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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.

Enjoy a Winter Getaway with Destination Hotels

By: Five Star Alliance

Now is the perfect time to plan your winter escape with Destination Hotels. Whether your sights are set on exploring a new and bustling city, relaxing poolside in the desert, or hitting the ski slopes with the family, Destination Hotels has the perfect winter vacation for you. Book the Your Vacation, Our Destination offer now through December 31, 2015 to receive up to $300 in welcome credits!

Use your Welcome Credits towards dining, enjoy a signature cocktail poolside, pamper yourself with an indulgent spa treatment, challenge yourself with a round of golf, or simply unwind with a movie and dessert in your room. Welcome Credits can be used almost anywhere on property.

Book our 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

Offer valid through December 31, 2015. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please read the rates carefully and book early to avoid disappointment. 

For the California climate, try:l'auberge del mar

L'Auberge Del Mar - Del Mar, CA
The stylish L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean from the heart of Southern California’s picturesque coastal village of Del Mar. The hotel offers 121 guest rooms and suites, each featuring plush bedding, elegant sitting areas, marble bathrooms, and private balconies or patios with garden, village or coastal views. Reminiscent of a private San Diego estate, this Destination Luxury hotel offers an intimate environment – all just 20 minutes north of San Diego International Airport and 90 minutes south of LA.

Hotel de AnzaHotel De Anza - San Jose, CA
Hotel De Anza offers the ultimate combination of classic architecture, modern comfort and exceptional boutique hospitality in Silicon Valley. Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, California, it’s within walking distance of the SAP Center, San Jose Convention Center and various restaurants and attractions, and it’s only three miles from the San Jose Airport. This AAA Four Diamond hotel offers 100 guest rooms, each with well‐appointed amenities tailored to fit the needs of the savvy traveler.

For drier climates, try:
Inn and Spa at Loretto
Inn and Spa at Loretto - Santa Fe, NM
Reflecting the rich culture and history of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the iconic Inn and Spa at Loretto effortlessly blends old-world charm with world‐class splendor.


La CanteraLa Cantera Hill Country Resort - San Antonio, TX
The AAA® Four Diamond La Cantera Hill Country Resort is the perfect starting point for a San Antonio adventure. Centrally located to the finest attractions and with grand elegance and rustic comfort, the resort offers authentic experiences for guests, whether it’s relaxing in an exclusive pool cabana or discovering the hidden wonders of the Texas Hill Country.

For snowy climates, try:

Manor Vail LodgeManor Vail Lodge - Vail, CO
Manor Vail Lodge is one of Vail's original and iconic properties. With its peaceful yet convenient location at the base of Vail Mountain, it offers a variety of accommodations including studio, one, two and three bedroom condos and luxury penthouses. Each with a full-size kitchen, spacious living area and outdoor patio or balcony with a grill. Experience a home away from home vacation with all of the amenities of a full service hotel.

The gant
The Gant
- Aspen, CO
Located in a secluded five-acre enclave at the base of Aspen Mountain in downtown Aspen, The Gant offers guests the service of a Colorado ski resort with the flexibility of a condominium vacation rental. Each of the resort's 120 condo rentals offers convenient access to Aspen, signature Gant Van service, and easy access to the slopes. The Gant's condominiums feature floor plans with one to four bedrooms, each of which are fully furnished – ideal for group and family vacations.

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Cool Pools: Hotel Le K2

By: Five Star Alliance

The Goji Spa by La Prairie at Hotel Le K2 offers an intimate atmosphere. The swimming pool, equipped with massage jets,
overlooks the valley, offering an incredible panoramic view.

Hotel Le K2

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New to Five Star Alliance: Guarda Golf Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Guarda Golf HotelGuarda Golf Hotel offers an exceptional location in the heart of Crans, five minutes on foot from Crans city center. Crans Montana has a reputation as a golf mecca in the summer and a skier's paradise in the winter. The hotel has twenty-five rooms and suites – outfitted exclusively with natural materials – two gourmet restaurants, a lounge, and the first spa in the world to offer Brazilian Ivo Pitanguy treatment products.

Hotel Guarda Golf is in one of Switzerland's finest skiing and snowboarding arenas. The slopes extend from the plateau at an altitude of 1500 meters all the way up to the Plaine-Morte glacier at 3000 meters above sea level, a downhill and cross-country skiing paradise. The arena is served by 28 lifts and offers fans over 140 km of pistes in all challenge categories. Right at the Guarda Golf's doorstep, cross-country skiers have access to an extensive network of separate tracks. The hotel is located on the fairway of a 9-hole golf course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, and adjacent to an 18-hole course designed by former world champion Severiano Ballesteros.

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Cool Pools: Hotel Firefly

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Firefly is a luxury suites hotel in Zermatt. The spa features an exclusive indoor swimming pool made from stainless steel with changing mood lighting.

Hotel Firefly

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Dining al Fresco: CERVO Zermatt

By: Five Star Alliance

Dinner is served on the CERVO Zermatt terrace – the ultimate setting for cozy intimacy, offering unique mountain views. Luxuriate in the sun and spoil yourself with refreshing drinks and tasty Alpine tapas. All this against a natural backdrop which is one of the most spectacular vistas in the whole of Zermatt.

CERVO Zermatt

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Image of the day: Tschuggen Grand Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

The history of the Tschuggen Grand Hotel began in 1883 when Otto Herwig,
a German from Hanau on the river Main, came to Arosa to recover from a lung condition.
Convinced of the therapeutic effects of Arosa’s air, he soon founded the Berghilf Sanatorium
together with his sister Marie, who took over the running of the institution in 1892 and
managed it until her death in 1922.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel

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Cool Pools: Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City

By: Five Star Alliance

The beautiful outdoor pool at Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City is heated year-round.
During the winter months, the pool water is warmed to a soothing 100 to 102 degrees
so guests can swim while enjoying the peaceful sounds of the waterfall and views of
snow-capped mountains.

Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City

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Adventures Await at Wyoming Inn

By: Five Star Alliance

Wyoming Inn
In 2013, Wyoming Inn completed a multi-million dollar property-wide renovation. Beginning with exterior updates to the roof, siding, stonework, and landscaping, the renovation continued indoors where the boardroom, fitness center, restaurant, and accommodations were all redesigned. Guests can nowexpect  24 guest rooms with custom designed window seats, and 17 accommodations with private stone fireplaces. Should you want to venture outside the luxurious Jackson Hole luxury proerty, there's plenty to do both on-property and off.  In warm weather, the area is well-known for wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and dining. When the seasons change, Jackson Hole becomes one of the top ski areas in the United States. 

Throughout the year guests can easily travel to nearby outdoor attractions, including:Wyoming Inn

Snow King Ski Area (1 mile) - Snow King Ski Area and Mountain Resort offers five beginner trails and six intermediate ski and snowboarding runs. 13 Expert trails coupled with Advanced and Expert tree skiing round out the ski resort's offering. Summer activities at Snow King Mountain include Jackson's only Alpine Slide, Scenic Chairlift Ride, Bungee Trampoline, hiking trails for all ages and abilities, and an extensive mountain biking trail system.

National Museum of Wildlife Art (4 miles) - Situated on a cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge,  the Museum's location provides a rare opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat, as does the artwork that pays tribute to it. The building was inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Check out the sculpture trail, the Museum's newest outdoor art venue.

Grand Teton National Park (20 miles) - Explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River, or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.

Wyoming InnYellowstone National Park (57 miles) - This park features the world's largest collection of geysers, including Old Faithful. A mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.

In addition, the hotel can arrange adventures such as:

Sleigh Ride on the Elk Refuge - Sleigh rides are available in the winter months through Double H Bar.

Snowmobile Yellowstone National Park - You’ll be guided by a local expert through snowy landscapes, steamy geysers,or grand canyons, spotting wildlife along the way.

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Image of the Day: The Sebastian Vail

By: Five Star Alliance

When you think of Vail you think of great skiing. This picture shows just how breath taking mother nature can be and right in the middle of the splendor is The Sebastian Vail.

The Sebastian Vail

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Image of the Day: The Omnia

By: Five Star Alliance

The Omnia is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional mountain lodge. Here in the Swiss Alps, the mountain lodge, a quintessentially American concept, has been reinvented for its European environment by the New York based architect Ali Tayar. This dialogue between two cultures was the starting point for the design. While the materials and the craftsmanship reflect the tradition of the Valais, the furnishings are inspired by a warm, handcrafted modernism.

The Omnia

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