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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.

Image of the day: Casta Diva Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

The view from Casta Diva Resort includes Lake Como and the mountains in the background. 

Casta Diva Resort

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Image of the Day: Emaho Sekawa Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

When you simply do not wish to be found, when you need to escape and unwind, there is no better place to disappear than Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Resort. Emaho Sekawa features only three guest villas, each totally private and far away from each other, hidden amongst the rainforest while enjoying spectacular panoramic ocean views.

Emaho Sekawa

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Dining al Fresco: Grand Hotel Tremezzo

By: Five Star Alliance

Can you think of a better place to dine than a restaurant set in the woods sitting on Lake Como? 

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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Image of the Day: Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Shangri-la's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa is a luxury resort at Batu Feringgi, 
one of the most inviting beaches in Malaysia. George Town, the oldest colonial city
in the country, is less than an hour away by shuttle, and offers a fascinating mix
of Chinese, Malay, and Indian culture.

Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

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Cool Pools: qualia

By: Five Star Alliance

qualia's two irresistible infinity-edge swimming pools frame the Whitsundays beauty of the Long Pavilion and Pebble Beach restaurants. Relax into laidback beach-club mode by ordering poolside drinks from the Long Pavilion wine bar, or enjoy a lazy lunch served by the pool at Pebble Beach.


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Cool Pools: W Austin

By: Five Star Alliance

From sunrise to sunset, W Austin's WET® pool deck is open for your dipping
pleasure! Located on the 4th floor of the W Austin Hotel, the WET deck features
private cabanas, lounge chairs, tanning shelves, fireplace and two outdoor showers
to rinse off after a quick dip. Snacks and drinks are available at the WET Bar, located
near the pool area.

W Austin

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Happy Opening to The Cape!

By: Five Star Alliance

The Cape
Meet the newest luxury resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Guests of The Cape experience every indulgence. From the sleek poolside lounge to the skygarden terrace, the luxury beachfront hotel is a place to revel in the heat of the moment.

The resort's signature mid-century modern aesthetic is a vibrant 1960s Mexico-meets-Southern California feel, complete with custom furniture handmade in Mexico, and original, regionally produced art. The resort offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom guestrooms, as well as bi-level suites with private rooftops. Select rooms come with hanging outdoor daybeds and plunge pools.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Los Cabos from one of the suites, complete with stunning ocean views and resort-style amenities. Each hotel room features a private balcony, a gourmet mini bar, concierge services and more. 

The Cape

Take a private stairway to Monuments Beach, a secluded surfing destination and be in the ocean within minutes. The Cape is ideally situated on one of the most desirable and secluded playas in Los Cabos. A surf shack offers recreational provisions, along with drinks and tequila tastings.

Take a dip in one of two pools, one built within a natural rock formation on property and the other an infinity pool with swim-up bar. The spa and fitness center offers a private outdoor cabana for al fresco treatments with ocean views.

The Cape's open-air lobby features ocean views and an intimate sunken lounge. An ideal rendezvous for drinks before and after dinner at Manta, the space has a relaxed ambience, with living room style seating and a pool table. The hotel also has the first and only rooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas, this six-story-high space boasts two bars, an intimate terrace, and a sunken seating area with a fire pit and communal tables offering views of downtown Cabo and The Arch.

The CapeHotel Amenities Include:

All rooms have ocean views, a private balcony, and binoculars for whale watching

Panoramic suites and selected suites have private plunge pools and butler service

State-of-the-art rain shower with freestanding copper-leafed tub and luxurious cotton kimono robes

Fully stocked in room bar

Tequila amenity

Located on a secluded beach

Outdoor infinity pool and bar, salt water pool, and hot tub

Transportation services available upon request through our Concierge Desk


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Cool Pools: Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City

By: Five Star Alliance

The beautiful outdoor pool at Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City is heated year-round.
During the winter months, the pool water is warmed to a soothing 100 to 102 degrees
so guests can swim while enjoying the peaceful sounds of the waterfall and views of
snow-capped mountains.

Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City

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Dining al Fresco: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

By: Five Star Alliance

Hidden away from the outside world, El Jardin restaurant at Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is the perfect
spot to enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by the great outdoors. Select a table in the warm sunlight or
the cool leafy shade. Relax to the sounds of birdsong and gently flowing water. Using the best locally-sourced
ingredients, its garden lunches and homemade breads are not to be missed.

Hotel Rio Sagrado

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Cool Pools: Wild Dunes Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

The Boardwalk Inn Pool at Wild Dunes Resort is right through the doors of the hotel. Reserved for adults 21 and over from 9am - 6pm during the spring and summer with poolside food and beverage service on the pool deck and in the cabanas.

Wild Dunes Resort

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