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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.

Cool Pools: Alila Jabal Akhdar


By: Five Star Alliance

At Alila Jabal Akhdar guests can bask in the top-of-the-world feeling with a swim in the heated outdoor infinity pool, offering spectacular views into the gorge.

Alila Jabal Akhdar

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A Peek at Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin


By: Five Star Alliance

The accommodation at Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi is unique in many ways. The Frangipani Wing served first as a beach getaway for the owner's family, before it was converted into stunning beachfront residences.

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Meet CASA-22


By: Five Star Alliance

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CASA-22 is a luxury boutique hotel located in a residential area of Sosúa (Puerto Plata). Featuring a Bed & Breakfast formula that ensures complete privacy with personalized service in a stylish and modern environment. There is a private beauty institute at the property where guests can enjoy massages, detox and slimming programs, or other treatments. CASA-22 offers a daily continental breakfast to start another Caribbean day. For a healthy lunch or a romantic dinner, guests are welcome to dine at the terrace of the exquisite restaurant or we can recommend other restaurants with local flavors. The authentic atmosphere of the Caribbean can be explored at Sosúa Beach, less than 5 minutes walk from CASA-22, or at Cabarete. CASA-22 is only 15 minutes drive from the international airport of Puerto Plata. 

CASA-22 Pool and Guest Suites

CASA-22 welcomes its guests in a very spacious lounge architecture with an open bar/terrace to relax next to the private swimming pool including a fantastic romantic roof top lounge with a stunning view where they can watch together the sunset while zipping from a refreshing home made cocktail. Perfect setting to put the sparkle back into the life.

Guests can choose between spacious and luxurious suites, each with private terraces (one has a private Jacuzzi tub integrated in the terrace) and standard suites. Each room is unique and individually decorated according to a specific theme like romance, glamour, and cocooning. The spacious suites are perfect for couples, groups of friends, families, and weddings.

Interior of CASA 22

Our luxury Boutique Hotel in a Bed & Breakfast formula is not comparable with the big “All Inclusive resorts”. We have no animation team, no slides for kids, no mass people around you making every time again a raid on the "all you can eat"-buffet but a lot of privacy, tranquillity and personal assistance, perfect for romance or quality time with friends and family. Also for adventurous types, the hotel has a fitness area, and are a variety of activities nearby including diving, snorkeling, zip lines, surfing, kiting, mountain biking, catamarans, rafting, canyoning, horseback riding, and whale watching. Or visit cities like Santo Domingo, Santiago, La Romana, and Samana.The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer beyond its beaches, and Casa 22 offers personalized assistance to help clients make the most of their visit.

Exterior View of CASA-22

The authentic atmosphere of the Caribbean's can be explored at SOSUA Beach, less than 5 minutes walk from the CASA-22. The kite and surf paradise Cabarete is only 10 minutes away from CASA-22. And there are so many other discoveries to explore on this beautiful island. Nature, adventure, beach, sports, culture, scuba diving…the Dominican Republic has it all. Guests can easily hire a car and drive around to visit the beautiful beaches of Las Terrenas and watch the whales, spend time at Laguntimea grigri, get some adrenaline while riding on the zip lines at Monkey Jungle, or just jump on a catamaran and sail away.

The luxury boutique hotel, CASA-22 offers personalized service in English, Spanish, French and Dutch, along with an on-site restaurant, in-house beauty institute, stylish architecture, and the stunning roof top lounge in the Dominican Republic.

Contact CASA-22 for an unforgettable holiday. The CASA-22 team will be very happy to welcome you.

Pool at the CASA 22

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Rooftop at The First Luxury Art Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma has a rooftop bar that allows you to dine outdoors if you would like to. It offers amazing views of the city and a romantic and lively atmosphere.

The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma

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Cool Pools: Fuchun Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

A wellness highlight of Fuchun Resort is a magnificently designed indoor heated swimming pool – arguably the most beautiful hotel pool in China. The Pool Pavilion features a traditional wood-bracket vaulted ceiling supported by lacquered wood columns over a black mosaic tiled pool, and is decorated with stone statues and loungers. The Pool Pavilion terrace offers two outdoor Jacuzzis overlooking the mountains beyond.

Fuchun Resort Indoor Wellness Pool

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Image of the day: Al Murooj Rotana Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and Suites raises the bar for sophistication, luxury and indulgence in Dubai. With a glamorous look and tropical ambience, the luxury Dubai hotel, stands out as an oasis of chic, providing passers-by with just a hint of a provocative and seductive interior scene within.

Al Murooj

 


Cool Pools: Hotel Il Castello


By: Five Star Alliance

At Hotel Il Castello, which is part of the Forte Village resort complex, guests have exclusive use of the heated freshwater swimming pool.

Hotel Castello Forte Village

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Cool Pools: Brufani Palace


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests who take a dip in the pool at Brufani Palace will themselves swimming over the age-old remains of an Etruscan settlement which are protected by glass. 

Brufani Palace

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Green Initiatives at Bardessono


By: Five Star Alliance

BardessonoBardessono is one of only three hotels in the United States that has been designed to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest standard for environmental design. Initiatives include:

-Buildings that are designed with overhangs to reduce the heat gain from the summer sun, yet allow the winter sun's rays to enter and warm the rooms. Each room has 200 square feet of glass to allow for natural lighting. 

-When cooling is required, the first stage of intervention is for motor controlled exterior venetian blinds to lower to reduce the heat gain from the sun. When additional heating or cooling in guest rooms is necessary, water is used from 72, 300 foot wells on the property.

-The large amount of glass used in each building reduces the daytime requirement for electrical lighting. LED, halogen, or fluorescent bulbs are used in light fixtures throughout the property. Bardessono

-All glues, adhesives, finishes, paints, carpets, and fabrics used at Bardessono are required to meet low volatile organic compounds (VOC) standards to vastly improve indoor air quality. 

-The combination of low VOC compound materials, no carpeting and drapes, all organic linens, terry and cleaning supplies, greatly reduces any potential allergens in the rooms.

-Indoors, bathroom fixtures with low water flow have been installed, along with dual flush toilets and waterless urinals. Outdoors, native and drought tolerant plants have been chosen for landscaping in order to minimize water demand. 

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A Bit About Beau Rivage Hotel Et Plage


By: Five Star Alliance

Beau Rivage Hotel Et Plage, built in 1860, is located in the heart of the old city, a few steps away from the famous Promenade des Anglais and within walking distance from the Acropolis Convention Centre. Artists and intellectuals of that time such as Matisse, Fitzgerald, Nietzsche or Theckhov were fond of this hotel and were regular clients. It features a private beach with a restaurant.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the French architect Jean-Michel WIlmotte completed a full scale renovation of the Hotel Beau Rivage. Throughout the hotel, pebble motifs evoke the beaches of Nice. You will find them in the sofas with their Livingstone pebble cushions designed by Stéphanie Marin, the lamps by Céline Wright and the tables which were tailor-made for this boutique hotel by the artist Bernard Reyboz.

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