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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Singita Boulders Lodge

March 22, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Singita Boulders Lodge is set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve. The lodge is a celebration of the tranquillity, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, Boulders Lodge is an inviting oasis where organic interiors integrate seamlessly with the raw African beauty outside. Singita Boulders Lodge is perfectly at home in its pristine setting and whether through walls of glass or open-air areas, the surrounding landscape and animals can be seen and enjoyed from every angle, making for a truly immersive safari experience. There are 10 one bedroom suites each with a private plunge pool and 12 two-bedroom family suites each with a private plunge pool.
Singita Boulders Lodge

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Image of the Day: Amanfayun

February 27, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Amanfayun

In the spirit of a traditional Chinese village, Amanfayun is a place to explore – a place of stone pathways leading to shaded courtyards, quaint restaurants and peaceful abodes. Situated on 14 hectares to the west of West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Hangzhou, the resort is comprised of 47 dwellings surrounded by tea fields, natural forests and lush groves of bamboo. Just a 20-minute drive from the city centre, Amanfayun is the ideal location from which to explore the region’s ancient Buddhist temples, botanical gardens, vast wetland areas, countless pagodas and Hangzhou’s famous silk and shopping streets. The resort features the original village layout, with a 600-metre main thoroughfare, the Fayun Pathway.

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Bali Resort for a Family of Four?

February 18, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

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.

InterContinental Resort BaliQUESTION: We are a family of 4 and looking to stay in Bali. What resort offers the best accommodations for our family of 3 adults and 1 child age 1?

ANSWER: InterContinental Resort Bali  

Secluded within the boundaries of the exclusive neighbourhood of Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s southern coastline, InterContinental Bali Resort embraces 35 acres of tropical landscape. Blessed with an endless stretch of white sandy beachfront as its stunning backdrop, the resort integrates ornamental ponds, a winding lagoon and aesthetic stonework.
Suspended between heaven and earth, this 417 luxury room resort was designed to blend modern convenience with elements of traditional Balinese architecture. There is a sensitivity towards the surrounding environment, whilst respecting the rich culture of the island, its fine artistry, and Hindu heritage.
 

For Your Needs, We Recommend: 

Singaraja Room that can connect to Singaraja Room or Singaraja Duplex.

The Singaraia Rooms are located within 2 private wings of the resort, highlighted by local artworks, Javanese masks, and a contemporary blend of dark timber furnishings with creamy textiles. The rooms measure 49 square meters and feature either 1 king bed or 2 twins and have views of the resort garden, lagoons, pool or ocean. Maximum occupancy is for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The Singaraia Duplex Suite exudes comfort with a distinct contemporary Balinese ambience. The split level suite with a mezzanine master bedroom, integrated living environment, and private terrace is the ideal retreat for families. The suite measures 79 square meters with 1 king bed, a sofa bed and offers views of the resort garden, lagoons, pool, or ocean. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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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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Dining al Fresco: Echoes Resort Blue Mountains

December 31, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Echoes Resort Blue Mountains has exceptional dining venues that entwine gourmet cuisine with indigenous flavor.

Echoes Resort Blue Mountains

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Image of the Day: Pangkor Laut Resort

December 21, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Pangkor Laut Resort is located on a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. You will find no other resorts on the island – just secluded bays curled around pristine beaches, evening skies woven with colour, and a deep sense of serenity reserved exclusively for resort guests.

Pangkor Laut Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Singular Patagonia

December 8, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Set on 100 acres lining the Fjord of Last Hope in Puerto Bories, in the surroundings of Puerto Natales, The Singular Patagonia affords guests the opportunity to experience all Chilean Patagonia has to offer - the true Patagonia. From expeditions to nearby glaciers and horseback riding on private ranches to walking tours of historic Puerto Natales and adventurous treks through famed Torres del Paine, The Singular provides guests the full spectrum of extraordinary and beautiful terrain that is Patagonia.

The Singular Patagonia

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Sneak Peek: The World's Best Hotels and Resorts 2014

November 22, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

We've done it again! And we are giving you a sneak peek! Our team of luxury hotel experts is proud to present our most current collection of the World's Best Luxury Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Who better to select the best luxury hotels in the world than the travel agency with the most comprehensive collection of 100% luxury hotels? This year we've hand-picked the best luxury hotels worldwide grouped into 15 different categories and based on great feedback from our loyal customers. Need a ski break? We've got 20 of the world's best luxury ski resorts. Beach more your style? We've got 20 of the world's best luxury beach hotels and resorts. It's safe to say that no matter your destination, hotel style, amenities, activities, or interests, we’ve got one of the world’s best luxury hotel and resort that will fulfill your every desire.

 

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Did You Know? Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

November 10, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Sure, Las Vegas is land-locked. But that doesn't mean you can't hang out with sharks. And we don't mean the ones at the poker table. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has a Shark Reef where you can see all kinds of aquatic wonders — sawfish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, jellyfish and the rare golden crocodile, to name a few. In all, there are over 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of water.

 

Nightly Rates at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino start at $95 per night >>

 

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Image of the Day: Le Meridien Tahiti

October 26, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Le Meridien Tahiti, situated on the beachfront in the Punaauia region, offers 138 lagoon view bedrooms and suites with stunning views of the ocean, and 12 over-water bungalows designed with an emphasis on natural materials and refreshing local colors.

le meridien tahiti

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Room with a View: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

October 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metres below.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

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