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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.

Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Room for Three in Stockholm?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel Stockholm SwedenYou 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 looking to stay in Stockhom and need a room for 3, what do you recommend? 

Answer: Hotel Rival Stockholm is the epitome of cool. Hip, lively, colorful, and chic, the city's first boutique hotel is a modern masterpiece of design. With its on-site bakery and cinema, stylish lobby, and gorgeous bar, the Hotel Rival is the kind of friendly and exciting boutique that every city should wish for. The hotel belongs to Benny Andersson, the ABBA legend. The gorgeous cinema -renovated to retain its original historical touches- is now the scene of fashion shows, parties, concerts, and film screenings. The cinema motif is dominant in the hotel's design- the comfortable bistro features wall paneling with a mosaic of 924 film star images, and each guestroom is adorned with a scene from a vintage Swedish film, the glass-covered canvas suspended above the beds.

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

Deluxe Balcony Room. The guestrooms embrace a sleek modern minimalism which hasn't abandoned function over form. They are perfectly comfortable and highly sophisticated. The DUX beds are heavenly, with luscious linens, Egyptian cotton sheets, a special pillow menu, and the signature teddy bear from Debenhams. Some rooms feature a windowed wall between the bathroom and bedroom, allowing guests to soak in the tub while gazing out into the room. Of course the guestrooms and suites are loaded with technology,from plasma screen TVs, DVD/CD players (and plenty of DVD rentals), PS2's, and wireless internet access.  

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Cool Pools: Hotel du Cap Eden Roc


By: Five Star Alliance

The heated infinity pool is one of the most emblematic places in Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. In 1914 hotelier Antoine Sella dynamited the pool out of the basalt rock and launched the hotel’s summer season.

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea the pool offers its guests idyllic panoramas of the French Riviera, from Juan-les-Pins to the Estérel coastline and the Lérins Islands. Under the gentle rays of the sun our head pool attendant is at your disposal for swimming lessons while our waiters will gladly compose cocktails filled with summer freshness.

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Dining al Fresco: Grand Hotel de la Minerve


By: Five Star Alliance

La Cesta Restaurant  at Grand Hotel de la Minerve serves Italian and international cuisine.
During the summer months guests may dine in the spectacular Roof Garden, which offers an
incomparable view or Rome.

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

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Cool Pools: Hotel Castello Forte Village Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

The sea may be spectacular, but it's always good to have an alternative. Guests at Hotel Castello Forte Village Resort, which is part of Forte Village, have access to 9 pools. The three Oasis pools are in the heart of the resort, and one has an area just for kids. 

Hotel Castello Forte Village Resort

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Did You Know? The St Regis Grand Rome


By: Five Star Alliance

The St Regis Grand Rome has a separate, private diplomatic entrance for those in need of a little extra discretion during their stay. As celebrities and heads of state often use the hotel, a private diplomatic entrance with its own parking area, foyer and elevator is available when security and discretion are required.

St Regis Grand rome

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Image of the Day: Grand Hotel Villa Cora


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Hotel Villa Cora earned its reputation by hosting international guests of great importance, such as Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III, and the French musician Claude Debussy. 
Grand Hotel Villa Cora

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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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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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