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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.

Have an Aquatic Adventure at Westin Puntacana Resort and Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Westin Puntacana Resort and ClubIf you are fans of aquatic adventures, you'll want to check into Westin Puntacana Resort and Club. The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is conveniently located in the Playa Blanca area of the magnificent 15,000-acre PUNTACANA Resort & Club. 

Located on 3 miles of white sand beaches along the Caribbean Sea, this luxury resort is the perfect home base for a water-filled active vacation. The 87,000-square-foot Punta Cana Aquatic Center at Puntacana Resort & Club offers a range of water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, and water skiing. 

It also offers:

Boating: The resort has boats suitable for romantic cruises for two or a family adventure.Westin Puntacana

Kiteboarding: The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club offers kiteboarding lessons through the Kit Club Punta Cana, the first and only fully IKO certified kite school on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. Playa Blanca is an ideal location to learn how to kiteboard thanks to the flat, waist high water and steady winds. Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels in both private and group sessions. 

Scuba Diving: Whether you are a seasoned diver or this is your first step toward certification, The Westin Punta Cana Resort & Club is the perfect place to begin your next underwater adventure. The resort offers PADI certification classes as well as underwater tours of nearby sunken ships.

Deep Sea Fishing: Full and 1/2 day deep sea fishing excursions are a great way to enhance your vacation. The resort's boats range in size from 37 to 54 feet, and it is known worldwide for its big game fishing.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Professional instructors can get all ages and sizes up and paddling in just a few minutes. The resort also hosts Paddle Surf Eco Tours through the Puntacana Marine Reserve. 

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Special Pampering for Moms-to-Be at Eden Roc at Cap Cana


By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Roc at Cap CanaEden Roc at Cap Cana presents a special package for mothers-to-be looking for the ultimate maternity retreat experience. 

Benefits include:

50-Minute Mom-To-Be Therapy- Relieve and eliminate any stress common at this special moment in a woman’s life with a hydrating facial and delicate soothing massage that will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed.

50-minute Quirogolf Massage For Daddy-An exclusive and ground-breaking deep body massage performed with golf balls using maneuvers based on four pillars that act in synergy: relaxing, warming the muscles, therapeutic massage and improving flexibility.

Island Manicure For Her-Indulge in a manicure experience like no other that will leave your hands with an undeniable silky feel.

Island Pedicure For Him-Eden Roc at cap canaEnjoy an unprecedented pedicure experience that includes a gentle exfoliation, cocktail mask, and pressure point massage.

Guests will enjoy delicacies from the Gourmet Cravings Menu, which was designed and inspired by the Mediterranean diet both to meet nutritional needs and satisfy usual cravings.

In addition:

-Daily access to Wet Area facilities (sauna, steam room, whirlpool, relaxation area) during your stay
-15% discount on the purchase of any other SPA treatments
-10% discount on the purchase of any retail product

All of the nightly rates are quoted in USD and include round-trip airport transfers to the Punta Cana International Airport, daily Full-American breakfast, exclusive use of electric golf-cart, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet and access to Eden Roc Beach Club. Rates are subject to 18% taxes and 10% legal service charges. This offer is available for a limited time, and additional terms and restrictions may apply.

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Eden Roc at Cap Cana's Pink Inspiration Package Commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month


By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Eden Roc at Cap Cana
has gone pink for a good cause. The luxury Dominican Republic resort has created a Pink Inspiration Package to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This incredible package includes private luxury accommodations in one of the resort's hot pink free-standing suites, which each feature private courtyards, personal pool, outdoor rain shower, an exclusive golf cart plus the following: 

-Transportation to and from Punta Cana International Airport

-Pink welcome roses and a handcrafted souvenir in the suite Eden Roc at Cap Cana

-Daily breakfast served at Mediterraneo Restaurant 

-Special themed spa treatments including paraffin and a Flamenco Pink gel manicure

Guests may imbibe and give back at the same time when ordering the Pink Situation cocktail served at the resort's oceanfront La Palapa restaurant. During the entire month of October the Mediterraneo Restaurant will present special dishes designed by the Chefs, incorporating organic cancer fighting ingredients. 

A portion of the proceeds from the Pink Inspiration Package and Pink Situation Cocktail will be donated to a cancer institution in the Dominican Republic. 

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Nightly rates starting at USD 795, subject to tax and service charges. the offer requires a minimum 2-night stay in double occupancy. This package is valid for travel through October 31st, applies to new bookings and cannot be used with any other promotions. Additional terms and conditions apply. 


Cool Pools: Zoetry Agua Punta Cana


By: Five Star Alliance

The Zoetry Agua Punta Cana pool runs the length of the resort. It twists and
turns and give you the opportunity to relax anywhere on the property. The pool
also has private lagoons built in so if you wanted to have your own getaway you could.

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

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Cool Pools: Eden Roc at Cap Cana


By: Five Star Alliance

Redefining luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel in the island, consists of 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views. At the resort's Solaya Spa, the free-form swimmping pool is surrounded by lagoons and lush local flora. 

Eden Roc at Cap Cana 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Westin Puntacana Resort and Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Westin Puntacana Resort and Club is located in the Playa Blanca area of the Puntacana Resort & Club, a spectacular 26-square-mile slice of paradise. The resort offers miles of powdery white sand beaches, two championship golf courses, a world class spa, endless water sports, and award-winning cuisine—all overlooking the magnificent Caribbean.

Westin Puntacana Resort and Club 

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Your Questions Answered: What's a Family Friendly Resort with Connecting Rooms in Punta Cana?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Sivory Punta Cana
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new 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: What are some family friendly Punta Cana resorts with connecting rooms?

ANSWER: Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel 

The award winning Sivory Punta Cana resort welcomes you to experience a quieter, more authentic Dominical Republic. Situated on an expansive and secluded private beach, the hotel offers a luxurious and exclusive oasis that combines Polynesian and Caribbean influences with style and modern sophistication. It features fifty-five spacious suites, with most offering stunning ocean views and personal plunge pools and a private beach club with seven lavish oceanfront suites, its own pool, bar, and exclusive beach area. This upscale boutique property distinguishes itself from other luxury boutique resorts in the Caribbean by going the extra step and adding details that set the standard in delivering an exceptional hospitality experience.
Sivory Punta Cana
This secluded resort is enveloped in an atmosphere of tranquility inspired by design elements rooted in Asian tradition of incorporating water into daily existence. The check-in desk is situated in an open-air lobby where a wood-paneled walkway surrounded by two small pools of water lilies and sea turtles leads guests to the property's spectacular ocean view and elegant accommodations. A special focal point of the lobby is the 17th century hand-carved wooden archway that encases the entrance to the hotel's boutique where traditional Dominican art sculptures adorn windows.

Most of the furnishings for the property's guestrooms, food and beverage outlets, meetings facilities and restaurants were specially selected and imported from Spain and Indonesia. Guest services and amenities are tailored to surpass even the most upscale travelers' expectations. 

For Your Needs, We Recommend Booking:

Deluxe Junior Suite-Overlooking the garden, this room opens to a furnished lanai and measures 650 square feet (59 square meters). Get a good night's sleep with premium bedding, cotton linens, and blackout drapes/curtains. The partially open bathroom has a deep soaking bathtub and separate shower with a handheld showerhead, as well as bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, makeup mirror and toiletry items by ETRO. Wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the 32-inch LCD TV offers movies, DVD/CD player, MP3 docking station, safety box. A minibar, wine cooler and a coffee/tea maker are supplied. direct dial telephone, voice mail, Individual air conditioning control, ceiling fan and a separate sitting area are among the conveniences offered.

Connecting to:

2 Oceanfront Junior Suites-Oceanfront, this room opens to a furnished lanai and measures 650 square feet (59 square meters). Get a good night's sleep with premium bedding, cotton linens, and blackout drapes/curtains. The partially open bathroom has a deep soaking bathtub and separate shower with a handheld showerhead, as well as bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, makeup mirror and toiletry items by ETRO. Wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the 32-inch LCD TV offers movies, DVD/CD player, MP3 docking station, safety box. A minibar, wine cooler and a coffee/tea maker are supplied. direct dial telephone, voice mail, Individual air conditioning control, ceiling fan and a separate sitting area are among the conveniences offered.

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.
 

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Did You Know? Tortuga Bay


By: Five Star Alliance

Tortuga Bay is decorated by none other than world-renowned designer Oscar de la Renta. It is located within a 15,000-acre gated community where Oscar de la Renta, Julio Iglesias and Mikhail Baryshnikov keep homes. Tortuga Bay offers one, two, three, and four bedrooms to accommodate all guests.

Tortuga Bay 

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana


By: Five Star Alliance

The Reserve at Paradisus Punta Cana is an all inclusive luxury boutique resort at the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort is specially designed for families. This deluxe luxury hotel in Punta Cana has a spectacular swimming pool with water ritual as well as a children's pool with slides. It also provides a YHI Spa, Family Concierge service, the finest dining, a private golf course, a fully equipped gym, a fun Kids Zone with great facilities for children, and 132 totally new luxury suites which include One Bedroom Master Suites, The Reserve One Bedroom Suites, and 48 Family Concierge Suites.

Paradisus Punta Cana

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Paradisus Palma Real Introduces a Royal Redesign


By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Paradisus Palma Real

 

Paradisus Palma Real, the luxury all-inclusive Punta Cana resort, has completed its comprehensive redesign, adding 110 Royal Service Suites, as well a new Royal Service Lounge with its own private Italian restaurant, new juice bar, pool, ECO spa, and fitness areas. The resort’s service has also been upgraded, from pre-arrival to Punta Cana and resort arrival, as well as personalized and intuitive butler service throughout.

As part of the improvements to service, once guest books their stay at Paradisus Palma Resort, a staff member will contact them to discuss preferences, dietary restrictions, and their vacation desires. The resort will then make recommendations, pre-book reservations, and help create the perfect vacation.

Paradisus signature Royal Service Suites offer unparalleled all-inclusive luxury in an adults-only atmosphere. Each of the 220 Royal Service Suites comes complete with an in-suite Jacuzzi. Modern touches include 32-inch flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, Expresso coffee machines and now customized mini-bars, bathrooms are stocked with Thierry Mugler bath amenities. The resort has also taken their service standards up a notch, now providing one modern certificated butler per every six Royal Service Suites.

The additional Royal Service ECO Spa is exclusively for Royal Service guests, featuring five massage treatment eco palapas. A water ritual area – comprised of two hot tubs, pool with hydrotherapy, cold plunge, pediluvio foot bath, showers, steam room and sauna – will be located adjacent to the new Royal Service pool.

Paradisus Palma Real

 The new Italian restaurant, Il Palazzo, will be exclusive for Royal Service Guests, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This modern Italian experience is located within the new Royal Service lounge and offers unobstructed views of the Caribbean. The Royal Service white sand beach area will now boast a new Juice Bar. Guests will be able to order smoothies and freshly squeezed juices, including the signature passion fruit drink. The new Juice Bar is open daily, from morning to early evening. The resort’s main lagoon-style pool will now feature a designated and dedicated Royal Service area, which connects to the Royal Service Lounge.  Paradisus Palma Real’s new Fitness area, YHI Moves, will be over 2,000 sq. ft, boasting new Life Fitness equipment and a large cardio and weights area, attended by professional personal trainers, offering assistance and complimentary yoga, pilates and stretching classes. The resort’s new Red Lounge is an all-day lobby bar and after-dinner lounge, which changes ambiance to suit the mood and tempo of day and night-time entertainment.

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