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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.

Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Suite for Five at The Lodge at Torrey Pines?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
You have questions, we have answers! Explore our 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: Can You Recommend a Suite for Five at The Lodge at Torrey Pines?

Answer: Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond La Jolla hotel located just 15 miles north of downtown San Diego. The Lodge, site of the 2008 and 2021 U.S. Open Championships, pays homage to the Craftsman era and showcases 169 rooms and suites that reflect San Diego's stress-free lifestyle while providing all the comfort and amenities you need. The resort is designed to blend in with the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve, which features golden sandstone formations and rare Torrey pine trees. A member of the California Green Lodging Program, The Lodge is home to The Spa at Torrey Pines and A.R. Valentien, a signature farm-to-table restaurant.

For Your Needs, We Recommend

The Blacker Suite is a luxury suite, which provides the option of a second room that overlooks the 18th green of the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and offers a sweeping view of the California coastline. The generously sized suite is well over 2,000 square feet, with spacious accommodations that include central Presidential Parlor, private balconies, one and a half baths, full kitchen and two fireplaces. This suite has one bedroom with a King sized bed and an optional second bedroom with two Queen sized beds, bathroom and fireplace. Each bed is appointed with Egyptian cotton linens and quilted duvets. The Stickley-style fine wood furnishings embody the Craftsman era and are accentuated with rich fabrics and fine leathers. The bathrooms are luxurious granite and marble decor with Craftsman accents and hardwood. The bathrooms have walk-in showers and oversized tubs. In addition to the sense of historic elegance, this suite offers many of the high-tech details needed by the corporate business traveler such as large working areas, Wi-Fi, data hook-up, lap-top safes and state of the art telecommunications, Bose wave stereo systems, to name a few.

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Did you know? Amanjena


By: Five Star Alliance

Amanjena means peaceful paradise. It is the first Aman resort on the African continent and is located just outside the ancient city of Marrakech. Set within an oasis of palms and olive trees, Moorish heritage is reflected throughout the pisé-walled resort, including the Morocco luxury pavilions that radiate out from an ancient bassin, echoing the style of a sultan’s palace. Amanjena offers a variety of guided excursions on foot, bicycle or private car into the medina, the souk and squares, palaces, gardens and craft shops of ancient Marrakech.

Amanjena

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Image of the Day: Grand Hotel Villa Cora


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Hotel Villa Cora earned its reputation by hosting international guests of great importance, such as Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III, and the French musician Claude Debussy. Grand Hotel Villa Cora

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Dining al Fresco: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Rediscover the pleasures of exquisite food and drink - the freshest, most flavorful ingredients expertly paired with the finest cocktails and wines - within the restaurants at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. As a celebration of its captivating oceanfront setting, this legendary San Juan Puerto Rico hotel blends exceptional cuisine with breathtaking ambiance.

Condado Vanderbilt

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Image of the day: Constance Halaveli Maldives


By: Five Star Alliance

 

At Constance Halaveli Maldives, guests can relax and enjoy in a private garden with sun terrace and plunge pool. In the evening,  choose to dine under the stars with an al fresco dining area. Spacious and elegantly adorned Family Beach Villas are perfect for large families or group of friends.

Constance Halaveli

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Dining al Fresco: Angsana Lang Co


By: Five Star Alliance

Moomba doubles as Angsana Lang Co's area for chilling out and relaxing as well as a dining venue offering the best of authentic Vietnamese cuisine and Southeast Asian seafood fresh from the ocean. It also caters to global tastebuds with its delicious international
dishes to keep every diner satisfied.

Angsana lang Co

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New to Five Star Alliance: Sonesta Ocean Point


By: Five Star Alliance

Sonesta Ocean Point embraces a chic Caribbean style within a luxury, adults-only, limitless all-inclusive vacation experience. The all-suite Sonesta Ocean Point features three pools including the Edge pool with private beach on the cliff, The Point pool, and a swim out pool. There are three bars including the Sunset Lounge + Bar, Martin's Bar, and Azul Rooftop Bar (open for special events only). There's also Azul restaurant and 24-hour room service, a resort boutique, intimate gazebos, private cabanas, a dedicated open air wellness area, and an organic garden.

Sonesta Ocean Point

Nightly rates for a stay at Sonesta Ocean Point start at $403 per night>>


From Sunrise to Sunset at Pier One Sydney Harbour


By: Five Star Alliance

Pier One Sydney Harbour is nestled alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offers magnificent panoramic Sydney Harbour views. The hotel takes advantage of its unique location with sunrise and sunset rituals. At sunset the bar offers special Signature Cocktails and at sunrise it offers guests a special yoga experience underneath the iconic Harbour Bridge.

Pier One Sydney Harbour

Sunrise
In-house guests enjoy complimentary Yoga classes. Do your best Warrior pose on the pier from Wednesday to Friday
at 6am and on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7am.


Sunset
The Gantry Restaurant & Bar offers spectacular views of Walsh Bay and the majestic Sydney Harbour at one of the best waterfront restaurant locations in Sydney.

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Dining al Fresco: Bacara


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy vista views of the sea, sky, and the Channel Islands just offshore while fine dining al fresco and embracing an innovative, artful design of low-storied buildings terraced to the sea and connected by lush, meandering garden paths complete with flower-filled courtyards, restful fountains and red-tiled roofs. Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara is the perfect place for an outdoor dining experience and to enjoy the leisurely pace and warm embrace of California lifestyle.

Bacara Resort and Spa

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Discover Macao at the Venetian


By: Five Star Alliance

Venetian Macau
Large enough to hold ninety Boeing 747 jumbo jets, nowhere else in Asia will you find such a rare combination of facilities, attractions and amenities than at the 3,000 suite Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. There are more than 350 shops of unmatched premium retail experience set in elegant streetscapes reminiscent of Venice. There are over 100,000 square meters (1,000,000 square feet) of convention, exhibition, and meeting facilities. Featuring over 30 world-class restaurants, with award-winning chefs from every major culinary tradition creating dishes with flair and imagination.

So indulge in all that this luxury resort has to offer with the hotel's Discover Macao offer. 

Book a minimum two-night stay and you'll get

- Half-day Macao Discovery Tour for two

- Breakfast for two at Cafe Deco or Fogo Samba, or Lunch buffet at Bambu or Golden Peacock, OR MOP200 Shopping and Dining Dollars

- Almond cookies from the famous Choi Heong Yuen Bakery

- In-suite Wi-Fi internet access and 2pm late check-out (subject to availability)

- Access to the lush pool deck with four pools and heated Jacuzzi

- Access to theV Gym fitness center

- Shuttle Services from major Macao arrival areas

- Book an additional night and get an upgrade to the spectacular Cotai View Suite

Rates for this offer start at $309 per night