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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: The Singular Patagonia

By: Five Star Alliance

The Singular Patagonia offers everything you'd expect from world-class luxury spa in Patagonia: an indoor/outdoor heated pool, a sauna, a steam room, two massage treatment rooms, a facial treatment room, and even a private suite with a multi-jet Jacuzzi. 

The Singular Patagonia

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Best Bathrooms: Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

By: Five Star Alliance

Each of the eight Highland Villas at Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos has a bedroom, a large bathroom, a separate Jacuzzi room ,and a living/dining room. They all feature open fireplaces and enjoy views out across the estate from the large windows. There is a choice of villas with either king beds or 2 queen beds.

Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

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Cool Pools: Edsa Shangri-La Manila

By: Five Star Alliance

Edsa Shangri-La Manila's lush tropical gardens envelope the property with tranquil greenery,
creating a peaceful haven of rest. Immersing yourself in the gardens, you sip a cocktail while
enjoying the view of the hotel’s free-form swimming pool.

Edsa Shangri-La Manila

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Image of the day: 70 Park Avenue Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

70 Park Avenue Hotel is New York boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Park Avenue that is a favorite with guests the world over. First class amenities, personalized service, a friendly atmosphere and exceptional comfort combine with an ideal location just steps from Grand Central Station.

70 Park Avenue

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Cool Pools: AlpenRoyal Grand Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

The jewel of the Alpenroyal Grand Hotel is the outdoor swimming pool in the Grand Park built in 2008 and heated to 33 degrees. 34 metres long and 12 meters wide, the latter is the largest and above all the longest outdoor hotel swimming pool in the whole of the Alps. The Alpenroyal deliberately chose a pool with a linear shape so that its guests could have an area in which to enjoy healthy physical exercise.  The underwater music will further reinvigorate your energies.

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All About Destination Hotels

By: Five Star Alliance

Inn and Spa at LorettoThe Destination Hotels Experience is highly distinct and always memorable. The luxury hotel group sees every hotel as a gateway to experiencing a destination. You’ll feel the location in a genuine way throughout each of the properties, and during the engaging experiences (both in the hotel and out) the hotel tailors specific to that destination. Destination Hotels properties draw upon the best of each location. With over 40 properties from coast to coast, its award-winning portfolio features 20 golf courses, 19 spas, and 105 bars and restaurants.

Terranea Resort

Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. They are also committed to being good stewards. In recognition of the need to preserve the world, Destination Hotels is dedicated to practices and programs that pay respect to, and lessen its footprint on, the changing environment. Each of the hotels and resorts develops a designated "green team" on site and has made a commitment to sourcing environmentally-responsible services and products, purchasing locally grown and sustainable foods, retrofitting existing hotels with water-saving devices and energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, and more. 

Discover for yourself today what genuine and true hospitality is at Destination Hotels.

Now, for a limited time, you can receive Welcome Credits when you Book a Destination Hotels Getaway >>

Did You Know? Hotel Negresco

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel NegrescoHotel Negresco first opened its doors on January 8th, 1913. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately attracted an international clientele, including the Vanderbilts, Kings, Queens, the Beatles, Elton John and Louis Armstrong. Besides its stunning location overlooking one of the French Riviera’s most beautiful bays for a century, the luxury hotel is known for it's amazing art collection.


Hotel NegrescoHotel owner Jeanne Augier has collected over 6,000 pieces of fine French art. Guests can admire the generous forms of Niki de Saint Phalle's Nana Jaune in the Royal Lounge or the series of seven brightly colored rugs designed by Raymond Moretti. Floor carpets were made from an original work by Yvaral in 1974. The rooms display an impressive collection of works by great artists from every period. The Versailles Lounge hosts Louis XIV's portrait, identical to that exhibited at the Louvre or Versailles. 

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Dining al Fresco: Fairmont Mara Safari Club

By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont Mara Safari Club Outdoor dining on the Masai Mara reserve is enhanced with the creation of a boma, a structure influenced by traditional homesteads, where guests can enjoy a cultural dinner reflecting not only African cuisine but also rich musical accompaniment. 

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

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Cool Pools: Fairmont Jakarta

By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont Jakarta has an outdoor swimming pool located at the fourth floor. It has a sun terrace and leisure facilities.
Pool towels can be obtained from the attendants.

Fairmont Jakarta

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Get to Know Hotel DeBrett

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel DeBrett

If a visit to Auckland is on your horizon, check in to Hotel DeBrett. Located in an historic building, the 25-room luxury boutique hotel connects downtown's hip and fashionable High Street with the business district found on Shortland Street. One of Auckland's first hotels was located here in 1841. Since that time, it has survived two fires, and two rebuilds, before the current building was erected in 1925. 

Hotel DeBrett

Every room is individually designed and complemented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. All rooms feature bespoke carpet from hand woven 100% New Zealand wool. Classic rooms are filled with light from either High Street or the glass roofed atrium. Boutique Suites are ideal for business travellers needing space for work and private meetings, or for couples wanting a little more space, as all have a separate living room. O'Connell Suites are spacious duplex suites have been designed to cater for families. There is a double sofa bed in the living room, additional to the king/queen size bed in the upper bedroom, and separate half bathroom on the lower floor. Finally, Loft Suites offer the option of a two level suite with spiral stair access from living to bedroom, or a one level suite – some have Juliet balconies onto the rustic courtyard and the glass roofed atrium, others have inner city views.

At the heart of the hotel sits DeBretts Kitchen and the famous Art Deco inspired Housebar. Experience contemporary New Zealand cuisine featuring the best local produce prepared and cooked with care. The famous Housebar has been meticulously restored as Auckland's premier meeting place. A private drawing room has been created for exclusive use by hotel guests – while a glass roofed atrium and courtyard form the central focal point for guests and diners at DeBretts Kitchen. At street level the colorful Cornerbar has an emphasis on local craft beers and boutique wines. 

Hotel DeBrett aims to create a warm,welcoming environment, where guests felt at home, but with a quirky, unpredictable flair, excellent amenities, and top-notch service. 

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