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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.

Cool Pools: Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage


By: Five Star Alliance

When visiting Palm Springs you have to check out the pool at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage. The pool is equipped with luxury cabanas for rent as well as the most comfortable lounge chairs poolside.

Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

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Best Bathrooms: Bardessono


By: Five Star Alliance

All Steam Spa guestrooms at Bardessono are located on the ground level
and include king sized beds dressed with organic linens, spacious sitting area,
and an upgraded bathroom featuring an indoor dual shower-steam room and an
outdoor shower. Designed to double as a private spa, the custom bathroom also
features a concealed massage table, a soaking tub and double vanity. Personalized
spa treatments should be enjoyed in the special seclusion of each room.

Bardessono

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Image of the day: Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa was inspired by and designed to capture the natural beauty of the surrounding desert and mountain scenery. The feel is warm and casual, yet sophisticated and elegant, with guest rooms featuring majestic views of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains.

Agua Caliente Casino Spa Resort

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Cool Pools: Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Half inside the Spa, half outside in the terrace, and with the landscape as backdrop, the swimming pool at Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa offers an unparalled physical and sensory experience.

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa

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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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Cool Pools: Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico


By: Five Star Alliance

The spa area at Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico features two pools, both heated: a playful one with waterfall and hydro jet, ideal for relaxing, and an 18x8 meters perfect for families and avid swimmers. 

Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico

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Did You Know? Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The first member of the van Breda family came to the Cape in 1721 and over the years, the family became owners of large tracks of land. Lord Charles Somerset, Governor of The Cape, gave Michael van Breda a piece of land at Oudekraal in 1836 on which to build his own hunting lodge.

In 1929, Jack van Breda designed a handsome house – much after the style of Sir Herbert Baker – with two big white frontal gables and a thatched roof. It took two years to build. After changing hands several times, the hotel became part of Red Carnation Hotels in 2002. It was renamed The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and was completely renovated by 2007.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Best Bathrooms: Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

This sunken bathtub at Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa is more like a private indoor pool. Anantara's 59 luxurious suites feature expansive, free-flowing living spaces, with Balinese-inspired decor, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows and large balconies with terrazzo tubs for two and views of the sparkling ocean.

Anantara Seminyak 

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The Breakers Revels in Ocean Fitness


By: Five Star Alliance

The Breakers

Take in the beach while still keeping fit on your next vacation.

Situated atop the resort’s Mediterranean-style Beach Club complex, the flagship of The Breakers fitness collection, the masterfully designed 6,000-square-foot Ocean Fitness facility includes an expansive terrace for outdoor workouts (including cycling and yoga classes) beyond its 10-foot-tall windows that showcase breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. This best-in-class, hotel fitness center features a network of advanced fitness solutions and equipment, an array of classes, and the expertise of professional instructors, personal trainers and a wellness coach to deliver a highly customized and energizing fitness experience.

Highlights of this modern facility include:

Functional workout and training equipment systems such as Life Fitness' Synrgy 360™Technogym’s Kinesis One and Artis Collection

High-tech treadmills including the self-propelled Woodway, indoor cycling equipment, arc trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, lateral ellipticals and water rowers

Multi-faceted strength training equipment and a mix of dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine and balance balls, and resistance bands

Weekly rotation of over 60 classes that incorporate core strength and conditioning programs

Ocean Fitness is open daily from 6am. to 9pm as a complimentary amenity to hotel guests 16 years of age and older. Teens 13 and older may participate in fitness classes, while family fitness classes are open to guests with children 12 and under. 

There's also other ways to get your workout on at this West Palm Beach resort:

Hotel Fitness Center
Located on the first floor of the main hotel, this facility is fully equipped with cardiovascular, weight training and strength equipment. 
The Breakers
Fitness Studio
Situated on the Southeast Mezzanine level of the hotel, the Fitness Studio is where guests may enjoy a variety of group classes taught by certified instructors.

Fitness Classes
A wide variety fitness activities designed to build aerobic capacity, flexibility, strength and endurance are on offer.

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Cool Pools: The Westin La Paloma


By: Five Star Alliance

The Westin La Paloma has five spectacular pools, and features one of Tucson's longest resort water slides – the 177 foot long SlideWinder. For adults, there is a seperate pool that offers a serene and relaxing experience. Poolside cabanas are available for rent, and food and beverages are available from Sabino's Swim Up Bar & Grill.

The Westin La Paloma

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