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.

The Den at Soneva Kiri


By: Five Star Alliance

The Den is the pride and joy of Soneva Kiri. A giant moulded bamboo playground shaped like a manta ray, The Den is dedicated to learning, to excitement, and to meaningful experiences. Professional child minders pique children's imaginations, teaching them to play Thai instruments, unleashing their creative talents with painting and the visual arts, and carefully watching them at play in the wondrous world of moulded bamboo spaces.

 

The Den

Book a stay at Soneva Kiri >>


Meet Belgraves London


By: Five Star Alliance

Belgraves London is perfectly positioned to explore London, connecting guests to internationally renowned shops, sites and iconic landmarks. The hotel's eclectic mix of social spaces and its 85 rooms and suites feature bold interior architecture and design by acclaimed British designer Tara Bernerd.

Book a stay at Belgraves London>>


A View from the Tub at Canaves Oia Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Canaves Oia Hotel and Suites blend spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation
and impeccable service.

Canaves Oia                     

Book a stay at Canaves Oia Hotel and Suites >>


Unique Amenities: The Villas of Cabo Azul


By: Five Star Alliance

The Cabo Azul Resort, in Los Cabos, Mexico, is an all-villa masterpiece on more than 12 oceanfront acres. The resort and spa stands out from the standard Cabo San Lucas resorts and hotel choices in the San Jose del Cabo area because of the Studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom luxury villas. 

Each and every one of the villas offers:

- King-size bed
Living area with sleeper sofa
Polished natural stone floor throughout
Private patio terraces
Fully-appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Entertainment center with DVD and flat-panel TV
Individual climate control w/ ceiling fans
Bedroom with in-Room spa tub
Full bathroom with two sinks & shower

Book your stay at Cabo Azul Resort and Spa>>

Cabo Azul Villas


Cool Pools: Sofitel So Bangkok


By: Five Star Alliance

Extending over 32 metres on the 10th floor, Sofitel So Bangkok's infinity swimming pool is a luxury lap pool with low chlorine content. The water seemingly flows over the negative edge into the park and skyline beyond, giving the impression of swimming in mid-air, high above the bustling city streets. Tunes are piped in directly for a watery soundtrack, while at night, underwater LED lights create ever-changing shades of vibrant colour. An oasis lawn offers a sun-soaked spot for tanning or starlit venue for exclusive evening events.

Sofitel So Bangkok

Book a stay at Sofitel So Bangkok >>

 


Cool Pools: Casa Colombo


By: Five Star Alliance

The luscious pink pool at Casa Colombo could be the first pink pool in the world.  The poolside has 8 glass sun beds, 3 canopied day beds and chrome elephants wading the shallow pool. The day beds come complete with two music selectors and headphones. There's also a poolside dining lounge.

Pink Pool at Casa Colombo


A Peek at Barcelo Montecastillo Golf


By: Five Star Alliance

The Barceló Montecastillo Golf Hotel oozes health and wellness, given that apart from the spectacular on-site sports complex, it also includes unlimited free green fees on the 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, tennis courts, 4 paddle tennis courts with artificial grass, 2 standard size FIFA football pitches, a pitch and putt, a multi-sport court, and jogging track. 

Its innovative spa with hydrotherapy circuit, saunas, hydro-massage bath, treatment Cabins and gym, has the best specific treatments for each sports and a range of exclusive beauty treatments. 

Barcelo Montecastillo

Book a stay at Barcelo Montecastillo Golf>>


Warped Stairs at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia?


By: Five Star Alliance

Ritz Carlton PhiladelphiaThe stairs leading to what today is The Grand Ballroom at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia (formerly the vault of Girard Bank) are warped on one side. The stairs were built for the ladies to make their “grand entrance” into the vault to retrieve their jewels on Friday for their weekend social event, and their subsequent return on Monday. The warping on that one side is from the traffic up and down—the skirts were long at the time, and there is a banister only on that side. The stairs were left as is.

 

Book a stay at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia >>


Cool Pools: Alila Jabal Akhdar


By: Five Star Alliance

At Alila Jabal Akhdar guests can bask in the top-of-the-world feeling with a swim in the heated outdoor infinity pool, offering spectacular views into the gorge.

Alila Jabal Akhdar

Book a stay at Alila Jabal Akhdar >>


A Peek at Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin


By: Five Star Alliance

The accommodation at Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi is unique in many ways. The Frangipani Wing served first as a beach getaway for the owner's family, before it was converted into stunning beachfront residences.

Book a stay at Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin>>