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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.

Kids Free Month in San Diego This October

By: Five Star Alliance

Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla​October is a great month to bring the family to La Jolla, California.  Throughout the entire month of October, kids play and eat free at over 100 different restaurants, museums and attractions all over San Diego!  This is a fantastic opportunity for families to save a little money while enjoying an absolutely memorable trip.

And kids always stay free at the 4-Diamond Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla.  And we have some great deals and special packages for families of all sizes!  Situated in the seaside Village of La Jolla, the Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel.  Commanding views of the California coastline, this landmark hotel overlooks the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is ideally located just steps away from miles of beautiful beaches and 15 minutes north of downtown.    Within walking distance are world-class shopping, dining and entertainment and within a short drive are an abundance of golf, recreation and visitor attractions. Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla

The hotel features 93 air-conditioned, non-smoking guest rooms and suites (some with fully-equipped kitchens, ideal for traveling families).  Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is also available in each of the guest rooms and suites and throughout all public spaces.  A heated outdoor pool, valet parking, complimentary bottled water, bathrobes and evening turndown service are just a few of the luxuries guests will enjoy.

NINE-TEN Restaurant, providing catering for all group functions, boasts nationally acclaimed chefs, an “extraordinary to perfection” ZAGAT rating and a Wine Spectator-awarded wine list.  Our Evolving California Cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

With its ideal location, gracious service and environment of extraordinary comfort, the Grande Colonial hotel provides the ideal destination for those traveling to enjoy Kid’s Free Month in San Diego this October.

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Take a Look at a Few of our Favorite Destination Hotels

By: Five Star Alliance

There's a Destination Hotel no matter what your interest. Here's a few of our favorites:Eden Roc Miami Beach

Eden Roc Miami Beach
- Miami Beach, FL, USAEden Roc Resort & Spa features 535 posh guest rooms and 96 suites, many with unparalleled ocean and pool views and coming in the fall of 2015, 210 Nobu inspired guest rooms which include 15th floor Penthouse suites with panoramic views. Spacious accommodations offer sophisticated design and elegant amenities to create an exceptional boutique Miami hotel experience. Guests choose from stylish deluxe guest rooms, bi-level bungalow lofts and stunning suites with over-sized or wraparound balconies overlooking the Atlantic. Amenities include luxurious bedding, jetted tubs, flat-screen HDTVs, iPod stations, high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi, and large desks and ergonomic chairs. ADA accessible rooms are available to guests upon request.

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Inn and Spa at Loretto - Santa Fe, NM, USA
Reflecting the rich culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Inn and Spa at Loretto effortlessly blends old-world charm with world‐class splendor. One of the state's most photographed buildings, this urban Destination Luxury resort is reminiscent of the famed Taos Pueblo. Situated adjacent to the famed Loretto Chapel the Inn features 136 guest rooms, including Santa Fe's only Penthouse suite, casual fine dining, full‐service spa, year‐round heated pool and cozy lounge, as well as multiple onsite shops and galleries – all centrally located just steps from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road. The stunning backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains completes the picture of this truly authentic Santa Fe hotel.

The Marker Hotel Union Square
The Marker Hotel Union Square - San Francisco, CA, USA
A boutique hotel located in San Francisco's Theatre District and just a few blocks from Union Square, The Marker offers easy access to world class shopping, dining, and entertainment in the heart of The Golden Gate City.

La Cantera Hill Country Resort

La Cantera Hill Country Resort - San Antonio, TX, USA
Ta San Antonio adventure. Centrally located to the finest attractions and with it relaxed sophistication the resort offers authentic experiences, whether it’s relaxing in an exclusive pool cabana or discovering the hidden wonders of the Texas Hill Country

The Gant

The Gant
- Aspen, CO, USALocated in a secluded five-acre enclave at the base of Aspen Mountain in downtown Aspen, The Gant offers guests the service of a Colorado ski resort with the flexibility of a condominium vacation rental. Each of the resort's 120 condo rentals offers convenient access to Aspen, signature Gant Van service, and easy access to the slopes. The Gant's condominiums feature floor plans with one to four bedrooms, each of which are fully furnished – ideal for group and family vacations.



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Cool Pools: Aqualina Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

The Tranquility Pool at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach exudes calm tranquility and sophisticated outdoor relaxation. The adults-only environment makes it ideal for uninterrupted sunbathing or even a quick catnap in the South Florida sun. Poolside food and beverage service complete the feeling of lounging at your own Mediterranean villa. Private poolside cabanas are available for those wishing to elevate the feeling of retreat even further.

Acqualina Resort and Spa

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New to Five Star Alliance: Grand Solmar Land's End Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Solmar


Fringing the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Grand Solmar Land's End Resort charms travelers with its prime ocean views and Mexican-inspired decor. Thoughtfulness and thoroughness are the trademarks of the Grand Solmar. Every detail was considered right down to the intricate designs in the walkways, the stone entries to the rooms, and the subterranean passages for the staff. This exciting property offers an elevated standard of luxury.Grand Solmar Land's End Resort

When guests venture outside their rooms, they'll find infinity pools, cabanas, and fishing and sailing opportunities. Dining options include traditional Mexican fare served at La Roca Restaurant or one of four other on-site dining venues. Guests seeking extra tranquility and relaxation should head to Playa Grande Spa for a replenishing treatment.

Throughout the resort, the friendly hotel staff ensures visitors feel welcome with extras, such as remembering guests' names and arranging nightly dinner reservations. 

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Image of the day: 70 Park Avenue Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

70 Park Avenue Hotel is New York boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Park Avenue that is a favorite with guests the world over. First class amenities, personalized service, a friendly atmosphere and exceptional comfort combine with an ideal location just steps from Grand Central Station.

70 Park Avenue

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Cool Pools: The Miami Beach EDITION

By: Five Star Alliance

At The Miami Beach EDITION, facing the Atlantic Ocean, are two outdoor pools with outdoor bars, personal cabanas;
an outdoor movie theatre and 70,000 square feet of beach front- the largest in the city. 

The Miami Beach EDITION

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Image of the Day: The Villas of Grand Cypress

By: Five Star Alliance

With its appealing atmosphere of seclusion and easy proximity to entertainment attractions across central Florida, The Villas of Grand Cypress is the go-to destination for business and leisure travellers in Orlando.

villas of grand cypress

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Dining al Fresco: The Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

The transformed Market Cafe at The Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa offers a whimsical design
inspired by its unique waterfront location, taking full advantage of the stunning marina views. The culinary
team has reimagined the menu to include dishes that showcase the culinary variety of Southern California
along with familiar favorites to satisfy every appetite. Market offers both indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast,
lunch, or dinner.

The Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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Cool Pools: Le Meridien Tampa

By: Five Star Alliance

The outdoor pool at Le Meridien Tampa offers a relaxing environment to unwind after a day of traveling
or exploring the attractions, galleries and restaurants in Tampa. Relax in a lounge chair by the pool and soak
up the warm Florida sun before cooling off in the crystal clear blue pool water. The pool is located behind the
hotel on the ground level. Guests may access the pool by taking the hotel service elevator to Level One.

Le Meridien Tampa

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Dining al Fresco: Weekapaug Inn

By: Five Star Alliance

A generous breakfast in The Restaurant is a treasured ritual at the Weekapaug Inn, but you don’t even have to leave your room on lazy mornings; you can also order in from their selection of continental breakfast items. 

Weekapaug Inn

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