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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.

Did You Know? Kurumba Hotel Maldives

February 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Kurumba Hotel Maldives
Kurumba Hotel Maldives
was the first hotel to open in the Maldives. It opened in 1972, and is named after the Dhivehi word for coconut, Kurumba. From its humble origins accommodating only 60 guests a month, Kurumba has since graduated to 14,000. From a handful of founding friends running a resort, it now has a staff of 450. In 2003, Kurumba underwent a complete transformation yet again, to meet the demands of the 21st century. The result was a world-class resort with 180 rooms, including the Royal Residence, Presidential Suites, Pool Villas, Family Villas and beach and garden superior rooms.

 

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Image of the Day: Fairmont Southampton

February 25, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Perched on Bermuda’s stunning south shore with miles of pink sand beaches, the luxurious Fairmont Southampton sits on nearly 100 acres, dotted with lush bougainvillea and towering coconut palms.

Fairmont Southampton 
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Your Questions Answered: Can Your Recommend a Miami Beachfront Hotel That's Close to Nightlife?

February 24, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Grand Beach Hotel
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: We are looking for a Miami Florida South Beach property that beachfront, within walking distance to the night life and dining, and has a pool. What resort offers the best accommodations for our trip?



ANSWER: Grand Beach Hotel 

The Grand Beach Hotel is on the doorstep of South Beach with its night life and restaurants, while still offering just enough privacy and relaxation. The hotel offers ocean front location, two beach front pools and hot tubs, tranquility pool, Chez Gaston restaurant, three lounges and bars, 24-hour fitness center, nearly 20,000 square feet of event and meeting space, business center, comfortable library, massage and spa services, beach chair and umbrella rental for all guests. This is a pet-friendly hotel.

The Grand Beach Hotel features 430 luxurious and oversized guest room suites at their  Miami Beach ocean front hotel. Suites start on the 7th floor guaranteeing unobstructed views of the ocean or Biscayne Bay and Miami’s skyline. Oceanfront suites have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and white beach. Suites also include one-bedroom suites and two bedroom Corner Suites, which offer even more spacious accommodations. The Grand Beach Hotel in Miami also offers a large number of connecting rooms for Miami family vacations.
Grand Beach Hotel
Most suites offer two luxurious marble bathrooms and a King bed plus sleeper sofa or two double beds plus sleeper sofa. Suites have two 42-inch flat-screen TV with premium television channels, balcony with water views, WiFi, interconnecting suites, iPod cradle plug-in, ample luggage storage, and panoramic floor.

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Cool Pools: Epic Hotel Miami

February 23, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Epic Hotel Miami

Epic Hotel Miami
has not one, but two pools for your swimming and sunning pleasure. The downtown Miami has a sixteenth-floor pool terrace that is an open-air oasis. Guests can sip cocktails and enjoy meals while they lounge poolside, courtesy of the hotel's own Area 31 restaurant and outdoor bar. Daybeds for sunbathing and pool cabanas for romantic cabanas are de rigeur.  There are also poolside massages and therapies provided by Exhale. 
Epic Hotel Miami
 

 

 
 

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Did You Know? Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives

February 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives can enjoy a meal at Sea, while being under the actual ocean. The luxury resort's fine dining restaurant is one of teh few underwater wine cellars and restaurants in the world. Here, degustation menus are paired with premium Old and New World wines by the resident Wine Sommelier.

Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Bali Resort for a Family of Four?

February 18, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

InterContinental Resort BaliQUESTION: We are a family of 4 and looking to stay in Bali. What resort offers the best accommodations for our family of 3 adults and 1 child age 1?

ANSWER: InterContinental Resort Bali  

Secluded within the boundaries of the exclusive neighbourhood of Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s southern coastline, InterContinental Bali Resort embraces 35 acres of tropical landscape. Blessed with an endless stretch of white sandy beachfront as its stunning backdrop, the resort integrates ornamental ponds, a winding lagoon and aesthetic stonework.
Suspended between heaven and earth, this 417 luxury room resort was designed to blend modern convenience with elements of traditional Balinese architecture. There is a sensitivity towards the surrounding environment, whilst respecting the rich culture of the island, its fine artistry, and Hindu heritage.
 

For Your Needs, We Recommend: 

Singaraja Room that can connect to Singaraja Room or Singaraja Duplex.

The Singaraia Rooms are located within 2 private wings of the resort, highlighted by local artworks, Javanese masks, and a contemporary blend of dark timber furnishings with creamy textiles. The rooms measure 49 square meters and feature either 1 king bed or 2 twins and have views of the resort garden, lagoons, pool or ocean. Maximum occupancy is for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The Singaraia Duplex Suite exudes comfort with a distinct contemporary Balinese ambience. The split level suite with a mezzanine master bedroom, integrated living environment, and private terrace is the ideal retreat for families. The suite measures 79 square meters with 1 king bed, a sofa bed and offers views of the resort garden, lagoons, pool, or ocean. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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New to Five Star Alliance: RIMBA Jimbaran Bali

February 11, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

RIMBA Jimbaran Bali is named after the Indonesian word for forest. It is a retreat offering stunning sunset views and innovative, modern design amidst lush greenery, and an abundance of water.

RIMBA Jimbaran Bali 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Hyatt Zilara Cancun

February 10, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hyatt Zilara CancunProminently located on the widest stretch of beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an adults-only, all-suite, all-inclusive resort where guests experience traditional Mexican warmth in an intimate yet casual setting.

Enjoy a spring break at Hyatt Zilara Cancun starting from $499 per night >>

 

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Image of the Day: Lago Mar Resort and Club

February 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Lago Mar Resort and Club is situated on ten acres of private beach in Harbor Beach. Hotel amenities include 500-foot private beach, business center, two pools, tour assistance, concierge, laundry/valet services, room service, gift shop, two oceanfront tennis courts, miniature golf, beachfront volleyball and shuffleboard, exercise room, and childrens playground.

Lago Mar Resort and Club 

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Valentine's Day Offers in North America

February 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in the North America. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment!B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale (pictured left)
B Infatuated
This romantic hotel package is the ultimate way to reconnect with that special someone in your life whether you’ve been together for a few weeks, a few months, or many years. This offer includes deluxe Fort Lauderdale accommodations in one of the dozen different room types all having mesmerizing views of the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy coastline. Also included in this B Infatuated package is a "Kit and Caboodle" kit, bottle of bubbly, breakfast for two in the comfort of your room or in B'stro on the Beach.

Rates start at $429 per night >>

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Romance Package
Experience an unforgettable getaway in one of the world's most culturally diverse and vibrant cities. This offer includes complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival night, arrival night amenity of chocolate-covered strawberries, fruit platter and macaroons,deluxe breakfast for two at signature restaurant, Bosk,CAD 100 spa credit for Miraj Hammam Spa per stay, and round-trip airport transfers or complimentary valet parking.

Rates start at CAD 803 per night >> 

Peninsula Chicago (pictured right)
Winter Moments Offer
Warm up this winter at The Peninsula Chicago! Reserve your stay for two consecutive nights or more and enjoy daily American breakfast for two in The Lobby or by room service and a guaranteed room upgrade at the time of booking! Plus, guests booking a suite will enjoy a hotel c redit of US$ 200 for The Peninsula Spa, one of the hotel's three restaurants or towards a Peninsula Academy Programme. 

Rates start at $475 per night >>

Ritz-Carlton Boston Common
Comfort You Package
Package includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe room or suite. Stay 2 nights in a deluxe room and receive a $100 credit per stay. Stay 3 nights in a deluxe room and receive a $200 credit per stay Stay 2 nights in a suite and receive a $200 credit per stay & Stay 3 nights in a suite and receive a $400 credit per stay

Rates start at $409 per night >>

Inn at Perry Cabin
Retreat to Romance Package
Package includes welcome amenities including a bottle of sparkling wine, daily à la carte breakfast for two in Sherwood’s Landing (US$45 per room, per day), access to resort activities including garden tours and wine tastings, dinner for two in Sherwood’s Landing (US$130 per room, per stay), and a $100 Linden Spa credit per room, per stay.

Rates start at $650 per night >>


Charleston Place
Charleston Place (pictured left)
The Spa Experience
Melt away stress and pamper yourself with therapeutic spa treatments and fitness facilities. This package includes luxury accommodations, and a $150 spa credit per stay, for use in The Spa at Charleston Place.

Rates start at $590 per night >>

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown
Romance Package
The package includes deluxe king room, bottle of champagne,
complimentary hotel parking, and breakfast for two.

Rates start at $229 per night >>
 

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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