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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.

Cool Pools: Curtain Bluff


By: Five Star Alliance

At Curtain Bluff, smoked glass encases the split bathroom facilities, with a bathtub looking out into the guestroom. This integrates the bathroom with the living space and allows for natural light to subtly spill into the space.

Curtain Bluff

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru


By: Five Star Alliance

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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New to Five Star Alliance: Bellevue Hotel Syrene


By: Five Star Alliance

Bellevue Hotel SyreneBorn as a patrician residence, then became a villa, the Bellevue Hotel Syrene  is open all year and offers a modern hospitality which has its roots in a tradition that seduced intellectuals, artists, and heads of State.

Rooms and suites perfectly represent the idea of comfort and wellness which are fundamental to the philosophy of Bellevue Syrene. Each room and suite is unique, furnished in an original way mixing old and new, contemporary designs and authentic period pieces, extreme white and sharp colurs. All rooms face the sea and the Gulf of Naples, one of the most romantic views imaginable.Bellevue Hotel Syrene

The hotel provides many common areas for relaxation and enjoyment. Relax by listening to music or reading a book in the reading room. Take a stroll in the winter garden, a splendid veranda with a view of the front boulevard. The Dalì Room is ideal for guests who love chess and other board games and maybe even enjoy a smoke while playing. If guests prefer to relax in the open air, charmed by the wonderful view of the Gulf of Naples and the sky of Sorrento, they can visit the Snack Corner for a drink or an appetizer to savor by the pool or the terrace La Pergola.

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Best Bathrooms: Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

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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Cool Pools: Grand Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat


By: Five Star Alliance

Celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful swimming pools, the Club Dauphin
pool was built in 1939 and immediately became a signature symbol of the
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat. Perched above the rocky
Mediterranean coastline near Nice and Monaco, the hotel's Olympic-sized infinity
pool is filled with seawater and heated to a temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. 

Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat

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Dining al Fresco: Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

In the relaxed atmosphere of Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel, bathing in the sun and sea, savour the delicious creations of Nicolas Navarro: salads, meats, and grilled fish. Le Cap beckons you to enjoy its delicious sun-drenched dishes, in the shade of its parasols on the waterfront.

Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel

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Kids Free Month in San Diego This October


By: Five Star Alliance

Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla​October is a great month to bring the family to La Jolla, California.  Throughout the entire month of October, kids play and eat free at over 100 different restaurants, museums and attractions all over San Diego!  This is a fantastic opportunity for families to save a little money while enjoying an absolutely memorable trip.

And kids always stay free at the 4-Diamond Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla.  And we have some great deals and special packages for families of all sizes!  Situated in the seaside Village of La Jolla, the Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel.  Commanding views of the California coastline, this landmark hotel overlooks the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is ideally located just steps away from miles of beautiful beaches and 15 minutes north of downtown.    Within walking distance are world-class shopping, dining and entertainment and within a short drive are an abundance of golf, recreation and visitor attractions. Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla

The hotel features 93 air-conditioned, non-smoking guest rooms and suites (some with fully-equipped kitchens, ideal for traveling families).  Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is also available in each of the guest rooms and suites and throughout all public spaces.  A heated outdoor pool, valet parking, complimentary bottled water, bathrobes and evening turndown service are just a few of the luxuries guests will enjoy.

NINE-TEN Restaurant, providing catering for all group functions, boasts nationally acclaimed chefs, an “extraordinary to perfection” ZAGAT rating and a Wine Spectator-awarded wine list.  Our Evolving California Cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

With its ideal location, gracious service and environment of extraordinary comfort, the Grande Colonial hotel provides the ideal destination for those traveling to enjoy Kid’s Free Month in San Diego this October.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Phuket Panwa Beachfront ResortPhuket Panwa Beach Front Resort is located in a serene cove on Makham Bay, one of the peaceful beaches in Cape Panwa on the southeast corner of Phuket. All 227 Rooms & Suites are furnished and inspired by Phuket's Sino-Portuguese heritage, with a private balcony or terrace for every room, a plush Posturepedic bed, soundproofed design, and a spacious bathroom with separate shower and bath.

Unwind and recharge with the spa, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pools, kid's club, and water sport activities. The Pawan Panwa Spa is dedicated to helping guests relax and restore. Its holistic treatment approach aims to help you re-discover inner physical and mental wellness. Signature massages employ a unique oil blend that heals, reduces tensions, and provides total relaxation. From a casual bite to a fine dinner with sensational wines, the resort's wide range of restaurants will satisfy any palate. Dine on delectably spiced curries, sweet desserts, tart tropical fruits, savory grilled meats, and the freshest seafood.Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort

Enjoy all the advantages of a beachfront resort at the resort’s Blue Horizon water sports center. Select from an array of exhilarating choices, including water activity lessons, ocean kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, and other non-motorized options. With a total of 420 square meters of event space, Phuket Panwa Beach Front Resort is well equipped to host any event or function. Overlooking the exquisite Makham Bay, the resort's function rooms are purpose built to take advantage of the property’s spectacular location.

Phuket Panwa Beach Front Resort takes pride in giving guests the best experiences possible, tailored to their needs.

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Cool Pools: Aqualina Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The Tranquility Pool at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach exudes calm tranquility and sophisticated outdoor relaxation. The adults-only environment makes it ideal for uninterrupted sunbathing or even a quick catnap in the South Florida sun. Poolside food and beverage service complete the feeling of lounging at your own Mediterranean villa. Private poolside cabanas are available for those wishing to elevate the feeling of retreat even further.

Acqualina Resort and Spa

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New to Five Star Alliance: Grand Solmar Land's End Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Solmar

 



Fringing the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Grand Solmar Land's End Resort charms travelers with its prime ocean views and Mexican-inspired decor. Thoughtfulness and thoroughness are the trademarks of the Grand Solmar. Every detail was considered right down to the intricate designs in the walkways, the stone entries to the rooms, and the subterranean passages for the staff. This exciting property offers an elevated standard of luxury.Grand Solmar Land's End Resort

When guests venture outside their rooms, they'll find infinity pools, cabanas, and fishing and sailing opportunities. Dining options include traditional Mexican fare served at La Roca Restaurant or one of four other on-site dining venues. Guests seeking extra tranquility and relaxation should head to Playa Grande Spa for a replenishing treatment.

Throughout the resort, the friendly hotel staff ensures visitors feel welcome with extras, such as remembering guests' names and arranging nightly dinner reservations. 

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