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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.

Did You Know? IDW Esperanza Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Lithuania's IDW Esperanza Resort is surrounded by 27 acres of extensive pine forests. The resort was handcrafted from cedar logs imported from the mountains of British Columbia. The wood ranges from 175-400 years old.

IDW Esperanza Resort

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Dining al Fresco: Residenz Heinz Winkler

By: Five Star Alliance

Against the mountain scenery the terrace at Residenz Heinz Winkler invites guests to a late summer breakfast, an aperitif at sunset, or an afternoon coffee.

Residenz Heinz Winkler

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Best Bathrooms: Montage Kapalua Bay

By: Five Star Alliance

Bathrooms in all residences at Montage Kapalua Bay are equipped with thoughtful amenities, such as plush Turkish cotton robes, our exclusive line of Antica Farmacista bath products and separate zone temperature controls. And Bathrooms do have dual vanities.

Montage Kapalu Bay

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Dining Al Fresco: Hotel Splendide Royal Rome

By: Five Star Alliance

With its reputation for exclusivity and excellence, the Hotel Splendide Royal Rome boasts one of the most elegant gourmet terraces in Rome. The restaurant is located on the hotel's 7th floor, where huge glass terrace doors open out onto a view of breathtaking beauty: a panorama which sweeps across the city from the 19th century palaces of Pinciano, Villa Medici, Trinita dei Monti all the way to Saint Peter's, and to the Gianicolo. 

Hotel Splendide Royal

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Best Bathrooms: Pier One Sydney Harbour

By: Five Star Alliance

Indulge yourself, and enjoy the extreme spaciousness and luxury offered by the Hickson Suite at Pier One Sydney Harbour, all topped off with amazing views of Walsh Bay through expansive glass window.

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Cool Pools: Curtain Bluff

By: Five Star Alliance

At Curtain Bluff, smoked glass encases the split bathroom facilities, with a bathtub looking out into the guestroom. This integrates the bathroom with the living space and allows for natural light to subtly spill into the space.

Curtain Bluff

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

By: Five Star Alliance

Named after Abu Al Barakat Yusuf Al Barbari, a North African scholar who made Baa Atoll his home in the 12th century, Al Barakat at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru serves authentic Arabian cuisine. The restaurant is built over water, off the main jetty. A shisha bar is located on the ground level. The main dining area on the rooftop features comfortable low seating.

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The Best Luxury Hotel Private Plunge Pools

By: K. Clare Johnson

The #1 request from Five Star Alliance is for private plunge pools. For those who aren't familiar with the concept, private plunge pools are small pools often found in villa-style luxury hotel accommodations. The pools are for the exclusive use for the guests staying in that particular type of accommodation.  Private plunge pools are popular due to, well, their privacy. Guests don't have to share the pool with loud sunbathers, splashing kids, or unruly teenagers. There's no fighting over lounge chairs, as you get your own. 

Which is why we've come up with list of the Best Luxury Hotels with Private Plunge Pools. We add new selections to the list constantly, so check back frequently. 

A few of our favorites include:

COMO Shambala Estate

COMO Shambala

Hermitage Bay

Constance Halaveli Maldives

Jumeirah Bordum Palace

Jumeirah Bodrum Palace

Le Guanahani Hotel

Le Guanahani

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Dining al Fresco: Palais Sheherazade and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

At Palais Sheherazade and Spa, guests will find not only a lush garden, rich with the intoxicating perfumes of jasmine and orange flowers, but also a kiosk and a winter restaurant, alongside a swimming pool bordered by century old palm trees. 

Palais Sheherazade and Spa

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Special Five Star Alliance Rate at The Wellesley

By: Five Star Alliance

Overlooking the Royal Hyde Park amidst the glamour of Knightsbridge, The Wellesley Hotel is London's most exclusive baby grand hotel. The Wellesley is located in a 1920s townhouse that has been restored with a modern take on the Art Deco style and with every modern convenience. Combining sophisticated luxury with captivating grandeur and uncompromising service, The Wellesley offers just 36 rooms and suites for the most elite, discerning traveler. 

Now, The Wellesley is offering a special rate exclusively for Five Star Alliance clients. Simply search for your desired dates using Five Star Alliance, then select the special "Five Star Alliance" rate. When you select this rate, you will receive a free breakfast with your stay.

The Wellesley

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Posted in: London