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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: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

November 17, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

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The infinity-edge pool at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is located on the resort's private island of Ile aux Chats, facing the picturesque turquoise lagoon. With the breathtaking effect of floating above the lagoon, the infinity-edge pool is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing swim while appreciating the beautiful view of the ocean and nearby islands. The free-form California-edge pool overflows into the infinity-edge pool. The pool's design allows you to relax on its slopes while enjoying the sun and the breathtaking view of the lagoon. There's also a lap pool and a children's pool. 

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Did You Know? Barcelo Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive

November 15, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Barcelo Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive is situated on the secluded beach where the legendary film Night of the Iguana was filmed. The 1964 film, which starred Richard Burton and Ava Gardner, and was directed by John Huston. The film was based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. 

Barcelo Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive

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New to Five Star Alliance: Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

November 14, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an indulgent escape for adults seeking refuge from the rigors of the outside world. Here, within the resort's sprawling grounds, couples, friends, and individuals are welcome to partake in whatever their hearts desire. Attentive service at every turn assures each guest of a harmonious, hassle-free vacation filled with gourmet cuisine, expertly poured cocktails, and enough memories to last several lifetimes.

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

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Did You Know? Fisher Island Hotel And Resort

November 11, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Fisher Island Resort and Spa
Fisher Island was a wedge of land with coconut palms and mangroves that sat in Biscayne Bay. In 1919, Miami Beach founder and developer Carl Fisher bought it from Dana Dorsey, South Florida's first black millionaire. Fisher, when trying to expand the island and build deep-water docks, experienced quite a bit of push back from the County, which delayed his progress. The construction of the Port of Miami served to separate the lush appendage from Miami Beach, creating an entirely distinctive island. In the 1920's, Carl Fisher traded 7-acres of Fisher Island for a yacht from William K. Vanderbilt II.

In 1936,  Vanderbilt began building his $1.5 million private island retreat on Fisher Island with a Mediterranean-style mansion. He surrounded this mansion with lush landscaping, gracious guest homes, tennis courts and swimming pools.The main home and the surrounding guest cottages were completed in 1941. Rosemary's Cottage was built for Vanderbilt's stepdaughter Rosemary (Rosamund's daughter from her first marriage.) The studio cottage was built for Rosamund to paint in, as she was an artist. The North and South Cottages were for the their servants. The building now referred to today as the Jr. Suites was built to house the crewman for his yacht. The building now the Spa Internazionale was Vanderbilt's personal airplane hanger.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

November 10, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc might be 100 years old, but it's one of the newest hotels in the Five Star Alliance collection. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc has always been renowned for the refined luxury of its rooms, suites and villas but especially for their glittering settings overlooking the azure sea and the private parkland, with its swaying pines and Riviera palms. Following an extensive restoration project, the hotel's elegance and appeal has been further enhanced.

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

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Cool Pools: Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

November 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa offers guests two oceanfront pools. There is an adult pool and an activity pool with waterslide and children's wading pool.

Rio Mar Beach Resort 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Royal Davui Island Resort

November 8, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Royal Davui Island Resort is an exclusive adults-only sanctuary situated in Fiji's spectacular Beqa Lagoon offering a level of Fijian luxury, elegance and privacy not found in today’s larger resorts. Royal Davui Island Resort has 16 exquisitely appointed Vales nestled around 10 acres of lush tropical landscape.

Royal Davui Resort 

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Cool Pools: Hotel Imperiale Taormina

November 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Imperiale Taormina has an outdoor panoramic swimming pool on the first floor of the building, encircled by a large terrace. The water flow system generates a cascade of water, adding to the already incredible view of the historic centre of the town and the sea in the background.

Hotel Imperiale Taormina

The pool, with walls covered entirely in light-coloured glass mosaic, has hydromassage chairs and beds, water jets for back massage and counter current swimming.

The terrace, laid in limestone and wood, is furnished with elegant sun loungers, sofas, tables and armchairs. Shade is provided by large umbrellas. 

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Your Questions Answered: What's a Family-Friendly Resort in Miami for a Family of 5?

November 5, 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 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: What is a family-friendly resort in Miami for a family of 5, children ages 8, 9, and 11?


ANSWER: Grand Beach Hotel in South Beach, Florida is in a terrific location, overlooking more than 200 feet of beautiful white sandy tropical beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Built in 2009, this super-modern Miami hotel offers the highest levels of luxury and comfort. Leisure facilities include two heated Jacuzzi's, a well-equipped gym with unbeatable panoramic sunset views, as well as three different swimming pools, including 2 beach level family pools and a top floor tranquility pool for adults, offering something for everyone. The luxury doesn't end there, with all suites including 2 gorgeous marble bathrooms, private balconies, and panoramic floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows, with breathtaking ocean, bay or Miami city views. All visitors enjoy a lounge area within their suite, large flat screen TVs with free movie channels, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend
King Family Suite - The Grand Beach Hotel gives guests the opportunity to connect two suites to provide more space for families and small groups. They offer three different alternatives for these Miami Beach Family Suites. Please book two rooms in their respective categories and add a Request for Connecting Rooms. Final room assignment is subject to availability at the time of check-in. Contemporary furniture conveys an atmosphere of casual elegance and provides ample storage space for a romantic Miami Getaway or an extended Miami beachfront vacation. Private balconies allow business travelers or leisure guests alike to take advantage of Miami’s near perfect weather. Complimentary internet access and state-of-the-art amenities create the perfect retreat for an unforgettable Miami vacation experience. The Grand Beach Hotel features twenty-four suite combinations with one King and two Double Beds. Guests have the opportunity to book Bay Views or Ocean Views on the South side of the hotel. Approximately 940 square feet. Maximum occupancy 8 guests. No Roll-away beds available. Baby Cribs available upon request.
Grand Beach Hotel
For your utmost comfort and convenience, standard features of King & Double Family Suites in Miami Beach include:

Ocean or Bay View
Pillowtop mattresses
350-count cotton bed linens
Four 42-inch flat screen TVs
48 complimentary Premium TV channels with 7 international channels
Complimentary high-speed internet access
Alarm/clock – CD player and iPod cradle
Three bathrooms in all suites
Two Queen sleeper sofas
Four telephones
Self Check-in kiosk
USA Today delivered every weekday
Two Private Balconies
Two Wet-bars, refrigerators and coffee makers
Work desk with desk level ethernet and power access
Iron & ironing board
Hair dryer
Bathrobes
In-room Spa treatments
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
Voltage 110/ 120 V
In-room Dining

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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.


Image of the Day: Esencia

November 3, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Esencia is a 50-acre private estate, with an awe-inspiring beachfront, two swimming pools, day spa, gourmet restaurant, and an indulgent atmosphere fitting of royalty. In fact, the property and many of the buildings once served as the exclusive beach-side retreat of an actual Italian duchess.

Esencia 

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