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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: 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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Dining Al Fresco: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort choose from any of four restaurants for lunch.

During the summer season, guests are also treated to three weekly outdoor events: a Seafood Barbeque served at Alisal Lake on Monday nights, a Southwestern-style Barbecue served at the Rodeo Arena on Wednesday nights, and our traditional Western Barbecue served on the lawn adjacent to the pool on Saturday nights. The Monday and Wednesday affairs are optional, as the Ranch Dining Room is also open to guests on those evenings.

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The Americana Music Event at Blackberry Farm


By: Five Star Alliance

Blackberry FarmThe sixth annual Americana Music event at Blackberry Farm celebrates and showcases the musicians and singers who have captured the moving stories of the South and beyond. This year, legendary American country/folk Singer-Songwriter John Prine, who first picked up a guitar at age 14 and went on to become one of the most influential songwriters in the nation, will captivate audiences in The Barn with reflective stories and songs drawn from his personal history. Joining Prine is multi GRAMMY, AMA, ACM, CMA and Billboard Awards winner and current Grammy Nominee Lee Ann Womack, and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, guitarist, Grammy Winning producer, Joe Henry. This year's event will be held March 31-April 3, 2016. Event Activity Fees, which are in addition to room rates, start at $1000. These concerts benefit the Americana Music Association.

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Dining al Fresco: Sunset Tower Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Whether nestling in chic poolside cabanas, or seated on the covered travertine lanai,
the Terrace at Sunset Tower Hotel is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner;
or just for a drink and to soak in the spectacular view and old Hollywood ambience.
The Terrace serves the Tower Bar menu in addition to a selection of small plate appetizers. 
The Terrace is also available for private events with a separate entrance.

Sunset Tower Hotel

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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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The Peninsula Paris Turns Kids into Chocolatiers


By: Five Star Alliance

The Peninsula ParisYoung guests at The Peninsula Paris can indulge in a delicious day with the Fun With Chocolate Peninsula Academy program an interactive culinary class conducted by the hotel's pastry team led by Pastry Chef Julien Alvarez. This class offers a sneak peek into the secrets of the creation of The Peninsula's famed chocolate recipes. Students enjoy a tour of the kitchen and can meet the pastry department staff. The Pastry chef will teach young ones the basic techniques and methods of chocolate making, demonstrate some of his expert culinary skills, and give class members a chance to hand-make their own chocolate. Each participant will also receive a Pen Kids apron, a box of chocolates and a recipe book by which to remember this special occasion. Yum!

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Best Bathrooms: Jumeirah Carlton Tower


By: Five Star Alliance

The Spa Suite at Jumeirah Carlton Tower evokes elegance and sophistication in an
intimate and relaxing atmosphere. The bathroom is carved from marble and featuring
an egg-shaped bath and walk-in shower.
 Luxury REN bathroom amenities are the perfect finishing touch.

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

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Happy 2016 from Five Star Alliance


By: Five Star Alliance

New Year, new adventures. May 2016 bring you the travels of your dreams.

Iconic Santorini

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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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