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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.

Dining Al Fresco: Balboa Bay Club and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Waterline Newport Beach is Balboa Bay Resort’s refreshed and refined waterfront restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Newport Beach, CA. Rachel Haggstrom is at the restaurant's helm as Executive Chef, and Sam Green is Chef de Cuisine. Newport Beach restaurant guests CAN enjoy scenic harbor views as they taste new menus of fresh seafood, savory steaks, and delicious complements.

With its contemporary nautical design, Waterline restaurant presents a captivating water to table experience, with the freshest seafood and a unique chef-driven concept. It’s full bar has oceanfront views of the harbor, that includes beautiful yachts lining the Club’s private marina. The space also has an outdoor walkway with casual seating and sunset views.

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Did you know?: Balboa Bay Club and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Balboa Bay Club and ResortReflecting the quaint charm of its surroundings, the Balboa Bay Club was founded to offer families a refined setting to enjoy Southern California's sea, sand, and sun. The Club is located on 15 acres overlooking the Newport Bay and its prestigious harbor, which was developed in the early 1900s. A mix of both natural estuaries and man-made inlets, Newport Harbor contains several artificial islands, including the iconic Balboa Island, which is dotted with private homes and is accessible only by a two-lane bridge and ferryboat.

Balboa Bay Club has expanded and improved over the years to fit the needs of the members and community. The club now includes the adjacent and waterfront Balboa Bay Resort, as well as long-term residences, one of the largest and most comprehensive marinas in Newport Beach, and a wide array of magnificent amenities.

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Cool Pools: Balboa Bay Club and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Balboa Bay Resort guests enjoy the same level of luxury and style carried throughout all of our accommodations. As the only full-service waterfront resort in Newport Beach, our award-winning beach resort in Southern California includes 159 Guest Rooms and Suites, a full-service spa, a variety of oceanfront dining options, a selection of private meeting and event spaces, and plenty more. Rent a Duffy boat or a paddle board for the day, then head back for pampering at The Spa, an afternoon by the pool, and of course waterfront dining.

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Image of the Day: Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel, located in the heart of Orange County's business and cultural center, is just steps away from Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Plaza. The hotel's 238 guestrooms and suites offer luxurious furnishings, stunning eco-friendly hardwood floors, luxury linens, and floor to ceiling marble and granite bathrooms, flat screen cable TVs, stocked minibar, and high-speed Internet access. All guestrooms offer views of the lake or private gardens, and full walk-out balconies. Executive and Junior Suites feature spacious layouts with separate sleeping and living areas bathed in natural light from large windows.

Avenue of the Arts

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The Grapes of Fest: Newport Beach Wine Festival May 25-27


By: Christopher Roney

Wine is probably the closest thing we have on earth to ambrosia, the fabled nectar of the gods. Maybe it is actually, and we're just too mortal to realize what a good thing we've stumbled upon. Well, Newport Beach is trying its hand at celebrating this luscious liquid just a few weekends from now. The Newport Beach Wine Festival is being held by the Balboa Bay Club & Resort from May 25th-27th, and you too can join in on the inebriating fun. The Grand Tasting Gala event will feature over 60 wineries, and the Balboa Bay Club & Resort are putting on everything from an Argentinian BBQ to a Master Sommelier's Wine Dinner. Check out a full brochure of the event here, and be sure to get your room before they fill up for the big celebration.  With California wine country nearby, you're sure to be tasting some of the best wines America has to offer.