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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: Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

There are 2 pools on site at Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort. The outdoor infinity pool is heated,
and towels are provided. The outdoor lagoon pool is also heated, and has a slide. Towels are provided.  

Marriott Singer Island Resort

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How to Choose the Perfect Room at Grand Miramar Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Miramar Resort Exterior


Bad rooms simply don't exist at Grand Miramar Resort and Spa. But to help you make the perfect choice of accommodations, here's a breakdown of the suites offered at this oceanfront Puert0 Vallarta paradise. 
All the luxurious suites feature a terrace with a spectacular view. Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire property. The contemporary décor incorporates marble, granite, fine tropical hardwoods and artisan-crafted custom furnishings.

All Suites offer the following amenities:

Wifi
Sky TV
Air conditioned
Safety deposit box
Telephone
Clock Radio
Queen or King size bed
32-inch LCD screen
42-inch LCD
Queen size chaise lounge
Bathroom
Terry robes and slippers
Amenities Agave Spa
Terraces 
82 to 121 square meters


Junior Suite
Junior Suites are luxurious, spacious and comfortable, each one with a panoramic ocean view from the terrace.
They feature all the amenities listed above. 
 
Grand Junior SuiteGrand Junior Suite (pictured left)
Grand Junior Suites combine spaces designed exclusively for comfort. Each features a terrace with a view of the sea. Grand Junior Suites measure 80-121 square meters and have one King bed and 1 Chaise-lounge Queen bed.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:
Desk
Bathroom with double sinks


Grand Junior Suite Double Suite (pictured right) Grand Miramar Double Junior Suite
These suites can sleep six and feature two Double beds & one Chaise-lounge queen bed. Each 80-121 square meter suite has a balcony that offers spectacular views of the bay.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:
Desk
Bathroom with double sinks
One bedroom with two Double size beds and 32-inch LCD screen

Grand Miramar Resort and Spa Master SuiteMaster Suite (pictured left)
The spacious and beautiful Master Suites feature a terrace with a Jacuzzi for two and spectacular ocean views. These suites are very popular with honeymooners.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:
Desk
King Size Chaise lounge 
126 to 137square meters
Jacuzzi on the balcony
Terraces with ocean views


Governor's Suite (pictured right)Grand Miramar Governor's Suite
This is a luxurious penthouse spread over three floors. Terraces on each level feature views of the ocean. The first floor houses the living room, a dining room seating eight, and a spacious kitchen as well as two bedrooms with en-suite baths and a half-bath for guests. On the upper floor, there are two more large bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath, dressing room, and terrace. The top floor is an enormous private palapa with living and dining areas, and a Jacuzzi. Sleeps 12.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:
Four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet
Three floors
Marble in kitchen and in baths
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
Dining area with seating for eight
Four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet
LCD screens
Living room
Lavatory
Three terraces with ocean view
Palapa on rooftop entertainment area and Jacuzzi
678 square meters

Presidential Suite (pictured left)

Grand Miramar Presidential Suite

One of the finest hotel suites in Puerto Vallarta, Grand Miramar's Presidential Suite offers breathtaking beauty, luxury, and exclusivity. It covers 9,225 square feet on three floors. 

The beautifully decorated open concept living area unites the living room, dining room, and kitchen. With views of the ocean, the living room is enormous, as is the dining room with seating for eight.The kitchen includes an island, a breakfast bar, wine refrigerator, and a separate pantry. 

Two downstairs bedrooms each have en-suite baths and walk-in closets. The upper floor features two more bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath, walk-in closet, and a view of the sea. 

The master bedroom suite has a king-size bed and two chaise-lounges. It has a his-and-her walk-in closet, marble bath with two wash basins and two showers, and a terrace with a spectacular view. 

Looking out over the ocean, the third floor features a spacious private palapa with living, dining and recreational areas. The terrace with its Jacuzzi for invites you to stay a while.

Additional Amenities to the ones listed above include:

Three floors
Marble in kitchen and baths
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
Wine Celar
Dining area with seating for eight
Four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet
LCD screens
Living room
Game room
Lavatory
Terraces with ocean view
Palapa on rooftop entertainment area and Jacuzzi
857 square meters

In addition to suites, the resort also offers residences. The comfortable two and three-bedroom residences are designed with the family or friends in mind. Each modern residence is perfect for an unforgettable vacation or an extended stay for the business traveler, with all the comforts you'd expect in a luxury home. Each has a fully equipped kitchen.

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Unique Amenities: Sleep Concierge at The Benjamin Hotel


By: K. Clare Johnson

The Benjamin HotelThe Benjamin Hotel wants to make sure that guests' to its boutique Manhattan hotel get a lot more than the 40 winks. The hotel has a 24/7 Sleep Team who won't rest until the guests have the sweetest dreams possible. Renowned sleep consultant Rebecca Robbins hastrained the entire staff on the fundamentals of sleep medicine and the promotion of healthy sleep habits. The staff can advise on items from the Rest & Renew Menu found, of course, on the bedside table. The menu offers items such as a top ten pillow selection categorized by sleep position, an array of decaffeinated teas, and bedtime snacks that are under 200 calories.The Benjamin Hotel

Younger guests can also benefit from all the slumber help. Winks' Kidzzz Club is a complimentary children's program created to educate our youngest guests on the importance of sleep. The Benjamin provides children age two to 10 with a child-sized pillow and bathrobe, a library of family bedtime books, and an official Winks' Kidzzz Club Sleep Certificate awarded at check-out. Winks the Owl dolls are available for purchase.

Good night to all, and to all a good night!

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore


By: Five Star Alliance

The Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore is a one of a kind true gem in Santa Barbara’s history of lavish upscale resorts.  It was built in the 1920's as a retreat for movie stars and the rich and famous as a way to get away from the busy LA scene just 90 miles to the south.  The hotel and outdoor dining deck is strategically located right on the ocean and just minutes away from the many downtown Santa Barbara events and activities. Lunch or dine in the beautifully landscaped grounds filled with majestic palms, flower gardens, and cypress trees.

Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore

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Cool Pools: 1 Hotel South Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at 1 Hotel South Beach can relax amid the palm trees lining an infinity-edge pool,
or ascend 18 stories to soak in the gorgeous, seductive Rooftop oasis featuring a lavish lounge and exotic pool.

1 Hotel South Beach

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Cool Pools: Acqualina Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The three outdoor swimming pools at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach provide a haven for relaxation. Sundries, including suntan lotion, sunscreen and sun glasses, are available for purchase at the Beach Club Pool kiosk, open on weekends and holidays. Pools are restricted to residents, hotel guests, and beach club members. When visiting the pool areas, guests are asked to bring their room key and beach pass. Cabanas are available for full-day rentals. 

Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach

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Dining Al Fresco: Lodge at Torrey Pines


By: Five Star Alliance

The Lodge at Torrey Pines' signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, takes its name from a talented early-1900's California artist whose works in ceramics, watercolors, and oils are now valued collectors items. A.R. Valentien features fresh regional San Diego cuisine served in an elegant, timbered room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. The restaurant's decor also includes an exhibit of original Valentien artworks.

Lodge at Torrey Pines

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Baccarat Hotel New York Wants to Give You a Night with their Compliments


By: Five Star Alliance

Baccarat Hotel New YorkJust in time for Valentine's Day, Baccarat Hotel New York has introduced A Night with Our Compliments. This special rate offers a third night free for stays from now until April 30, 2016.  The sumptuous maison crafted by Parisian design duo Gilles & Boissier artfully blends French sophistication with Midtown edge. 

Prestigiously located across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and steps away from 5th Avenue shopping and Central Park, Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York puts you at the center of everything. The luxury hotel has the first Spa de La Mer in the United States, a 24-hour fitness center, and a 55-foot marble swimming pool with day "beds that is reminiscent of the Cote d’Azur.The property features 3 distinct culinary destinations; the glamorous, destination Bar is equipped with signature cocktails and bites, and the glowing Grand Salon offers light fare. The piece de resistance, Chevalier, is a brasserie de luxe, helmed by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shea Gallante and illustrious restaurateur Charles Masson.

There's even availability left for Valentine's Day, so if spending a romantic weekend in the Big Apple is on the agenda, book fast. These rates won't last long.

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Cool Pools: Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort and Spa features two swimming pools, providing the perfect opportunity for relaxation and refreshment.

Casa Dorado Los Cabos

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Best Bathrooms: The Cape


By: Five Star Alliance

Accommodations at The Cape include state-of-the-art rain shower with freestanding copper-leafed tub and luxurious cotton kimono robe.

The Cape

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