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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.

Did You Know? Ka'ana Boutique Resort

July 6, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Ka'ana Boutique Resort is the closest luxury resort to Tikal,, one of the most prominent Maya Ruins in Guatemala. Tikal ("City of Echoes") is the largest known City remaining from the ancient Maya civilization and was considered the greatest metropolis in the Maya Kingdom. It holds ruins comprising over 3,000 astounding structures set in 55 square kilometres / 21 sq miles and situated in Guatemala’s largest protected area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ka'ana Boutique Resort

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Did You Know? QT Sydney

July 5, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

QT Sydney, a boutique hotel in the city's central business district, is set within the heritage-listed Gowings department store and the State Theatre. Pairing stars from stage and screen that have performed in the State Theatre over the past 80 years, and the classic retail of the Gowings department store, the QT Sydney captures the intrigue and excitement of the past in an edgy, contemporary design style.

QT Sydney

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Did You Know? W Retreat and Spa Vieques Island

June 29, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Vieques Island is home to not only a wonderful W Retreat and Spa, it's also home to what many believe to be the world's most spectacular Bioluminescent Bay.

W Retreat and Spa Vieques

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Did You Know? Fuchun Resort

June 27, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Fuchun Resort
Fuchun Resort
 
is named to honor a painting by artist Huang Gongwang, who lived from 1269-1354. "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" is considered to be one of his greatest works and is a national treasure. The Chinese landscape painting, which is a depiction of the scenery along the Fuchun River, was burnt into two pieces in 1650. Today, one piece is in the Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou, while the other piece is in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Fuchun Resort stands as a replica of this famous painting. In his honour, the Resort is named after his greatest artwork.

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Did You Know? Copacabana Palace

June 24, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Copacabana Palace was featured in the 1933 film Flying Down to Rio. The film was the first one to feature the legendary dance partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 

Copacabana Palace

 

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Did You Know? InterContinental Marseille

June 23, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

 

Intercontinental Marseille

 

 

InterContinental Marseille is housed in the former Hotel Dieu, a listed historical monument dating back to the 18th century, originally serving as a hostel for pilgrims to the nearby Basilica. It overlooks the Vieux Port, right beside the oldest district in Marseille known as the Panier. The renovations took 2 years, during which various archaeological sites were discovered. Guests can see some of the artifacts that were excavated in the dedicated cultural area of the InterContinental Marseille.

 

 

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Did You Know? Diamond Deluxe Hotel

June 22, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Diamond Deluxe Hotel is located on Greece's Kos Island. Founded in 366 BC, Kos Island is the third largest of the Dodecanese islands in Greece. Measuring 40 km by 8 km and located at a distance of a mere 4 km from the coast of Bodrum in the neighboring country of Turkey, the island has a population of 30,947.

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Did You Know? The Rookery Hotel

June 20, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Each of the 33 rooms at The Rookery Hotel are named after an inhabitant who lived there when the first census of the area was taken in 1832. Guests can stay in rooms named after Apothecary Dr Theophilus Garencieres, architect William Pettit Griffith, or prostitute Sally Salisbury.

The Rookery Hotel

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Did You Know? Soho House Berlin

June 19, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Soho House Berlin

 

Originally opened in 1928 as a department store, the property that now houses Soho House Berlin was seized by the wartime government before being occupied by the post-war, Communist regime until 1956. It was then used to house the Communist Party archives and the Central Committee’s Historical Institution. After German reunification the building was legally returned to the descendents of its original owners, and remained empty until the hotel was opened.
 

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Did You Know? Olissippo Lapa Palace

June 18, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Olissippo Lapa Palace

 

Olissippo Lapa Palace was originally a 19th Century aristocratic villa.  Most of guest rooms have views of Lisbon and the Tagus River. It is surrounded by stately Embassy buildings and is close to the centre of Lisbon, with its 19th Century Squares and Belvederes.

 

 

 

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