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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.

Best Bar in the World is at Langham London

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The Langham London
London Luxury Hotel's bars have stepped up their game. The proof is in the latest rankings from Drinks International’s annual competition, The World's 50 Best Bars, which were released last week. Artesian (pictured left) at The Langham London has captured the top spot for the fourth year running. The chic and glamorous bar specializes in stirring and shaking up classic cocktails and creating innovative cocktails. American Bar at The Savoy London took 5th place, and the hotel's Beaufort Bar was 27th. The London luxury hotel The Connaught's bar took 9th. Rounding out the Londonhotel bars represented on the list is Dandelyan, found at Mondrian London.

Other luxury hotels that had winners on the list are NYC's The Nomad Hotel, whose Elephant Bar was 24th. Lobster Bar at Island Shangri-La Hong Kong came in 18th, and The Regent Singapore's Manhattan Bar was 25th. 

Cheers to all the winners!

Dining in Style at Baccarat Hotel New York

By: Five Star Alliance

A masterpiece of modern cuisine, Baccarat Hotel’s Chevalier is poised to change the face of New York’s dining scene. Named after one of Baccarat's most beloved creative directors, Chevalier highlights the talents of Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shea Gallante and celebrated interior designer Stephen Sills. Accessed through its own street-level entrance, Chevalier will enchant hotel guests, residents, and locals with a sophisticated dining experience offering Brasserie de Luxe in a contemporary French setting. For a truly remarkable evening, take a seat at the 14-person Chef’s Table, La Cour.

Baccarat Hotel

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Dining al Fresco: Wynn Las Vegas

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The Wynn Las Vegas’ outdoor dining options include a cafe out on the patio to enjoy or a restaurant that overlooks their world class golf course.

Wynn Las Vegas

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Image of the day: 1 Hotel South Beach

By: Five Star Alliance

The Rooftop Pool Deck at 1 Hotel South Beach lets you take a break from the vibrant energy of Miami.
Relax in the cabanas with built-in champagne buckets. You’ll enjoy the tranquility and feel comfortable
knowing that the area is adults-only. 

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Cool Pools: Le Meridien Limassol Spa and Resort

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Whether in pursuit of business or pleasure or a little bit of both, guests can enjoy swimming all
year round in two of the largest outdoor freshwater and seawater pools at Le Meridien Limassol Spa and Resort.

Le Meidien Limassol

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Dining al Fresco: Mandarin Oriental Milan

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Boasting exquisite fine Italian dining alongside delicious dishes and bespoke cocktails Mandarin Oriental Milan caters to both hotel guests and the city's discerning style crowd.

Mandarin Oriental Milan

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Dining al Fresco: Secrets The Vine Cancun

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Indulge in an expansive array of local and international cuisine and bold flavors at Secrets the Vine Cancun. Choose from six á la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet and a cafe – reservations are never required. Or sneak away for a romantic meal in your room or on the beach. 

Secrets the Vine Cancun

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Best Bathrooms: Raffles Istanbul

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Suites and rooms at Raffles Istanbul feature a designed inspired by an idea termed The Dream of Istanbul. With They feature full marble double vanity bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower.

Raffles Istanbul

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Did You Know? San Ysidro Ranch

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In the 1930s, Hollywood actor Ronald Colman and hotelier and former Senator Alvin Carl Weingand acquired the San Ysidro Ranch and transformed it into a hospitality haven – known for its idyllic setting, service, and guarding of guest privacy – for celebrities. The famous guests over the years range from Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby and Groucho Marx to Winston Churchill, Somerset Maugham, and Sinclair Lewis. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier were married at the Ranch, John and Jacqueline Kennedy honeymooned there and John Huston completed the script for African Queen during a three-month stay.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Lizard Island Resort

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Lizard Island Resort is the northern-most resort located directly on the Great Barrier Reef, with 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites.

Lizard Island Resort

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