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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.

Dining Al Fresco: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort choose from any of four restaurants for lunch.

During the summer season, guests are also treated to three weekly outdoor events: a Seafood Barbeque served at Alisal Lake on Monday nights, a Southwestern-style Barbecue served at the Rodeo Arena on Wednesday nights, and our traditional Western Barbecue served on the lawn adjacent to the pool on Saturday nights. The Monday and Wednesday affairs are optional, as the Ranch Dining Room is also open to guests on those evenings.

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The Peninsula Paris Turns Kids into Chocolatiers


By: Five Star Alliance

The Peninsula ParisYoung guests at The Peninsula Paris can indulge in a delicious day with the Fun With Chocolate Peninsula Academy program an interactive culinary class conducted by the hotel's pastry team led by Pastry Chef Julien Alvarez. This class offers a sneak peek into the secrets of the creation of The Peninsula's famed chocolate recipes. Students enjoy a tour of the kitchen and can meet the pastry department staff. The Pastry chef will teach young ones the basic techniques and methods of chocolate making, demonstrate some of his expert culinary skills, and give class members a chance to hand-make their own chocolate. Each participant will also receive a Pen Kids apron, a box of chocolates and a recipe book by which to remember this special occasion. Yum!

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Best Bathrooms: Jumeirah Carlton Tower


By: Five Star Alliance

The Spa Suite at Jumeirah Carlton Tower evokes elegance and sophistication in an
intimate and relaxing atmosphere. The bathroom is carved from marble and featuring
an egg-shaped bath and walk-in shower.
 Luxury REN bathroom amenities are the perfect finishing touch.

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

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Cool Pools: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok can take a delightful dip in the 35-metre infinity pool that stretches out into the Chao Phraya River. Relax with stunning views, glorious sunshine, and sips and snacks from the Pool Bar. There's also an outdoor Jacuzzi, two kids' pools and plenty of sun drenched seating for tanning.

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

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Dining al Fresco: Principe Forte dei Marmi


By: Five Star Alliance

Located on the upper floor, surrounded by Versilia's landscape, 67 Sky Lounge Bar at Principe Forte dei Marmi has an informal and dynamic setting, overlooking the Mediterranean shore. One of the most exclusive  rooftops around the area, where, thanks to the wide glass walls, the internal space merges into the external to form an unique space, between the sky, the sea, and the imposing Apuan Alps.

Principe Forte de Marmi

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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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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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Best Bathroom: Fifteen Beacon


By: Five Star Alliance

Amidst the bustle of commerce and sightseeing, Fifteen Beacon is a haven of serenity. Relax in a marble bathroom that features a combination rainforest shower and deep jetted tub, heated towel rack, and custom designed amenities. 

Fifteen Beacon

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Best Bathroom: Hotel Vitale


By: Five Star Alliance

Welcome to Hotel Vitale, a luxury hotel on San Francisco's waterfront.  Each room has a seating area, bay windows and spa-style limestone bathroom with rainforest showerhead. 

Hotel Vitale

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New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel Vagabond


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Vagabond is Singapore's first experience-driven luxury boutique hotel with a Salon area designed to immerse guests in the theatre of art, food, drink, and conversation as well as the only hotel in the country to feature an Artist in Residence program. 

Hotel Vagabond

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