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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? Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

November 10, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Sure, Las Vegas is land-locked. But that doesn't mean you can't hang out with sharks. And we don't mean the ones at the poker table. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has a Shark Reef where you can see all kinds of aquatic wonders — sawfish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, jellyfish and the rare golden crocodile, to name a few. In all, there are over 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of water.

 

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Did You Know? The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

November 7, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort has courses designed by leading golf architect Kyle Phillips, renowned for his championship courses at Kingsbarns in Scotland and The Grove in England. His courses at The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort is designed to complement the gorgeous Italian landscape. There are two championship 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course, all set amid olive and orange groves and with spellbinding views of the azure Mediterranean Sea. These are free of any buildings, allowing players to enjoy golf at its purest.

The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort 

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Dining al Fresco: The Mark New York

November 2, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges in NYC features a masterful design by Jacques Grange and an innovative restaurant menu specially crafted by NYC's pre-eminent chef, the award-winning Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Guests of The Mark New York can also enjoy a bicycle ride and a picnic arranged by the hotel.

The Mark New York

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Did You Know? The St Regis New York

October 31, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

When John Jacob Astor commissioned The St Regis New York in 1904, he spent a full million dollars on one staircase.

The St Regis New York Million Dollar Staircase 

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Did You Know? Thorngrove Manor Hotel

October 30, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Thorngrove Manor Hotel may look like Cinderella's castle, or something that a knight of the Round Table might own, but in reality it was built in 1994 on a vineyard and offers such modern amenities as air conditioning and WiFi. 

Thorngrove Manor 

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Did You Know? Winvian

October 29, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Winvian's signature feature of the resort is eighteen individually architecturally designed cottages. Pictured below is the Artist Cottage. Based on a 1920's artist's bungalow with an overall feel of wood, stained glass and gingerbread, this cottage has many artistic details such as ceramic shard sculpted mirrors and custom art tile inserts in the bathroom. The bedroom boasts a custom made four poster bed with a barrel vaulted wooden canopy. The living room has an adjoining artist's studio with open canvases that feature various mediums (water colors, acrylics and oils) that encourage guests to be artistic.

Winvian

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Did You Know? Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina

October 27, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The luxury hotel Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina is built on the site of a villa that once belonged to a Roman Empress who was the mother of the Emperor Nero. Julia Agrippina was one of the most powerful women in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The relics and archaeological remains found during construction of the hotel are displayed in the public spaces of the Hotel by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.

Gran Melia Villa Agrippiina

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Did You Know? The Xara Palace

October 26, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Xara Palace is inextricably linked to that of Mdina, as its walls form part of the bastion walls that surround the hilltop city. Upon their arrival in Malta, the Knights of St John were granted Citta Notabile, (Noble City) as Mdina was then known. The Xara Palace was built in the 17th Century as a residence for the noble family Moscati Parisio. During their 268 year stay in Malta the Knights embellished, fortified and rebuilt Mdina, making it the city it is today.

The Xara Palace

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Did You Know? The K Club

October 21, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The K Club

The K Club has, as part of its impressive art collection, a Yeats Room that is dedicated to Ireland’s greatest painter, Jack B Yeats (1871-1957). The room is hung with some of the finest masterpieces ever painted on the Emerald Isle, and is it widely regarded as the most complete collection of works by Yeats in private ownership in Ireland. Jack B Yeats was also the brother of the famous poet William Butler Yeats. 

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Did You Know? The Bath Priory Hotel Restaurant and Spa

October 16, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The gardens at the Bath Priory Hotel Restaurant and Spa encompass three acres of lawn and meadow at the back of the house, and an acre of courtyard at the front. The walled Kitchen Garden provides the perfect spot for vegetables and fruit to thrive; and a commitment to using local, seasonal produce means only the freshest of ingredients will be used in the kitchen.

The Bath Priory Restaurant and Spa

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