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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.

Dining al Fresco: Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea will enjoy sipping a cocktail and dining at the water's edge. The hotel's terrace restaurant, Restaurant Olivero, brings Italian classic cuisine to life with an innovative modern menu. The light summer lunch menu offers an array of salads, pastas and grilled fish. By nightfall, dine under the stars as the moonlight dances on the water. Delight in the freshest seafood straight from the bay. A selection of fine Italian wines is available to complement your meal.

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

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Cool Pools: Grand Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat

By: Five Star Alliance

Celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful swimming pools, the Club Dauphin
pool was built in 1939 and immediately became a signature symbol of the
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat. Perched above the rocky
Mediterranean coastline near Nice and Monaco, the hotel's Olympic-sized infinity
pool is filled with seawater and heated to a temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. 

Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat

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Hulu Hoop on the Rooftop at The Berkeley

By: K. Clare Johnson

The Berkeley

For all those who are yoga'd out, can't bear another step class, and who think Krav Maga is a type of sandwich, The Berkeley has an exercise plan for you. Introduced earlier this summer and running through the end of October, the hotel's health club and spa is offering London's first rooftop hula-hooping classes. 

The classes are lead by hula-hoop fitness experts HulaFit®. The exercise craze is a favorite among celebrities like Beyonce, Emma Stone, and Liv Tyler, and can burn up to 600 calories an hour. 

Classes are taught every Wednesday from 12-1pm. The £65 fee includes a pool side lunch, complimentary use of the pool, and a one of a kind souvenir Berkeley hula-hoop. HulaFit® targets core muscles for a great ab  and cardio workout while keeping things playful. Participants will learn a variety of hooping styles such as the basic Waist Hooping progressing to Turning & Pirouettes, The Limbo, The Vortex, Body Wraps and the Booty Bump. Following each class, guests get a dip in the pool and a well-deserved poolside lunch overlooking panoramic views of Hyde Park and bustling Knightsbridge.

£65 per person include pool side lunch, complimentary use of the pool and a one of a kind Berkeley hula-hoop, which can be taken home to continue the fun). The class can be booked through the hotel's spa. 

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Destination Hotels Has Welcome Credits That Are Worth the Trip

By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Rock Miami Beach

This summer, challenge yourself to explore more, do more, and live more by vacationing at a Destination Hotels property. Need a little R&R in the mountains a chance to glam it up for a weekend in the city?  Destination Hotels offers the perfect location for your next great summer getaway.  Additionally, for a limited time, book a stay and receive Welcome Credits based on the length of your stay.

Use your Welcome Credits towards dining, sipping bubbly cocktails poolside, pampering yourself at the spa, teeing up for a round or two, or settling in for a movie and snack in your luxurious guest room. Welcome Credits can be used almost anywhere on property. 

Book the Your Vacation, Our Destination promotion and receive:

2-night stay= $50 in Welcome Credits
3-night stay= $100 in Welcome Credits
4 night stay =  $200 in Welcome Credits
5 night stay =  $300 in Welcome Credits

Offer valid through September 24, 2015. Additional terms and conditions should apply, and there may be limited availability and/or blackout dates. Book early to avoid disappointment and read the rate policy carefully.

Cool Pools: Banana Island Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Banana Island Resort is an oasis of tranquility and family fun. Energize with laps at the 100 meter long pool. Children enjoy splashing at the water slide pool in a dedicated fun area. Making relaxation a refreshing pleasure, pool butlers are on hand throughout the day to serve you tropical fresh juices, creative mocktails, and cool towels. Surf lessons are available in the two lane surf pool.

Banana Island Resort

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Cool Pool: Campo Bahia Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

The pool area, situated in the center of Campo Bahia Resort, offers 700 square meters of relaxation. 

Campo Bahia Resort

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Dining al Fresco: Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

In the relaxed atmosphere of Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel, bathing in the sun and sea, savour the delicious creations of Nicolas Navarro: salads, meats, and grilled fish. Le Cap beckons you to enjoy its delicious sun-drenched dishes, in the shade of its parasols on the waterfront.

Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel

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Dining al Fresco: CERVO Zermatt

By: Five Star Alliance

Dinner is served on the CERVO Zermatt terrace – the ultimate setting for cozy intimacy, offering unique mountain views. Luxuriate in the sun and spoil yourself with refreshing drinks and tasty Alpine tapas. All this against a natural backdrop which is one of the most spectacular vistas in the whole of Zermatt.

CERVO Zermatt

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Kids Free Month in San Diego This October

By: Five Star Alliance

Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla​October is a great month to bring the family to La Jolla, California.  Throughout the entire month of October, kids play and eat free at over 100 different restaurants, museums and attractions all over San Diego!  This is a fantastic opportunity for families to save a little money while enjoying an absolutely memorable trip.

And kids always stay free at the 4-Diamond Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla.  And we have some great deals and special packages for families of all sizes!  Situated in the seaside Village of La Jolla, the Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel.  Commanding views of the California coastline, this landmark hotel overlooks the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is ideally located just steps away from miles of beautiful beaches and 15 minutes north of downtown.    Within walking distance are world-class shopping, dining and entertainment and within a short drive are an abundance of golf, recreation and visitor attractions. Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla

The hotel features 93 air-conditioned, non-smoking guest rooms and suites (some with fully-equipped kitchens, ideal for traveling families).  Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is also available in each of the guest rooms and suites and throughout all public spaces.  A heated outdoor pool, valet parking, complimentary bottled water, bathrobes and evening turndown service are just a few of the luxuries guests will enjoy.

NINE-TEN Restaurant, providing catering for all group functions, boasts nationally acclaimed chefs, an “extraordinary to perfection” ZAGAT rating and a Wine Spectator-awarded wine list.  Our Evolving California Cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

With its ideal location, gracious service and environment of extraordinary comfort, the Grande Colonial hotel provides the ideal destination for those traveling to enjoy Kid’s Free Month in San Diego this October.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Phuket Panwa Beachfront ResortPhuket Panwa Beach Front Resort is located in a serene cove on Makham Bay, one of the peaceful beaches in Cape Panwa on the southeast corner of Phuket. All 227 Rooms & Suites are furnished and inspired by Phuket's Sino-Portuguese heritage, with a private balcony or terrace for every room, a plush Posturepedic bed, soundproofed design, and a spacious bathroom with separate shower and bath.

Unwind and recharge with the spa, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pools, kid's club, and water sport activities. The Pawan Panwa Spa is dedicated to helping guests relax and restore. Its holistic treatment approach aims to help you re-discover inner physical and mental wellness. Signature massages employ a unique oil blend that heals, reduces tensions, and provides total relaxation. From a casual bite to a fine dinner with sensational wines, the resort's wide range of restaurants will satisfy any palate. Dine on delectably spiced curries, sweet desserts, tart tropical fruits, savory grilled meats, and the freshest seafood.Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort

Enjoy all the advantages of a beachfront resort at the resort’s Blue Horizon water sports center. Select from an array of exhilarating choices, including water activity lessons, ocean kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, and other non-motorized options. With a total of 420 square meters of event space, Phuket Panwa Beach Front Resort is well equipped to host any event or function. Overlooking the exquisite Makham Bay, the resort's function rooms are purpose built to take advantage of the property’s spectacular location.

Phuket Panwa Beach Front Resort takes pride in giving guests the best experiences possible, tailored to their needs.

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