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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: Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos

By: Five Star Alliance


It's hard to tell where the pool ends and the ocean begins at Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos.

Posted in: Providenciales

Image of the Day: The Tuscany on Grace Bay Beach

By: Five Star Alliance

The Tuscany on Grace Bay Beach makes it hard to choose between swimming in the pool or
swimming in the ocean. May we suggest both?


Romantic Getaway Ideas: The Regent Palms

By: Oksana Balytsky

Whether you’re planning a wedding, honeymoon, or simply a lovely weekend with your loved one, we certainly have a few romantic getaway ideas for you to consider. With over 3,000 luxury hotels on our site, we have something for everyone. So whether you’re searching for an all-inclusive resort, an exciting hotel with outdoor activities, or a snowy paradise, we have you covered. Check in with our blog series for ideas and inspiration on where to ignite your passion next!

Today’s feature is The Regent Palms. This beautiful luxury resort is located less than 600 miles southeast of Miami on the stunning islands of Turks and Caicos. The Regent Palms lies amidst 12 acres of gardens and on the edge of the 12 mile Grace Bay Beach and has 164 rooms and 72 one, two, and three bedroom suites available. Its 26,000 square foot spa has been updated and now offers a new treatment menu, newly introduced product lines, and a soft renovation of the treatment rooms. This phenomenal property was voted #1 Best Beach in the World by TripAdvisor, and it has received the ‘Hotel of the Year’ award from the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association for the second year. The fine dining restaurant, Parallel23 tied for the ‘Restaurant of the Year.’ With all of these impressive awards, recognitions, and upgrades, the Regent Palms is certainly a phenomenal option for a romantic retreat!

Check in with us often to explore other luxury hotel recommendations perfect for a romantic escape!

What's the Big Deal? Special Offers at the Parrot Cay

By: Christopher Roney

If I had a pet parrot, I would name it Cay. It would awkwardly repeat the poorly delivered Journey songs that I inevitably begin singing when left alone for too long, and my friends would gradually begin to shy away from me, shocked by my love for cliched pop rock. Fortunately, my house is a strictly enforced no-fly zone, so my friendships are safe for now. Which means I'm free to invite a few of the aforementioned brothers and sisters in crime to a summer retreat at the one and only Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos. And since my friends are notorious pinchers of the proverbial penny, I was extra happy to learn that towards the end of the summer, Parrot Cay is offering a 4 nights for 3 deal on all of its room types. For those of us whose math skills have long since fractured under the weight of accumulated sports trivia, that's a 25% discount off the total price of a 4-night stay and is a great way to get an affordable price on one of their spectacular beach villas. Look in any of the summer months for this great deal.

West Bay Club Turks & Caicos Offers Springtime Deals

By: Christopher Roney

While the West Bay Club sounds like the name of a clandestine group of freemasons plotting to take over the world, in actuality it's one of the very finest hotels on a set of islands already famous for its world class luxury accommodations.  And now from April 15 until June 2, the West Bay Club is offering 10% off its top-of-the-line rooms and suites.  Not only that, stay for five nights, and every fifth night will be free.  That's another 20% savings and is a deal that's well worth an exclamation point!  

"But why stay at the West Bay Club?" you might be asking.  You always do ask the incisive questions.  Well, it's located at the west end of the most famed beach in the Turks and Caicos, Grace Bay, and if you know Grace Bay, you'll know that the western end is more tranquil than its eastern counterpart.  If you want the tropical serenity of a secluded resort on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, the West Bay Club is the place for you.  And that's a hypothetical preference that I think you, as an insightful questioner, probably share.  

And the rooms.  Oh, the rooms.  They've struck me speechless, and now I find myself quite at a loss for words, which is somewhat awkward, since there's another entire paragraph to write.  What's that? I'm still writing, you say? Well, that suggests I possess all the self awareness and quietude of my middle school years. But those suites.  Wow.  Their oceanfront suites feature full kitchens, waterfront balconies, and spacious living areas, and that's not even to mention the larger two and three bedroom suites that are perfect for the whole family or one person with multiple personalities. There's never been a better time to stay at the West Bay Club in Turks & Caicos.

Action Alert: Only a Few Suites Left in the Turks and Caicos Post-Christmas

By: Christopher Roney

The Turks and Caicos is one of our most popular destinations for Christmas break, and for good reason.  The sunny beaches and azure waters are the perfect scene for a tropical getaway.  Many of the hotels are sold out already, so I thought it would be a good time to let our loyal customers know that there's still some availability if you're looking for at least a full week stay the week after Christmas.  Both the Regent Grand Turks and Caicos and the Villa Renaissance still have suites available, so snap them up while you still can.  

Friday Photos: Wouldn't You Rather Be at West Bay Club, Turks and Caicos?

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

West Bay Club

Jill's vacationing in Morroco; John's lounging in the Virgin Islands; Janet's plotting a jaunt to Paris; what about you? Here's a little travel inspiration as the week winds down and we start dreaming of seductive destinations. The Turks and Caicos have the Caribbean charm, white sandy beaches, and turquoise sea that's key for an island vacay, but most importantly: getting there is a breeze. Providenciales International Airport is easily reached from the major East Coast cities (just one hour from Miami; three hours from NYC). Voted the "top beach destination in the world" on TripAdvisor, the tiny island of Providenciales is home to The West Bay Club, where 47 sumptuous, sea-facing suites await you... Launch a Hobie Cat for a sailing adventure or simply kick back by the pool (it's a stunner!). After a tough day soaking up the tropical sun, head to the spa for a massage. It's a tough life at The West Bay Club.

West Bay Club

Last Summer Blast: 3rd Night Free at Gansevoort Turks and Caicos

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Gansevoort Turks and CaicosTake a hip New York City hotel, transplant it to a beautiful beach setting, sprinkle a sensual island vibe, and you get the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos. "Caribbean cool meets urban chic" at this beachfront retreat on Grace Bay...where you can soak up the rays by the 7,000 square foot infinity pool, relax and take a breath at the exhale spa, and wine and dine at some of the best restaurants on the island. Special offer: The Gansevoort Turks and Caicos is currently inviting guests to have a "last summer blast." They're giving away every third night free until October 31, 2011, subject to availability. Another hot offer: Arrive on Sunday for a four-night stay, and get a free night along with your choice of a three-course dinner for two OR one signature 50-minute Provo Deep Flow massage. Available until December 23, 2011, black-out dates apply.

PS. The hotel has a neat blog. Check it out.

Post-Summer Detox at Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos

By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Parrot CayToo many rum drinks this summer? Don't fret. Parrot Cay is gearing up for Wellness Month in September, where guests can partake in juice cleanses to rejuvenate and detoxify their bodies. Participate in daily yoga and Pilates classes, learn healthful tips at cookery demonstrations featuring COMO Shambhala Cuisine by Executive Chef Daniel Moran, and get access to some of the world’s leading experts and therapists. You’ll come back feeling better than when you left! Book the "Fabulous Five" spa package-- five friends, five days, a new you-- for some serious post-summer rejuvenation. Here's what's included: five nights’ accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner including the choice of our healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine menus. There is also one private supper for your group at the COMO Shambhala spa cottage provided. Your group of five will have full complimentary access to the schedule of daily activities at Parrot Cay, which includes private yoga sessions. Costs are from US$500 per night, based on two people sharing.

Sponsored Article: 4th Night Free at The West Bay Club, Turks and Caicos

By: Five Star Alliance

The West Bay Club, Turks and CaicosRekindle your romance on the tiny island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, voted the "top beach destination in the world" on TripAdvisor. The West Bay Club is paradise on earth: sitting directly on the white sands of the Turks and Caicos' most famous attraction, Grace Bay Beach. Blending Caribbean charm with contemporary chic, The West Bay Club features luxurious ocean-front suites with vast living areas, full kitchens or kitchenettes and outdoor terraces to enjoy the cooling breezes. All 47 suites boast breathtaking views of the famous white sands and aquamarine waters of Turks and Caicos.

To let you linger longer in the Caribbean, The West Bay Club is offering a 4th night free all summer long and into the fall. Available for travel until December 20, 2011, this offer also includes daily European breakfast! (This offer is not valid on studios; valid for new reservations only; limited number of rooms available; not combinable with other promotions.)

The West Bay Club, Turks and CaicosRecently recognized as a 2011 Fodor’s Choice selection, the family-friendly West Bay Club is ideal for any type of island getaway-- from group events and corporate outings to weddings and honeymoons. Amenities include a beautiful pool nestled in lush gardens, a full-service restaurant, free use of the Hobie Cat and other nonmotorized water sports, a well-equipped fitness center, a manager’s reception on Wednesday evenings and a kitchen stock-up service prior to guests' arrival. Complimentary wireless Internet throughout the resort is a nice perk, too.