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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: 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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Did You Know? Post Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The Post Hotel
The Post Hotel's wine cellar is located adjacent to the Lake Louise Dining Room and has an inventory of over 25,500 bottles and more than 2300 selections of the finest wines available. Thanks to the efforts of Lake Louise Hotel owner George Schwarz, the wine list at the Post has become one of the most comprehensive in the country and continues to impress dining room guests. Since 2002, Wine Spectator, the authoritative wine magazine of North America, has awarded the Post Hotel its highest honour – The  "Grand Award." It is one of only four restaurants in Canada to achieve this recognition, which is regarded as the pinnacle of restaurant success worldwide.

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Image of the day: Bardessono


By: Five Star Alliance

62 luxurious guest rooms in downtown Yountville, each designed for private in-room spa services.
A restaurant based on local, farm-fresh ingredients. A rooftop pool for lounging and dining. Carbon
fiber bicycles, on-site producing gardens, and the inspired taste of artisan-crafted coffee.
Bardessono is all this as well as a significant national model of green building and operating practices.

Bardessono

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Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas


By: Five Star Alliance

Experience the Sin City from an Apex Suite at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. In the bedroom, two glass walls dramatically converge for a 270 degree view of The Strip and City Center. In addition, guests will enjoy a large glass-enclosed bathroom with walk-in shower, a stand-alone tub, dining area, bar, and pantry.

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

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​Cool Pools: Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla


By: Five Star Alliance

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla offers pools for water activities including aqua aerobics and water volleyball. There are two lagoon-style pools, one Royal Service pool, and one activities pool. 

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla

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Best Bathrooms: Lake Placid Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Lake Placid Lodge features a number of unique accommodations. Birch features a king bed with a comfortable sitting area in front of a huge, stone, wood-burning fireplace. This unique lodging in Lake Placid, NY features two bathrooms, one with a deep soaking tub and the other with a double-headed shower, as well as a spacious walk-in closet. Just outside, a log-railed front porch is shaded by a canopy of trees and outfitted with a swing for two.

Lake Placid Lodge

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Cool Pools: Post Ranch Inn


By: Five Star Alliance

The heated swimming pool at Post Ranch Inn offers an expansive views that meld sea and sky. Kept at constant 104 degrees, it provides a rejuvenating place where the panoramic natural beauty of Big Sur warms body and soul.

Post Ranch Inn

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Miami


By: Five Star Alliance

At Four Seasons Miami, guests can make a splash in the outdoor heated main pool or recline on a chaise lounge in the shallow waters of the Palm Grove pool. Luxury cabanas and poolside fare are also available.

Four Seasons Miami

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Did You Know? Quail Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Quail Lodge
Guests at Quail Lodge & Golf Club can try their hand at some stunt-person worthy driving. The luxury resort features the Land Rover Experience Driving School. Open year-round, it offers customized lessons and adventure for all skill levels. Guided by a qualified instructor, guests will make steep descents down a two-track trail, climb piles of logs and navigate tight hairpin turns. Lessons and programs range from one hour to multiple days. The dedicated course is composed to provide an exciting outdoor adventure of endless obstacles including ascents, descents, side-tilts, log crossings, and rock crawls.

 

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Image of the day: Banke Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Occupying the premises of a former bank headquarters and refurbished as a hotel in 2009, the Hotel Banke is housed in an early twentieth-century building, the work of architects Paul Friese and Cassien Bernard. Its stately facade dominates the corner of Rue La Fayette and Rue Pillet Will with a style that revives the charms of Paris' "Belle Epoque."

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