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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.

Lil' james Family Adventurer Package at The James New York


By: Five Star Alliance

The James New York
If you are planning a family vacation in New York City, let The James New York help. The luxury hotel's lil' james Family Adventure Package offers the sights and sounds of the Big Apple.

The Package Includes:

- Two tickets to Children’s Museum of the Arts, where kids can view a vast collection of international children’s art. The interactive museum also offers workshops in video-making, sound creation and a fun clay bar. 

- Milk and cookie turndown service.

- Welcome amenitiy featuring a custom James Backpack, seedling gift, or water bottle

-In-room DVDs, kid-friendly menus from David Burke Kitchen, board games, and books.

 

Terms and Conditions include:

Package is available for stays through December 31, 2015. 24-hour advance reservations are required. Package components may be replaced with a similar item without notice, based on availability. Rates are per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Offer is not applicable to groups. Please read the rate description carefully for additional terms and conditions.

Rates for the 'lil James Family Adventurer Program start at $389 per night >>


Cool Pools: Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico


By: Five Star Alliance

The spa area at Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico features two pools, both heated: a playful with waterfall and hydro jet,
ideal for relaxing, and an 18x8 meters perfect for families and avid swimmers. 

Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico

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Dining al Fresco: Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam


By: Five Star Alliance

The Oriental at Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam offers an eclectic mix of Asian flavors,
from Chinese and Thai to Japanese and Vietnamese, including fresh sushi and sashimi,
dim sum and other Asian specialities.  Oenophiles will also enjoy an extensive wine list
featuring the best South African wines.

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam

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Did You Know? Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah


By: Five Star Alliance

Al Qasr means "The Palace" - and this hotel truly is the jewel in the crown of Madinat Jumeirah.
It is designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence; the hotel replicates traditional royal
architecture, coupled with luxurious modernity throughout. 

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah

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Best Bathrooms: One&Only Grand Hayman


By: Five Star Alliance

After a long day sunning on the beach or exploring the Great Barrier Reef, guests at One&Only Hayman Island can have a long
hot shower in style. Bathrooms feature his and hers rain showers, a soaking tub, and his and hers vanities.

One&Only Hayman Island

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Andy Murray Scores Love at Cromlix


By: K. Clare Johnson

Cromlix
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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Did You Know? Boscolo Budapest


By: Five Star Alliance

Boscolo Budapest
The eclectic building of the Boscolo Budapest was constructed between 1892 and 1894 by the architects Alajos Hauszmann, Floris Korb and Kalman Giergl, for the Hungarian offices of the New York Life Insurance Company, by transposing the old styles of Greek, Latin, Renaissance and Baroque together in prodigiously-creative Art Nouveau.

The ground floor houses the historic New York Cafe, opened in 1894 by the Hungarian coffee baron Sandor Steuer, and is a place to meet the artistic and cultural life of the city of Budapest.

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Cool Pools: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea


By: Five Star Alliance

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is a 5 star luxury hotel is situated on the edge of the famous salt lake - the lowest point on earth - and provides uninterrupted views across the vast sea towards the west bank and access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, including religious sites and majestic countryside.

Guests enjoy breathtaking views of the Dead Sea from several of the resort's 9 pools. Plunge into the ever-popular lazy river pool or find tranquility at the infinity pool and Akkad pool bar. Relax and refresh yourself at the sunken pool. The pools are open from sunrise to sunset.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

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Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo


By: Five Star Alliance

The Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo has marbled bathroom features, a Jacuzzi bathtub,
walk-in shower, black marble sinks, and a television. There are heated floors and towel racks, and plush
terry bathrobes. The view from the tub includes a glimpse at Mount Fuji.

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

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Dining al Fresco: Chateau des Vigiers


By: Five Star Alliance

Set in an old wine making building at Chateau des Vigiers, Brasserie le Cha imparts the cordiality
and conviviality of its origins. It serves famous regional specialities such as Magret de Canard, Confit
and home-made Foie Gras as well as lighter lunches, all in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Inside, the restaurant’s vast vaulted ceiling and warm open fire portray rural charm. Outside, the
elevated terrace is perfect for dining in peace and tranquillity under an ancient walnut tree, surrounded
by views of the lake, parkland, and Chateau.

Chateau de Vigiers

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