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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.

Cool Pools: Laucala Island Resort

By: Five Star Alliance


A dramatic open-air structure designed to resemble a shell, the Pool Bar sits beside Laucala Island Resort’s 2.000-square-metre lagoon-style swimming pool, amid coconut palms and tropical flowers. Fresh fruit juices, coconut milk and coconut water is made daily, bottled and served to guests lounging by the water, accompanied by cool scented towels and vitamin shooters.

Laucala Island Resort

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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. 

Conrad Koh Samui

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


Best Bathrooms: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa features a stunning Presidential Suite. Its sublime master bathroom with shower and antique marble bath has amazing views of Twelve Apostles mountain range and the majestic Table Mountain National Park

Twelve Apostles

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Best Bathrooms: Pier One Sydney Harbour

By: Five Star Alliance

Indulge yourself, and enjoy the extreme spaciousness and luxury offered by the Hickson Suite at Pier One Sydney Harbour, all topped off with amazing views of Walsh Bay through expansive glass window.

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Get to Know Hotel DeBrett

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel DeBrett

If a visit to Auckland is on your horizon, check in to Hotel DeBrett. Located in an historic building, the 25-room luxury boutique hotel connects downtown's hip and fashionable High Street with the business district found on Shortland Street. One of Auckland's first hotels was located here in 1841. Since that time, it has survived two fires, and two rebuilds, before the current building was erected in 1925. 

Hotel DeBrett

Every room is individually designed and complemented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. All rooms feature bespoke carpet from hand woven 100% New Zealand wool. Classic rooms are filled with light from either High Street or the glass roofed atrium. Boutique Suites are ideal for business travellers needing space for work and private meetings, or for couples wanting a little more space, as all have a separate living room. O'Connell Suites are spacious duplex suites have been designed to cater for families. There is a double sofa bed in the living room, additional to the king/queen size bed in the upper bedroom, and separate half bathroom on the lower floor. Finally, Loft Suites offer the option of a two level suite with spiral stair access from living to bedroom, or a one level suite – some have Juliet balconies onto the rustic courtyard and the glass roofed atrium, others have inner city views.

At the heart of the hotel sits DeBretts Kitchen and the famous Art Deco inspired Housebar. Experience contemporary New Zealand cuisine featuring the best local produce prepared and cooked with care. The famous Housebar has been meticulously restored as Auckland's premier meeting place. A private drawing room has been created for exclusive use by hotel guests – while a glass roofed atrium and courtyard form the central focal point for guests and diners at DeBretts Kitchen. At street level the colorful Cornerbar has an emphasis on local craft beers and boutique wines. 

Hotel DeBrett aims to create a warm,welcoming environment, where guests felt at home, but with a quirky, unpredictable flair, excellent amenities, and top-notch service. 

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Image of the Day: Emaho Sekawa Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

When you simply do not wish to be found, when you need to escape and unwind, there is no better place to disappear than Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Resort. Emaho Sekawa features only three guest villas, each totally private and far away from each other, hidden amongst the rainforest while enjoying spectacular panoramic ocean views.

Emaho Sekawa

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Cool Pools: qualia

By: Five Star Alliance

qualia's two irresistible infinity-edge swimming pools frame the Whitsundays beauty of the Long Pavilion and Pebble Beach restaurants. Relax into laidback beach-club mode by ordering poolside drinks from the Long Pavilion wine bar, or enjoy a lazy lunch served by the pool at Pebble Beach.


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Cool Pools: Crown Towers Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Crown Towers is home to one of the largest and most luxurious indoor pools in the country. Hotel guests can utilize the 25 metre heated indoor pool at their leisure, with access to refreshments poolside.

Crown Tower

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Cool Pools: Palazzo Versace

By: Five Star Alliance

The Palazzo Pool at Palazzo Versace overlooks the marina. The luxury hotel has two pools total with a sitting area with lounge chairs and private cabanas for rent in between.

Palazzo Versace

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Image of the day: Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled between the blue Pacific Ocean and the calm Southport Broadwater,
Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa is an oasis of rare luxury. Surrounded by
15 hectares of lush palm gardens and a sparkling one hectare blue lagoon,
the Sheraton Mirage is the Gold Coast's only five-star luxury resort located right on the beach.

Sheraton Mirage and Spa

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