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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: Royal Hideaway Playacar

October 18, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Royal Hideaway Playacar is adults-only resort designed to feel more like a fully-staffed private vacation home with 11 villas, each with a private concierge. 

Royal Hideaway Playacar 

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Image of the Day: Waikiki Parc Hotel

October 17, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Waikiki Parc Hotel has a chic designed infused with contemporary style and vibrant interiors.

Waikiki Parc Hotel

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Miami Beach EDITION

October 15, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Miami Beach EDITION features 294 guest rooms, suites and bungalows as well as a soaring penthouse; a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and a gourmet marketplace with a variety of food and beverages for dining in or on the go; a lobby bar with a direct view of the ocean-the only one in Miami Beach; a full floor entertainment area complete with a bowling alley, ice-skating rink and nightclub all with a state-of-the-art sound system as well as dramatic lighting and projection effects created by world-renowned lighting designer Patrick Woodruff; two outdoor pools with outdoor bars, personal cabanas and lounge areas; an outdoor movie theatre and private beach; 70,000 square feet of private beach front and an 1,800 square foot, 24-hour state-of-the-art high performance fitness center and spa.

The Miami Beach EDITION

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New to Five Star Alliance: Banana Island Resort

October 13, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ensconced on a tranquil 13 hectare island that boasts its own marina and reefs, giving a feeling of being far removed from Qatar's bustling capital, Banana Island Resort is just 11 kilometers from downtown Doha. Convenient access to this paradise sanctuary is matched by opportunities for exciting discovery, with a wealth of nearby attractions inviting you to delve into Arabia's equestrian world, immerse yourself in vibrant souq culture and visit impressive historic sites.

Banana Island Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Laucala Island Resort

October 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Laucala Island Resort is the newest member of the Five Star Alliance collection. The 25 Fijian-styled villas are set amid coconut plantations, beside deserted beaches, and atop the island's volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle. Style and sustainability go hand in hand throughout, from the natural fibers and woods used in design to the wild orchids harvested in gardens and organic produce grown on island farms. Set over 1,400 hectares, Laucala epitomizes the seclusion and graceful hospitality for which the Fijian archipelago is famed.

Laucala Island Resort

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Cool Pools: Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club

October 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club has 3 pools, including a heated sea-water jet pool for Thalassotherapy.

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club

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Your Questions Answered: What All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun is Near a Casino?

October 3, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Paradisus Cancun
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: What All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun is Near a Casino?

ANSWER: The Paradisus Cancun 

Reminiscent of the ancient Mayan temples, the Paradisus Cancun (formerly the Gran Melia Cancun) is an inspirational hotel with five majestic pyramids which rise and fall, and with the iconic scenery of the Baja region as a backdrop. The 5 star and 4 AAA diamond Paradisus Cancun is located right on the ocean front and is a most elegant, spacious and distinguished hotel.  An executive golf course with nine par 3 holes, three luxurious swimming pools and a YHI Spa come together in a perfect environment for rest and relaxation or just letting yourself go.

The all-inclusive resort is just 20 minutes away from the Dubai Palace Casino. The Dubai Palace currently offers over 350 US made slot machines along with video bingo, which is very popular with the locals.

For Your Needs, We Recommend Booking:

Paradisus Junior Lagoon View Suite-Step into your 474 sq. ft. room and take in the all the luxury and elegance that is waiting for you. From your suite, Cancun's natural and breathtaking views are just a few steps away on your private terrace. Let the beautiful views and soft breezes of Laguna Nichupté wash over you.

The Paradisus Junior Suites provide either a king size bed or two double beds, at your request upon arrival, and are fully stocked with amenities designed to help complete your experience.

Services & Amenities Include: 
Paradisus CancunHigh speed Internet
24-hour room service
Daily cleaning service
Turn-down service
Laundry service
Equipment
Private terrace with picturesque views of Nichupté Lagoon
Individually controlled air conditioning.
Radio-alarm clock
32 inch flat screen LCD cable TV
Pay-per-view TV
Two direct dial telephones
Modern bathroom with bathtub and rain shower
Bathroom amenities
Hairdryer
Iron with ironing board
Minibar restocked daily
Coffee maker
King size bed or two double beds
Safety deposit box laptop suitable
Marble floors
Smoke detectors 

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. This property offers both all-inclusive and room-only rates. be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.


Dining al Fresco: Amanpulo

October 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Amanpulo can arrange private dining at the Picnic Grove, Gary’s Nest, Lagoon Sala, and Island Cave.

Amanpuro
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New to Five Star Alliance: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

October 1, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoying an idyllic location on Paradise Bay, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum offers a seductive blend of style, luxury and comfort. With two private beaches, a range of dining establishments, an outstanding spa and choice of contemporary rooms, suites and villas, the unique facilities and excellent service are truly world-class.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum 

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Image of the Day: Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

September 30, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

At Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, those with romance in their hearts can enjoy an al fresco dinner by the light of 500 candles.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

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