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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.

New Features and Amenities at D-Hotel Maris


By: Five Star Alliance

D-Hotel Maris

Set high up on the hillside, D-Hotel Maris offers spectacular and breath-taking views of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, small islands, five natural private beaches, luscious pine forests, and volcanic mountain ranges. For yachting lovers staying at the hotel, D-Hotel Maris has a 100 foot custom made sailing yacht and Sunseeker Portofino 48 available to guests for private charter to sail around the stunning nearby coastline. 

The resort has 200 luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms, all with exceptional mountain or sea views and most Deluxe rooms feature a bathtub on the balcony. D-Hotel Maris

In addition to the five on site restaurants and one breakfast restaurant, there are six cocktail or wine bars to choose from where guests will enjoy DJ performances and live music. The exclusive bay offers the best water sport facilities in the area with water skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, sailing, an international sailing school, and certified dive center. The sporting facilities include a tennis school with 3 courts, guided kayak and mountain bike tours, beach volleyball, mini-football, basketball, and the D-Gym fitness center.

For the 2015 summer season, D-Hotel Maris had added the following services and amenities: 


- The award-winning international Japanese restaurant Zuma is joined this year by the Michelin starred Il Riccio, heralding from the famed sister hotel; the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa.

- Tennis School by the world famous Wimbledon Champion Goran Ivanisevic is now available for hotel guests.

- Bodyism, the A-list fitness programme, launched the first European Clean & Lean residency at D-Hotel Maris. It runs until the end of September 2015.

- In addition to the 100 foot wooden sailing yacht, D-Hotel Maris has added a custom-made motor and a sailing yacht armada.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Doria Hotel Bodrum


By: Five Star Alliance

Doria Hotel is a hip new boutique hotel in Bodrum, an historic once-upon-a-time fishing village that has evolved into a jet-set haven. The open and airy hotel features an extensive collection of contemporary art as well as innovative cuisine and spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. Doria Bodrum's Mediterranean inspired rooms and suites welcome with their simple and comfortable style. 

Doria Hotel Bodrum

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Cool Pools: Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum


By: Five Star Alliance

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum offers an indoor aqua therapy pool (WATSU Pool), plus specially designed treatment zones offering uniquely designed spa programs that combine various therapies and spa treatments with fitness and well-being, ensuring a memorable experience that balances the body and mind.

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay BodrumKempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum

The indoor pool's unique programs are under the aegis of Consultant Practitioner Deniz Susever. Deniz Susever began her journey in 1997, with alternative therapies, and the healing energies of Reiki. After being introduced to yoga as a guest she decided to go to Rishikesh and became a Yoga Instructor, and created Underwater Yoga. Deniz had excellent training in India for Watsu (Water-Shiatsu), Tantsu (Watsu on land),Water dance (WATA), AquaReflexo, Integrative Massage, Ai Chi and Hypno Therapy (California Hypnosis Institute of India). The last eight years she has been a Vipassana Meditator. Deniz makes recommendations for you to choose the most suitable combination of therapies, such as Water Therapies, Reiki, Klang Massage, EFT, Hypno Therapy,or Meditation to activate your self-healing process.

Book a stay at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum >>


New to Five Star Alliance: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum


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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New to Five Star Alliance: Golden Savoy


By: Five Star Alliance

If you like opulent, boy do we have a hotel for you! Set along the spectacular Bodrum coast with the gorgeous Aegean Sea as its backdrop, the palatial Golden Savoy combines extraordinary natural beauty with superior 5-star luxury, unrivaled service, and a meticulous attention to detail. Accommodations consist of suites and villas, and an expanse of private beach and an array of the finest wining, dining and entertainment are on offer. It offers both all-inclusive and room only rates.

Golden Savoy

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New to Five Star Alliance: D-Hotel Maris


By: Five Star Alliance

Set high up on the hillside in the stunning reservation of the Datca Peninsula, D-Hotel Maris has spectacular and breath-taking views of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, small islands, five natural private beaches, luscious pine forests, and volcanic mountain ranges.

D-Hotel Maris

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Turkey and Tunisia Getting a Luxury Hotel Makeover


By: Oksana Balytsky

While we’re not sure of what next week will hold let alone next year, these hotel chains are looking much farther into the future and planning their next big hotel openings for 2013, 2014, 2015, and beyond! Assuming the world doesn’t end come December, we’ll certainly keep up with the developments and look forward to even more luxury hotel options in cities around the world.

After the success of its property in Dresden, Swisshotels is planning to open two new hotels in Bodrum, Turkey, one on the beach and the other in the city. The beach resort will offer 66 guest rooms along with villas and residences, and the 56-room city resort will be in the hills and feature stunning views of the city. Both hotels are expected to open in 2013 and 2014.

Ritz Carlton is opening a 129-suite resort in Tunis, Tunisia in 2014, so if you never had a reason to visit Africa, you do now. We’re imagining taking a stroll along the resort beach and exploring the ancient ruins in Carthage.

 If your plans have you traveling a bit sooner, be sure to explore the luxury hotels we have located all over the world, and check in with us often to read about the progress of these up and coming hotels!

Photo of the Swissotel Dresden


Image of the Day: Amanruya


By: Five Star Alliance

One of the many lounging pergolas at Turkey's Amanruya.

Posted in: Bodrum, Hot Spots

Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2012: Amanruya


By: Christopher Roney

Conde Nast Traveler, purveyor of fine hotel reviews and travel advice, has just released its 2012 edition of the Hot List, a list of hotels that are setting the hotel world aflame with fresh designs and new concepts, or maybe just a solid new look at classic luxury. 41 reporters embedded themselves anonymously in hotels across the globe to review their targets. What results is a list of 121 hotels around the world that are so on fire they should be put on your watch list, just in case they end up burning down.

Aman Resorts are world-renowned for their ability to capture a special kind of serenity and bring it to all different parts of the world. Amanruya, on the Bodrum peninsula, is no exception, and its 36 seaside cottages are precisely the kind of escape that guests coming to Turkey hope for. Not only do the waters of the Mediterranean stretch out in front of the hotel, the resort is just a short drive from nearby Göltürkbükü, a hopping town for adventurous types to explore an active nightlife. While you're there, be sure to visit the excavation of Ephesus, where you can find one of the seven wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis. The flat-roofed cottages of Amanruya are the perfect place to stay for a weekend in one of the world's most historic regions.


Amanresorts Heads to Turkey's Aegean Coast with New Amanruya Resort


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Amanruya, TurkeyFans of Amanresorts will fall in love with the luxury hotel company's latest property: a Mediterranean village-inspired resort nestled among olive groves overlooking Turkey's gorgeous Aegean coast. Come August 2011, luxury lovers (and Aman junkies) will be blissing out at Amanruya, comprised of 36 pool terrace cottages just 30 minutes from Bodrum. Each of the elegant accommodations comes with a private pool (averaging 115 square feet), outdoor shower, fireplace, and four-poster bed. The resort's name is a combination of the Sanskrit word for peace ("aman") and the Turkish word for dream. Understandable, given the dreamy setting and luxurious Aman-style facilities: a three-story library, a terrace and wine lounge, an art gallery, two spa suites, a marble swimming pool, tennis court and beach club.