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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.

Cool Pools: Excellence Riviera Cancun


By: Five Star Alliance

Excellence Riviera Cancun is an all-inclusive resort that features 6 swimming pools (2 heated in winter and one with handicap access) and 5 outdoor Jacuzzis.

Excellence Riviera Cancun 

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Your Questions Answered: What Resort in Cancun Can Host a Symbolic Wedding Ceremony for a Same-Sex Couple?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hyatt Zilara Cancun
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: What resort in Cancun will host a symbolic wedding ceremony for a same-sex couple?

ANSWER: Hyatt Zilara Cancun. Prominently located on the widest stretch of beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an adults-only, all-suite, all-inclusive resort where guests experience traditional Mexican warmth in an intimate yet casual setting. The resort features spacious suites with breathtaking views of the Caribbean and offers world-class dining, an impressive array of upscale amenities, outstanding service from an attentive and thoughtful staff, and spectacular grounds and facilities. Hyatt Zilara Cancun offers a myriad of activities and conveniences including rejuvenating treatments and services at The Spa– Cancun's only ocean view spa – wine and spirits tastings, enhanced pool and beach butler service, and more.Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Whether celebrating a religious, civil, spiritual wedding, union or vow renewal, Hyatt Zilara Cancun offers extraordinary settings and exceptional accommodations to create memories that will last a lifetime. The experienced staff of professional wedding planners assists couples every step of the way to create extraordinary events. Design your own wedding or choose from a wide selection of celebrations, including a boutique complimentary wedding, to barefoot beach weddings, to lavish celebrations. Every detail is artfully arranged by the dedicated staff including flowers, music, photography, the wedding cake, the catering, and so much more.  

Honeymoon couples enjoy extra special amenities and romantic services in their suite, including a rose petal strewn bed, aromatherapy candles, a sweetheart cake and sparkling wine. For added luxury, choose a Romance Package with even more special touches such as a private candlelight beach dinner for a truly unforgettable experience.

Please note that no children are allowed on property, even for ceremonies and events. 

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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.
 


Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Resort in Cancun Suitable for 4 Adults Traveling Together?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Le Blanc Spa 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 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 resort in Cancun for four adults traveling together?

ANSWER: Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

The adults-only and all-inclusive Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun beckons you from the white sand beaches and sparkling waters of the Caribbean. Le Blanc offers a world class experience like no other. An experience of sophisticated style, lavish personal attention, and uncompromising attention to detail. The resort towers majestically over one of Mexico's most beautiful stretches of private beach, just 15 minutes from downtown Cancun and 25 minutes from the airport. Covering 5 acres, it offers 260 air-conditioned luxurious rooms with an ocean or lagoon view, balcony, double Jacuzzi, flat screen LCD TV with satellite and much more.Le Blanc Spa Resort
There are also five international restaurants and five bar/lounges, three outdoor pools (including two infinity pools) with an outdoor Jacuzzi and a fitness center. The Spa has been designed to be a sanctuary of tranquility and peace, secluding guests in an exquisitely luxurious environment of sensory pleasures. The property offers both all-inclusive and room-only rates. 

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

Royale Deluxe: Le Blanc Spa Resort’s standard room features one king or two double beds, a double whirlpool, seating area, French balcony with views of lagoon and resort or common areas. From the cream-colored marble to the varied hues of brown and white reflected in the linens and draperies.
Maximum Occupancy - 4 adults two double beds or 2 adults one king size bed
It's 429 square feet.

Book a stay at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun >>

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.
 


Cool Pools: Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club has 3 pools, including a heated sea-water jet pool for Thalassotherapy.

Villa Rolandi Gourmet Club

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Your Questions Answered: What All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun is Near a Casino?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Paradisus Cancun
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: What All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun is Near a Casino?

ANSWER: The Paradisus Cancun 

Reminiscent of the ancient Mayan temples, the Paradisus Cancun (formerly the Gran Melia Cancun) is an inspirational hotel with five majestic pyramids which rise and fall, and with the iconic scenery of the Baja region as a backdrop. The 5 star and 4 AAA diamond Paradisus Cancun is located right on the ocean front and is a most elegant, spacious and distinguished hotel.  An executive golf course with nine par 3 holes, three luxurious swimming pools and a YHI Spa come together in a perfect environment for rest and relaxation or just letting yourself go.

The all-inclusive resort is just 20 minutes away from the Dubai Palace Casino. The Dubai Palace currently offers over 350 US made slot machines along with video bingo, which is very popular with the locals.

For Your Needs, We Recommend Booking:

Paradisus Junior Lagoon View Suite-Step into your 474 sq. ft. room and take in the all the luxury and elegance that is waiting for you. From your suite, Cancun's natural and breathtaking views are just a few steps away on your private terrace. Let the beautiful views and soft breezes of Laguna Nichupté wash over you.

The Paradisus Junior Suites provide either a king size bed or two double beds, at your request upon arrival, and are fully stocked with amenities designed to help complete your experience.

Services & Amenities Include: 
Paradisus CancunHigh speed Internet
24-hour room service
Daily cleaning service
Turn-down service
Laundry service
Equipment
Private terrace with picturesque views of Nichupté Lagoon
Individually controlled air conditioning.
Radio-alarm clock
32 inch flat screen LCD cable TV
Pay-per-view TV
Two direct dial telephones
Modern bathroom with bathtub and rain shower
Bathroom amenities
Hairdryer
Iron with ironing board
Minibar restocked daily
Coffee maker
King size bed or two double beds
Safety deposit box laptop suitable
Marble floors
Smoke detectors 

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. This property offers both all-inclusive and room-only rates. be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.


New to Five Star Alliance: Hyatt Zilara Cancun


By: Five Star Alliance

Hyatt Zilara CancunProminently located on the widest stretch of beach in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an adults-only, all-suite, all-inclusive resort where guests experience traditional Mexican warmth in an intimate yet casual setting.

Enjoy a spring break at Hyatt Zilara Cancun starting from $499 per night >>

 

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New to Five Star Alliance: NIZUC Resort and Spa Cancun


By: Five Star Alliance

NIZUC Resort and Spa Cancun is positioned in the secluded enclave of Punta Nizuc, the newest luxury destination in the Mexican Caribbean situated on the most desirable land of the Mayan region. Set within a paradise of protected mangroves and lush, local foliage, and facing the white sands of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef -- the second largest coral reef in the world -- NIZUC is home to two exclusive beaches and is surrounded by the region's natural wonders, archaeological sites and attractions.

NIZUC Resort and Spa 

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Inside Paradisus Cancun


By: Meagan Drillinger

Five Star Alliance's sister publication, Travel Agent, recently wrote an article about the recently re-vamped Pardisus Cancun

Travel Agent visited Paradisus Cancun in January, following its reopening and rebranding on December 1. Before, the resort operated as a Gran Melia, but has since been repurposed as a Paradisus, Melia's luxury all-inclusive brand. 

The resort offers guests six restaurants and three bars, several pools, a YHI Spa, golf course and more. Paradisus Cancun is also home to the specialty Royal Service, a private enclave of rooms that are adults-only, and come with their own set of privileges. Those who book four nights in the Royal Service section receive an included meal at Tempo. Royal Service guests also have access to the YHI Spa's hydrotherapy suite without having a treatment scheduled. A private pool and beach section is also available for guests of Royal Service. The resort offers a selection of Life Enriching experiences to help bring guests closer to the culture of Mexico and Cancun. We participated in a tequila tasting with the resort's sommelier. Guests can also opt for experiences like massage classes, DJ lessons and more. The Paradisus Cancun

Guests will want to stay in the Deluxe Royal Service Ocean Front rooms, which are the most requested accommodations. However, if you are looking for something even more over-the-top, say for a CEO, for example, the Presidential and Government Suites are best. All rooms in the Royal Service section entitle guests to private butler service. 

Getting there: Cancun International Airport is just 25 minutes away. The concierge can arrange anything from a town car or limo to Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Mercedes Benz SLS. If guests want to land a private helicopter, Cancun's airport can accommodate. 

The YHI Spa is a great place to unwind. There are 11 treatment rooms in the 4,900-square-foot space (six regular rooms and five eco rooms; three are for couples). Reservations are taken starting a month in advance but it is best to book at least 24 hours out. Try the Ix-Chel Holistic massage. 

The resort features a 'pitch and put' golf course on the grounds. If guests want something a little more exclusive, the resort can arrange for a golf pro to come to the property for a private golf clinic.

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Special Offers and Packages at the JW Marriott in Cancun, Mexico


By: Oksana Balytsky

The JW Marriott Cancun Resort is a beautiful five star property located on the eastern most tip of the Yucatan right on the beach in Cancun. It is one of the most exquisite hotels in Cancun with 448 beautifully decorated rooms featuring private balconies and stunning views of the white sand beaches and bright blue water of the Caribbean. Check out the following phenomenal specials and offers that are too good to pass up, and get ready for a phenomenal vacation!

Sand Dollars Package, 4th Night Free!

Available for ocean view rooms with private balconies, a living/sitting area, and 1 king or 2 double beds as well as junior suites with pool and ocean views, a balcony, 1 king bed separate sitting area, sofa bed, and a dining area . These rooms have a maximum occupancy of 4 people, and for every 4 nights you stay, you get the 4th night free, to be discounted at the front desk.

Escape for 2 Package!

This package is perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic getaway. It features a premiere ocean view room with a private balcony, 1 king or 2 double beds, and a living/sitting area. This package includes transportation to and from the airport for 2 adults, breakfast buffet for 2 adults at Sedona Grill, wireless internet access, 24 hour room service, unlimited domestic alcoholic beverages by the glass, and 3 course lunch for 2 adults at the Beach Walk Market Place or Sedona Grill.

Escape Connecting Rooms Package!

This is a perfect option for family vacations. It features a premiere ocean view room with a private balcony, 1 king or 2 double beds, and a living/sitting area. This package includes $100 daily resort credit, daily internet access for one device in 1 room, and the rate includes 2 interconnecting rooms.

Escape Spa Package!

This package features a premiere ocean view room with a private balcony, 1 king or 2 double beds, and a living/sitting area. This package includes daily $50 resort credit, daily internet access for 1 device, early bird special treatments (1 per day), 1 spinning class per day, and a 25% discount on treatments at the JW Marriott Spa not applicable to packages, beauty salon services, or treatments less than 50 minutes.


Incredible Spring Break Options for Adults


By: Oksana Balytsky

March and April mark the months during which colleges across the U.S. have their spring breaks, but who says you can’t have an incredible spring break now that you’re an adult in the working world? We certainly think that everyone deserves an incredible vacation, and we’ve put together a list of our top 3 luxury hotels perfect for a spring break escape.

JW Marriot Cancun Resort

This luxury hotel is located on the eastern most tip of the Yucatan in Cancun, Mexico. It is one of the most beautiful hotel options in the area, offering 448 exquisitely decorated guest rooms featuring private balconies with stunning views of the clear blue water and sandy beach. The JW Marriot Cancun Resort has an incredible 35,000 square foot, Mayan inspired spa which is rated one of the top spas in Mexico. Take advantage of the snorkeling, shopping, fine dining, and adventure that await you at this incredible resort.

Hilton Bentley

For those hoping to stay on the mainland of the United States, the Hilton Bentley is the perfect option. Located in Miami Beach, Florida, this luxury hotel is an all-suite, world famous beachfront paradise. It’s ideally located a few steps from fine dining options, high end shopping, and the area’s renowned nightlife scene. Its studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and penthouse suites all have been beautifully designed and feature Italian marble floors, stainless steel kitchens and kitchenettes, and incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and Miami Beach.

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk

For those searching for a luau and lei-filled spring break, we encourage you to check out the Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is located just steps from the white sand beaches, lively entertainment, exclusive boutiques, and phenomenal restaurants. It soars 38 stories high and features 462 incredible guest rooms and suites offering breathtaking views of the Pacific.