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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: Raffles Makati

September 7, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Raffles Makati offers two large outdoor swimming pools spanning 27 meters in length, each accompanied with a wading pool and a children’s pool.

Raffles Makati 

Fall rates at Raffle Makati start at $233 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket

September 6, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket offers two equally mesmerizing panoramas from its perch upon a lush peak overlooking Tri Trang and Patong beaches in southern Phuket.

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket

Fall rates at Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket start at $138 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Elbow Beach Bermuda

August 27, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Elbow Beach Bermuda is named after the stretch of private pink sand beach on which it resides. Set amongst 50 acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel is five minutes from the charming, downtown area of Hamilton, the island's capital. 

Elbow Beach Bermuda

Fall rates start at $425 per night >> 

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Highlight on Chateau St. Gerlach's Indoor Roman Swimming Pool

August 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Surrounded by a wild 400-hectare nature reserve in Maastricht, Netherlands The Chateau St. Gerlach's property includes a castle, an old farmhouse, a granary, a convent and a Baroque church.

7x14-metre indoor Roman swimming pool at Chateau St. Gerlach

Guests at Spa & Wellness St. Gerlach are also offered an opportunity to relax in comfort in the generous 7x14-metre indoor Roman swimming pool, and on sunny days the large sliding doors are opened to an idyllic and sun-drenched area where guests can sunbathe. In addition to swimming pool, guests can also relax in a sauna with Turkish bath. It goes without saying that all these facilities are available to Spa guests at no extra charge.

More information and photos >> Chateau St. Gerlach


Image of the Day: Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

August 11, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is located on the gorgeous shores of Lake Como. 

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has nightly rates starting at 370 Euros >>

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Celebrate Miami Spa Month with Acqualina Resort and Spa

July 31, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

Acqualina  Spa and Resort on the Beach
Be sure to book a spa appointment with Miami Beach’s five star beachfront retreat Acqualina Resort and Spa. For the past six years the Miami’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has organized a Miami Spa Month where they contact all of the premiere spas in the area and invite them to participate in a two-month long event offering customers the best deals on special spa packages. The special packages available at their award winning spa, ESPA at Acqualina Resort and Spa, are available to guests and non-hotel guests at the special discounted rate of $99. Or just go visit Acqualina’s ESPA to see their extensive and impressive facilities of 11 multi-functional treatment rooms, Roman waterfall, Finnish saunas, mist rooms, or experiential shower rooms all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Receive a unique European spa experience and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated at Acqualina Resort & Spa’s ESPA.

 

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Rest and Relaxation in Hawaii at Wailea Beach Villas

July 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Wailea Beach VillasVacations are all about relaxation, and what better way to relax than to treat yourself to a nice relaxing massage to start your vacation? If you are a spa buff and looking to vacation in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, why not stay at Wailea Beach Villas? The property is perfectly located in the serene and beautiful island of Maui. Their 10,000 square-foot Mandara Spa offers ocean-view treatment rooms, an oceanfront cabana for massages, and a full-service salon.

The Mandara experience began on the spiritual island of Bali, inspired by the beautiful tradition of healing touches which are so deeply entwined within the culture. These time-honored therapies, combined with European methods and natural elements indigenous to Bali, meld together to provide the most unique and pampering spa treatments. Grand Wailea Villas

Mandara Spa's services include several 60 to 90 minute massage packages for you to indulge in. The different massages are each rooted in the Hawaiian culture,  traditional massages available with sacred healing techniques that were practiced for hundreds of years. There are hot lava stone massages as well. The stones were collected from Maui’s beaches. Oils and fragrances also reflect the Hawaiian culture. The massage services provided at Wailea Beach Villas seem to be a one way ticket to rest and relaxation-ville.

 

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Pre-Packaged Florence Experiences At Your Fingertips!

July 23, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

Hotel Il Salviatino
If you are planning on visiting Florence, Italy and tired of surfing the Internet on places to go and things to do in order to maximize your experience in the area, look no further than Il Salviatino! With the property being just as beautiful as the views it provides, also takes the guess work out of planning your trip with their pre-packaged experiences that cater to different types of guests. Their Dine Around package is ideal for foodies on the hunt for a Tuscan gastronomical experience. The package comes complete with hand-picked restaurants to help tourists discover the best of Florence through the best Italian fare.

For those looking for a romantic way to propose, look no further than the Perfect Proposal package Il Salviatino provides. It even comes up with a backup plan option, providing guests with an all-night open-bar if their proposal is rejected.

Hotel Il Salviatino

Not ready to get engaged? Il Salviatino has a Romantic Getaway package for you, complete with romantic activities for you and your loved one to participate in while enjoying Florence and each other. If you are looking to vacation in the more relaxed side of things, try the Relax and Enjoy Florence package, ideal for spa enthusiasts.

 

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Did You Know? Schlosshotel Velden

July 21, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Schlosshotel Velden began as the Castle Velden in 1590. A fire in 1762 burned the castle, and it was then rebuilt and opened as a hotel in 1890.

Schlosshotel Velden

 

 

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Image of the Day: Anassa

July 19, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Anassa, which means "queen" in ancient Greek, is a luxury 5 star hotel resort on the Mediterranean shores of Cyprus.

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