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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.

Image of the Day: Selman Marrakech

By: Five Star Alliance


One of the opulent public areas at the stunning Selman Marrakech.


Posted in: Marrakech, New Hotels

Image of the Day: Amanjena

By: Five Star Alliance


Just one of the many spot to relax at Amanjena.

Posted in: Marrakech

Image of the Day: Palais Namaskar

By: Five Star Alliance

Palais Namaskar commands more than 12 acres of pristine seclusion, tranquil lakes and inspiring panoramas.

New Luxury Hotels Opening in 2012: Palais Namaskar

By: Oksana Balytsky

We at Five Star Alliance are all about the best and most luxurious hotels. We certainly keep up with the happenings in the luxury travel world and take pride in bringing our clients the latest luxury travel news. Keep up with our newest blog series where we’ll be featuring luxury hotels opening in 2012 to stay on top of the trends and make your reservations at the newest hotspots.

The Palais Namaskar in Marrakech, Morocco recently opened. Its situated between the Atlas Mountains and the Djebilet Hills, commanding more than 12 acres of seclusion. This luxury hotel has exceptional views of the mountains, lakes, and beautiful gardens. It features 41 rooms including 3 kinds of rooms, 4 types of suites, 2 styles of luxury villas, and 2 extraordinary palaces. The Palais Namaskar also houses a private jet to shuttle guests to and from various airports, allowing guests to hop on the jet for a quick trip to another country and then be back in time for dinner at the Palais Namaskar!

New Year's Eve in Morocco at Royal Mansour Marrakech

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Royal Mansour MarrakechRing in the New Year in a royal way-- at the dazzling luxury hotel owned by the king of Morocco. And while you're at it, you can check out the buzzed-about destination everyone's talking about. Royal Mansour Marrakech opened to much fanfare last year. Built into the ancient medina walls of old Marrakech, the hotel is comprised of 53 individual riads-- each constructed with ceramic tile, handcrafted woodwork, and Moroccan mosaics by top local craftsmen. Everything about this place is over-the-top opulent-- from the black marble driveway to the restaurants by French chef Yannick Alléno (who helms the Michelin three-starred restaurant at Le Meurice in Paris). Splash out with a stay in the presidential Riad d’Honneur and you'll get access to your own private gym, home theater, and pool. What's on for New Year's? A fashion show, decadent dining, live entertainment, and plenty of bubble at midnight to kick off 2012 right!

Announcing the Park Hyatt Marrakech Al Maaden

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Park Hyatt Marrakech

As if you needed further proof of Marrakech's status as a global capital of hotel cool: Park Hyatt is opening a property there in 2012. (This is the hotel brand that scored top honors with Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme- recently named by the French government as one of just eight "palace" hotels in France.) Located within the within the Al Maaden Golf Resort, the Park Hyatt Marrakech Al Maaden will have rooms with views of both the Atlas Mountains and the 18-hole golf course, created by award-winning golf course designer Kyle Phillips in the style of a classic Moroccan garden. Top digs: Each of the 45 villas will have a living room, dining room, fireplace and pool. Ooh la la!

Adventure in Morocco: Fly by Helicoper to Essaouira from the Royal Mansour

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Royal Mansour MarrakechLeave it to the Royal Mansour, the opulent Marrakech resort owned by the King of Morocco, to organize the ultimate adventure to the oceanfront city of Essaouira. Long considered one of the best anchorages of the Moroccan coast, Essaouira is an ancient port once settled by the Carthaginians, Romans, and then Portuguese. It's a marvelous mixmash of archeological treasures-- its medina is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site-- in a beautiful setting. The Royal Mansour Marrakech, home to a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno, will fly you by helicopter to Essaouira where you'll be driven to the town of Ounagha for a wine tasting at "Val d’Argan," a French-owned winery. To cap off a dazzling day, you'll be served an extravagant lobster dinner under a Bedouin tent on the beach at Sidi Kaouki.

What's Hot: The Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech Set to Open Soon

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Four Seasons Hotel MarrakechIn less than a month, Four Seasons' highly anticipated new luxury resort will open its doors in Marrakech. Surrounded by 40 acres of Moorish gardens, the Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech promises to be a sublime spa destination- with sprawling resort facilities in a rose-colored, medina-inspired complex. The spa itself boasts 15 swank treatment rooms, traditional hammams, pools, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. And that's not all. Guests can play tennis on two clay courts, lounge in a cabana by the pool (equipped with free Internet and plenty of good reading material), and tuck into tempting tagines at Brasserie du Sud. All guest rooms have a private balcony with views over the snow-covered Atlas Mountains or Menara Gardens, and high-rollers will dig the four-bedroom Royal Villa. (Not to mention the separate VIP spa pavilion in the spa complex.)

Accepting reservations for arrivals from June 15, 2011.