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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.

Dining al Fresco: Grand Hotel de la Minerve


By: Five Star Alliance

La Cesta Restaurant  at Grand Hotel de la Minerve serves Italian and international cuisine.
During the summer months guests may dine in the spectacular Roof Garden, which offers an
incomparable view or Rome.

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

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Cool Pools: Angsana Lang Co


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Angsana Lang Co can laze in the resort pool and follow its meandering way as it winds more than 300 metres around the entire resort. For a drink, pop by the Pool Bar.

Angsana Lang Co

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Fitness Options at Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok


By: Five Star Alliance

Keeping up your fitness levels or even starting a new workout regime is easy at Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok. The options for working out at the luxury hotel go far beyond the usual fitness center found at most hotels. 

Here's some of the fitness options available at Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

- Fitness Center. The fully-equipped gym has everything from cardio exercise machines
to free-weights. Experienced fitness instructors are always on hand to help out. Classes
offered include aerobics, yoga, Muay Thai, and more. Post work-out, guests can relax in
the steam room, sauna, or Jacuzzi.

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

- Swimming Pool. The expansive lagoon-shaped swimming pool is a welcome oasis away
from the busy city life of Bangkok. Nestled among lush tropical greenery, guests will find 
251 square meters of space to do laps, water aerobics, or play in the pool with the kids.
After an aquatic work-out, tables and chairs provide spots to soak up the sun and guests
can grab a snack or drink at the Pool Bar.

Chatrium Residence Bangkok Pool

- Green Leaf Spa. Heal the mind, body and soul in the Earthly surroundings of Green Leaf
Spa. Fall into a blissful trance with pampering treatments that will erase every stress and
worry from your body. It’s the perfect place for some well-deserved indulgence after a long day.

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok

- T-Zone Recreation. Fine-tune a golf swing, putting precision, and snooker shots at T-Zone
Recreation. With a driving range, putting green, and full-sized snooker table, guests can keep
on top of their game.

Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok T-Zone Recreation

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Dining al Fresco: Gansevoort Dominican Republic


By: Five Star Alliance

Check into Gansevoort Dominican Republic and enjoy impeccable service matched with mouthwatering dishes authentic to the island and Italy's traditional cuisine. Baia Lounge + Restaurant is just a short stroll away from guest rooms. Feel the sweet ocean breeze, while indulging on savory culinary creations or find comfort in the warmth of Baia's indoor dining. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Cape


By: Five Star Alliance

A Los Cabos luxury beach resort and spa like no other, The Cape-A Thompson Hotel, brings Baja fever to Thompson's renowned aesthetic cool. The 161-room beachfront hotel integrates Thompson's signature mid-century modern aesthetic with a vibrant 1960's 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. Every room takes in views of El Arco and the Pacific Ocean—and a host of local experiences await, from the surf village of Todos Santos to the Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve on the Sea of Cortez.

The Cape-A Thompson Hotel

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W Mommie Dearest Drag Mamas Take Over Mother's Day at W New York Downtown


By: K. Clare Johnson

W New York Downtown
If you can't be with your mom on Mother's Day, W New York Downtown may have the answer. The hip hotel has teamed up with some Drag Mamas to offer W Mommie Dearest events. 

These surrogate mamas are offering their services on Sunday May 10. Here are some of the events planned:

- Mama Needs a Drink. Head to the hotel's Living Room Bar & Terrace and order up a "Mama's Martini Madness." The special drink consists of vodka, orange and pineapple juice, Chambord, topped with some bubbly and garnished with a kiss from Mama.

- Mommie's Turn Down. These mother figures will tuck you in. If you ask nicely, maybe you'll even get a bedtime story.

- Mama Knows Best. Take advantage of your drag mom's wisdom. If you are wrestling with a question about love, relationships, or really, anything, the Drag Mom will offer her best advice for solving the problem. W New York Downtown

- Breakfast with Mama. It's usually your mom that gets Mother's Day breakfast in bed. Not this time. Drag Mama's will serve you up eggs with a side of sass.

- Facetime with Mother. Your tech-savvy mom will appreciate the video chat from you...but she probably won't expect your Drag Mother to be there too. 

Services are subject to availability so book quickly. 

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Dining al Fresco: Lumeria Maui


By: Five Star Alliance

Lumeria Maui’s dining experience  is a loving journey from Farm to Table. The Chef uses the freshest and finest quality seasonal ingredients, harvested from the garden and from other local farms.

Dine on the inner courtyard lanai, overlooking the tropical and edible gardens, or enjoy a sunset view of the West Maui Mountains on the covered back terrace. For special occasions, the sunken garden terrace is available for dining under the stars.

Lumeria Maui

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Cool Pools: Hotel Castello Forte Village Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

The sea may be spectacular, but it's always good to have an alternative. Guests at Hotel Castello Forte Village Resort, which is part of Forte Village, have access to 9 pools. The three Oasis pools are in the heart of the resort, and one has an area just for kids. 

Hotel Castello Forte Village Resort

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Cool Pools: Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam


By: Five Star Alliance

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam features a 23 x 6 metre outdoor infinity pool that overlooks the harbour of Dar es Salaam and the Indian Ocean, providing a picturesque backdrop during a casual swim or lounging by the pool next to the Anantara Spa and Health Club. Citrus, the poolside bar, offers cocktails, fresh fruit juices and smoothies, as well as a wide selection of iced teas to stay cool while you relax on lounge chairs and enjoy the fine spectacle of ships and local dhows in and out of the harbor.

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam

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Cool Pools: Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort is more than just a golf resort. After a long day on the links, guests can unwind in the So SPA, where Asian traditions merge with French beauty therapies. Part of the rejuvenating facilities include this stunning indoor pool. 

Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort

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