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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.

Private Cooking Lessons at The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests of The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort can indulge in culinary experiences during their stay at the Italian resort. Explore the rich flavors of Sicily’s cuisine with cooking classes, wine-tasting lessons, and mixology classes. All the ingredients are organic handpicked from Verdura's vegetable garden, olive, lemon, and orange trees.

Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

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Cooking Class - The chefs will teach you to make some of Verdura's most popular dishes with the freshest local ingredients. 

Sicilian Cuisine Class - Sicilian cuisine is a triumph of flavours, enriched over centuries by a variety of culinary traditions. Classes focus on how to make a Sicilian classic like chocolate, pastry, pizza or caponata.

Mixology - Learn how to mix a Sicilian Mojito and other classic cocktails with a twist. Make your very own cocktails with the resort's mixologist. 

Wine Tasting - Sicily has all the ingredients for good wine. Taste the very best wines selected by the resort's sommelier. 

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Cool Pools: Singita Boulders Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Each suite at Singita Boulders Lodge comes complete with a private infinity pool as well as this idyllic swimming pool located in the main lodge area.

Singita Boulders Lodge

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Image of the Day: Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi


By: Five Star Alliance

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi features the Summit Windmill Golf Club. Designed by the legendary Sir Nick Faldo, the 18-hole course is situated on 160 acres, parallel to the runway of the airport.

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

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Dining Al Fresco: Le Guanahani Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Le Guanahani Hotel's main restaurant overlooks the pool and the beach of Grand Cul-de-Sac. The all-day dining venue offers a superbly fresh and continually evolving menu with an emphasis on inventive seafood and grilled dishes prepared with subtle global influences.

La Guanahani

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Dining al Fresco: The Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The transformed Market Cafe at The Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa offers a whimsical design
inspired by its unique waterfront location, taking full advantage of the stunning marina views. The culinary
team has reimagined the menu to include dishes that showcase the culinary variety of Southern California
along with familiar favorites to satisfy every appetite. Market offers both indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast,
lunch, or dinner.

The Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Residenz Heinz Winkler


By: Five Star Alliance

Residenz Heinz Winkler was created from a late medieval building and has been rebuilt it into a modern yet tradition-conscious Residenz. There are 32 rooms and suites with balconies, terraces, or access to the garden. There is also a Laconium with sauna, tepidarium, and indoor pool. But is is the famous Venetian Gourmet Restaurant that is the heart and the soul of the Residenz Heinz Winkler. The elegant interior and the Italian ambiance is the perfect setting for unforgettable hours of culinary enjoyment and pleasure. In his starred cuisine Vitale Heinz Winkler creates classic menus and offers surprising creations to inspire his guests.

Residenz Heinz Winkler

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Cool Pool: The Siam Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Take a dip in The Siam Hotel's 22m x 3.5m infinity pool overlooking the Chao Phraya, River of Kings
to complement your spa, gym and wellness experiences or to simply refresh after a day out sightseeing and shopping.

The Siam Hotel

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Cool Pools: Al Bustan Rotana Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Al Bustan Rotana Dubai offers guests a chance to cool off and relax in its
temperature controlled outdoor swimming pool. For younger guests, there is a kids pool. 

Al Bustan Rotana

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Cool Pools: Le Meridien Tampa


By: Five Star Alliance

The outdoor pool at Le Meridien Tampa offers a relaxing environment to unwind after a day of traveling
or exploring the attractions, galleries and restaurants in Tampa. Relax in a lounge chair by the pool and soak
up the warm Florida sun before cooling off in the crystal clear blue pool water. The pool is located behind the
hotel on the ground level. Guests may access the pool by taking the hotel service elevator to Level One.

Le Meridien Tampa

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New to Five Star Alliance: Suiran


By: Five Star Alliance

Set along a river in the countryside, Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto is ideally poised in western Kyoto's scenic Ukyo-ku. The residential hotel occupies part of the grounds of Tenryuji Temple, a World Heritage site. Suiran features 39 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms, inspired by traditional ryokan-style accommodations, ranging from 500 to 1,000 square feet. Suiran offers two private treatment rooms equipped with a Japanese-style open-air bath as well as the option for in-room treatments. Guests can enjoy traditional Japanese-style treatments, including SEIRAN, a body massage with tea seed oil, scrub with green tea and facial treatment with jade stones and collagen mask. Suiran has preserved elements of its esteemed past, including two original structures, Enmei-kaku, which was built in 1899, and Hasshoken, constructed in 1910, which have undergone extensive restoration and now house the hotel's restaurant, Kyo Suiran, and cafe, Saryo Hassui. 

Suiran

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