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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.

Image of the Day: Grand Hotel Villa Cora


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Hotel Villa Cora earned its reputation by hosting international guests of great importance, such as Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III, and the French musician Claude Debussy. Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Book a stay at Grand Hotel Villa Cora >>


Dining al Fresco: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Rediscover the pleasures of exquisite food and drink - the freshest, most flavorful ingredients expertly paired with the finest cocktails and wines - within the restaurants at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. As a celebration of its captivating oceanfront setting, this legendary San Juan Puerto Rico hotel blends exceptional cuisine with breathtaking ambiance.

Condado Vanderbilt

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Image of the day: Constance Halaveli Maldives


By: Five Star Alliance

 

At Constance Halaveli Maldives, guests can relax and enjoy in a private garden with sun terrace and plunge pool. In the evening,  choose to dine under the stars with an al fresco dining area. Spacious and elegantly adorned Family Beach Villas are perfect for large families or group of friends.

Constance Halaveli

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Dining al Fresco: Angsana Lang Co


By: Five Star Alliance

Moomba doubles as Angsana Lang Co's area for chilling out and relaxing as well as a dining venue offering the best of authentic Vietnamese cuisine and Southeast Asian seafood fresh from the ocean. It also caters to global tastebuds with its delicious international
dishes to keep every diner satisfied.

Angsana lang Co

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New to Five Star Alliance: Sonesta Ocean Point


By: Five Star Alliance

Sonesta Ocean Point embraces a chic Caribbean style within a luxury, adults-only, limitless all-inclusive vacation experience. The all-suite Sonesta Ocean Point features three pools including the Edge pool with private beach on the cliff, The Point pool, and a swim out pool. There are three bars including the Sunset Lounge + Bar, Martin's Bar, and Azul Rooftop Bar (open for special events only). There's also Azul restaurant and 24-hour room service, a resort boutique, intimate gazebos, private cabanas, a dedicated open air wellness area, and an organic garden.

Sonesta Ocean Point

Nightly rates for a stay at Sonesta Ocean Point start at $403 per night>>


From Sunrise to Sunset at Pier One Sydney Harbour


By: Five Star Alliance

Pier One Sydney Harbour is nestled alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offers magnificent panoramic Sydney Harbour views. The hotel takes advantage of its unique location with sunrise and sunset rituals. At sunset the bar offers special Signature Cocktails and at sunrise it offers guests a special yoga experience underneath the iconic Harbour Bridge.

Pier One Sydney Harbour

Sunrise
In-house guests enjoy complimentary Yoga classes. Do your best Warrior pose on the pier from Wednesday to Friday
at 6am and on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7am.


Sunset
The Gantry Restaurant & Bar offers spectacular views of Walsh Bay and the majestic Sydney Harbour at one of the best waterfront restaurant locations in Sydney.

Book a stay at Pier One Sydney Harbour >>


Dining al Fresco: Bacara


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy vista views of the sea, sky, and the Channel Islands just offshore while fine dining al fresco and embracing an innovative, artful design of low-storied buildings terraced to the sea and connected by lush, meandering garden paths complete with flower-filled courtyards, restful fountains and red-tiled roofs. Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara is the perfect place for an outdoor dining experience and to enjoy the leisurely pace and warm embrace of California lifestyle.

Bacara Resort and Spa

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Discover Macao at the Venetian


By: Five Star Alliance

Venetian Macau
Large enough to hold ninety Boeing 747 jumbo jets, nowhere else in Asia will you find such a rare combination of facilities, attractions and amenities than at the 3,000 suite Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. There are more than 350 shops of unmatched premium retail experience set in elegant streetscapes reminiscent of Venice. There are over 100,000 square meters (1,000,000 square feet) of convention, exhibition, and meeting facilities. Featuring over 30 world-class restaurants, with award-winning chefs from every major culinary tradition creating dishes with flair and imagination.

So indulge in all that this luxury resort has to offer with the hotel's Discover Macao offer. 

Book a minimum two-night stay and you'll get

- Half-day Macao Discovery Tour for two

- Breakfast for two at Cafe Deco or Fogo Samba, or Lunch buffet at Bambu or Golden Peacock, OR MOP200 Shopping and Dining Dollars

- Almond cookies from the famous Choi Heong Yuen Bakery

- In-suite Wi-Fi internet access and 2pm late check-out (subject to availability)

- Access to the lush pool deck with four pools and heated Jacuzzi

- Access to theV Gym fitness center

- Shuttle Services from major Macao arrival areas

- Book an additional night and get an upgrade to the spectacular Cotai View Suite

Rates for this offer start at $309 per night


Dining al Fresco: The Westin Hilton Head


By: Five Star Alliance

The Westin Hilton Head has introduced an View 32, an exciting and brand new outdoor, panoramic ocean view restaurant and bar. Diners will find everything from a signature View 32 drink menu to the freshest menu items – from appetizers and salads, to entrees and small plate sliders. The perfect place to chill with a frozen drink at 32 degrees or simply take in the views of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean on the 32nd parallel.

The Westin Hilton Head View 32 Bar

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Best Bathrooms: Atlantis The Palm Dubai


By: Five Star Alliance

Indulge in the ultimate relaxation. Each Underwater Suite at Atlantis the Palm Dubai comes equipped with an exquisite ensuite bathroom, complete with floor to ceiling views looking upon the majestic underwater Ambassador Lagoon.

Atlantis the Palm Dubai

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