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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.

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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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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Dining al Fresco: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

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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Image of the Day: Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali is a 120 all-suite-and-villa resort set amidst four hectares of lush tropical gardens. The property is perfect for guests looking for a haven to relax and unwind. The hardest decision of the whole vacation will be which beach lounger to choose.

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali 

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Best Bathrooms: Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

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

By: Five Star Alliance

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 Laguna Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Connecting the seven swimming pools of The Laguna Resort and Spa, the 5,000-square-metre crystal clear, swimmable lagoon pools harmonize with the resort's landscaped tropical gardens, creating a tranquil and scenic ambiance. Additional swimming pools add to the exotic environment. Among them are two sandy pools, which imitate the comfort and feel of a white sand beach; a 35-centimeter-deep children's pool; and a main pool situated near the beach. Meanwhile, two outdoor Jacuzzis are nestled among the serene tropical gardens, as are two soothing waterfall features. 

In order to protect the natural environment, the pools are filled with water from PDAM (Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum), the water supply company owned by the Government of Bali, rather than deep private wells. The resort’s regular water treatment program ensures clean moss- and bacteria-free pool water.

The Laguna Resort and Spa

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Incredible 20% Early Bird Special at Viceroy Bali

By: Five Star Alliance

Viceroy BaliIf a vacation in Bali is on your bucket list, now is the time to book. For a limited time, Viceroy Bali is offering a spectactular deal. Simply book the special Five Star Alliance rate 60 days in advance, and you'll receive 20% off your stay and a $100 spa credit.

Viceroy Bali is situated only five minutes leisurely drive from the cultural heartland of Bali, Ubud which is famous for its artistic community, traditional dance ceremonies, temples and rural vistas. The hotel and villas enjoy unparalleled views of the dramatic river gorge, and the forested slopes and terraced paddy fields beyond.

At Viceroy Bali all the villas are luxurious with private pools and spectacular views over Petanu River gorge and tropical forests. All villas have luxurious European fittings combined with Balinese architectural features. The decor of each villa is sumptuous, all have marble floors, luxurious furnishings, top quality beds with fine thread count linen, spacious marble bathroom with separate shower, bath, twin vanities, all have air conditioning, ceiling fans, 42' LCD satellite television, DVD player, espresso coffee machine and more.

Balanced on the hill slope overlooking the spectacular Petanu River Gorge with its unrivalled views, The Lembah Spa offers treatments developed by Swiss professionals to combine the best of the West, with Balinese natural treatments. In addition to a variety of massage and body treatments, the Lembah Spa also offers beauty treatments, facials, creme hair baths, manicure, pedicure and reflexology. For our very special Viceroy guests, the Lembah Spa also offers complimentary use of the steam room the sixty-eight jet therapeutic American Jacuzzi and associated facilities.

Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.  Please read the rate terms carefully to avoid disappointment.

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Sayan Bali

By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Four Seasons Sayan Bali can book a special romantic dinner – either on a villa’s private outdoor terrace, beside the rooftop lotus pond or at the exotic herb balé. A dedicated waiter serves a seductive four-course menu, complete with romantic candles and exotic flowers.

Four Seasons Sayan Bali

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