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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.

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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New to Five Star Alliance: Loews Chicago Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Loews Chicago Hotel has spectacular city skyline and lake views from the 400 guestrooms (including 25 suites) and meeting spaces both indoors and out. 

Loews Chicago Hotel

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Cool Pools: Halekulani


By: Five Star Alliance

A heated 46-by-82 foot fresh water pool overlooking Waikiki Beach has become one of Halekulani's most talked-about
landmarks. On the bottom of the pool is a stunning mosaic of a Cattleya orchid, comprised of 1.2 million pieces of imported
South African glass tiles.

Halekulani

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Cool Pools: W Austin


By: Five Star Alliance

From sunrise to sunset, W Austin's WET® pool deck is open for your dipping
pleasure! Located on the 4th floor of the W Austin Hotel, the WET deck features
private cabanas, lounge chairs, tanning shelves, fireplace and two outdoor showers
to rinse off after a quick dip. Snacks and drinks are available at the WET Bar, located
near the pool area.

W Austin

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Happy Opening to The Cape!


By: Five Star Alliance

The Cape
Meet the newest luxury resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Guests of The Cape experience every indulgence. From the sleek poolside lounge to the skygarden terrace, the luxury beachfront hotel is a place to revel in the heat of the moment.

The resort's signature mid-century modern aesthetic is a vibrant 1960s 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.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Los Cabos from one of the suites, complete with stunning ocean views and resort-style amenities. Each hotel room features a private balcony, a gourmet mini bar, concierge services and more. 

The Cape

Take a private stairway to Monuments Beach, a secluded surfing destination and be in the ocean within minutes. The Cape is ideally situated on one of the most desirable and secluded playas in Los Cabos. A surf shack offers recreational provisions, along with drinks and tequila tastings.

Take a dip in one of two pools, one built within a natural rock formation on property and the other an infinity pool with swim-up bar. The spa and fitness center offers a private outdoor cabana for al fresco treatments with ocean views.

The Cape's open-air lobby features ocean views and an intimate sunken lounge. An ideal rendezvous for drinks before and after dinner at Manta, the space has a relaxed ambience, with living room style seating and a pool table. The hotel also has the first and only rooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas, this six-story-high space boasts two bars, an intimate terrace, and a sunken seating area with a fire pit and communal tables offering views of downtown Cabo and The Arch.

The CapeHotel Amenities Include:

All rooms have ocean views, a private balcony, and binoculars for whale watching

Panoramic suites and selected suites have private plunge pools and butler service

State-of-the-art rain shower with freestanding copper-leafed tub and luxurious cotton kimono robes

Fully stocked in room bar

Tequila amenity

Located on a secluded beach

Outdoor infinity pool and bar, salt water pool, and hot tub

Transportation services available upon request through our Concierge Desk

Wi-Fi

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Cool Pools: Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City


By: Five Star Alliance

The beautiful outdoor pool at Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City is heated year-round.
During the winter months, the pool water is warmed to a soothing 100 to 102 degrees
so guests can swim while enjoying the peaceful sounds of the waterfall and views of
snow-capped mountains.

Hyatt Escala Lodge at Park City

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Cool Pools: Wild Dunes Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

The Boardwalk Inn Pool at Wild Dunes Resort is right through the doors of the hotel. Reserved for adults 21 and over from 9am - 6pm during the spring and summer with poolside food and beverage service on the pool deck and in the cabanas.

Wild Dunes Resort

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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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Adventures Await at Wyoming Inn


By: Five Star Alliance

Wyoming Inn
In 2013, Wyoming Inn completed a multi-million dollar property-wide renovation. Beginning with exterior updates to the roof, siding, stonework, and landscaping, the renovation continued indoors where the boardroom, fitness center, restaurant, and accommodations were all redesigned. Guests can nowexpect  24 guest rooms with custom designed window seats, and 17 accommodations with private stone fireplaces. Should you want to venture outside the luxurious Jackson Hole luxury proerty, there's plenty to do both on-property and off.  In warm weather, the area is well-known for wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and dining. When the seasons change, Jackson Hole becomes one of the top ski areas in the United States. 

Throughout the year guests can easily travel to nearby outdoor attractions, including:Wyoming Inn

Snow King Ski Area (1 mile) - Snow King Ski Area and Mountain Resort offers five beginner trails and six intermediate ski and snowboarding runs. 13 Expert trails coupled with Advanced and Expert tree skiing round out the ski resort's offering. Summer activities at Snow King Mountain include Jackson's only Alpine Slide, Scenic Chairlift Ride, Bungee Trampoline, hiking trails for all ages and abilities, and an extensive mountain biking trail system.

National Museum of Wildlife Art (4 miles) - Situated on a cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge,  the Museum's location provides a rare opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat, as does the artwork that pays tribute to it. The building was inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Check out the sculpture trail, the Museum's newest outdoor art venue.

Grand Teton National Park (20 miles) - Explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River, or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.

Wyoming InnYellowstone National Park (57 miles) - This park features the world's largest collection of geysers, including Old Faithful. A mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.

In addition, the hotel can arrange adventures such as:

Sleigh Ride on the Elk Refuge - Sleigh rides are available in the winter months through Double H Bar.

Snowmobile Yellowstone National Park - You’ll be guided by a local expert through snowy landscapes, steamy geysers,or grand canyons, spotting wildlife along the way.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Pronghorn


By: Five Star Alliance

Set on 640 acres amidst a beautiful 1,000 year-old juniper forest, Pronghorn, a unique Bend, Oregon luxury resort, offers world-class golf, endless outdoor pursuits, and uniquely customized experiences. The accommodations are situated along the 18th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with striking views of the Cascade Mountains.

Pronghorn

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