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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: Balboa Bay Club and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Waterline Newport Beach is Balboa Bay Resort’s refreshed and refined waterfront restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Newport Beach, CA. Rachel Haggstrom is at the restaurant's helm as Executive Chef, and Sam Green is Chef de Cuisine. Newport Beach restaurant guests CAN enjoy scenic harbor views as they taste new menus of fresh seafood, savory steaks, and delicious complements.

With its contemporary nautical design, Waterline restaurant presents a captivating water to table experience, with the freshest seafood and a unique chef-driven concept. It’s full bar has oceanfront views of the harbor, that includes beautiful yachts lining the Club’s private marina. The space also has an outdoor walkway with casual seating and sunset views.

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Cool Pools: Hawks Cay Island Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

These aren't your typical resort swimming pools. At Hawks Cay Island Resort, each of the six Florida Keys pools was designed for more than just taking a swim. Each provides an oasis where guest can cool off and read a good book, offers exciting activities to enjoy with the family, and embraces the ambiance of the islands with spectacular views and lush tropical settings. Grown-ups can relax and soak up some rays at the adults-only pool.

Hawk's Cay Island Resort

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Cool Pools: Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa's award-winning Aquatics department, recognized as the #1 aquatics program in Texas and the #1 program among hotels, offers programs in instruction, recreation, competition, exercise, and education. The Club's state-of-the-art pool complex features a large Resort Pool, 25-meter by 25-yard Sports Pool, a beautiful Garden Pool, and a shaded children's wading pool that are heated year round. 

Houstonian Hotel and Spa

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Cool Pool: The Allison Inn and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The vanishing edge swimming pool at The Allison Inn and Spa is flooded with daylight from the large skylight. An inviting whirlpool provides landscape views. With warm sunny days, sliding glass doors open to cushioned lounge chairs and umbrellas on the sun terrace - a comfortable place to read, unwind after a day of wine tasting, or a business meeting.

The Allison Inn and Spa

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Did You Know? Sonora Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Culinary fans can indulge their passion for food and tote home a recipe or two by
enrolling in one of the cooking classes at Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort

The luxury Vancouver resort will set you up to spend an afternoon learning how
the executive chef combines flavours and techniques to create fresh, delectable cuisine.

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Cool Pools: The Jefferson Hotel Richmond


By: Five Star Alliance

The indoor swimming pool at The Jefferson Hotel Richmond allows guests to bathe beneath the sun or star-lit skylights. Lined by palm plants and wicker furniture, it is a relaxing refuge for the weary business or leisure traveler. The outdoor sundeck allows sun seekers a place to bask in privacy.

The Jefferson Hotel Richmond
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New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel Mousai


By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Mousai sets the pace for a new generation of designer hotels for guests aged over 18. 

Hotel MousaiA splendid yet precise fusion of imagination, contemporary design, and inventive functionality generates spaces of artistic magnitude and dazzling personality - a gallery of experiences and creativity. Each area is its own showcase, each room is a distinct work of art, and each space evokes a discrete emotion and character. Hotel Mousai

At Hotel Mousai, guests can slumber in the height of contemporary exuberance and impeccable taste. Living spaces are redefined for modern appetites, merging cutting-edge minimalist design with aesthetic sensitivity and vision. These exquisite hotel suites are uniquely designed with the very latest trends in mind, where textures as well as colors and tones play a role in defining the space.

Staying at Hotel Mousai means your source of pleasure is multiplied at every turn. Enjoy an all inclusive package gourmet-style at the Hotel Mousai. Be playfully seduced by Hotel Mousai's restaurants with melliferous menus and gourmet artistry, and touch base with garden-fresh ingredients and trendy presentation.

 
Hotel Mousai

Spa Imagine sits like the crown jewel on the fifteenth floor with 360 degree views of unspoiled ocean and lush rainforest. This luxury spa's sleek and spacious interior compliments a range of indulgent spa treatments and wellness retreats. In addition to Hotel Mousai's unique and exclusive amenities, guests enjoy unlimited access to all the services, benefits, and luxurious facilities offered by Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. Hotel Mousai offers both all-inclusive and room-only rates and caters to guests aged 18 and over.

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Dining al Fresco: Terranea Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Set overlooking the Pacific Ocean with stunning views, mar'sel at Terranea Resort offers the ideal location for an elegant dinner or relaxed late night bite. Located just south of Los Angeles on the verdant Palos Verdes peninsula, mar'sel (a play on the Spanish word for "sea" and the French word for "salt") offers a decidedly inventive twist on California cuisine. 

Terranea Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Faena Hotel Miami Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Faena Hotel Miami Beach ExteriorLocated on the site of the historic Saxony Hotel, designed by the legendary Art Deco architect Roy F. France in 1948, the new Faena Hotel Miami Beach harks back to the golden age of Miami Beach, when Frank, Sammy and Dean ruled the roost and the city was the epitome of modern resort glamour.

Beautifully reimagined by Alan Faena, working in collaboration Faena Hotel Miami Beachwith filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and four-time Academy award winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin, the hotel is a dazzling modern take on a landmark gem.The landmark hotel's guestrooms and suites boast signature butler service and a bespoke blend of late-Deco flair and contemporary amenities.

The luxuriously appointed premier rooms with breathtaking ocean and city views redefine indoor/outdoor living and are caught between nature and the sublime. Locally grown ingredients are masterfully prepared to create extraordinary epicurean experiences inspired by South America’s rich culinary traditions.Tierra Santa Spa is Miami's first South American-inspired spa. The oceanfront oasis is built on ancient healing techniques and indigenous ingredients designed to elevate the spirit and restore vitality. 

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Best Bathroom: Fifteen Beacon


By: Five Star Alliance

Amidst the bustle of commerce and sightseeing, Fifteen Beacon is a haven of serenity. Relax in a marble bathroom that features a combination rainforest shower and deep jetted tub, heated towel rack, and custom designed amenities. 

Fifteen Beacon

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