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Kids Free Month in San Diego This October

August 21, 2015
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

August 20, 2015
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

August 19, 2015
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

August 18, 2015
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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Best Bathrooms: Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

August 16, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Each of the eight Highland Villas at Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos has a bedroom, a large bathroom, a separate Jacuzzi room ,and a living/dining room. They all feature open fireplaces and enjoy views out across the estate from the large windows. There is a choice of villas with either king beds or 2 queen beds.

Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

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Did You Know? Hotel Negresco

August 13, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel NegrescoHotel Negresco first opened its doors on January 8th, 1913. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately attracted an international clientele, including the Vanderbilts, Kings, Queens, the Beatles, Elton John and Louis Armstrong. Besides its stunning location overlooking one of the French Riviera’s most beautiful bays for a century, the luxury hotel is known for it's amazing art collection.


Hotel NegrescoHotel owner Jeanne Augier has collected over 6,000 pieces of fine French art. Guests can admire the generous forms of Niki de Saint Phalle's Nana Jaune in the Royal Lounge or the series of seven brightly colored rugs designed by Raymond Moretti. Floor carpets were made from an original work by Yvaral in 1974. The rooms display an impressive collection of works by great artists from every period. The Versailles Lounge hosts Louis XIV's portrait, identical to that exhibited at the Louvre or Versailles. 

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Cool Pools: The Miami Beach EDITION

August 10, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

At The Miami Beach EDITION, facing the Atlantic Ocean, are two outdoor pools with outdoor bars, personal cabanas;
an outdoor movie theatre and 70,000 square feet of beach front- the largest in the city. 

The Miami Beach EDITION

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Dining Al Fresco: Le Guanahani Hotel

August 4, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

Le Guanahani Hotel's main restaurant overlooks the pool and the beach of Grand Cul-de-Sac. The all-day dining venue offers a superbly fresh and continually evolving menu with an emphasis on inventive seafood and grilled dishes prepared with subtle global influences.

La Guanahani

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Cool Pools: Pikaia Lodge

July 29, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

The pool at Pikaia Lodge is on the top plateau of the crater and is centered amongst the exteriors of the main building. The infinity pool merges with the horizon with the back drop of the endless ocean and the pristine savanna – a mesmerizing sight. With its surrounding decks plastered with peruvian travertine marble and furnished with comfortable beach chairs, the pool is strategically placed to receive the sun, shadow free the entire day to maintain a pleasant water temperature. Guests can take a refreshing dip or do some laps for exercise. There is a covered terrace next to the pool where guests can enjoy meals and drinks without having to change.

At the eastern end, on the very edge of the main crater there is a covered gazebo with two sofas for napping, reading or quiet contemplation. At night the pool and decks are softly illuminated, creating a tranquil ambiance.

Pikaia Lodge

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Cool Pools: Indura Beach and Golf Resort

July 28, 2015
By: Five Star Alliance

A focal point and central gathering spot within Indura Beach and Golf Resort; the pool is temperature controlled and features three uniquely appealing swim areas.

Indura Beach Golf Resort and Spa

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