai start at $102 per night >>

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Image of the Day: The Opposite House

October 2, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Opposite House is an intriguing urban hotel designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma nestled in the heart of the city in The Village at Sanlitun.

The Opposite House

Fall rates at The Opposite House start at $292 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16

September 28, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 is located in the center of the city and admist the charming historical quarter and walking distance to St. Paul's Ruins and A-Ma Temple. 

Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 

Fall rates at Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 start at $199 per night >>

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Dining al Fresco: The Residence Maldives

September 23, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Residence Maldives offers an unforgettable dining experience in the restaurants both in terms of tempting menus and stunning panoramas of the Indian Ocean. Besides a variety of gastronomic temptations to pamper your palate, the backdrop of the sapphire ocean creates an ambience like no other.

The Residence Maldives 

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