Five Star Alliance
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
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: Hotel Martinez

October 27, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Z Plage Beach Club at Hotel Martinez offers loungers that are perfect for
sun-bathing, reading, napping, or just enjoying the beach.

Hotel Martinez

View rates, details, and more images of Hotel Martinez >>

 

 

Share this article:

 


Image of the Day: Le Meridien Tahiti

October 26, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Le Meridien Tahiti, situated on the beachfront in the Punaauia region, offers 138 lagoon view bedrooms and suites with stunning views of the ocean, and 12 over-water bungalows designed with an emphasis on natural materials and refreshing local colors.

le meridien tahiti

View rates, details, and more images of Le Meridien Tahiti >> 

Share this article:

 


Stay Warm this Holiday Season with Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

October 25, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
During the holiday season, The Ritz Carlton Laguna, Niguel is transformed into a holiday wonderland with sparkling lights, sweet treats, and special events. In celebration of the season of giving, the resort is collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for the Orange County Rescue Mission and toys and books for Miracles for Kids.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel premiered as the first luxury beach resort along coastal Orange County. Today, the Dana Point resort boasts a newly re-imagined vibe, services and spaces, yet still occupies its perch atop 150 foot bluff featuring cascading views of the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful seaside city of Dana Point is located in Orange County, Southern California, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego.

 

 

Festive Holiday Events at the luxury hotel include:

-Surfing Santa Competition:Saturday, November 23; 7:30 a.m.
A fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing.

-Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony: Sunday, November 24; 4 p.m.
Holiday music performed by The Jeeps and a special appearance from Santa Claus. Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Miracles for Kids.

Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

-Holiday Surf Board Auction: November 23 through December 31, 2013.
The Sixth Annual Surf Board auction benefits Surfers Healing. More than three dozen surf boards donated from well-known surfers and local artists that have painted the boards, will be on display with bidding closing at noon on December 31. Bid online at www.biddingforgood.com/surfershealing.

-Gingerbread Spectacular: On display November 23 through December 31.
This year's display is dedicated to all of the Community Footprints partners the resort supports throughout the year. Each year the luxury resort's pastry team creates a sweet decadent edible spectacular that is on display throughout the holiday season.

-Holiday Tea: Monday through Thursday, November 18 through December 19. Seating from 2 to 2:30 p.m. in Raya.
$55 per person.
Enjoy a more contemporary version of tea served oceanside from Raya. 

-Yappy Howl-iday Celebration: Saturday, December 7; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located on the Dana Lawn This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the "Big Dog" himself – Santa Paws. Guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, treats, or dog toys to be donated to the Friends of Orange County's Homeless Pets.

-Holiday Storytelling: Friday and Saturday, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 5 p.m.
Complimentary in the Eco-Adventure Center. Guests are asked to bring a new children’s book to be donated to Miracles for Kids. 

View rates, details, and more images of Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel >>

Share this article:

 


Image of the Day: Jade Mountain Resort

October 19, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Here's the view from from the Moon Sanctuary at Jade Mountain Resort.

Jade Mountain Resort

View rates, details, and more images of Jade Mountain Resort >>

Share this article:

 


Your Questions Answered: What Thai Luxury Resort do you Recommend for a Romantic Getaway?

October 19, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Le Meridien Beach Phuket
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 romantic getaway in Thailand- what do you recommend?

 

ANSWER: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

The resort is situated on Phuket's island's white sandy beach of Relax Bay. It offers 470 rooms and suites that capture all the charm and elegance of traditional Thai design. A wide range of world-class restaurants and bars add to the resort's unique experience. During the day, there are plenty of activities and sports available both on and off the beach. For guests who are looking for a bit of stress-free pampering, Le Spa provides the perfect ambiance to wash away one's troubles. At night, guests can join a sunset boat cruise on The Margaret Lee or spend the night at Le Patong Pub. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort seems a world away, providing the perfect escape to the very finest in luxury and comfort.

We'd recommend the Oceanfront Deluxe Suite. The 128-square-metre suite expands into an enriching space that features comfortable furnishings plus lush Thai fabrics in vibrant hues. Located from the first to the third floors at the ocean end of the Chaba and Mali wings, these suites offer a spacious 63-square-metre balcony overlooking the sea with an attractive teak table and chairs and a lounger for soaking up the extravagant island sun. Le Meridien Phuket Beach ResortThe suite's subtly styled living room with couch and 40" LCD TV integrates a small serving area with dining table. The large master bedroom features a private balcony and separate 37" LCD TV plus a sizeable bathroom with separate soaking bath and shower, bathroom scales, bathrobes, slippers and other essential details. Standard amenities includes a cordless telephone with speaker, hair dryer, bathroom scales, in-room safe, coffee and tea-making facilities, complimentary broadband and wireless High Speed Internet Access, and more. 775 Square Feet / 72 Square Metres features two spacious balconies with a Living Room with Serving Area

 

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.

Share this article:

 


Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Bali Luxury Hotel for a Family of Three?

October 16, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Conrad Bali
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 a family of 3 adults and 1 year old child looking for a beach property in Bali. What do you recommend?

 

ANSWER: Conrad BaliThe luxury Conrad Bali is set within 6.8 hectares of manicured, tropical gardens and lagoons complete with cascading waterfalls and pools that descend onto the hotel's wide expanse of beach and protected bay. Located on the southern coast of Bali, Conrad Bali is conveniently situated only ten kilometres (6.5 miles) from Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport at Denpasar and next to Bali's Nusa Dua resort area. Designed in an attractive E-shape structure, Conrad Bali offers three hotel guest wings, an extensive Spa Centre, a retail village, and a Conference Centre.

The impressive drive up to the hotel entrance rises up three levels to the porte cochère, passing a waterfall flowing from the hotel's open lobby. Conrad Bali's three guest wings span four floors and offer 313 hotel guest rooms and suites, with 85% of rooms and suites benefiting from an ocean view. Each of the hotel rooms offers an array of hotel amenities that include individually controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans, a remote-control television with satellite channels, telephones with a dedicated data line, voicemail, and broadband Internet access. 

Conrad Bali's range of recreation facilities includes a 33-metre swimming pool, jogging track with landscaped gardens, a wide range of water sports, floodlit tennis courts, a modern Fitness Centre, and the luxury Jiwa Spa. Conrad BaliThe Jiwa Spa offers a wide selection of aromatherapy treatments. Kura-Kura Club is the hotel's children's activity programme, offering fun-filled activities designed specially for the hotel's younger guests. Conrad Bali also offers guest boutiques and a full-service Business Centre.

Deluxe Family Room offers a relaxation where you can unwind in this spacious 90m²/968 sq. ft. The Deluxe Family Room features interconnected deluxe rooms with 1 king bed and twin beds in the second room. Stay entertained with the LCD TV and DVD player. Maximum occupancy is five persons with additional extra bed/ baby cot. There is a private terrace/ balcony, marble bathroom with separate bathtub, shower and toilet area, a choice of luxury bathroom amenities, complimentary meals for kids below 12 years old from Kids Menu when parents are dining, and complimentary access to Reflection Lounge

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.

View rates, details, and more images of Conrad Bali >>

Share this article:

 


Image of the Day: The Leela Kovalam Beach Resort

October 15, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Leela Kovalam Beach ResortKerala’s largest beachside resort, is cradled between two sweeping beaches. Perched on a rock-face, this 5 star deluxe resort offers the most panoramic views of the famed Kovalam shoreline.

The Leela Kovalam Beach Resort

View rates, details, and more images of The Leela Kovalam Beach Resort >>

Share this article:

 


Image of the Day: Banyan Tree Phuket

October 13, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Phuket's location offers seemingly endless beaches of glistening white sand, abundant coconut groves, and shimmering turquoise waters.

Banyan Tree Phuket

View rates, details, and more images of Banyan Tree Phuket >>

Share this article:

 


Image of the Day: Esperanza an Auberge Resort

October 12, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

At the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Esperanza an Auberge Resort is located within the private enclave of Punta Ballena along the breathtaking Sea of Cortez. Spread across 17 lushly landscaped acres, the 57-room luxury hotel offers an incomparable natural setting, guest casitas cascade down a gentle hill affording spectacular ocean views from every room.

Esperanza an Auberge Resort  

View rates, details, and more images of Esperanza an Auberge Resort >>

Share this article:

 


Image of the Day: Nisbet Plantation

October 11, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Avenue of the Palms at Nisbet Plantation stretches from the Great House to the half-mile white sand beach. 

Nisbet Plantation

View rates, details, and more images of Nisbet Plantation >>

Share this article: