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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.

Did You Know? Casa Fuster Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Originally constructed in 1908 and completely restored in 2004, Casa Fuster Hotel is an emblematic
modernist building designed by the famous Catalan architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner. Mr. Mariano Fuster, 
a gentleman from Mallorca’s upper class, met and fell in love with Ms. Consuelo Fabra i Puig, the daughter of the
Marquis of Alella, in Barcelona. The building was a gift from the Senor Fuster to his wife. Mariano Fuster put the
house in his wife's name and dedicated a rose window to her with the initials CF. At the time it was the most expensive
house in the Catalan capital, due to the high quality marble and other materials used in construction. 

Casa Fuster Hotel

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Anantara Joins the Elephant Parade

By: Five Star Alliance

Anantara Elephant Parade
Get ready for the stampede! Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is partnering with Elephant Parade® and  to bring the world's largest open air art exhibition, Elephant Parade, to Bangkok.

The exhibit's herd of almost one hundred 1.5 meter elephants will be exhibited as a herd in key locations throughout Bangkok, starting on 1st December 2015 and ending on January 29th 2016.Anantara Elephant Parade

The first major Elephant Parade was held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands in 2007 and has since been exhibited in cities across the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Milan, and Hong Kong. Elephant Parade Bangkok will be a first for Thailand.

Founder Marc Spits and his son Mike came up with the unique event after a visit to the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital in Lampang, Thailand, which treats sick and injured elephants. During that visit, they fell for Mosha, a baby elephant who lost her leg after stepping on a landmine when only seven months old and was the first elephant to receive a prosthetic limb. Mosha gets a new leg every year, and each time must learn to walk all over again. Mosha features in each Elephant Parade exhibition and will have a specially Thai themed painted prosthetic leg for the Bangkok Parade.

Anantara Elephant ParadeArtists from all walks of life have designed elephants in support of elephant care and conservation. Famous supporters of Elephant Parade Bangkok include: Hangover 2 star Nirut Sirichanya;  Furious 7 star Tony Jaa, designer Paul Smith, Top DJ Hardwell, and Thailand World beauty queen Sirinya Bishop.  

In February 2016 a selection of elephants from the parade will be auctioned off at a charity gala dinner at Anantara Siam Bangkok. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. The foundation will find fund a range of sustainable programs that benefit the elephants of Thailand, including Wildlife Alliance, Freeland, WildAid, Think Elephants, and Thai Elephant Therapy Project.  

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Image of the day: AC Palacio de Santa Paula

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula is a 75-room property located in the old part of Granada, the result of a careful renovation
of the old Santa Paula Convent and conservation the old cloister. A unique establishment where guests are able to rest and
enjoy one of the principal monuments of the city center, in the luxury of a fine hotel. 

Hotel AC Palacio

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Cool Pools: RIMBA Jimbaran Bali

By: Five Star Alliance

A central feature of RIMBA Jimbaran Bali's modern design is the ark-shaped lobby, designed in the style of a ship surrounded by one hectare of water bodies. These include six distinct swimming pools, each offering a different experience and colored a different shade of blue from their mozaic design. The pools are connected by a network of waterfalls, fountains and streams, and are located on different levels to create a multi-layered aquatic environment. From the lobby, the pools appear to cascade down like Balinese rice terraces, nestled amidst the surrounding forest and reflecting RIMBA’s stunning sunset views.

Rimba Jimbaran

Rimba Jimbaran Bali



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New to Five Star Alliance: Guarda Golf Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Guarda Golf HotelGuarda Golf Hotel offers an exceptional location in the heart of Crans, five minutes on foot from Crans city center. Crans Montana has a reputation as a golf mecca in the summer and a skier's paradise in the winter. The hotel has twenty-five rooms and suites – outfitted exclusively with natural materials – two gourmet restaurants, a lounge, and the first spa in the world to offer Brazilian Ivo Pitanguy treatment products.

Hotel Guarda Golf is in one of Switzerland's finest skiing and snowboarding arenas. The slopes extend from the plateau at an altitude of 1500 meters all the way up to the Plaine-Morte glacier at 3000 meters above sea level, a downhill and cross-country skiing paradise. The arena is served by 28 lifts and offers fans over 140 km of pistes in all challenge categories. Right at the Guarda Golf's doorstep, cross-country skiers have access to an extensive network of separate tracks. The hotel is located on the fairway of a 9-hole golf course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, and adjacent to an 18-hole course designed by former world champion Severiano Ballesteros.

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Cool Pools: Banana Island Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Banana Island Resort offers guests a choice of pools. There's the one-lane Surf Pool where guests can learn how to hang ten.
The 100 meter long pool is perfect for relaxation, and kids can get wet and will at the water slide pool. Pool butlers are on hand
throughout the day to serve tropical fresh juices, creative mocktails, and cool towels.

Banana Island Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda

By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled atop the lush mountains of Perez Zeledon, in Costa Rica's Southern Region,
AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda offers 50 estate-size Casitas, one of Central America's
finest spas, three creative dining options, and an exclusive equestrian experience. 

AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda

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Explore the Ultra Luxurious Yachting Club Villas at Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas

By: Five Star Alliance

Elounda Beach HotelSet sail for a luxurious vacation at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas. The chic new Yachting Club Villas at Elounda Beach is a truly unique experience. Each Villa offers luxury design and technological amenities to exceed the expectations of the most discerning guest.

Choose from:

Yachting Villa on the Water's Edge
Private heated pool
Indoor area of 74 square meters
Outdoor area of 104 square meters
Avant-garde yachting design furniture
Teakwood flooring
Leather-coated ceilings
Sliding doors
Private movie theatre with Blu Ray & Dolby surround system (in some suites)Elounda Beach Hotel
Wireless internet access
Ad-Notam Crystal Mirror-image TV 46"
Room facilities controlled via Wireless Touch Screen Panel
Executive work desk
Cordless telephone
Fully stocked mini-bar
Satin bed sheets
Satin robes
Double electric Beds with separate retractable mattresses, overlooking the sea
Mattress pad adjustable to body temperature 
Retractable Roof Top TV 
Wardrobe with LED lights
Laptop safe box
Chess table
Hi-Fi music system with radio, CD/ MP3 & iPod connectivity (upon request)
Sunken Bathtub with aerospa
Steam Bath with double showers
Skylight with extra romantic lighting
Massage tableElounda

Yachting Villa on the Water’s Edge with Private Heated Pool & Gym
Indoor area of 104 square meters
Outdoor area of 154 square meters
50 square meter pool
Avant-garde yachting design furniture
Teakwood flooring
Sliding doors
Blu Ray & Dolby Surround System
Wireless internet access
Room facilities controlled via Wireless Touch Screen Panel
Executive work desk
Cordless telephone
Fully stocked mini-bar

Elounda Beach HotelSatin bed sheets
Satin robes
Double Electric Beds with separate retractable mattresses, overlooking the sea
Mattress pad adjustable to body temperature 
Retractable Roof top TV screen 
Wardrobe with LED lights
Laptop safe box
Teakwood flooring
Chess Table
Hi-Fi music system with radio, CD/ MP3 & iPod connectivity
Bathtub with aerospa
Steam Bath with double showers
Skylight with extra romantic lighting
Gym Equipment
Massage table

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Cool Pools: W Barcelona

By: Five Star Alliance

The private infinity pool at W Barcelona is a peaceful retreat that’s just steps from the
gym and spa so you can lounge to the sounds of the Barcelona breeze, and nothing else. 

W Barcelona

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Luxury Hotel Stays on Us-Book to Win

By: Five Star Alliance


Luxury Hotel Stays on Us-Book to Win!

Have a luxury hotel getaway, on us! Between September 15 to October 16, 2015, when you book a stay via Five Star Alliance at any of our 4,000+ luxury hotels, you will automatically be entered to win a 3-night stay at a participating hotel. 

Prizes include:

- A 3-night stay at Baccarat Hotel in New York, NY
- A 3-night stay at Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston, SC
- A 3-night stay at Grande Colonial La Jolla in San Diego, CA
- A 3-night stay at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach in Sunny Isles, FL
- A 3-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA

Five Star Alliance will award one prize per week for four weeks. Entering the sweepstakes is as easy as booking a hotel stay through Five Star Alliance. A winner will be picked at random from all eligible entrants. Please note that airfare and other transportation costs are not included. 

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Book today to win!