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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.

Did You Know? Quail Lodge


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Quail Lodge
Guests at Quail Lodge & Golf Club can try their hand at some stunt-person worthy driving. The luxury resort features the Land Rover Experience Driving School. Open year-round, it offers customized lessons and adventure for all skill levels. Guided by a qualified instructor, guests will make steep descents down a two-track trail, climb piles of logs and navigate tight hairpin turns. Lessons and programs range from one hour to multiple days. The dedicated course is composed to provide an exciting outdoor adventure of endless obstacles including ascents, descents, side-tilts, log crossings, and rock crawls.

 

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives Landaa Giraavaru Unveils Its Overwater Wedding Bungalow


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There's a new place for nuptials. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives has unveiled its Overwater Wedding Bungalow. The freestanding pavilion is accessible only by boat, and has a glass-bottomed aisle. There's room for 16 lucky guests, and the resort's wedding planner can assist with flowers, decorations, and candles.

Four Seasons Landaa Maldives

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Dining Al Fresco: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort


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Guests at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort choose from any of four restaurants for lunch.

During the summer season, guests are also treated to three weekly outdoor events: a Seafood Barbeque served at Alisal Lake on Monday nights, a Southwestern-style Barbecue served at the Rodeo Arena on Wednesday nights, and our traditional Western Barbecue served on the lawn adjacent to the pool on Saturday nights. The Monday and Wednesday affairs are optional, as the Ranch Dining Room is also open to guests on those evenings.

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The Americana Music Event at Blackberry Farm


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Blackberry FarmThe sixth annual Americana Music event at Blackberry Farm celebrates and showcases the musicians and singers who have captured the moving stories of the South and beyond. This year, legendary American country/folk Singer-Songwriter John Prine, who first picked up a guitar at age 14 and went on to become one of the most influential songwriters in the nation, will captivate audiences in The Barn with reflective stories and songs drawn from his personal history. Joining Prine is multi GRAMMY, AMA, ACM, CMA and Billboard Awards winner and current Grammy Nominee Lee Ann Womack, and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, guitarist, Grammy Winning producer, Joe Henry. This year's event will be held March 31-April 3, 2016. Event Activity Fees, which are in addition to room rates, start at $1000. These concerts benefit the Americana Music Association.

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The Peninsula Paris Turns Kids into Chocolatiers


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The Peninsula ParisYoung guests at The Peninsula Paris can indulge in a delicious day with the Fun With Chocolate Peninsula Academy program an interactive culinary class conducted by the hotel's pastry team led by Pastry Chef Julien Alvarez. This class offers a sneak peek into the secrets of the creation of The Peninsula's famed chocolate recipes. Students enjoy a tour of the kitchen and can meet the pastry department staff. The Pastry chef will teach young ones the basic techniques and methods of chocolate making, demonstrate some of his expert culinary skills, and give class members a chance to hand-make their own chocolate. Each participant will also receive a Pen Kids apron, a box of chocolates and a recipe book by which to remember this special occasion. Yum!

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Cool Pools: Hawks Cay Island Resort


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These aren't your typical resort swimming pools. At Hawks Cay Island Resort, each of the six Florida Keys pools was designed for more than just taking a swim. Each provides an oasis where guest can cool off and read a good book, offers exciting activities to enjoy with the family, and embraces the ambiance of the islands with spectacular views and lush tropical settings. Grown-ups can relax and soak up some rays at the adults-only pool.

Hawk's Cay Island Resort

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Cool Pools: Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa


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The Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa's award-winning Aquatics department, recognized as the #1 aquatics program in Texas and the #1 program among hotels, offers programs in instruction, recreation, competition, exercise, and education. The Club's state-of-the-art pool complex features a large Resort Pool, 25-meter by 25-yard Sports Pool, a beautiful Garden Pool, and a shaded children's wading pool that are heated year round. 

Houstonian Hotel and Spa

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Cool Pool: The Allison Inn and Spa


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The vanishing edge swimming pool at The Allison Inn and Spa is flooded with daylight from the large skylight. An inviting whirlpool provides landscape views. With warm sunny days, sliding glass doors open to cushioned lounge chairs and umbrellas on the sun terrace - a comfortable place to read, unwind after a day of wine tasting, or a business meeting.

The Allison Inn and Spa

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Cool Pools: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok


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Guests at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok can take a delightful dip in the 35-metre infinity pool that stretches out into the Chao Phraya River. Relax with stunning views, glorious sunshine, and sips and snacks from the Pool Bar. There's also an outdoor Jacuzzi, two kids' pools and plenty of sun drenched seating for tanning.

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

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Did You Know? Blue Palace Resort and Spa


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Blue Palace Resort and SpaGuests at Blue Palace Resort and Spa can learn how to cook like a Greek. Join the hotel for a Greek cooking class, focusing on authentic flavors and traditional recipes of Crete. Learn how to make your favorite Cretan salad Dakos, aromatic and delicious Dolmadakia (vine wraps with rice and herbs) and enjoy a step-by-step lesson on how to make a traditional Prawn Saganaki or Sea bass fillet. Learn valuable cooking secrets, take a wonderful lesson with plenty of hands-on cooking and enjoy the meal you prepared at Blue Door restaurant. 

 

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