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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.

Best Bathrooms: Bardessono


By: Five Star Alliance

All Steam Spa guestrooms at Bardessono are located on the ground level
and include king sized beds dressed with organic linens, spacious sitting area,
and an upgraded bathroom featuring an indoor dual shower-steam room and an
outdoor shower. Designed to double as a private spa, the custom bathroom also
features a concealed massage table, a soaking tub and double vanity. Personalized
spa treatments should be enjoyed in the special seclusion of each room.

Bardessono

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Bedtime and Playtime at The NoMad Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The NoMad Hotel
The stunning NoMad Hotel makes its home in a fully retored turn of the century Beaux-Arts building. The hotel is intended as a fresh take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. The 168 rooms are residential in feel and decorated in his classic, timeless style. The soaring ceilings throughout the public spaces provide a fine gathering place to enjoy dining, drinking, and socializing.

But there's more to The NoMad Hotel than just its good looks. The hotel has arranged for programs that enhance guest's playtime as well as bedtime. Here's a few of the exciting happenings at the hotel.

Bedtime Stories
The NoMad has partnered with Boffo, the non-profit producer of public art, and Lorin Stein, the Editor of The Paris Review. The collaboration will produce a limited edition publication of bedtime stories curated to accompany a night's stay at The NoMad Hotel. From classic to contemporary, The NoMad Bedtime Stories will focus on that twilight time between reality and dream. Slightly surreal, the stories will be imaginative windows into expansive other worlds and inner imaginations.

NoMad Upstairs
The NoMad, in collaboration with theory11, presents The Magician, an intimate evening of magic, mystery, and deception, starring Dan White. A drink menu created by Bar Director Leo Robitschek will be available prior to the show and during intermission.

The NoMad Masquerade Ball
The NoMad Masquerade Ball is an annual black tie affair held on Halloween with abundant food, delicious drinks, live music, some tricks, and some treats.

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Image of the day: Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa was inspired by and designed to capture the natural beauty of the surrounding desert and mountain scenery. The feel is warm and casual, yet sophisticated and elegant, with guest rooms featuring majestic views of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains.

Agua Caliente Casino Spa Resort

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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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Cool Pools: Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino


By: Five Star Alliance

Soak up the sun and relax at one of the two gorgeous resort pools at Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino. Featuring a stunning waterfall, three spas, private cabanas, and poolside dining in a beautiful Tuscan environment, the year-round, geothermally-heated swimming pools are a delight to all.

Peppermill Resort

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Image of the Day: The Sebastian Vail


By: Five Star Alliance

When you think of Vail you think of great skiing. This picture shows just how breath taking mother nature can be and right in the middle of the splendor is The Sebastian Vail.

The Sebastian Vail

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Resort Orlando


By: Five Star Alliance

The Explorers Family Pool at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a 7,590-square-foot pool that overlooks the lake and offers a very gradually sloping "beach entry" that is perfect for young swimmers. Guests can also listen to their favorite tunes on the underwater audio system. 

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

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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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New to Five Star Alliance: The Cape


By: Five Star Alliance

A Los Cabos luxury beach resort and spa like no other, The Cape-A Thompson Hotel, brings Baja fever to Thompson's renowned aesthetic cool. The 161-room beachfront hotel integrates Thompson's signature mid-century modern aesthetic with a vibrant 1960's Mexico-meets-Southern California feel, complete with custom furniture handmade in Mexico, and original, regionally produced art. The resort offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom guestrooms, as well as bi-level suites with private rooftops; select rooms come with hanging outdoor daybeds and plunge pools. Every room takes in views of El Arco and the Pacific Ocean—and a host of local experiences await, from the surf village of Todos Santos to the Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve on the Sea of Cortez.

The Cape-A Thompson Hotel

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W Mommie Dearest Drag Mamas Take Over Mother's Day at W New York Downtown


By: K. Clare Johnson

W New York Downtown
If you can't be with your mom on Mother's Day, W New York Downtown may have the answer. The hip hotel has teamed up with some Drag Mamas to offer W Mommie Dearest events. 

These surrogate mamas are offering their services on Sunday May 10. Here are some of the events planned:

- Mama Needs a Drink. Head to the hotel's Living Room Bar & Terrace and order up a "Mama's Martini Madness." The special drink consists of vodka, orange and pineapple juice, Chambord, topped with some bubbly and garnished with a kiss from Mama.

- Mommie's Turn Down. These mother figures will tuck you in. If you ask nicely, maybe you'll even get a bedtime story.

- Mama Knows Best. Take advantage of your drag mom's wisdom. If you are wrestling with a question about love, relationships, or really, anything, the Drag Mom will offer her best advice for solving the problem. W New York Downtown

- Breakfast with Mama. It's usually your mom that gets Mother's Day breakfast in bed. Not this time. Drag Mama's will serve you up eggs with a side of sass.

- Facetime with Mother. Your tech-savvy mom will appreciate the video chat from you...but she probably won't expect your Drag Mother to be there too. 

Services are subject to availability so book quickly. 

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