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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.

Image of the Day: Las Alamandas

September 16, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Las Alamandas is an exclusive beachfront hideaway situated on over 1,500 acres of unspoilt tropical Paradise with only seven villas accommodating a maximum of 42 guests.

Las Alamandas

Fall Rates as Las Alamandas start at $185 per night >>

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New to Five Star Alliance: Indigo Pearl Phuket

September 15, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Set against a backdrop of lush rainforest, Indigo Pearl rests on Phuket’s sheltered northern shore, a short drive from the airport. 

Indigo Pearl Phuket

Fall rates at Indigo Pearl Phuket start at $172 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Pelican Grand Beach Resort

September 11, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Pelican Grand Beach Resort, located in Ft Lauderdale, offers breathtaking ocean views overlooking the sand in Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Fall rates at Pelican Grand Beach Resort start at $179 per night >>

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Did You Know? The Chesterfield Palm Beach

September 9, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Designed in the manner of a European bed and breakfast, The Chesterfield Palm Beach was built as The Lido-Venice in 1926 and renamed The Vineta in 1928. The hotel was renovated in 1937 by Palm Beach architect John L. Volk. Named The Chesterfield Palm Beach in 1989, the hotel today is a member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Fall rates at The Chesterfield Palm Beach start at $205 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket

September 6, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket offers two equally mesmerizing panoramas from its perch upon a lush peak overlooking Tri Trang and Patong beaches in southern Phuket.

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket

Fall rates at Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket start at $138 per night >>

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Your Questions Answered: What Miami Hotel is Beachfront and Close to Nightlife?

September 5, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

The James Royal Palm
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 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 a looking for a hotel right on the beach with walking distance to nightlife and fine dining and breakfast option in South Beach Florida- What can you recommend?


ANSWER: The James Royal Palm – Miami Beach, FL

Just steps away from the beach and world famous Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, The James Royal Palm hotel is located within the coveted and culturally rich area of South Beach, Miami. Featured as one of Conde Nast Traveler UK & US Magazine's "Hot Hotels of 2013" and now a AAA Four Diamond rated beachfront retreat, The James Royal Palm is an inspiring oceanfront beach retreat. Night or day, a distinct energy is in the air, sparked by travelers, trendsetters, and creative personalities at the forefront of defining what's next.
The hotel serves as a modern tribute to the Royal Palm Hotel’s rich history, keeping intact many signature elements of the original architect's Art Deco design. The compass rose on the terrazzo lobby floor, artistically-inspired, green glass front desk and porthole windows in the lobby lounge has been preserved and restored.
Just outside the hotel, you’ll find yourself immersed in luxury retail, endless entertainment and a host of opportunities. Located near amed Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, the destination is an unmatched shopping experience.
The hotel features two swimming pools, two dining options, poolside bar, lobby lounge, full-service spa, Lil' James offerings for children, retail shop and a gym.

Fall rates at The James Royal Palm start at $262 per night >>


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: Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa

September 4, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Please help us welcome Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa to the Five Star Alliance collection. The Phuket luxury resort  is situated on 15 acres of pristine beachfront land facing endless white beaches and the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. The grounds are a natural botanical garden exploding with the colors of exotic flowers and lush greenery and utmost care is taken to preserve the natural beauty and the environment.

Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa

Fall Rates at Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa start at $350 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Palazzo Versace

August 28, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Palazzo Versace, located on Australia's Gold Coast, features the design house's signature bright prints and colors. 

Palazzo Versace

Fall Rates at Palazzo Versace start at AUD 365 per night >> 

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Spotlight on Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

August 28, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Bali is the most popular tourist destination in Indonosia and has been so for decades. It is known for its stunning beaches and landscape, diverse artistic culture, and world-class shopping. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort overlooks the island’s famed Kuta Beach and the Bali Strait along Jalan Pantai Kuta. The luxury resort is part of Beachwalk: A Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort, a lifestyle center complete with shopping, restaurants, bars, nightlife, and an XXI Cineplex. The resort is ideally located 15 minutes away from Denpasar International Airport. 

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort has 203 rooms and suites that reflect contemporary Balinese taste while offering state-of-the-art technology. Rooms are furnished with hand-selected furniture that reflect a sense of belonging, and private balconies have views of Kuta Beach and Bali Strait. A good night's rest is all but guaranteed with Sheraton Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed, and spacious spa-inspired guest bathrooms are beautifully appointed with freestanding bathtubs and rainforest showers. Children who are 12 or younger sleep for free in the existing bedding of a room shared with a paying adult. Rollaways, child rollaways and cribs are available for an extra fee. Sensitive guest will appreciate available hypoallergenic pillows, and all guests will appreciate the wireless High Speed Internet Access. Other modern conveniences an LED or LCD flat screen television, a multimedia system with iPod© connectivity, and an international electrical outlet. There's also a refreshment center and complimentary bottled water.

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Other features at the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort include a
health and fitness program designed in conjuntion with Core® Performance so guests can maintain their routine while on vacation. The 160-square-meter fitness center provides towels, a water station, and instruction posters. Cardio equipment features individual television screens, and the strength/core area has a 42” LCD flat screen television. Furthermore, a jogging route is available in the resort.

After working out, guests can splash around in the free-form pool or the kids' pool. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available, as is food and drink service. A water park and a childcare center operate out of the adjacent Beachwalk. Guests can also indulge in a relaxing treatment at Shine Spa for Sheraton. Spanning more than 250 square meters, it comprises four treatment rooms—each with its own hot tub—and changing rooms with saunas and rain showers.

Fall rates at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort start at $154 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Elbow Beach Bermuda

August 27, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Elbow Beach Bermuda is named after the stretch of private pink sand beach on which it resides. Set amongst 50 acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel is five minutes from the charming, downtown area of Hamilton, the island's capital. 

Elbow Beach Bermuda

Fall rates start at $425 per night >> 

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