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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.

Explore Memphis from River Inn of Harbor Town


By: Five Star Alliance

River Inn of Harbor Town
Anyone desiring a walk in Memphis would do well to check in to River Inn of Harbor Town. Overlooking the Mississippi River near downtown, this charming hote has impressive architecture, accented by gas-lit lanterns, decorative wrought iron, blooming window boxes and a panoramic view from the Terrace on the roof top. In addition to 28 luxury boutique and upscale lodging accommodations and suites, River Inn offers two dining options: long time Memphis favorite, Paulette's Restaurant with its cozy Little Bar, casual Tug's neighborhood grill,and the Terrace with drinks, small plates, and an unsurpassed view. 

A beautiful nature trail meanders through Harbor Town, and Greenbelt Park runs along the banks of the Mississippi River offering walking, hiking, and running opportunities along a 1 1/2 mile paved path.

The Concierge will be happy to arrange the following tours for guests:

Elvis' Graceland Tour
Graceland Platinum Tour
City of Memphis Tour
Elvis/Memphis Tour
RiverboatTour
Mud Island (Mississippi River Museum and Beach)
After Dark Dinner Tour (Beale Street artist best with live music, food and drinks)
Memphis Music Tour (Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studio, Rock N Soul Museum)
National Civil Rights Museum Tour
Downtown Loop Tour

Other don't-miss sites and activities include The Orpheum Theatre, home to Opera Memphis and Ballet Memphis, and the world-class Cannon Center for the Performing Arts which is home to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. For sports enthusiasts, Memphis’ own NBA team, the Grizzlies, offer courtside action at the FedEx Forum.

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Cool Pools: Ritz Carlton Aruba


By: Five Star Alliance

Ritz Carlton Aruba features two pools for children and adults. Towels and chairs are provided poolside with food and beverage service available daily. 

Ritz Carlton Aruba

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Dine Well at May Fair Kitchen


By: Five Star Alliance

The May Fair London was first opened by King George V in 1927 and has been known as one of London's quintessential luxury hotels ever since. Part of the luxury experience here should include a visit to the May Fair Kitchen. Nestled in the heart of London's West End, the refined menu and sophisticated ambiance compliments the elegance of the luxury hotel's elegant location. 

At the May Fair Kitchen, chefs have sourced all ingredients from the farmer, fisherman, or grower who originally produced it. Every member of the staff is trained to tell diners the provenance of those ingredients. Even better, the open kitchen provides a show with dinner. 

May Fair London

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai


By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai's outdoor swimming pool, set amidst lush landscaping, offers a serene respite from the city. Guests can also unwind on chaises longues beside the relaxation pool near the open-air pool deck, where light snacks and beverages are served. For added convenience, the pool is equipped with telephones and wireless Internet access.

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

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Cool Pools: Sule Shangri-La Yangon


By: Five Star Alliance

The Pool Bar at Sule Shangri-La Yangon is located on the fifth floor beside the outdoor swimming pool. The bar offers
a selection of wine and cocktails as well as a la carte menu.

Sule Shangri-La Yangon

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Best Bathrooms: Fairmont Jakarta


By: Five Star Alliance

At Fairmont Jakarta, luxurious Le Labo bath amenities can be enjoyed in the Japanese inspired marble spa bathroom with separate rain shower and bath tub.

Fairmont Jakarta

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Cool Pools: Naumi Hotel Singapore


By: Five Star Alliance

Let the glistening waters of the rooftop infinity pool at Naumi Hotel Singapore tickle your fantasy. If you are not down for some casino action at the Marina Bay Sands or Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, you may want to visit this tranquil oasis where you can just sit back, soak up, and get away from it all. 

Naumi Hotel Singapore

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Did You Know? Keswick Hall at Monticello


By: Five Star Alliance

One of the best ways to see Central Virginia's glorious countryside is from a hot air balloon.
Keswick Hall's exclusive partner, Bonaire Charters, lifts our guests to a spectacular experience
over the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rolling landscapes beyond. You will launch
from the estate and float over the area's magnificent scenery for 1 ½ hours taking in some of
Virginia's most breathtaking natural sites and historical landmarks.

Keswick Hall
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Cool Pools: The Norman Tel Aviv


By: Five Star Alliance

The undeck and infinity swimming pool at The Norman Tel Aviv is located on the rooftop and is seasonally open from 7:00am until sunset, with a lifeguard constantly on duty. Changing rooms are available on the 3rd floor with direct access to the pool. 

The Norman Tel Aviv

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Dining al Fresco: The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The deck at The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa has views from every direction and is a lovely spot for guests to converge and relax over casual dining. In the evenings, the fragrance of pine from the forest mingles with aromas of freshly grilled meats, cooked just the way you like on traditional coal-fired barbecues.

The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa

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