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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: Aqualina Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The Tranquility Pool at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach exudes calm tranquility and sophisticated outdoor relaxation. The adults-only environment makes it ideal for uninterrupted sunbathing or even a quick catnap in the South Florida sun. Poolside food and beverage service complete the feeling of lounging at your own Mediterranean villa. Private poolside cabanas are available for those wishing to elevate the feeling of retreat even further.

Acqualina Resort and Spa

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Cool Pools: The Miami Beach EDITION


By: Five Star Alliance

At The Miami Beach EDITION, facing the Atlantic Ocean, are two outdoor pools with outdoor bars, personal cabanas;
an outdoor movie theatre and 70,000 square feet of beach front- the largest in the city. 

The Miami Beach EDITION

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Dining al Fresco: Thompson Miami Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

The pool at Thompson Miami Beach has been called "possibly the most beautiful swimming pool in the world." It was originally
built in the 1920's as a place for movie stars like Esther Williams and Jonny Weissmuller to get some R&R.

Thompson Miami Beach

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Cool Pools: Thompson Miami Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Somewhere between the white sands on the Atlantic and the verdant garden grove, Thompson Miami Beach's pool has cool aquamarine waters that flow to their own soundtrack—an eclectic mix of live DJs and musicians tuned in to the Caribbean-inspired vibe of the moment. 

Thompson Miami Beach

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Image of the Day: Acqualina Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa with its leisure-focused lifestyle and grand design, Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach is South Florida's only five-star hotel of its kind to be built completely open to the ocean, free of barriers between the 51-story tower, featuring 98-luxury rooms and 188 lavish residences, and its 400 feet of glistening Atlantic shoreline.Acqualina Resort and Spa

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Enjoy a Sunshine Escape at Eden Roc Miami Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Roc Miami Beach
Located on prime oceanfront property overlooking world-renowned Miami Beach and the spectacular Intracoastal Waterway, the Eden Roc Miami Beach's captivating vibe pulses with a dynamic convergence of modern and classic, delivering the unexpected with a sophisticated and memorable experience. This resort flawlessly blends iconic Miami style with fabled glamour, offering 631 spacious guest rooms and suites, four exclusive pools, an iconic lobby bar, and 70,000 square feet of stylish indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The resort is home to 15 Steps, the signature farm-to-table dining experience featuring creative and vibrant cuisine, and the first-and-only ELLE Spa. Now, guests, can enjoy special Eden Roc Miami Beach rates for the summer.

The Sunshine Escape Offer Includes:

-Deluxe King Room, some with partial water views. The rooms are 432 square feet, have Wifi, a safe, marble bath, rain shower, iPod docking station, work desk, flat screen TV, Aveda products, mini-fridge, bathrobes, ironing board, individually controlled air condition, balcony, and a lanai terrace.

- 25% off Breakfast for two daily.

- Valet parking

- Nightly rates for this special offer start at $195.

Offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions. Does not apply to existing reservations. Additional terms and conditions may apply, so please read rates carefully and book early to avoid disappointment. Not valid for groups. Book May 1st to June 30th, 2015 for stays June 1st to September 30th, 2015. 

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Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach to Open During the Second Half of 2015


By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Roc at Miami Beach

Nobu Hotels and Eden Roc Miami Beach plans to open Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach in the second half of 2015. The Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach is part of the multi-million dollar vision to revitalize and re-launch the Eden Roc name and property. Similar to the highly successful Nobu hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, the property will represent the same key principles as Nobu restaurants; a perfect balance of luxury, fun, craft, and theater.

The new Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel will feature a "hotel within a hotel concept." Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach with feature 210 guest rooms; a signature Nobu restaurant and bar; an additional new beach front restaurant concept; new banquet and catering menus; unique in-room dining offerings; access to the 20,000 square foot spa and fitness facilities; over 70,000 square feet of re-energized and stylish meeting and event space; and one luxurious pool. The 15th floor Penthouse suites will feature panoramic views of the city with inspiration drawn from the Villa at the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace. Guests of the Nobu Hotel will enjoy a VIP entrance to the Nobu Hotel Pool and lounge with views over the beach and sea. The guest rooms will be located in the hotel’s legendary tower and offer the imaginative, energized and sophisticated environment exclusive to Nobu Hotel.

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Say Hello to 1 Hotel South Beach


By: K. Clare Johnson

1 Hotel South Beach, the hotel formerly known as The Perry Hotel South Beach, is now
accepting reservations for stays starting the last week in March. The new name follows a
change in ownership and subsequent $100 million investment in the beachfront property.

1 Hotel South Beach 

The hotel sits on several hundred feet of shoreline within the heart of South Beach. The
Main Pool Deck, shown above, is at the center of the hotel. The 30,000 square foot space
offers guests cabanas, day beds, and 180 degrees of ocean view.

1 Hotel South Beach 

The Lobby Lounge, pictured above, was designed to blend the outside and inside together.
This is achieved by lush plants, comfortable designer furniture and unique terrariums and
living green walls.

1 Hotel South Beach

The range of accommodations include city view, ocean view, pool view, and oceanfront
rooms and suites. Choose from King or Queen bedded rooms or from studio, one, or
two-bedroom suites.  A state-of-art fitness center, in-room massage service, and dining
options by Top Chef Tom Colicchio are a few of the other amenities available at the hotel. 

Special introductory rates are starting at $664 per night.  

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Your Questions Answered: Does the Metropolitan Miami Beach Offer Connecting Rooms?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Metropolitan Miami Beach
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: We are a family of 3 traveling together and looking for connecting rooms. Does The Metropolitan Miami Beach offer connecting rooms?


ANSWER: Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach is a 74-room Miami hotel in the heart of the city's Historic District, overlooking America's most iconic beach. A new hotel poised to become an essential Miami Beach experience, Metropolitan Miami Beach delivers the perfect blend of rest and revelry, urban modernity and period charm by way of light-filled rooms, a COMO Shambhala spa, and leading-edge interiors by the Italian designer, Paola Navone.

Among hotels on Collins Avenue, Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, has one of the best locations: an enviable position for shopping, dining, and entertainment, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guests benefit from easy access to Miami;s city highlights, including the Lincoln Road shopping and entertainment districts, as well as the Miami City Ballet and Bass Museum of Art. Several rooms in the hotel have a water view, be it the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Pancoast.
Metropolitan by COMO
For dining in Miami Beach, Metropolitan by COMO stands tall, with its lobby bar, pool restaurant, main restaurant and bar. Whether you are feasting on Florida’s seafood at Traymore restaurant or grazing on crudo in a pool cabana, there remains one common commitment: locally-sourced, quality ingredients, and an old-fashioned service ethic that recalls Miami's golden age.

COMO Shambhala Urban Escape - Metropolitan’s luxury wellness spa in Miami Beach - offers a highly personalised approach to wellbeing for both guests and locals. Offering our signature COMO Shambhala therapies for body and face, the spa's light and airy interior presents a clean-lined sanctuary for those looking to escape the city's partying.

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

Among local luxury properties, Miami Beach looks most impressive from Ocean View rooms, with the beach and bright turquoise ocean in sight. These accommodations are available with two (2) twin beds or one (1) king bed, each offering the option to interconnect with an Ocean View Suites. Size: 394 - 436 square feet. Ocean View Suites are ocean-facing, spacious one-bedroom suites that each have a king-size bed, separate living room, and powder room. They all have blue sky views of the Atlantic. The oversized bathroom feature dual vanity, shower, and deep soaking tub. 

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.
 


La Savina at Mondrian South Beach is Now Open


By: Five Star Alliance

La Savina
The culinary wait is over. La Savina at Mondrian South Beach is open! The new 140-seat restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the island of Formentera, Spain. The new restaurant features an award-winning culinary team led by Morgans Corporate Executive Chef Tien Ho (Momofuku, Best New Chef Food & Wine). Eliciting the spirit of these magical islands, La Savina offers a simple mix of fresh crudos, grilled meats and fish, artisanal charcuteries and the best seasonal vegetables in South Florida, served alongside Mondrian's unmatched views of Biscayne Bay.

Morgans Hotel Group's Design Team were inspired by the style and relaxed interiors of Formentera beach homes. The indoor, outdoor restaurant boosts a garden overlooking Biscayne Bay with multiple seating options filled with oversized planters, rattan lampshades, Beachwood tabletops, and intimate lantern lighting. The interior dining room brings the Beachwood and bohemian energy inside with concrete colored walls and reclaimed wood throughout the space.

Signature crudo offerings include Hamachi with Serrano chili, crispy shallot and lime; Tuna with romesco and cilantro; Scallop with yuzu, jicama and sorrel; and Crab Salad with espelette, grapefruit and Spanish olive oil. La Savina's beverage menu features a broad selection of Mediterranean wines and cocktails. The comprehensive beer list features American microbrews from local New York breweries and European craft brews. In addition, La Savina's red and white table wine is available by the glass or carafe. 

Located just off the entrance of La Savina is Cafe Savina. Open for breakfast, lunch and cocktails, Cafe Savina is a market-driven Mediterranean-inspired cafe and wine bar. As the sun sets, Cafe Savina transforms into a tapas bar similar to those of Barcelona. 

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