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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Park Hyatt Zanzibar

By: Five Star Alliance

Sitting majestically on the beachfront in the heart of Stone Town, a designated UNESCO heritage site, Park Hyatt Zanzibar provides the ultimate haven amongst Stone Town's labyrinth of winding alleys, bustling markets, mosques, and famed Zanzibari doors. The hotel is housed in two buildings, one of them Mambo Msiige, a building steeped in history, grace and mystique with a story dating back to the 17th century. The new and purpose built Zamani residence connects to Mambo Msiige, blending old with new, historic with contemporary.

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

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Dining al Fresco: Hillside Beach Club

By: Five Star Alliance

The Beach Bar Restaurant at Hillside Beach Club offers a tasty snack buffet full of fun munchies and a barbeque corner at midday. In the evening, the restaurant serves a delectable presentation of authentic Italian cuisine paired with local and international wines in a relaxed, al fresco setting under the stars. The Beach Bar Restaurant is open daily, although al fresco services at lunch and dinner are subject to weather conditions.

Hillside Beach Club

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Cool Pools: Palais Coburg Residenz

By: Five Star Alliance

The third floor at Palais Coburg Residenz offers an oasis of calm for the weary traveler. It offers a pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, training area, conservatory, sun terrace, and a range of massage and cosmetic treatments.

Palais Coburg Residenz

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Plan Your Winter Getaway with Destination Hotels

By: Five Star Alliance

This winter, escape the ordinary and experience Destination Hotels’ award winning collection of hotels, resorts, and resort residences across the country. Book the Your Vacation, Our Destination offer to receive up to $300 in Welcome Credits!

If you’re fleeing the snow flurries, head to one of these surf, sun, and sand resorts:

Paradise Point Resort & SpaParadise Point Resort & Spa - On an island encircled by one mile of white sand, this Southern California resort is close to famous attractions like SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo. Spread across 44 acres are 462 spacious, colorfully designed guest rooms and suites.terranea


Terrenea Resort - Poised above the Pacific on 102 pristine acres, Terranea Resort offers an unparalleled setting with 270-degree ocean views and a luxury vacation and adventure experience within Los Angeles.


Wailea Beach Villas
- Part of Destination Luxury, Wailea Beach Villas is Maui’s most exclusive beachfront villa resort, offering ultra-lavish suites and villas.

Royal Palms Resort


Royal Palms Resort - Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, Royal Palms Resort and Spa exudes the graciousness of a Mediterranean villa with the intimacy of a secluded retreat throughout its 119 guest rooms, casitas, and suites. 


For skiing, snowboarding, and ice-skating, try these winter sports spots:Resort at Squaw Creek

Resort at Squaw Creek - Minutes from Lake Tahoe, the Resort at Squaw Creek is the perfect destination for family and group vacations. Guests enjoy deluxe guest rooms, fireside, suites , bi-level penthouses, and ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley's legendary terrain.

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe Mountain Lodge - This wintry getaway features 300 tastefully appointed accommodations, surrounded by 2,000 acres of pristine, environmentally protected Vermont land. And the best part is it is at the base of Stowe Mountain with the Gondola stopping feet from the Lodge.

Vail Cascade

Vail Cascade - This creekside ski-in/ski-out property offers the best of Colorado in any season and has its own lift leading to Vail mountain. This Destination Luxury property offers unrivaled natural beauty and a variety of accommodations, including guest rooms, suites, condos and private homes ideal for extended stays. 


For a limited time, take advantage of the Your Vacation, Our Destination promotion and receive: 

2 night stay =  $50 in Welcome Credits
3 night stay =  $100 in Welcome Credits
4 night stay =  $200 in Welcome Credits
5 night stay =  $300 in Welcome Credits

Welcome Credits can be used in multiple ways. Dine at one of the many famed restaurants in the Destination collection. Enjoy a cocktail poolside, massage your tensions away at a top spa, hit the links, or even unwind with room service. Welcome Credits can be used almost anywhere on property. Now the hardest part is deciding where to go. 

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Image of the day: Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

By: Five Star Alliance

The newly renovated Baltschug Kempinski Moscow offers spectacular views of the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral. The property is located across from the Moskva River, and is nearby Moscow's fascinating sights and premier attractions. 

The building dates back to 1898, and features contemporary decor and up-to-the-minute amenities. The hotel has 227 elegant rooms, including 36 suites and unique Design Suites. Baltschug Kempinski Moscow boasts restaurant The Baltschug Grill, as well as the refined Cafe Kranzler, Lobby Lounge bar, Beauty Centre Baltschug, and a Health Club. In addition, there are 12 modern meeting rooms, and most offer great views over the Red Square.

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Best Bathrooms: Amandayan

By: Five Star Alliance

Suites at Amandayan offer king-size beds, comfortable living areas and spacious bathrooms with double vanities,
free-standing bathtub, and separate shower and toilet.


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Best Bathrooms: The Hazelton Hotel Toronto

By: Five Star Alliance

Ensuite bathrooms at The Hazelton Hotel Toronto are done entirely in galaxy green granite comes
complete with heated floors. Deep soaking tub and separate rainfall shower, an LCD television built
into the mirror, as well as his and her sinks
Hazelton Hotel Toronto

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New to Five Star Alliance: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

By: Five Star Alliance

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is a multiple award-winning 5-star hotel situated by the legendary Chao Phraya River, offering unparalleled and truly breathtaking views.Unwind in exceptionally spacious and luxuriously appointed guestrooms, each with river or city views from private balconies, a convenient cooking station, and state-of-the-art technology in entertainment and connectivity. 

Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

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Cool Pools: Dorado Beach

By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy beautiful ocean front views of the Atlantic Ocean from the infinity edge Positivo pool and cabanas, located steps from Dorado Beach's main arrival pavilion. Here guests can enjoy sunsets over a palm-fringed coast while they rest their feet in the golden sand or al fresco bites and great selection of hand crafted specialty cocktails and refreshments from the adjacent Positivo Sand Bar.

Dorado Beach

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Adventures Await at Amano'i

By: Five Star Alliance

Set between Nui Chua National Park, Vietnam's largest natural conservation sites, and the pristine Vinh Hy Bay, Amano'i is the a tranquil retreat perfect for explorations of all kinds. 

Water lovers will want to take one of the resort's catamarans out on Vinh Hy Bay. Kayaks are also available for guests who want to explore the granite rock formations and inlets of the dramatic coastline. Instructors are available to give useful tips, as are guides.

Hikers will want to explore Nui Chua National Park, which spans 29,000 hectares. The park ecosystem's include range from dry, almost desert-like conditions to a near-rainforest climate. The park is home to thousands of plant species and hundreds of types of mammals and birds, waiting to be discovered on guided hikes or picnics.

Those who prefer their adventures to be more of the relaxing and restoring type, Amano'i is also home to an Aman Spa. Set on the shores of a tranquil lake dotted with floating lotus blossoms, the spa's extensive menu includes body treatments, scrubs, wraps, facials and haircare using Aman Spa’s all-natural, chemical-free products as well as traditional Vietnamese produce. Spa treatments are centerered around four signature journeys (purify, hydrate, harmonize, and Amanoi indulgence) designed to rebalance the body and mind. There are two hydrotherapy suites that are equipped with a heated stone treatment table, steam room, Jacuzzi and cold plunge pool.

If none of these adventures entice, Amano'i will design one to the exact specifications of the guest.

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