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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.

Where to Visit During Your Stay at NJV Plaza Athens


By: Five Star Alliance

NJV Athens Plaza


NJV Athens Plaza is considered one of the best and most luxurious hotels in Athens. Its ideal location, supreme customer service, and subtle opulence are its three distinctive characteristics. With 159 guestrooms, 23 suites, a trendy restaurant, bars, lounges, a fully equipped conference center, and high quality services, amenities, and standards, NJV Athens Plaza is the ideal choice for a short or a long-term stay. 

Guests of NJV Athens Plaza will find themselves within striking distance of numerous Athenian cultural and historical sites.

Here's just a few places to put on your itenirary:

 

The Acropolis: The Acropolis, and the Parthenon in particular, is the most characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilisation. The Parthenon was dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of the city of Athens and goddess of wisdom. It was built under the instructions of Pericles, the political leader of Athens in the 5th century BC. The Parthenon was constructed between 447 and 438 BC and its sculptural decoration was completed in 432 BC. In 1987 it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO, 1987). 

The Temple of Olympian Zeus: The massive temple of Zeus, the most important building in the Altis, standing in its very centre, is the largest temple in the Peloponnese, considered by many to be the perfect example of Doric architecture. 

The National Gardens: This 38 acres public park is located behind the Greek Parliament building.  The Garden is home to ancient ruins, columns, mosaics, and busts of historically important Greeks such as Dionysis. 

The National Archeological Museum of Athens: This is largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece.

Megaron Mousikis (Athens Concert Hall): This cultural center is is just 2 metro stops from NJV Athens Plaza. Famous artists and renowned orchestras have performed in its amazing state-of-the-art halls, while numerous dance and theater performances have attracted thousands of visitors. Megaron Plus is located right next to the Athens Concert Hall and regularly hosts numerous lectures, workshops and conferences. 

Lycabettus Hill: The hill offers a panaromic view of the city and can be  reached by a funicular railway that departs from Kolonaki. 

Athens' Historical District: The picturesque paved streets, the lovely taverns with the delicious traditional cuisine dishes, the cozy bars, the galleries, the cultural centers, the museums, the old churches, and the ancient monuments bedazzle the eye of the beholder. Especially during the winter, the heart of the Athenian night life beats in Psyrri, Thiseio, Kerameikos, Gazi and Monastiraki, where visitors will find numerous big and smaller bars and clubs. 

 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel has 22 rooms that provide cozy and refined comfort. Each room has either a private terrace or private garden. The rooms have been decorated by the interior designer Sybille de Margerie, immersing you in the colorful and fanciful world of the Mediterranean.

Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel

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Image of the day: AlpenRoyal Grand Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Rooms at AlpenRoyal Grand Hotel have a splendid view over the Grand Park of the hotel and of the Dolomites. 

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Dining al Fresco: Santa Marina Resort and Villas


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Santa Marina Resort and Villas offers an incomparable sea view, fresh beverages, and enticing Mediterranean dishes. 

Santa Marina Resort

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Image of the day: Tschuggen Grand Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The history of the Tschuggen Grand Hotel began in 1883 when Otto Herwig,
a German from Hanau on the river Main, came to Arosa to recover from a lung condition.
Convinced of the therapeutic effects of Arosa’s air, he soon founded the Berghilf Sanatorium
together with his sister Marie, who took over the running of the institution in 1892 and
managed it until her death in 1922.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel

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Image of the day: Casta Diva Resort


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The view from Casta Diva Resort includes Lake Como and the mountains in the background. 

Casta Diva Resort

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Dining al Fresco: Grand Hotel Tremezzo


By: Five Star Alliance

Can you think of a better place to dine than a restaurant set in the woods sitting on Lake Como? 

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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Boating Opportunities at The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Capri Palace Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel of refined elegance that recalls, with arches, vaults and columns, an ancient Neapolitan palace of 1700's. The Resort is just steps away from the small and charming center of Anacapri, authentic village in the most exclusive, charming island of Capri, where you can admire a wonderful panorama of the sea and the Gulf of Naples. The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa operates several spacious and comfortable speedboats perfect for private transfers and excursions.

Capri Palace

Boating Choices Include:

Baia 50-The Capricorn provides guests with a dining area and kitchen corner. Adjacent you will find a charming king bedded main cabin with shower and toilette. The comfortable sun decks are the perfect spot to spend unforgettable moments under the Mediterranean Sun. 

Length: 15 m
Engines: 2 x 735 HP
Max speed: 34 knots
Cruising speed: 27 knots
Fuel tank: 2000 lt
Water tank: 500 lt
Capacity max: 6 + 1 skipper - from 7 to 10 pax with 2nd skipper at extra cost
Beds: 2
Toilets: 1

Itama 40
Length: 12 m
Engines: 2 x 450 HP
Max speed: 34 knots
Cruising speed: 27 knots
Fuel tank: 1500 lt
Water tank: 500 lt
Capacity: 6 + 1 skipper - from 7 to 10 pax with 2nd skipper at extra cost
Toilets: 1

Imago 32
Length: 9,75 m
Engines: 2 x 315 HP
Max speed: 34 knots
Cruising speed: 27 knots
Fuel tank: 500 lt
Water tank: 100 lt
Capacity: 4 + 1 skipper
Toilets: 1

Capri Palace

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Dining al Fresco: Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare


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La Terrazza at Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare is an authentic Italian restaurant and offers one of the most spectacular dining venues in all of Italy. Take a seat on the terrace, overlooking the bay, or in the more formal dining room.

Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare

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Cool Pools: Hotel Romazzino


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Surrounded by a lush and sweet-smelling Mediterranean landscape of flowering hibiscus, juniper trees, rosemary, and macchia, the spectacular seawater swimming pool at Hotel Romazzino is just steps away from the seaside. A welcoming respite from the Sardinian sun, summertime pool temperatures average a comfortable 26 degrees Celsius—78.8 Fahrenheit. The nearby Beach Bar offers a refreshing menu of drinks, light sandwiches, and fresh salads.

Hotel Romazzini

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