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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: Weekapaug Inn

By: Five Star Alliance

A generous breakfast in The Restaurant is a treasured ritual at the Weekapaug Inn, but you don’t even have to leave your room on lazy mornings; you can also order in from their selection of continental breakfast items. 

Weekapaug Inn

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Cool Pools: The Westin Hilton Head

By: Five Star Alliance

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa offers three unique outdoor pools. The main resort pool is the largest swimming pool and is certainly one of the most popular. This fun-shaped pool has a designated lap lane for those looking to practice their form and endurance. Located next to Splash Beach Bar & Grill, enjoying a refreshing tropical drink is just steps away.... or enjoy poolside service from one of the friendly servers.

Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa

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Dining al Fresco: Casa Colombo

By: Five Star Alliance

Casa Colombo is prepared to take you on an enchanting culinary adventure, with options ranging from the four fabulous eateries that highlight exceptional cuisines. Located on the lawn, facing the front façade of the mansion, T-Republic takes its inspiration from its airy outdoor location.


Casa Colombo

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Cool Pools: Pikaia Lodge

By: Five Star Alliance

The pool at Pikaia Lodge is on the top plateau of the crater and is centered amongst the exteriors of the main building. The infinity pool merges with the horizon with the back drop of the endless ocean and the pristine savanna – a mesmerizing sight. With its surrounding decks plastered with peruvian travertine marble and furnished with comfortable beach chairs, the pool is strategically placed to receive the sun, shadow free the entire day to maintain a pleasant water temperature. Guests can take a refreshing dip or do some laps for exercise. There is a covered terrace next to the pool where guests can enjoy meals and drinks without having to change.

At the eastern end, on the very edge of the main crater there is a covered gazebo with two sofas for napping, reading or quiet contemplation. At night the pool and decks are softly illuminated, creating a tranquil ambiance.

Pikaia Lodge

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Where to Visit During Your Stay at NJV Plaza Athens

By: Five Star Alliance

NJV Athens Plaza

NJV Athens Plaza is considered one of the best and most luxurious hotels in Athens. Its ideal location, supreme customer service, and subtle opulence are its three distinctive characteristics. With 159 guestrooms, 23 suites, a trendy restaurant, bars, lounges, a fully equipped conference center, and high quality services, amenities, and standards, NJV Athens Plaza is the ideal choice for a short or a long-term stay. 

Guests of NJV Athens Plaza will find themselves within striking distance of numerous Athenian cultural and historical sites.

Here's just a few places to put on your itenirary:


The Acropolis: The Acropolis, and the Parthenon in particular, is the most characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilisation. The Parthenon was dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of the city of Athens and goddess of wisdom. It was built under the instructions of Pericles, the political leader of Athens in the 5th century BC. The Parthenon was constructed between 447 and 438 BC and its sculptural decoration was completed in 432 BC. In 1987 it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO, 1987). 

The Temple of Olympian Zeus: The massive temple of Zeus, the most important building in the Altis, standing in its very centre, is the largest temple in the Peloponnese, considered by many to be the perfect example of Doric architecture. 

The National Gardens: This 38 acres public park is located behind the Greek Parliament building.  The Garden is home to ancient ruins, columns, mosaics, and busts of historically important Greeks such as Dionysis. 

The National Archeological Museum of Athens: This is largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece.

Megaron Mousikis (Athens Concert Hall): This cultural center is is just 2 metro stops from NJV Athens Plaza. Famous artists and renowned orchestras have performed in its amazing state-of-the-art halls, while numerous dance and theater performances have attracted thousands of visitors. Megaron Plus is located right next to the Athens Concert Hall and regularly hosts numerous lectures, workshops and conferences. 

Lycabettus Hill: The hill offers a panaromic view of the city and can be  reached by a funicular railway that departs from Kolonaki. 

Athens' Historical District: The picturesque paved streets, the lovely taverns with the delicious traditional cuisine dishes, the cozy bars, the galleries, the cultural centers, the museums, the old churches, and the ancient monuments bedazzle the eye of the beholder. Especially during the winter, the heart of the Athenian night life beats in Psyrri, Thiseio, Kerameikos, Gazi and Monastiraki, where visitors will find numerous big and smaller bars and clubs. 

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Image of the Day: Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

By: Five Star Alliance

Unparalleled in design, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay rises 68 stories on a 12-acre private island, accessed by causeway, boat, or water taxi. 

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

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Cool Pools: Indura Beach and Golf Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

A focal point and central gathering spot within Indura Beach and Golf Resort; the pool is temperature controlled and features three uniquely appealing swim areas.

Indura Beach Golf Resort and Spa

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Image of the day: Fairmont Jakarta

By: Five Star Alliance

A Fairmont Room at Fairmont Jakarta features 49 square meters of tranquil space, showcasing a stunning view of either
the Jakarta skyline or the greenery of the Senayan National Golf Club.

Fairmont Jakarta

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Dining al Fresco: Thompson Miami Beach

By: Five Star Alliance

The pool at Thompson Miami Beach has been 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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New to Five Star Alliance: Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel has 22 rooms that provide cozy and refined comfort. Each room has either a private terrace or private garden. The rooms have been decorated by the interior designer Sybille de Margerie, immersing you in the colorful and fanciful world of the Mediterranean.

Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel

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