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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.

Image of the day: Ballyfin


By: Five Star Alliance

Among the outdoor activities offered at Ballyfin are coarse fishing on the lake, which has a large stock of roach and pike, croquet, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, archery, and falconry. There are several miles of hard surfaced paths as well as miles of mown grass paths offering a gentle stroll or the exhilaration of mountain biking. The gardens and park lands are a delight to explore and picnics are offered to enjoy in the grounds.

Ballyfin

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Cool Pools: Balboa Bay Club and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Balboa Bay Resort guests enjoy the same level of luxury and style carried throughout all of our accommodations. As the only full-service waterfront resort in Newport Beach, our award-winning beach resort in Southern California includes 159 Guest Rooms and Suites, a full-service spa, a variety of oceanfront dining options, a selection of private meeting and event spaces, and plenty more. Rent a Duffy boat or a paddle board for the day, then head back for pampering at The Spa, an afternoon by the pool, and of course waterfront dining.

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Did You Know? Sonora Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Culinary fans can indulge their passion for food and tote home a recipe or two by
enrolling in one of the cooking classes at Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort

The luxury Vancouver resort will set you up to spend an afternoon learning how
the executive chef combines flavours and techniques to create fresh, delectable cuisine.

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Cool Pools: The Jefferson Hotel Richmond


By: Five Star Alliance

The indoor swimming pool at The Jefferson Hotel Richmond allows guests to bathe beneath the sun or star-lit skylights. Lined by palm plants and wicker furniture, it is a relaxing refuge for the weary business or leisure traveler. The outdoor sundeck allows sun seekers a place to bask in privacy.

The Jefferson Hotel Richmond
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New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel Mousai


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Mousai sets the pace for a new generation of designer hotels for guests aged over 18. 

Hotel MousaiA splendid yet precise fusion of imagination, contemporary design, and inventive functionality generates spaces of artistic magnitude and dazzling personality - a gallery of experiences and creativity. Each area is its own showcase, each room is a distinct work of art, and each space evokes a discrete emotion and character. Hotel Mousai

At Hotel Mousai, guests can slumber in the height of contemporary exuberance and impeccable taste. Living spaces are redefined for modern appetites, merging cutting-edge minimalist design with aesthetic sensitivity and vision. These exquisite hotel suites are uniquely designed with the very latest trends in mind, where textures as well as colors and tones play a role in defining the space.

Staying at Hotel Mousai means your source of pleasure is multiplied at every turn. Enjoy an all inclusive package gourmet-style at the Hotel Mousai. Be playfully seduced by Hotel Mousai's restaurants with melliferous menus and gourmet artistry, and touch base with garden-fresh ingredients and trendy presentation.

 
Hotel Mousai

Spa Imagine sits like the crown jewel on the fifteenth floor with 360 degree views of unspoiled ocean and lush rainforest. This luxury spa's sleek and spacious interior compliments a range of indulgent spa treatments and wellness retreats. In addition to Hotel Mousai's unique and exclusive amenities, guests enjoy unlimited access to all the services, benefits, and luxurious facilities offered by Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. Hotel Mousai offers both all-inclusive and room-only rates and caters to guests aged 18 and over.

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Armani Hotel Milano Gets a Star


By: Five Star Alliance

Congratulations to Armani Hotel Milano! Armani/Ristorante Milano with its Chef Filippo Gozzoli, has been recently rewarded with its first Michelin Star. The award-winning restaurant draws on Italy's rich culinary heritage and focuses on using fresh ingredients to produce classic Italian cuisine. Adventurous gourmands will want to try the seasonal truffle menu, which includes fois gras, potato foam, veal, and a powdered chocolate mousse. 

Armani Hotel Milan

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Image of the day: Cavo Tagoo Mykonos


By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled into a cliff side, Cavo Tagoo blends magically with its surroundings.
Cavo Tagoo Mykonos

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Dining al Fresco: Terranea Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Set overlooking the Pacific Ocean with stunning views, mar'sel at Terranea Resort offers the ideal location for an elegant dinner or relaxed late night bite. Located just south of Los Angeles on the verdant Palos Verdes peninsula, mar'sel (a play on the Spanish word for "sea" and the French word for "salt") offers a decidedly inventive twist on California cuisine. 

Terranea Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Faena Hotel Miami Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Faena Hotel Miami Beach ExteriorLocated on the site of the historic Saxony Hotel, designed by the legendary Art Deco architect Roy F. France in 1948, the new Faena Hotel Miami Beach harks back to the golden age of Miami Beach, when Frank, Sammy and Dean ruled the roost and the city was the epitome of modern resort glamour.

Beautifully reimagined by Alan Faena, working in collaboration Faena Hotel Miami Beachwith filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and four-time Academy award winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin, the hotel is a dazzling modern take on a landmark gem.The landmark hotel's guestrooms and suites boast signature butler service and a bespoke blend of late-Deco flair and contemporary amenities.

The luxuriously appointed premier rooms with breathtaking ocean and city views redefine indoor/outdoor living and are caught between nature and the sublime. Locally grown ingredients are masterfully prepared to create extraordinary epicurean experiences inspired by South America’s rich culinary traditions.Tierra Santa Spa is Miami's first South American-inspired spa. The oceanfront oasis is built on ancient healing techniques and indigenous ingredients designed to elevate the spirit and restore vitality. 

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