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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.

Image of the day: AC Palacio de Santa Paula

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula is a 75 room property located in the old part of Granada,
the result of a careful and meticulous renovation of the old Santa Paula Convent. The
El Claustro restaurant, housed in the old Convent Library in the Cloister area, serves lunch, dinner,
and a buffet breakfast.

Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula

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Dining al Fresco: Thompson Miami Beach

By: Five Star Alliance

Thompson Miami Beach is home to what When Time Out Miami 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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Dining al Fresco: La Casa Que Canta

By: Five Star Alliance

With an amazing view surrounded by the sea, the restaurant at La Casa Que Canta offers a unique dining experience under a starlit sky. It offers contemporary Mexican cuisine with a French touch, using fresh and organic ingredients, wild caught fish, and selected seafood.

la casa que canta

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Cool Pools: Das Stue

By: Five Star Alliance

In addition to the 260-square meter spa, Das Stue features a 14-meter long indoor pool, a fitness area furnished with the latest Technogym equipment, and a Finnish glass sauna.

Das Stue

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Image of the day: Samabe Bali Resort and Villas

By: Five Star Alliance

Samabe Bali Suites and Villas is an exclusive oceanfront resort that occupies 8 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean, along with a kilometer of famous white sand stretching along the coast. The resort features 39 gorgeous full Ocean View Suites (13 Suites come with private pools) and 42 pool villas ranging from one to three bedrooms, each comes with its own luxurious private pool.

Samabe Bali Suites and Villas


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Cool Pools: Reserva Conchal

By: Five Star Alliance

With immaculate, powder-soft sand and warm azure waters in a tranquil, palm-lined cove, the
unique and exclusive Reserva Conchal Club and Spa offers unsurpassed luxury in a wonderfully
relaxing setting along Playa Conchal. For guests interested in soaking up the Costa Rican sun,
a contemporary swimming pavilion – encompassing a 200-square-foot pool – connects the restaurant
and spa section of the Club.
Reserva Conchal

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel De Tuilerieen

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel De Tuilerieen has a calm and quiet patio, where you can enjoy the sun and a drink.

Hotel de Tuilerieen

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Cool Pools: Pousada do Porto Palacio do Freixo Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Pousada do Porto Palacio do Freixo Hotel's pool is a delightful place to spend the day. The direct access
to the river and the long path along the marginal allows the guests easy exploration of the area around the riverside.

Pousada do Porto Palacio de Freixo

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Discover Chicago Through the Peninsula

By: Five Star Alliance

The Peninsula Chicago
There's no better place to discover Chicago than The Peninsula Chicago. The luxury hotel is located in the center of downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. It is just steps from the Windy City's best shopping, dining, and activities, and a few blocks from the business and financial district. 

Here's just a few ways The Peninsula Chicago Gives Guests the City:

-Suite Rides in the MINI Cooper or BMW house car. Guests will be chaffeured through the city in one of the hotel's two bespoke MINI Cooper S Clubman vehicles. MINI Coopers are subject to availability, for a maximum of three hours per stay. A bespoke BMW house car, available on a first-come, first-served basis, chauffeurs guests within two miles of the hotel. 

-Second City:Next Big Comedy Star. Guests who have dreamed of a career in stand-up will be thrilled with a private Second City IThe Peninsula Chicagomprov or Stand Up Comedy Class, a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater and more.

-Eastern Eats:Cooking Class and Tea Ceremony at Shanghai Terrace. Once guests complete this program, they can satisfy their need for Cantonese dim sum whenever they'd like. Tutored by Ivan Yuen, Chef de Cuisine of Shanghai Terrace, guests will spend time in the restaurant's kitchen learning techniques in dim sum making, ingredient selection, menu planning, and plate presentations. A Chinese Tea Ceremony experience, a four-course dinner in Shanghai Terrace, and a photo book of the experience is also included.

-Florist for a Day. Guests will assist in designing and planning the weekly floral displays that are a signature of the Peninsula Hotels experience. A personalised tour of the floral warehouse, and time with the design team as they take it from planning to execution. Champagne, tea sandwiches, a monogrammed apron and floral, plus a take home arrangement you helped create is all included.

-Broadway In Chicago:Exceptional Seats to Preferred Performances. Receive VIP access to premier seats for coveted performances. The journey begins with a delicious three-course, pre-theatre dinner in The Lobby or Shanghai Terrace. After dinner, the hotel's bespoke BMW house car whisks guests away to the performance where a personal escort is on hand to show the way to premier house seats and serve  welcome drinks. During the intermission, the VIP service continues as the personal attendant delivers additional refreshments and drinks. Upon conclusion of the show, receive signed merchandise from the cast as a prized keepsake of the experience and a transfer back to the hotel.

For more ways to experience Chicago, book a stay at The Peninsula Chicago>>

Dining al Fresco: Singapore Marriott Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

At Singapore Marriott Hotel, guests can dine in style at the refurbished al fresco Pool Grill. Indulge in the a la carte and brunch Western treats and enjoy the great ambience by the pool with cabanas.

Singapore Marriott Hotel

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