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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: Newstead Belmont Hills

September 21, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance


Newstead Belmont Hills' infinity pool overlooks Bermuda's famous blue waters.

Posted in: Bermuda

The Reefs Earns the #1 Resort Award!

July 19, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

Congratulations to The Reefs for being named the #1 Resort in the Caribbean, Bermuda and The Bahamas in the 2012 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards! This stunning 5 star property is located in Southampton, Bermuda on a private beach along limestone cliffs, and it serves as the perfect romantic getaway escape or setting for a family vacation. Wake up to breathtaking ocean vistas from any room, enjoy gourmet dining options on site, take a dip in the outdoor pool, and lounge and relax on the pink sandy beach. Grab a seat atop the limestone cliff before entering the Relaxation Room at La Serena Spa and enjoy incredible views of the secluded beach and the Atlantic Ocean.  For the adventurer in you, be sure to check out the two tennis courts, outdoor pool, and the water sport opportunities in order to have both a relaxing and exciting vacation. Make your reservations and see for yourself why The Reefs is considered to be the #1 luxury hotel in Bermuda!

Escape to Bermuda: $129 Rates at Fairmont Southampton

November 23, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Fairmont Southampton BermudaHere's a deal for all you luxury lovers out there: the swank Fairmont Southampton Bermuda is currently on sale for seven days only with room rates starting at just $129 per night!* What this means: Act fast if you want to score luxury for less on a spring break trip to paradise! A palatial landmark on Bermuda’s gorgeous south shore, the Fairmont Southampton Bermuda is nestled on an 100-acre tropical estate with towering palm trees and has direct access to miles of pink sand beaches. The property is consistently voted one of the top resorts in the region by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. As for the facilities, the Fairmont Southampton is the crème de la crème. There's an 18-hole par three golf course, a 31,000-square-feet Willow Stream Spa, some of the island’s best restaurants, a sprawling oceanfront beach club with an on site PADI dive center, tennis courts and more. Most of the spacious guest rooms have sweeping views of the Atlantic from private balconies.

*For travel until April 30, 2012; some blackout dates apply. Rooms cost $299 per night when you travel between May 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012.

Way Down to Kokomo: Southampton, Bermuda

October 31, 2011
By: Oksana Balytsky

The Beach Boys sang it best, and we’ve decided to embrace their lyrics and feature every place they sang about in their hit, Kokomo. Kokomo, however doesn’t actually exist off the Florida Keys, but Aruba, Jamaica (oo I wanna take you) are all quite real, so be sure to keep up with our blog series and check out the incredible places the Beach Boys deem worthy of your stay!

Bermuda is our next featured spot, but if you missed our takes on Aruba and Jamaica, be sure to check them out. The Pompano Beach Club in Southampton, Bermuda is the perfect venue for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or an exciting trip with friends. This resort is family owned and offers the best of both worlds, allowing you to experience the intimacy of a boutique hotel and the facilities of a world class beach resort. This hotel’s wonderful shallow sandbar is the only one of its kind in Bermuda, and it attracts swimmers and water sports enthusiasts of all skills and ages. Be sure to explore the Pompano Beach Club’s extensive recreational facilities, and take advantage of everything this relaxed resort has to offer.

Endless Summer in Bermuda: $400 Credit at Fairmont Hamilton Princess

September 29, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Fairmont Hamilton PrincessPink sandy beaches edged by brilliant blue water... Bermuda is the ideal spot to celebrate an endless summer. Get thee to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, the landmark luxury hotel that celebrated 125 years in 2010, and you can cash in on some fantastic promotions. Stay for four nights with a friend, and the resort will give you a $400 credit- as if your friend flew for free. (Subject to availability through October 31, 2011.) Another offer we like: Get your third night free, with nightly rates from $249, through March 15, 2012. Located in the town of Hamilton, the resort offers both a saltwater and freshwater pool, daily activities, and a complimentary ferry over to the private Fairmont Beach Club in Southampton for some sun-bathing on the sand at their sister resort.

A Blast in Bermuda: Families Enjoy 50% Off 2nd Room at Rosewood Tucker's Point

September 15, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Rosewood Tucker's PointThe off-peak season starting in September is a great time to experience the pink sand beaches of Bermuda. Just a 90-minute plane ride from East Coast cities, Bermuda has a wealth of recreational activities the whole family will enjoy. And at Rosewood Tucker's Point, Bermuda's first all-new resort in nearly four decades, you've got the island's longest private beach right at your doorstep. Take the family on a fall getaway and score 50% savings on a second room for the kids (ages 18 and under). The special is valid now through April 15, 2012. Year-round family-friendly activities make the most of the resort’s Castle Harbour setting in any season. There's the Junior Golf Program on Saturdays, introducing youngsters ages 4-6 to the game with a free half-hour session, complete with refreshments, from 1 – 1:30 p.m., while young intermediate golfers of all ages receive instruction on and off the course from 1:30 – 3 p.m. for $25 per player. There's also a Junior Tennis Program and Rose Buds Children's Program with supervised fun for the youngest guests. Not to mention the four pools, 12,000 square foot spa, children's water park, sailing excursions, and Dive & Watersports Centre, providing you with all you need to dive Bermuda's reefs and wrecks.

Forget Back-to-School: Head Back to Bermuda with a Sale at The Reefs

September 6, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Reefs, Bermuda

Suffering back-to-school blues? Head back to Bermuda for a fall break on the island's pink sand beaches. The Reefs has announced a one-week sale with 30% off all accommodations, valid for travel through December. Act fast! Beginning Tuesday, September 6 and ending Tuesday, September 13, 2011, the sale is available on all stays of four nights or more. Get this: Daily rates even include full-service breakfast, afternoon tea and nightly dinner for two! A couple can stay for as low as $287 per night, a savings of $123 per night, in a Poolside Room with private patio facing the ocean. A group of six people can save up to $697 per night off of a stay in a luxurious 3-bedroom Club Suite with 2,500 square feet of living space facing the turquoise Atlantic Ocean and including most meals.

A Glam Girlfriend Getaway to The Reefs, Bermuda

May 6, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Reefs, Bermuda

Still don't have a gift for mom for Mother's Day on Sunday? Give her the gift of travel (and tag along on the trip)! The Reefs in Bermuda has a luxury spa getaway that's perfect for quality girls time. Soak up the sun on the pink sand beach, sip cocktails by the infinity pool, and explore the colorful coral reefs with complimentary snorkel gear and glass-bottom kayaks. Each of the 62 guest rooms and 19 Club Suites at The Reefs offers stunning ocean views. The all-inclusive "Glam Girlfriend Getaway" package has some fabulous inclusions:

* 20% savings on four nights accommodations in a two-bedroom Club Suite for four women

* $300 credit per person to use at La Serena Spa, Bermuda's exclusive Elemis spa

* Full breakfast, afternoon tea and three-course gourmet dinner each day

* $100 drink credit for the group to toast the time together

* One-day bus/ferry pass for each person to explore Bermuda and shop in downtown Hamilton

* Roundtrip airport transfers for the group

This luxurious package is priced at $7,545 for four women, including all taxes and gratuities. Available through October 31, 2011.