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The 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.


Four Seasons Resort CarmeloJust a hop from both Buenos Aires and Montevideo, the Four Seasons Resort in Carmelo is a spa and golf paradise nestled in the pines on the Río de la Plata. Consistently ranked as one of Uruguay's top resorts, this country retreat has it all-- from tennis and horseback riding to a double-casade pool and vineyards. Take advantage of a special promotion, available until December 21, 2011, and you'll get a third night free during Uruguay's lovely spring season. You'll delight in your bungalow or spacious bi-level suites, getting spoiled rotten by Four Seasons staff. What's more: You can score even more savings with the "Spa Escape Promotion." Book your spa treatment and pay with any American Express Card, and you'll get a 90-minute massage for the price of 60 minutes when you mention the Spa Escape promotion at time of reservation. (Available Monday - Friday, before 5:00 pm. Upgrade valid only toward massage treatments.)


Fasano Las Piedras, Punta del EsteThe Fasano family's hotels in Brazil are positively dreamy. (Check out photos of the sexy hang-outs in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo and tell us you don't agree...) Now we're getting wind about a glamorous new venture in Uruguay that's causing quite the stir. Located in Punta del Este, the Fasano Las Piedras sprawls across 480 hectares of both countryside and sandy coast- so lucky guests can get a taste of Punta del Este's famous nightlife while bedding down in tranquil quiet on a country estate. Like the other Fasano properties, the exclusive hotel was designed as a collection of low-rise stone cottages by modernist architect Isay Weinfeld. Top-of-the-line amenities include a free-form pool, spa, private beach and boathouse, even an equestrian center with polo fields. Needless to say, this is *the* place to stay in Punta del Este!