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Did You Know? Barnsley Gardens Resort

February 27, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance

Behind Barnsley Resort's storybook setting is a true story filled with as many twists and turns as a work of fiction. The original manor, called Woodlands, was an estate built by a man—Godfrey Barnsley—for the love of his life, his wife Julia. Godfrey Barnsley began construction on his Italianate villa in the 1840's in the north Georgia foothills, on land that had once been inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. Both the home and its elaborate gardens were inspired by the work of Andrew Jackson Downing, a pioneering landscape designer and proponent of Italianate and gothic revival architecture. Julia never saw the completed home, as she fell ill and passed away. Today, Barnsley's stunning estate is an award-winning destination resort.

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Cool Pools: Belmond Copacabana Palace

February 10, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance

Belmond Copacabana Palace employs a team of pool assistants to guests' every request, from fresh towels to cool drinks and light dishes from the pool menu. Sunbathe, swim, and socialize in one of Rio's largest and most attractive swimming pools. 

Belmond Copacabana Palace

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Cool Pools: Bagni di Pisa Natural Spa Resort

February 9, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance

Bagni di Pisa Natural Spa Resort has a grand thermal pool that's nestled between original arches and pilaster strips of the grand duke’s building, overlaid by an impressive velarium. The pool accommodates numerous hydro-massage tubs and is supplemented by two smaller pools, the Bagno di Mercurio, or Thalaquam Pool, supplied with water in an 18% salt solution, making it ideal for floating and relaxing treatments, and the Bagno di Minerva, with strong hydro-massage water jets. 

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Dining Al Fresco: Barnsley Gardens Resort

January 22, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance

With acres of rolling hills surrounding Barnsley Gardens Resort, growing fresh vegetables and
herbs is as natural as the tall Georgia pines. The kitchen gardens change throughout the year, so
what is in the ground that morning might be on the plate in the evening, hand-picked by the chefs
to tempt guests with the freshest tastes of the season. Additionally, the menus deliver a taste of
Georgia at its best thanks to relationships with local farmers, foragers, and producers.

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Image of the day: Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort

January 16, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance

Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort has three spectacular swimming pools including the children's water park and exclusive adults swimming pool, gym, shopping center, U-Spa and the mini-club and U-Kids Spa for the littlest ones. During the day guests can play sports: tennis, paddle tennis, basketball, and do snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing. And at night come out to enjoy the hotel's vibrant night life: live shows at the Monte Alban Theater and Jaguar's Nightclub.

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Did You Know? Ajman Saray

January 9, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance

Brought together by the passion and dedication of His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Executive Council, Ajman Saray is home to some of the finest Arabian horses in the world, known across Middle Eastern and European show circuits. Guests here can get up close and personal with these majestic thoroughbreds. 

Ajman Saray

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Did You Know? Barcelo Huatulco Beach

January 8, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance

Barcelo Huatulco Beach is the only hotel in Huatulco with a water park. It also offers tennis courts, snorkels, kayaks, minigolf, and playground areas.

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Dining Al Fresco: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

January 6, 2016
By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort choose from any of four restaurants for lunch.

During the summer season, guests are also treated to three weekly outdoor events: a Seafood Barbeque served at Alisal Lake on Monday nights, a Southwestern-style Barbecue served at the Rodeo Arena on Wednesday nights, and our traditional Western Barbecue served on the lawn adjacent to the pool on Saturday nights. The Monday and Wednesday affairs are optional, as the Ranch Dining Room is also open to guests on those evenings.

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