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: Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket

September 6, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket offers two equally mesmerizing panoramas from its perch upon a lush peak overlooking Tri Trang and Patong beaches in southern Phuket.

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket

Fall rates at Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket start at $138 per night >>

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New to Five Star Alliance: Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa

September 4, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Please help us welcome Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa to the Five Star Alliance collection. The Phuket luxury resort  is situated on 15 acres of pristine beachfront land facing endless white beaches and the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. The grounds are a natural botanical garden exploding with the colors of exotic flowers and lush greenery and utmost care is taken to preserve the natural beauty and the environment.

Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa

Fall Rates at Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa start at $350 per night >>

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Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012: Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi

October 4, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

We understand that no one aims to come in second place; there is no recognition for mediocrity. We at Five Star Alliance understand better than anyone the importance of offering the most luxurious resorts in the world, so we notice what’s going on in the industry, and it matters to us, because it matters to you. We work hard to offer you the best in the industry, and we’d like to welcome you to our second blog series where we feature the best and most luxurious resorts in the world. But don’t take our word for it. These resorts have been recognized as the best in the business and have made the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012.

The Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 is the eighth of their annual lists, and the hotels chosen by their team of editors and experts are the best for service, food, location, rooms, leisure facilities, ambiance and design.

The Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi is featured on the Gold List 2012: Best for leisure facilities. This luxury hotel is located on the island of Yao Noi, midway between Phuket and Krabi. The natural vegetation and landscaping provide an intimate and private setting between its elevated 54 villas. Each villa has its own infinity pool, sundeck, and a staff member who is available to serve on you hand and foot. A few key highlights include several fine dining restaurants with a well-stocked wine cellar, access to a private beach with beach amenities, customized bicycle tours, a Thai cooking class, and much more. Explore photos, rates, and availability here >>

Image of the Day: The Pavilions Phuket

August 13, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance

Imagine waking up to this view.  Stay at The Pavilions Phuket and you will.

Posted in: Phuket

Sponsored Feature: Say Hello to Trisara!

August 6, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance

Trisara, which in Sanskrit means "Third Garden in Heaven," is South East Asia's most intimate and exclusive resort & spa.
Nestling over a private bay located just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the resort is hidden amongst lush
tropical jungle, with all accommodations offering private pools, dramatic sea views, and a true sense of privacy.


The resort's 39 pool villas and suites sit above the bay, adjacent to the beachfront restaurant decks and bar
and our 18 larger residences that are a celebration of tropical luxury. Each of the residences is a private
compound styled property, with between two and six bedrooms, private kitchens, 20 meter pool, and dedicated
cooks and service staff who provide a true sense of Thai hospitality.


Although covering over 2 km of private coastline, Trisara feels small, intimate and supremely luxurious.
The entire resort is a sanctuary of privacy, space, and simple good taste with service provided by a team
of warm, caring people who regard hospitality as a joy. Numerous recent accolades include being voted in
2011 as Best Small Hotel/Resort Worldwide Under 100 Rooms and for Best Resort in South East Asia by
readers of the Gallivanters Guide.


Image of the Day: Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

July 28, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

One of the coolest infinity pools we've ever seen.

Aleenta Phuket Launches a Secret Dinner Series

May 4, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

The Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga Resort and Spa in North Phuket, Thailand is proud to present the NA THALANG Ancestral Siamese Cuisine Secret Dinner series every Monday until further notice. Prepare to experience traditional and authentic dishes from the kitchen of Chef Premchit Prateap Na Thalang prepared from secret recipes passed down through 12 generations. The menu will feature distinctive southern Siamese cuisine with Chinese and Indian elements and fresh ingredients from the forests and seas of the Andaman coast. The courses will feature juice, canapés, an aperitif served at 7:00pm, and an 8-course tasting dinner served at 7:30pm.

The Aleenta Phuket is a beautiful boutique hotel with only 40 rooms and 15 suites including pool villas, ocean view lofts, and private 2 and 3 bedroom beachfront villas located steps from the beach. This luxury hotel is only 20 minutes from the Phuket International Airport and a short distance from the Blue Canyon Golf Course and the beautiful Phang Nga Bay.

Be sure to explore this simply stunning hotel and make your dinner reservations to embark on a truly authentic and once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience!

What's Hot: Introductory Rates at Angsana's New Flagship Resort on Phuket

November 2, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Angsana Laguna PhuketCome hell or high water, the Angsana Laguna Phuket will be opening its doors on December 1, 2011. The new flagship for Angsana Hotels and Resorts, the property closed earlier this year for a multi-million dollar overhaul, and promises to dazzle after a dramatic makeover. The guest rooms and public spaces are stylish and contemporary in design, with traditional Thai touches (think steep arched roofs, waterways winding through the grounds, and vividly colored fabrics).

Nestled on Bang Tao Bay in the northwest of Phuket Island in Southern Thailand, Angsana Laguna Phuket is part of Laguna Phuket, Asia’s first integrated resort, which is comprised of five luxury hotels, six palm-fringed lagoons, 600 acres of parkland, three kilometers of pristine beach and a slew of recreational activities and dining options. We like the sound of the 323 metre free-form pool that meanders throughout the Angsana Laguna Phuket and the award-winning Angsana Spa. Did we mention the treehouse-inspired Kids Club? This resort is family friendly (and they even have a special kiddies pool called the toddler's "tub").

Hot rates: The resort is currently offering $199 introductory rates with breakfast included, and they'll throw in a resort credit of $98 when you stay in two nights or more. Stay a minimum of three nights, and you'll get a free 90-minute massage.