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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.

Be In the Know, Now: New Armani and Bulgari Hotels

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 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.

Back in April 2010, the first Armani Hotel made its debut in Dubai, and then another one popped up in Milan. We hear the next city to get an Armani upgrade is Paris and that we should expect at least eight more hotels from this designer/hotelier. (Photo of the Armani Hotel Milano)














Another hotel brand to watch is Bulgari, with a luxury hotel in Milan and another one that had its grand opening in London just in time for the Olympics. We certainly admire the elegant and contemporary design of the Bulgari hotels, and we recommend folks who appreciate a sleek design and a modern feel to check them out. (Photo of the Bulgari Hotel and Residences)
















Explore these hip and trendy hotel options, and let us know what you think!

New Luxury Hotels Opening: Delano Hotel Las Vegas

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 blog series where we’ll be featuring luxury hotels opening to stay on top of the trends and make your reservations at the newest hotspots.

A few years ago, the Delano Hotel was the talk of the town with a plan to be a luxurious property added to the Strip in Las Vegas. With the economic downturn, this hotel never got built, but we have exciting news that it will in fact be making its debut in Sin City in 2013! THEhotel at Mandalay Bay will no longer exist and the Delano at Mandalay Bay will proudly take its place. Check out the official announcement details below:

As Delano’s second outpost in the United States, Delano Las Vegas will transport the iconic brand from the shores of South Beach to the Las Vegas Strip. Once completed, guests will experience the Delano lifestyle, and its unique blend of effortless luxury and impeccable service at the world-renowned Mandalay Bay.

In addition, Morgans Hotel Group plans to introduce several new food and beverage concepts at Mandalay Bay to be managed by The Light Group. Venues will include a casual American bistro by Chef Brian Massie, a Japanese dining destination by celebrity chef Akira Back and a new vision for Red Square. The Light Group will once again reinvent Las Vegas nightlife with a revolutionary nightclub. All venues are scheduled to open in 2013.

We love that each Delano hotel has its own style, adapting to its surroundings and offering a unique experience depending on its location without forgoing a commitment to excellent service. We look forward to the development and can’t wait to see the final outcome of this luxury hotel! Be sure to explore the other incredible hotel options available in Las Vegas!

Photo of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay

Sponsored Feature: Say Hello to Trisara!

By: Five Star Alliance

Trisara, which in Sanskrit means "Third Garden in Heaven," is South East Asia's most intimate and exclusive resort & spa.
Nestling over a private bay located just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the resort is hidden amongst lush
tropical jungle, with all accommodations offering private pools, dramatic sea views, and a true sense of privacy.


The resort's 39 pool villas and suites sit above the bay, adjacent to the beachfront restaurant decks and bar
and our 18 larger residences that are a celebration of tropical luxury. Each of the residences is a private
compound styled property, with between two and six bedrooms, private kitchens, 20 meter pool, and dedicated
cooks and service staff who provide a true sense of Thai hospitality.


Although covering over 2 km of private coastline, Trisara feels small, intimate and supremely luxurious.
The entire resort is a sanctuary of privacy, space, and simple good taste with service provided by a team
of warm, caring people who regard hospitality as a joy. Numerous recent accolades include being voted in
2011 as Best Small Hotel/Resort Worldwide Under 100 Rooms and for Best Resort in South East Asia by
readers of the Gallivanters Guide.


Image of the Day: Akaryn Koh Samui

By: Five Star Alliance

The Akaryn Koh Samui has the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of vino.

Image of the Day: Coworth Park

By: Five Star Alliance

Take a peek at this lovely and serene sitting area found at Coworth Park.


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.

A Sneak Peak into the James Royal Palm in Miami Beach

By: Oksana Balytsky

Featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s “top 10 most anticipated openings of 2012,” the James Royal Palm is certainly making a splash in the Miami Beach hotel arena. This luxurious beachfront property is situated in the heart of South Beach, Florida and is immersed in a new and vibrant scene. Aside from a new and swanky luxury hotel popping up in South Beach, we’re especially exited for the hotel’s pools (yes, that’s plural), its beautiful interior design, and its full service spa with salt-infused treatments. The interior of the James Royal Palm was created by Rottet Studio, and here’s what Lauren Rottet had to say about her inspiration in Boutique Design magazine: "After eating in some Cuban cafes and talking with local artists, I started thinking about Jean-Michel Basquiat (the late graffiti/neo-expressionist artist) meeting Virginia Woolf at the James and staying up long into the night talking about art and poetry." Not quite what we would imagine to be the driver of inspiration, but we certainly love the outcome and encourage you to make your reservations come this October to be among the first to experience the James Royal Palm!

Image of the Day: Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel

By: K. Clare Johnson

Watching the sun over the sea, whether rising or setting, never gets old.

Cool New Addition: B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

By: K. Clare Johnson

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is located away just steps away from the sea foam of the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach.

There are 240 rooms & suites to choose from, all with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. All hotel rooms
are furnished with either one King-sized or two Double Blissful Beds.

Bask in the sun on a chaise lounge, and enjoy a fresh tropical fruit cocktail or other favorite beverage to
complement your choice from the array of tempting tapas and sandwiches.

Cool New Addition: Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

By: K. Clare Johnson

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo faces the Bay of Rapallo to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west.

The Beach Club offers terraces on the sea, individual cabanas and a panoramic swimming pool, in addition to
an exclusive wellness centre, an oasis of pure pleasure for personalised treatments, gym and an indoor pool
with a sea view.

Warm sun and sea colours tinge the furnishings of the comfortable, spacious rooms, places of quiet,
pleasant relaxation. The windows open onto picturesque landscapes that lift the spirits and stimulate the fantasy.