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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Casas da Vila


By: Five Star Alliance

Casas da Vila offers comfortable accommodation in trendy Trancoso. Situated near the beach, this luxury resort is within 1 mile of Praca da Independencia, Tancredo Neves Square, and Quadrado Square. The 7 individually decorated villas feature WiFi and room service. All of the rooms feature a balcony with garden views and hammocks. They are air-conditioned and come with living and dining areas, cable TV, and a private bathroom. Certain villas have kitchenettes and a private pools.

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Cool Pools: Hotel Wailea Maui


By: Five Star Alliance

At Hotel Wailea Maui, guests can stretch out in a spacious poolside cabana, sip cocktails, and soak up the sun.

Hotel Wailea Maui

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Cool Pools: Ritz Carlton Santiago


By: Five Star Alliance

The rooftop pool at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago offers breathtaking views. The indoor pool has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Andes Mountains and  the city.

The Ritz Carlton Santiago

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New to Five Star Alliance: Essque Zalu Zanzibar


By: Five Star Alliance

Essque Zalu Zanzibar is an intimate boutique destination nestled in a natural cove on the island's north-eastern coast overlooking the Indian Ocean. Choose from 40 individual suites and 9 villas all with picturesque views over the tropical garden or the ocean. 

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Dining al Fresco: Serene Pavilions


By: Five Star Alliance

The Pavilions Restaurant at Serene Pavilions is as picturesque a setting as is imaginable in which to savour some truly memorable food, which combines the bountiful local produce with some of the finest ingredients from around the world.

Serene Pavilions

The restaurant itself faces due west and sits above the Amritha bar. It's a truly romantic setting, looking over the palm infused garden and on to the glistening Indian Ocean, with nothing but the occasional tropical bird and incoming fishing boat to distract from the ambience, food and wine. The menu is changed daily, a testament to the freshness of the food and the imagination of the kitchen.

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Room with a View: Southern Ocean Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

The Flinders Suite at Southern Ocean Lodge features floor to ceiling glass to embrace an uninterrupted view of the magnificent Southern Ocean and foreground of rugged coastline. Each suite features spacious interiors at 65 square meters, king or twin beds, curved sunken lounge with bespoke soft furnishings, robe, ensuite with oversized rain shower, and in-suite bar. An outdoor terrace with day bed invites rest and relaxation.

Southern Ocean Lodge

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Did You Know? The St Regis Grand Rome


By: Five Star Alliance

The St Regis Grand Rome has a separate, private diplomatic entrance for those in need of a little extra discretion during their stay. As celebrities and heads of state often use the hotel, a private diplomatic entrance with its own parking area, foyer and elevator is available when security and discretion are required.

St Regis Grand rome

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Best Bathrooms: Klapsons the Boutique Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

One of the quirky rooms at Klapsons the Boutique Hotel comes equipped with a transparent snail-shaped shower that's smack in the middle of the living space, while another features an open shower that's flanked by floor-to-ceiling mirrors (mood lighting and radio included). 

Klapsons the boutique hotel       

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Suite for Five at The Lodge at Torrey Pines?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
You have questions, we have answers! Explore our blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

Question: Can You Recommend a Suite for Five at The Lodge at Torrey Pines?

Answer: Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond La Jolla hotel located just 15 miles north of downtown San Diego. The Lodge, site of the 2008 and 2021 U.S. Open Championships, pays homage to the Craftsman era and showcases 169 rooms and suites that reflect San Diego's stress-free lifestyle while providing all the comfort and amenities you need. The resort is designed to blend in with the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve, which features golden sandstone formations and rare Torrey pine trees. A member of the California Green Lodging Program, The Lodge is home to The Spa at Torrey Pines and A.R. Valentien, a signature farm-to-table restaurant.

For Your Needs, We Recommend

The Blacker Suite is a luxury suite, which provides the option of a second room that overlooks the 18th green of the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and offers a sweeping view of the California coastline. The generously sized suite is well over 2,000 square feet, with spacious accommodations that include central Presidential Parlor, private balconies, one and a half baths, full kitchen and two fireplaces. This suite has one bedroom with a King sized bed and an optional second bedroom with two Queen sized beds, bathroom and fireplace. Each bed is appointed with Egyptian cotton linens and quilted duvets. The Stickley-style fine wood furnishings embody the Craftsman era and are accentuated with rich fabrics and fine leathers. The bathrooms are luxurious granite and marble decor with Craftsman accents and hardwood. The bathrooms have walk-in showers and oversized tubs. In addition to the sense of historic elegance, this suite offers many of the high-tech details needed by the corporate business traveler such as large working areas, Wi-Fi, data hook-up, lap-top safes and state of the art telecommunications, Bose wave stereo systems, to name a few.

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Did you know? Amanjena


By: Five Star Alliance

Amanjena means peaceful paradise. It is the first Aman resort on the African continent and is located just outside the ancient city of Marrakech. Set within an oasis of palms and olive trees, Moorish heritage is reflected throughout the pisé-walled resort, including the Morocco luxury pavilions that radiate out from an ancient bassin, echoing the style of a sultan’s palace. Amanjena offers a variety of guided excursions on foot, bicycle or private car into the medina, the souk and squares, palaces, gardens and craft shops of ancient Marrakech.

Amanjena

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