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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: Amelia Island Plantation Resort

January 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled at the tip of a barrier island just off the Northeast Florida coast, the AAA Four Diamond oceanfront Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort features luxurious oceanfront accommodations, family-friendly activities, grand on-site meeting spaces, and endless dining options

Amelia Island Plantation Resort

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New Look in 2014 for the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on Anguilla

January 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

A recent article from Ruthanne Terrero in our sister publication, Luxury Travel Adivisor, highlighted an upcoming redesign at the luxurious Malliouhana Hotel & Spa on Anguilla. 

New Entry at the Malliouhana Hotel & SpaAuberge Resorts is revealing details of its redesign of Malliouhana Hotel & Spa, an Auberge resort on Anguilla. Set for a reopening in spring, 2014, the 55-room hotel, known for its iconic location high over Meads Bay and Turtle Cove, is undergoing quite the transformation.

Along with it, we hear that the spa will be "entirely re-envisioned and scaled more in line with the classic Auberge Resorts spas, which is to say intimate," according to a representative for the resort.

The news of the refurbishment bodes well for Anguilla and for Malliouhana, a resort that personifies the jet-setting crowd of the '50s and '60s. Interior designer Todd-Avery Lenahan, who redid Hotel Jerome in Aspen, says he's using that vibe to recreate the hotel. Malliouhana Hotel Renovated Resort Rooms"We dialed in the spirit of how people in the '50s and '60s traveled - yachts, fine linens, exotic wonderment - and translated that notion into a very collected and international feel." The architects for the renovation, which includes rooms, public spaces and dining facilities, are SB Architects; you'll know their work if you've been to Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico, which underwent its own transformation recently.

With the new Malliouhana, watch for the open-air spaces to be used to the max, and decorated with bright Caribbean colors. Nice Touch: The resort, which has two beaches, will now sport a tiered swimming pool area and a sunset bar. The smallest accommodations will be the 700-square-foot guest rooms and the largest will be the beachfront villas.

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Dining al Fresco: Gran Melia Victoria

December 30, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Located on the Paseo Maritimo (promenade) with wonderful views of the beautiful, blue waters of the Bay of Palma, 
Gran Melia Victoria is one of the most luxurious hotels in Mallorca.

Gran Melia Victoria

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Your Questions Answered: What Room Type at The Sagamore is Best for a Family of Four?

December 29, 2013
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.

The Sagamore
QUESTION: We are a family of 4, children ages 8 and 9 and would like to stay at The Sagamore, can we get babysitting service and what room will be appropriate for our family to stay in?


ANSWER: 

The Sagamore Miami Beach is one of the hottest beach resorts in the world. With its prominent and unique private collection of art and photography, The Sagamore is a modern interpretation of a classical European resort. The property boasts 93 striking suites including 8 penthouses and 16 two-story bungalows. All suites have kitchenettes and large bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. The Miami Beach Convention Center, Lincoln Road Mall, restaurants, shopping, galleries, and night life are all within walking distance.

Sagamore Miami Beach Hotel is well known for spacious South Beach Suites.
For your family, consider:

-The Sagamore Suite is a true luxurious Miami Beach Suite with separate bedroom and living room. Bedrooms has either King Bed or Two Double Beds, Living room has Full Size Sofa Bed, 42-Inch Plasma TV, Aveda bath products, mini kitchenette and more. The Sagamore Miami Beach

-The Miami Beach Suite, which is 550 square feet, has a Standard View, Luxurious King-Sized or Two Double Beds, Wet Bar/Working Area, Separate Bedroom and Living Room, Full Size Sofa Bed, Beautifully Framed Artwork, Porcelain Tile Floors. Fully equipped with DVD Player & Gaming Systems, and High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Bathroom features whirlpool Bathtub with Circulating Jets & Shower and stocked with Aveda Bath and Beauty Products. The suite has a Gourmet Bar and Snack Selections, Refrigerator, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker, and In Room Safe.

As far as babysitting , as of this writing, the cost is $25.00 per hour per child -no minimum time requirement.  If used several times there will be a discount given to the family. There are playground and children’s museum nearby as well as other child friendly activities.

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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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Did You Know? Winter Haven

December 28, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Winter Haven was designed by acclaimed architect Albert Anis, and its glamorous facade was first unveiled on Ocean Drive in 1939. Originally crafted as a simple yet sophisticated ocean front hotel, much of the hotel's historic soul and the elegance of the Art Deco design remains today.

Winter Haven

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Your Questions Answered: What's a Great Oahu Luxury Hotel for a Family of Six?

December 28, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Turtle Bay Resort
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 6 and looking to stay is Oahu, Hi. What resort offers the best accommodations for our family?

ANSWER: We recommend Turtle Bay Resort.


Turtle Bay Resort has almost five miles of beachfront that includes the beauty of Kawela Bay, Bay View Beach Lawn, and of course Turtle Bay. Only 45 minutes from the high pulse and energy of Honolulu, guests enjoy the natural tranquility of the North Shore lifestyle and Spectacular Ocean views. Just minutes away, find one of Hawaii's most popular destinations, The Polynesian Cultural Center, and many other famous Oahu attractions. Oahu, the one island that has it all, Turtle Bay Resort offers a true Hawaiian outer-island experience. Because of the resort's unique position on the island, all of the 375 luxury guest rooms, 26 suites, 42 beach cottages and luxury ocean villas offer picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort features two lushly landscaped pools, two championship golf courses, tennis courts, horseback riding, hiking and mountain bike trails, a surfing school, world-class dining, and shopping.

Turtle Bay ResortFor your family, we recommend Turtle Bay's Ocean Villas. Elegantly furnished with a masterful blend of luxury and style, Turtle Bay’s Ocean Villas surpass any oceanfront resort accommodations on North Shore Oahu. Enjoy exclusive amenities, such as a private pool, Jacuzzi, courtyard and barbecue area. Just steps from the beach, the Ocean Villas at Turtle Bay Resort are the perfect setting for relaxing and playing in Oahu's Fabled North Shore luxury.

-The Villa Studio, 3-Bedroom offers: Living Area with Sleeper Sofa, Lounge Chairs, Coffee Table and Entertainment Cabinet, Dining Area equipped with Silverware, Dinnerware, Glassware and Stemware, Brazilian Chestnut Wood Floors, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf Cooktop, Oven and Microwave Oven, Dishwasher, Quality Cookware and Small Kitchen Appliances, Travertine Marble Stone in the Entry-way, Kitchen and Bathrooms, High Speed Internet, Bose Home Entertainment System and Flat-screen TVs with Cable, Super Capacity Washer/Dryer, Private Lanai with Sitting Area and is Steps to the Bay View Beach.

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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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Image of the Day: Majesty Club Tuana Park

December 27, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Majesty Club Tuana Park is where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean, where mountains reach the sea and where the sun is most generous.

Majesty Club Tuana Park 

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Did You Know? Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

December 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Guests of Regent Phuket Cape Panwa are encouraged to take excursions to James Bond Island, is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." A distinctive feature of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water.

Regent Phuket Cape Panwa 

Winter rates at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa start at $225 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Pangkor Laut Resort

December 21, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Pangkor Laut Resort is located on a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. You will find no other resorts on the island – just secluded bays curled around pristine beaches, evening skies woven with colour, and a deep sense of serenity reserved exclusively for resort guests.

Pangkor Laut Resort

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Image of the Day: Barcelo Huatulco Beach

December 20, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Barcelo Huatulco Beach is on the bay of Tangolunda, one of the largest among the 9 bays of Huatulco. The resort is situated right on the beach front. Guests can enjoy the sea, the swimming pool or go for a stroll on the beach, as they are all just a few steps from the rooms.

Barcelo Huatulco Beach 

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