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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.

A Special Kiwi Offer from Relais & Chateaux

By: Alison Victor

The Farm at Cape KidnappersNew Zealand is a mountainous group of islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, and a truly beautiful and unique place to visit. Now through October, Kauri Cliffs, and their sister property, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, are inviting guests to experience world-class luxury for less. Stay a combined 5 nights at either property and receive the 6th consecutive night free. Rates include accommodations in a luxurious suite, cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, a full breakfast daily, and full use of Lodge facilities, excluding golf. Both award-winning properties are nestled on 6,000 lush acres of countryside, complete with world famous golf courses, luxury spas and suites, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. This special offer is subject to availability.

Langham Hotels Celebrate With an Afternoon of Tradition

By: Alison Victor

Langham Hotel LondonLangham Hotel, London has recently undergone an £80 million refurbishment, and to celebrate the hotel's anniversary and grand reopening, they will be serving afternoon tea on June 10 for its original price in 1865: one shilling, six pence, approximately 15 cents (USD). Joining them in the celebration will be Langham properties worldwide, including The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa Pasadena and Langham Hotel, Hong Kong. A great way to honor a great English tradition, servers at the event will be dressed in period costumes from the era, and guests are encouraged to do the same. This global Langham tea party only goes to show that luxury really is timeless!

Fantastic Three and Five Night Package Deals from Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

By: Christina Vasquez

Ubud Hanging GardensDiscover the tranquility of Bali and everything this tropical paradise has to offer with superb package deals at Ubud Hanging Gardens. Book three nights accommodations and take advantage of the "Something to Celebrate" package which includes: daily American breakfast, one way airport transfer, welcome flowers decorations & sparkling wine, one traditional three-course dinner at Beduur Restaurant, a picnic for two and 10 percent discount on individual spa treatments. Plan on staying a little longer? The Ubud Hanging Gardens is also offering the "Bali Harmony Package". For a minimum five-night stay, enjoy one way airport transfer, a one-hour Yoga class, a two-hour pure relaxation treatment for two people, a two-hour morning walk, one revitalizing Yang massage treatment for two, a guided tour of the local temples, one private picnic, and two three-course dinners for two (excl drinks) as well as 10 percent discount for any additional individual spa treatments.

Packages valid from 3rd November 2008 to 21st December 2009, package rates vary according to availability, and certain terms and restrictions apply.

Therasia Resort: A Dream Vacation Awaits You in the Aeolian Islands

By: Alison Victor

Therasia ResortRomantic? Check. Beautiful Beaches? Check. A volcano? Check. When you dream of the perfect getaway, what comes to mind? It would probably be somewhat close to the Therasia Resort. This beautiful luxury hotel is situated on the island of Vulcano, one of the seven Aeolian Islands, only a short distance from the beach and center of, yes, a vollcano. The hotel boasts breathtaking views over the 6 other islands and the stunning 'faraglioni' of Lipari.

Therasia Resort was completely restored in 2006 using local materials to pay respect to the surrounding environment. Guests can take advantage of the resort's large Infinite pool, or have a romantic meal at the resort's panoramic restaurant, complete with views of the sea. Though only a short trip from Sicily, Therasia Resort retains the Greek mythology and ancient nature that make it a luxurious retreat all its own. Book through June and you can stay, with breakfast, for around 175 USD.

The Newly Opened Presidential Suite at Villa La Massa Redefines Luxury

By: Christina Vasquez

Villa La MassaFor the ultimate luxurious splurge, Villa La Massa, the fascinating 16th century mansion-turned-five star resort, has just announced the opening of its two-bedroom presidential suite. The new addition to this intimate luxury hotel features a large sitting room with working fireplace and terracotta floors. A glass wall opens up to a private 2,900-square-foot garden showcasing a private Jacuzzi, gazebo, and outdoor seating for six. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite also features a private terrace with an impressive 180 degree view capturing the breathtaking beauty and charm of the Italian countryside.

The Tamarind Cove Hotel: An Exotic Escape

By: Alison Victor

Tamarind Cove Hotel Located on the beautiful and exotic white crescent beach of Barbados's Platinum Coast is the luxurious Tamarind Cove Hotel. A mix of Mediterranean design and Caribbean charm, Tamarind Cove Hotel is the perfect escape for couples and families alike. The hotel boasts 110 spacious guestrooms and suites, each with their own private balcony or patio, three freshwater pools, and two picturesque restaurants. Whether it be relaxing in the sun, or taking advantage of the complimentary water sports,

Tamarind Cove Hotel is the perfect way to escape. Book in June and stay in a deluxe ocean front room, with breathtaking views, for only 225 USD a night.

Pillow Menus and Poolside Massages at The Sukhothai, Bangkok

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Sukhothai, BangkokImagine a leafy oasis of courtyards, lotus ponds, and palatial rooms-- in the middle of bustling Bangkok. Hard to believe that such a tranquil hotel can be found in this urban center, but the beautifully-designed Sukhothai does indeed offer guests a city resort experience. Elegant guest rooms recall a bygone era; think Thai silk and teakwood furnishings. Guests are ensured a restful night's sleep with the exclusive pillow menu created in partnership with Parker & Morgan pillows. The Sukhothai's leisure facilities are what you'd expect to find at a beach, not in the middle of Bangkok: a fully-equipped spa, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, 25-meter swimming pool, squash and tennis courts. Nestled in the garden, Spa Botanica has now expanded its holistic wellness experience throughout The Sukhothai Bangkok by offering a Poolside Massage Service.

Luxury Redesigned at The Ring Hotel Vienna

By: Alison Victor

The Ring Hotel ViennaPeople looking for something distinguished, diverse, and luxurious need to look no further than The Ring Hotel Vienna. The newest design hotel in Vienna offers exceptional comfort and casual luxury with outstanding service. This urban city oasis has something for everyone, from the world class Ring Day Spa to the freshest in cuisine at Aroma International. Book now through the summer, and you can enjoy the "Spa Plus Dine" package, which includes spacious accommodations, a massage, 3-course dinner, cocktail, room upgrade, and spa amenity for around 400 Euro a night.

Take Comfort in Luxury at the St Regis Beijing

By: Alison Victor

St. Regis BeijingLocated in the center of Beijing's business, shopping and diplomatic district, only a few minutes drive away from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, is the St. Regis Beijing. This ultra-luxurious property takes pride in being a home away from home for even the most discerning traveler. The St. Regis Beijing has 258 guest rooms and suites equipped with the most luxurious amenities. In every room you will find walk-in closets, spacious marble bathrooms, signature beds, and of course, fresh flowers. For those of you traveling with a larger group, connecting rooms are available upon request. The St. Regis Beijing wants every guest to feel the comfort of home with the luxury of five star service and amenities. Book now through June, and you can stay in a deluxe, king bedded room for around 300 USD per night.

Femme Fatale in San Diego: Pole Dancing Lessons at The Ivy Hotel

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Ivy HotelThe Ivy Hotel is quite the hot spot in San Diego's Gas Lamp Quarter, a glitterati gathering place with the sultry Envy nightclub and Eden pooldeck and bar on the roof. Definitely the place to see and be seen, The Ivy is the perfect spot for a girls' weekend getaway-- whether for a bachelorette party or just some fun in the sun. With this in mind, The Ivy has created a Femme Fatale package, "only the finest for the fairer sex." You'll get accommodations for six in the talked-about Star Suite-- featuring plush king-sized bunk beds, a stripper pole, a fully stocked wet bar, and an open shower that turns opaque when in use. Get some exercise (and put that stripper pole to good use!) with a private pole dancing lesson. Then indulge with dinner at Quarter Kitchen (your package includes a $400 dining credit). Get primped for a night out at Envy nightclub, where you'll be treated like VIPs with bottle service for six. The "Femme Fatale" package is priced from $3,195.