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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.

Image of the Day: Gild Hall A Thompson Hotel

September 25, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Gild Hall A Thompson Hotel brings the unexpected feel of an Aspen country house in the heart of New York City's Financial District. 

Gild Hall A Thompson Hotel

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Your Questions Answered: What are Some Family Friendly Resorts in Naples FL Offering 2 Bedroom Suites for a Family of 3?

September 25, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Bellasera
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered’to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: What are some family friendly resorts in Naples, Florida offering 2 bedroom suites for a family of 3?
ANSWER: Bellasera Hotel 

Welcome to the Bellasera hotel in Naples, located at the gateway to 5th Avenue South, where Naples' tropical elegance, charm and historical beauty are at their finest. Drawing its spirit and inspiration from the beautiful villages of Tuscany, Bellasera offers guests a richly-appointed setting that glows with distinction. With charming courtyard fountains, Italian architecture and Mediterranean cuisine, guests are treated to "la dolce vita" - the sweet life - while enjoying all that this hotel in Naples has to offer.

Between forays into the famous galleries, boutiques, and restaurants that line 5th Avenue South within walking distance, guests enjoy on-site luxury cabanas, a heated outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, concierge and spa services, fine cuisine and more, all within an authentic Italian setting. Bellasera is a Naples luxury hotel featuring an exquisite beauty truly fitting of its name. More importantly, though, it offers a level of service worthy of the numerous awards for which it has been honored, allowing guests to savor the experience of Four-Diamond inspired and gracious service. Come discover why TripAdvisor named Bellasera one of the "Top Ten Hidden Gems in the U.S." in their most recent Travelers' Choice Awards.

For Your Family's Needs We Recommend

-Two Bedroom/Two Bath Suite

With room for six, this suite has a full kitchen and dining room, 2 bathrooms and a laundry room. All acommodations at Bellasera feature:
* Chenille bath robes
* Daily housekeeping serviceBellesera* Guest start-up supplies
* Hair dryers
* Secure in-room safes
* In-room movies
* High-speed Internet access
* Card key entry door lock system
* Luxurious upscale furnishings
* Local and 800 phone calls
* DVD player
* Ceiling fans
* Two-line telephone system with message feature
* 42″ television in living room
* 32″ television in master and second bedrooms (n/a in third bedroom)
* Large capacity washer/dryer

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Image of the Day: Evian Royal Resort

September 24, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Evian Royal Resort enjoys a stunning location in Evian-les-Bains, on the French bank of Lake Geneva. The hotel, which was built in 1905, has been undergoing a major renovation that updates the hotel without comprimising any of the resort's history or heritage.

Evian Royal Resort

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Shop Bulgari in Bali

September 24, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Bulgari Bali
One place you may not expect to find Bulgari is Bali. But the luxury retailer has a gorgeous property in the tropical paradise.  Based in Rome, since 1884 Bulgari has been creating renowned fine jewelry. Today it is a global and diversified luxury brand with a product and services portfolio of jewels, watches, accessories, fragrances, hotels and resorts featuring exceptional quality, an innovative style and impeccable service.

The Bulgari Boutique, located at Bulgari Resort Bali, is the only Bulgari shop in Bali, with its jewels and accessories, whilst the Art & Craft Store is a treasure that awaits guests in an inspiring place where the art of shopping meets a unique collection of Balinese fabrics. Among the richness of the island's traditions, The Resort features the understated and elegant collections from BIASA whose sophisticated 'resort wear' showcases hand woven and stitched material with hand crafted details by local artisans.

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Grande Colonial La Jolla's Executive Chef Named San Diego's Chef of the Year

September 23, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla


Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla's
executive chef Jason Knibb was recently named San Diego's "Chef of the Year" by the California Restaurant Association. The historic luxury hotel's NINE-TEN restaurant was also awarded "Best Hotel Restaurant/Fine Dining." Both awards were presented at the 30th annual Gold Medallion Awards dinner. 

Knibb joined the staff of the Grande Colonial more than ten years ago. A self-trained chef, he discovered a love of cooking when he was a 17 year old busboy at a local restaurant. He trained under some of the country's finest chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Roy Yamaguchi, and Hans Rockenwagner. 

Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla

A recognized name in culinary circles across the country and universally acknowledged to be among the top chefs in Southern California for his consistently exquisite food and artistic presentations, Jason has amassed many awards and accolades for his style and cuisine. Most notably: Zagat Survey® Food Score of 26 (extraordinary to perfection); Zagat Top 10 Restaurants in San Diego; and a 2010 Rising Star Chef Winner/StarChefs. In November of 2011, he was also a contender on the Food Network’s Iron Chef, battling Bobby Flay in a seafood showdown, marking yet another significant milestone in his culinary career.

Situated in the seaside village of La Jolla, just 15 minutes from San Diego, the Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel. Commanding views of the coastline, this Centurion hotel is steps from miles of beaches and world-class shopping, dining & entertainment. Its award-winning NINE-TEN Restaurant offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance. Diners enjoy the best of the harvest from local farmers, where produce is selected daily for the restaurant’s evolving California cuisine.  

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Did You Know? FCC Angkor Hotel

September 23, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

FCC Angkor Hotel is renovated from the French former governor's mansion. The building itself is a monument to provincial fortunes.

FCC Angkor 

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Cool Pools: Punta Islita Hotel

September 22, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Punta Islita Hotel's Private Villas offer private plunge pools.

Punta Islita Hotel

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Did You Know? Hotel Prince de Galles

September 22, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance


Hotel Prince de Galles
 
was built in 1928 and was inspired by the style of the Decorative Arts exhibition of 1925. With a classical yet modern frontage and a magnificent patio in mosaic, the hotel Prince de Galles owes its name to its original aim: to welcome to Paris during his annual stays, the Prince of Wales, future Edward VIII, son of the king of England George V. Other famous guests include Winston Churchill, Lord Chamberlain, Marlene Dietrich, Elvis Presley, Lana Turner, and Gina Lollobrigida. Composer Frederic Chopin lived in the building that was the precursor to the hotel.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa

September 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa is a charming tropical sanctuary in a tranquil bay setting on Phuket's
stunning western coast. One of the most breathtaking luxury hotels Phuket has to offer, it opens onto a private
stretch of beautiful Layan Beach, where soft white sands are gently lapped by the turquoise waters of the Andaman
Sea are just steps away.

Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa 

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Did You Know? Ksar Char-Bagh

September 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ksar Char-Bagh has four hectacres of garden. The Moorish palace is nestled in the palm grove of Marrakech, just ten minutes from the medina.

Ksar Cher-Bagh 

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