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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.

Miraval Resort and Spa Makes Plans for Expansion

July 19, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Miraval Resort & SpaRevolution Places, the owners of the Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, has entered into a joint ownership agreement with private equity firm KSL Capital Partners.

The new partnership will drive the expansion of the Miraval spa and wellness brand into new markets, with plans to launch in other US locations, in Europe, and in other destinations around the world.

Nestled at the base of the stunning Catalina Mountains, Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa's 400 acres of lush Sonoran Desert creates an inspiring backdrop that is warm and welcoming year-round with luxurious accommodations and a world renowned spa.

Miraval

Steve Case, chairman of Revolution, said: "For many years, we have been working to grow Miraval, to bring it to new locations and new people. Partnering with KSL allows us to accelerate these efforts, build on our success in Tucson, and take Miraval to new locations around the country and the world."

Miraval's focus on sustainable living, casita-style guest accommodations, and the spectacular new Life in Balance Spa are consistently recognized by SpaFinder, Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler year after year.

Miraval began in 1996 with a powerfully simple vision: life is more meaningful and enjoyable when physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual components are in balance. Guests came to Miraval individually or with family and friends to relax, refresh, and learn to live and feel better. There were no strict regimens. Instead, choice was the guiding principle, with a wide range of programs and experiences designed to create overall well-being and help guests become more aware of themselves and their surroundings – live in the moment through the means that works best for them. In 2004, Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, became the majority owner of Miraval. Through his own memorable experience at the resort, he saw the opportunity to grow Miraval into a global lifestyle brand.
 

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Image of the Day: The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

November 6, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is a picturesque retreat set in the high Sonoran Desert, northwest of Tucson, Arizona, in the scenic town of Marana. This world-class luxury hotel includes a spa and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, along with the serenity of an exclusive desert setting. Guests will enjoy a vast array of luxurious amenities plus the added convenience of the city of Tucson less than thirty minutes away.

Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain 

Current nightly rates start at $179 a month >>

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Sponsored Post: A Taste of the Good Life at Canyon Ranch

November 1, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Sponsored Post Canyon RanchAt renowned Canyon Ranch in sunny Tucson, Arizona, the air is sweet, the scenery is perfect, and the food is a joy for body and soul. Explore the many possibilities of this unsurpassed health resort, such as fitness classes, hiking, sublime spa services and culinary experiences that will thrill you. Plus, first-time guests save 20% on this all-inclusive dream vacation, through June 30, 2014 – a delectable deal!

Discover the award-winning cuisine that meets the high gourmet and nutritional standards of luxurious, all-healthy Canyon Ranch. Your stay includes three meals a day, and you’re sure to find favorite new dishes.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn the secrets of top Ranch chefs through group or private cooking classes, workshops and complimentary lunch demos every day. You’ll take home great inside tips, new skills and practical knowledge for preparing scrumptious dishes that are also good for you.

Sponsored Post Canyon Ranch Tucson


Canyon Ranch cuisine is created by chefs and nutritionists who work together and use only the best fresh ingredients, organic and locally sourced whenever possible. You can sample everything from salmon to tiramisu, or choose meals that are gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or specially prepared with your health priorities in mind. It’s all delicious!

Have a particular food interest? Meet with a Canyon Ranch nutritionist who can answer your questions concerning weight loss, a special diet, balancing your meals and more. You can even ask for help in planning delectable, healthful meals throughout your stay, so you always have the best possible dining experience.

Savor the Canyon Ranch experience, the vacation of a lifetime!

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Big Things Afoot at the Miraval Resort & Spa

April 10, 2012
By: Christopher Roney

The Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa is already a wonderful location for a southwestern retreat. In the rugged heart of Arizona, Miraval is the perfect combination of luxury with the outdoors. The Catalina mountains are the perfect backdrop to horseback riding trip through the Sonoran desert. Voted the #1 Resort and Spa by Zagat Survey and readers of Conde Nast, the adult resort couples moments of reflection and relaxation in their award-winning spa with the adventure of the outdoors.  Four outdoor pools, one reserved specifically for Aqua Zen treatments, are the perfect place to wash away the heat of the desert sun.  I have a soft spot for the hard things in life, and there's something about the Miraval Resort and Spa that makes you feel alive. It might be the mixture of adventure and relaxation or the exotic desert beauty, I'm not really sure.  But the feeling of vitality is there in every activity, and it's a glorious feeling indeed.

Not only that, the Miraval is unveiling a new spa in the month of May that will be a wonderful upgrade to the already amazing options, and they're also unveiling new villas on the property.  The Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa was already on our radar, but now the blip is growing brighter and beeping faster and faster and, oh my, it's coming right for us! Take evasive action! 


Kids Eat Free at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Arizona

June 6, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, ArizonaSummer's here! And deals are to be had in Arizona. How often do you see vacation packages like this come along? The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain-- a luxury resort perched in the high Sonoran Desert against the the Tortolita Mountains-- is promoting a "Family Escape" package where kids under 12 eat for free and room rates start from just $199. There's a destination spa, fabulous adventure programs and hiking, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, indoor and outdoor dining, not to mention the breathtaking canyon setting that's located at a higher altitude (meaning cooler temps). The package also includes a $50 resort credit, and is valid through September 9, 2011. Your kids will get a kick out of the 235-foot water slide, Dive-In movies, homemade S'mores and nightly stargazing. Subject to availability.