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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: Taj Lake Palace


By: Five Star Alliance

Taj Lake Palace is set amid an awe-inspiring fairytale garden. This 250-year old
palace may be the most romantic hotel in the world. 

Taj Lake Palace

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New to Five Star Alliance: Raffles Jakarta


By: Five Star Alliance

Raffles Jakarta blends elegant Indonesian aesthetics with supreme comfort, technology, and bespoke services as butlers provide warm and thoughtful service to guests.

Raffles Jakarta

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel Danieli


By: Five Star Alliance

Restaurant Terrazza Danieli at Hotel Danieli hosts up to 120 guests in both
the indoor restaurant and also outdoors on its exquisite terrace, open for al fresco
dining in warmer months from April to October. An a la carte menu showcases
typical Venetian cuisine as well as traditional Mediterranean fare accompanied by
breathtaking views of Venice. Restaurant Terrazza Danieli offers a truly memorable
dining experience.

Hotel Danieli

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The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe introduces The Huntsman Bar


By: Five Star Alliance

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is located on 21 acres of landscaped grounds including flowering gardens, lush lawns and winding pathways between cottages of beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites.

The luxury resort has debuted The Huntsman, a sophisticated but casual bar, offering a fine selection of small batch whiskeys, scotches and bourbons from around the country and the world. The bar is named after the famed Santa Fe Hunt which was founded in 1969. 

The spirits list is divided into Straight Rye, Bourbon, White Whiskey, Straight Bourbon, Wheat Whiskey, Single Malt Whiskey, Dead Guy Whiskey, Triple Smoke, Quinoa Whiskey, Single Pot Still, and Double-Barrelled styles, just to name a few. The menu includes delicacies such as Babbling Deviled Eggs, Purple Haze-Stuffed Medjool Dates, Huntsman Kobe Beef Burger, and Bacon-Wrapped Maine Diver Scallops 

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Cool Pools: One and Only Hayman Island


By: Five Star Alliance

One&Only Hayman Island has it all when it comes to pools. You can get a pool villa that has your very own private pool right outside your door or you can access the largest salt water pool in the southern hemisphere in the common area of the grounds.

One and Only Hayman Island Resort

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Things to Do at Porto Zante Villas and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Porto Zante Villas an Spa
Porto Zante Villas and Spa is a private Greek getaway perfect for blissing out and relaxing. But, if you prefer your vacations with a little more adventure, here are some suggestions for things to do during your stay.

Navagio Beach
Sometimes referred to as Smugglers’ Cove, Navagio Beach is one of the most popular attractions in Greece, with crystal-clear waters and the shipwreck of a notorious Greek smuggler ship. One of the best beaches in the world (as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler) awaits you only 20 minutes away from your villa by private speedboat or motor yacht. 

Blue Caves
A succession of caves reflecting the striking deep azure color of the sea, the Blue Caves invite you to admire their wild beauty and dive in their marvelous waters.

Caretta-Caretta Turtles
Visit Marathonisi Island, home to the endangered species Caretta-Caretta, and swim side by side with these beautiful creatures. Protected by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, it is an absolute must-see is only 20 minutes away from your villa by private speedboat or motor yacht.

Dafni beach
Under the protection of the National Marine Park, Dafni beach is one of the most important turtle nesting beaches in Greece. Ideal for those looking for a secluded spot to relax and swim.

Kefallonia
Treat yourself to a private cruise with the resort's private speedboat, motor yacht, or sailing yacht. 30 minutes is all you need to reach Kefallonia, the biggest island of the Ionian Sea.

Bochali
Astonishing views of the capital of Zakynthos and other parts of the island, the Castle and the church of Virgin Mary of Chrysopigi, along with the traditional architecture and aristocratic allure, will make Bochali one of your favourite spots on the island.

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Dining al Fresco: Palazzo Montemartini


By: Five Star Alliance

The Senses restaurant at Palazzo Montemartini has a magical and evocative atmosphere, with a large central fountain with a waterfall, and a privileged view of the Baths of Diocletian and the ancient Servian Wall. Perfect for satisfying the requirements of guests, the Senses Restaurant at Palazzo Montemartini combines the best traditional Italian recipes with international dishes, focusing on high quality ingredients, linked to the territory's best produce.

Palazzo Montemartini

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Did You Know? Hotel Paris Prague


By: Five Star Alliance

The restaurant at Hotel Paris Prague is named for legendary French actress Sarah Bernhardt. Its 
Art Nouveau interiors make it one of the crown jewels of Prague restaurants. The restaurant is non-smoking
and offers French and Czech cuisine revisited in modern style.

Hotel Paris Prague

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Your Questions Answered: What Suite Should We Pick at Windsor Court Hotel?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Windsor Court HotelYou have questions, we have answers! Explore our blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

Question: We are traveling to New Orleans and want a suite at Windsor Court Hotel that has river views.  What do you recommend?

Answer: Try a Premium Suite. They feature:

Classic English/French Vogue decor
New furnishings and amenities
800 square feet of living and working space
King size or two queen beds in the bedroom
Separate, large living room with couch, work desk and chairs, and French doors for privacy from the bedroom
Butler's pantry
Many suites with private balconies
Large dressing and vanity area
Genuine Italian marble bath
Mini-bar
Complimentary high-speed internet, wired and wireless
iHome docking stations
Customizable voicemail
Coffee and coffee maker
Two bedroom suite configurations available

For those river views, book a suite on the Club Level. They are located on the top four floors of the hotel, with panoramic views of New Orleans and the Mississippi River. Club Level accommodations also offer exclusive access to the private Club lounge, and the services of a dedicated concierge. 

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Dining al Fresco: Belmond El Encanto


By: Five Star Alliance

At Belmond El Encanto, guests can dine in the elegant dining room, or delight in a romantic dinner under
the stars on the terrace. The innovative menu offers contemporary California-coastal cuisine, complemented
with gracious service and a side of stunning Santa Barbara views.

Belmond El Encanto

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