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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.

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.

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.

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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Dining al Fresco: Palazzo Avino

By: Five Star Alliance

Dining at Palazzo Avino is truly a unique experience. You can enjoy a candle light dinner
served in the award-winning Rossellinis restaurant or a delicious casual meal at Terrazza Belvedere.

Palazzo Avino

Terrazza Belvedere serves an array of appetizing small bites and fresh pasta dishes. With
a terrace perched over the property that offers magnificent views of the coastline, this is
a casual dining favorite amongst guests. A new addition to Terrazza Belvedere is the 
Lobster & Martini Bar that opens at 6 pm.

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Andy Murray Scores Love at Cromlix

By: K. Clare Johnson

If you owned a hotel in the form of a restored country house, why wouldn't you get married there?  Sources say that tennis legend Andy Murray is set to marry this weekend near his recently opened hotel Cromlix. Murray, who is currently ranked #3 in the world and has two Grand Slams to his name, is marrying Kim Sears, his girlfriend of nearly a decade.  Cromlix, a Victorian Perthshire mansion, is in Murray's hometown of Dunblane, Stirling. Murray bought the property in 2013 for 1.8 million pounds and turned it into a 15-room luxury getaway. Rooms are named after Murrays fellow Scotsmen, including Sean Connery, Annie Lennox, and the medieval King of Scotland, Eden, which is likely to be the suite in which the newly-hitched couple will stay. Cromlix

Tying the knot at Cromlix is a apparently a rite of passage for the Murray family. Andy's brother was married at the estate in 2010. 

Although the property has its own, 12th century, 28-seat chapel onsite, the pair has chosen to wed in nearby Dunblane Cathedral. The reception will be held at Cromlix, where dining is overseen by Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux.

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