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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.

Opening November 2016 - The Reef by CuisinArt Anguilla


By: Five Star Alliance

It was recently announced that the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla, the most northerly of the Eastern Caribbean's Leeward Islands, will be getting a sister property - The Reef by CuisinArt

About The Reef by CuisinArt - Located on Merrywing Bay on the Caribbean coast of Anguilla, The Reef by CuisinArt is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which selects only independently-minded properties with one thing in common: excellence. The Reef is a contemporary beachfront oasis of luxury that will feature stunning accommodations, world-class dining, cutting-edge technology and a plethora of activities including unique watersports, tennis with hardcourt play and preferred rates and tee times at CuisinArt Golf Club. Guests will also have access to the award-winning Venus Spa and additional culinary outlets offered at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa.

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The Reef by CuisinArt Anguilla

NEW YORK, NY – July 13, 2016 – Enviably situated on Merrywing Bay on the tranquil island of Anguilla, The Reef by CuisinArt will debut in November 2016, revealing a beachfront contemporary oasis featuring 80 suites, directly on the Caribbean Sea.

The Reef by CuisinArt will feature a dramatic lobby entry and stunning bar, a fitness center with Technogym Excite Line, Unity Displays and aqua cycling bikes, a library and a boutique, complimentary watersports, and hardcourt play on the two tennis courts. The culinary teams have combined their global talents to create menus that will offer locally-sourced items and ingredients from the Hydroponic Farm for the hotel's restaurant outlets. The Yacht Club, which will feature brilliant nautical appointments and open to the spectacular pool, will serve breakfast and lunch, as well as a menu of inspired seafood selections for dinner. Breezes, a dazzling beachfront restaurant and bar, will draw those craving a relaxed Caribbean experience, and the calming sounds of the sea are the perfect accompaniment to a menu of unique beverage and food options.

The Reef by CuisinArt Anguilla Seaview Junior Suite

“The Reef represents Anguilla’s newest luxury destination and the newest hotel addition to the CuisinArt family,” said Stephane Zaharia, Vice President and General Manager of both The Reef and CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. “The property, replete with exciting ensuite amenities and distinctive features, will truly epitomize a chic beachside resort with an urban flair.” 

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The Reef’s 80 accommodations will include 25 Golfview Junior Suites and 25 Seaview Junior Suites in the main building. Four additional beachfront buildings will house 30 accommodations ranging from Beachfront Junior Suites, to Corner Beachfront Junior Suites, Superior Beachfront Junior Suites and Deluxe Beachfront Junior Suites, two of which will contain dramatic outdoor Jacuzzis. Accommodation amenities will include a TV system with state-of-the-art technology, bedside “smart” control panels, Tivoli Bluetooth enabled audio systems, and more. Bathroom amenities will include products by Rusk and L’Occitane, as well as double sinks, a separate shower, and a freestanding Alissa oval bath.

As part of The Reef experience, guests will enjoy access to all amenities of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, including preferred rates and tee-times at the 18-hole Greg Norman Signature design championship course, full access to the award-winning Venus Spa, as well as signing privileges at all facilities and dining venues. Complimentary transportation will be provided throughout the estate. 

The Reef by CuisinArt Anguilla Lobby

The Reef by CuisinArt Anguilla Lobby

The Reef by CuisinArt Anguilla Yacht Club


Anguilla's Viceroy Turning Into A Four Seasons


By: Rachael Weir

In October 2016, the Viceroy Anguilla resort will become the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla. 

The 166-room property will shut down for it's annual closure in August, and reopen under the management of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Set along the island's northwestern shore, the resort offers 3,200 feet of beachfront and panoramic Caribbean views. The property has an 8,100-square-foot spa, watersports, pool, and on-site restaurants. Plus, there are private residences, villas and vacation rental units.

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Viceroy Anguilla

 

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Weddings & Honeymoons at Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico


By: Five Star Alliance

This article about having the perfect destination wedding or honeymoon at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Puerto Rico was originally posted in our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, and was written by Nanci McArdle.

Once a plantation, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, located in Puerto Rico, gives couples an option to celebrate their big day a quick plane-ride away. The private estate resort offers a variety of venues to exchange vows, including the Surf Room, a 4,558-square-foot luxury ballroom streaming with natural daylight provided by floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto an outside terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; Su Casa, an 8,000-square-foot private waterfront Spanish-Colonial hacienda; and several outdoor venues that highlight the lush grounds and ocean views. (Note: Su Casa, referred to as "the crown jewel of Dorado Beach," is a historic seaside home that was once owned by Clara Livingston and comes with five bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, vast outdoor space, wraparound verandas with oceanfront views and its own private pool, perfect for families and friends looking to share accommodations.)

After the last toast is given and the final dance takes place, honeymooners can retreat to the popular Tranquility Suite, which has a rooftop lounge area with a private plunge pool. Each room is designed to cater to the bride and groom's individual wishes, so they can choose which accommodation suits them best.

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Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico


Did You Know? Cambridge Beaches


By: Five Star Alliance

For nearly 100 years, Cambridge Beaches has built a reputation as Bermuda's finest vacation destination. The Latin inscription on the resort's coat of arms reads: "The First and The Best." Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa is the island's first cottage colony and one of the oldest resorts on Bermuda. In fact, the property was a pioneer in cottage-style accommodations, which have been adopted by other popular resorts. The property even includes a restored cottage that is 300 years old.

 

Cambridge Beaches

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Free Nights at The Regent Grand Turks and Caicos


By: Five Star Alliance

The Regent Turks and CaicosThe Regent Grand occupies an unrivaled location, set among three aces of
lush landscaping and facing world renowned Grace Bay Beach. Luxury ocean
front suites boast ocean views, while the pool side villas overlook the
Italian inspired courtyard and mosaic pool. One, two, and three bedroom
suites are equipped with state-of-the-art fully equipped kitchens, and
living areas are furnished with high-quality sofas, LCD televisions, a
separate dining area, and private balconies or terraces. Hotel facilities
include a Concierge service, 24-hour security, flood-lit tennis court,
bikes, and Nautilus gym. The heated infinity edge swimming pool with two
adjacent Jacuzzi's and beach lounging facilities provide for relaxing
moments. The Vix Restaurant provides room, pool, and beach service. Spa
services, provided by Teona, can be arranged in the sanctuary of the spa or
in guest rooms. The Regent Grand is also the only hotel in Providenciales to
offer discounted golf at Provo Golf Club, our 18 hole championship golf
course. 

Right now, The Regent Grand has two great offers for guests who like to
golf. Guests can either book an oceanfront suite for four nights and pay for
three, or stay seven nights and pay for five. Not only are the room nights
free, but the offer also includes complimentary golf at Provo Golf Club, The
Turks and Caicos only 18-hole championship golf. A welcome drink and
breakfast are also included.

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Ambassadors of the Environment at Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman


By: Five Star Alliance

The Ritz Carlton Grand CaymanJean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment is an educational program dedicated to engaging people of all ages with their natural and cultural environment. Guests at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman can enjoy activities designed to deepen their appreciation for nature. Throughout these unique Caribbean eco-tours, the islands’ ecological resources become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which adults, families and kids learn while having fun at the same time. Each Grand Cayman Ambassadors of the Environment adventure begins upon arrival at Heritage House, a traditional island cottage showcasing Caymanian culture. The Ambassadors Naturalists can customize tours for groups of any size. There are customizable options geared towards kids, teens, adults, and the whole family. 

Available Activities Include:
-Coral reef presentations     
-Mangrove kayak adventures    
-Sunset mangrove kayaks    
-Night snorkels     
-Underwater photography snorkels   
-Shipwreck snorkel 
-Underwater videography snorkel    
-Fish frenzy snorkel
-Reef discovery snorkel
-Cayman snorkel odyssey

-Private guided telescope observations
-Seafloor submarine adventure

Book your Ambassador Adventure at Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman >>

 

 


Dining al Fresco at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort offers al fresco dining at Water's Edge restaurant. Serving Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, Water's Edge is perfect place to cozy up with a bottle of wine and watch the ocean.

Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort             


Meet Beaches Turks and Caicos


By: Five Star Alliance

Located in exotic Grace Bay in Providenciales, and made up of four distinct areas, the all-inclusive Beaches Turks & Caicos offers the seaside garden paradise of the Caribbean Village, the sophisticated style of the French Village, the monumental surroundings of the Italian Village, along with the Key West Village which features 3 & 4 bedroom Villas. 

Here, there are almost enough pools for each day of the week, and the last day should be reserved for the largest pool of all, the clear turquoise sea bordered by a 12-mile stretch of beach.

 Beaches Turks and Caicos

Through a unique partnership with Sesame Street, kids can enjoy a week of exclusive adventures with Cookie Monster, Super Grover 2.0, Zoe, Bert & Ernie, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird. Family Suites with Kid Rooms offer mahogany bunk beds with a trundle; a 27' flat screen TV with a state-of-the-art XBOX; a multi-function game table; a built-in, nautical, mahogany storage wall unit; its own closet; and a vanity unit with basin and mirror.

Kids Room at Beaches Turks and Caicos

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Cool Pools: Colony Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Make the most of your holiday to Barbados with a range of experiences right at your fingertips.
Families and groups will enjoy the spacious accommodations at Colony Club, which include
20 luxury poolside rooms with private access to the meandering, lagoon-like pool. 

Colony Club

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