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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.

Cool Pools: Carlsbad Plaza

By: Five Star Alliance

Carlsbad Plaza has a 15x6 meter swimming pool, whirlpools, saunas, and a relaxation room.

Carlsbad Plaza

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Dining al Fresco: JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Have a meal and a drink accompanied by the terrific views of Venice found at JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa.
In addition to the breathtaking vistas of the park and the lagoon, La Sagra Poolside offers cicchetti and sharing platters,
along with inventive cocktails, beer, and wine.

JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa


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Dining Al Fresco: Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort and Spa's La Paillotte Restaurant is a relaxing outdoor area to enjoy fine appetizers and a glass of wine next to the swimming pool and surrounded by coconut trees. It's the ideal place to chill out before or after dinner, accompanied by musical performances.

Victoria Phan Thiet Resort and Spa

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Cool Pools: The Vines Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

At The Vines Resort and Spa, guests can take a dip in the 100 square meter infinity pool, unwind in the hot tub, or relax in a private poolside cabana with 180-degree views of the towering Andes reflected across the water. The pool bar serves healthy lunches and satisfying snacks throughout the day as well as refreshing drinks like Argentina's famous Fernet.

The Vines Resort

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Private Cooking Lessons at The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Guests of The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort can indulge in culinary experiences during their stay at the Italian resort. Explore the rich flavors of Sicily’s cuisine with cooking classes, wine-tasting lessons, and mixology classes. All the ingredients are organic handpicked from Verdura's vegetable garden, olive, lemon, and orange trees.

Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

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Cooking Class - The chefs will teach you to make some of Verdura's most popular dishes with the freshest local ingredients. 

Sicilian Cuisine Class - Sicilian cuisine is a triumph of flavours, enriched over centuries by a variety of culinary traditions. Classes focus on how to make a Sicilian classic like chocolate, pastry, pizza or caponata.

Mixology - Learn how to mix a Sicilian Mojito and other classic cocktails with a twist. Make your very own cocktails with the resort's mixologist. 

Wine Tasting - Sicily has all the ingredients for good wine. Taste the very best wines selected by the resort's sommelier. 

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Cool Pools: Singita Boulders Lodge

By: Five Star Alliance

Each suite at Singita Boulders Lodge comes complete with a private infinity pool as well as this idyllic swimming pool located in the main lodge area.

Singita Boulders Lodge

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Image of the Day: Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

By: Five Star Alliance

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi features the Summit Windmill Golf Club. Designed by the legendary Sir Nick Faldo, the 18-hole course is situated on 160 acres, parallel to the runway of the airport.

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

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Dining Al Fresco: Le Guanahani Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Le Guanahani Hotel's main restaurant overlooks the pool and the beach of Grand Cul-de-Sac. The all-day dining venue offers a superbly fresh and continually evolving menu with an emphasis on inventive seafood and grilled dishes prepared with subtle global influences.

La Guanahani

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Dining al Fresco: The Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

The transformed Market Cafe at The Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa offers a whimsical design
inspired by its unique waterfront location, taking full advantage of the stunning marina views. The culinary
team has reimagined the menu to include dishes that showcase the culinary variety of Southern California
along with familiar favorites to satisfy every appetite. Market offers both indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast,
lunch, or dinner.

The Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Residenz Heinz Winkler

By: Five Star Alliance

Residenz Heinz Winkler was created from a late medieval building and has been rebuilt it into a modern yet tradition-conscious Residenz. There are 32 rooms and suites with balconies, terraces, or access to the garden. There is also a Laconium with sauna, tepidarium, and indoor pool. But is is the famous Venetian Gourmet Restaurant that is the heart and the soul of the Residenz Heinz Winkler. The elegant interior and the Italian ambiance is the perfect setting for unforgettable hours of culinary enjoyment and pleasure. In his starred cuisine Vitale Heinz Winkler creates classic menus and offers surprising creations to inspire his guests.

Residenz Heinz Winkler

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