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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: Belmond El Encanto


By: Five Star Alliance

At Belmond El Encanto, guests can dine in the elegant dining room, or delight in a romantic dinner under
the stars on the terrace. The innovative menu offers contemporary California-coastal cuisine, complemented
with gracious service and a side of stunning Santa Barbara views.

Belmond El Encanto

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Get a taste of a Tequila Feast at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa
Are you ready to try a completely Mexican experience? Reserve your place at Garza Blanca’s Tequila Feast while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Each Thursday evening guests can revel in a 100% Mexican night at Blanca Blue Restaurant.

Garza Blanca's Tequila Feast will offer guests a selection of tequila to accompany a delicious gourmet Mexican buffet. a Mariachi music show provides musical accompanimentto the evening. 

Book a stay at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa  >>


Dining al Fresco: Palazzo Avino


By: Five Star Alliance

Dining at Palazzo Avino is truly a unique experience. You can enjoy a candle light dinner
served in the award-winning Rossellinis restaurant or a delicious casual meal at Terrazza Belvedere.

Palazzo Avino

Terrazza Belvedere serves an array of appetizing small bites and fresh pasta dishes. With
a terrace perched over the property that offers magnificent views of the coastline, this is
a casual dining favorite amongst guests. A new addition to Terrazza Belvedere is the 
Lobster & Martini Bar that opens at 6 pm.

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Dining al Fresco: Cayena-Caracas


By: Five Star Alliance

La Sibillia is the treasure of Cayena-Caracas, designed to be the new "it place" in the city,
offering a fine Italian menu. The combination of an exquisite Italian menu, luxurious decor,
personalized service and a unique atmosphere, are the components of La Sibilla,
the restaurant directed by renowned chef Massimo Mori.

Cayena-Caracas

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Lil' james Family Adventurer Package at The James New York


By: Five Star Alliance

The James New York
If you are planning a family vacation in New York City, let The James New York help. The luxury hotel's lil' james Family Adventure Package offers the sights and sounds of the Big Apple.

The Package Includes:

- Two tickets to Children’s Museum of the Arts, where kids can view a vast collection of international children’s art. The interactive museum also offers workshops in video-making, sound creation and a fun clay bar. 

- Milk and cookie turndown service.

- Welcome amenitiy featuring a custom James Backpack, seedling gift, or water bottle

-In-room DVDs, kid-friendly menus from David Burke Kitchen, board games, and books.

 

Terms and Conditions include:

Package is available for stays through December 31, 2015. 24-hour advance reservations are required. Package components may be replaced with a similar item without notice, based on availability. Rates are per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Offer is not applicable to groups. Please read the rate description carefully for additional terms and conditions.

Rates for the 'lil James Family Adventurer Program start at $389 per night >>


Cool Pools: Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico


By: Five Star Alliance

The spa area at Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico features two pools, both heated: a playful with waterfall and hydro jet,
ideal for relaxing, and an 18x8 meters perfect for families and avid swimmers. 

Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico

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Dining al Fresco: Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam


By: Five Star Alliance

The Oriental at Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam offers an eclectic mix of Asian flavors,
from Chinese and Thai to Japanese and Vietnamese, including fresh sushi and sashimi,
dim sum and other Asian specialities.  Oenophiles will also enjoy an extensive wine list
featuring the best South African wines.

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam

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Did You Know? Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah


By: Five Star Alliance

Al Qasr means "The Palace" - and this hotel truly is the jewel in the crown of Madinat Jumeirah.
It is designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence; the hotel replicates traditional royal
architecture, coupled with luxurious modernity throughout. 

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah

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Best Bathrooms: One&Only Grand Hayman


By: Five Star Alliance

After a long day sunning on the beach or exploring the Great Barrier Reef, guests at One&Only Hayman Island can have a long
hot shower in style. Bathrooms feature his and hers rain showers, a soaking tub, and his and hers vanities.

One&Only Hayman Island

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Andy Murray Scores Love at Cromlix


By: K. Clare Johnson

Cromlix
If you owned a hotel in the form of a restored country house, why wouldn't you get married there?  Sources say that tennis legend Andy Murray is set to marry this weekend near his recently opened hotel Cromlix. Murray, who is currently ranked #3 in the world and has two Grand Slams to his name, is marrying Kim Sears, his girlfriend of nearly a decade.  Cromlix, a Victorian Perthshire mansion, is in Murray's hometown of Dunblane, Stirling. Murray bought the property in 2013 for 1.8 million pounds and turned it into a 15-room luxury getaway. Rooms are named after Murrays fellow Scotsmen, including Sean Connery, Annie Lennox, and the medieval King of Scotland, Eden, which is likely to be the suite in which the newly-hitched couple will stay. Cromlix

Tying the knot at Cromlix is a apparently a rite of passage for the Murray family. Andy's brother was married at the estate in 2010. 

Although the property has its own, 12th century, 28-seat chapel onsite, the pair has chosen to wed in nearby Dunblane Cathedral. The reception will be held at Cromlix, where dining is overseen by Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux.

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