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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.

Image of the day: Bardessono


By: Five Star Alliance

62 luxurious guest rooms in downtown Yountville, each designed for private in-room spa services.
A restaurant based on local, farm-fresh ingredients. A rooftop pool for lounging and dining. Carbon
fiber bicycles, on-site producing gardens, and the inspired taste of artisan-crafted coffee.
Bardessono is all this as well as a significant national model of green building and operating practices.

Bardessono

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Dining al Fresco: The Caves


By: Five Star Alliance

The Blackwell Rum Bar at The Caves was created from two limestone grottos. 
There is a full bar, where guests can enjoy after dinner drinks – or cocktails made
with Blackwell Rum. The Lounge area opens up to the turquoise ocean, and is fully
furnished with cut stone tables and benches built by local stone masons. 

The Caves

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Dining Al Fresco: Barnsley Gardens Resort


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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Fine Dining and Other Culinary Adventures at Constance Le Prince Maurice


By: Five Star Alliance

Constance Le Prince Maurice Archipel RestaurantCulinary choices at Constance Le Prince Maurice are just as terrific as the resort itself. To start, guests can savor fine dining and discover Constance's philosophy of food with a light Mauritian twist at Archipel restaurant. Here, beautifully crafted food is served in an elegant setting with a view out across the beach or the infinity pool. Wine pairings add an additional flavor to the meal. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It offers a la carte menus and themed buffet dinners. A new wine cellar adjoining the Archipel restaurant has a capacity of 25,000 bottles from around the world. The cellar includes a dedicated area for wine tasting accompanied by cheese and charcuterie.Constance Le Prince Maurice Le Barachois Floating Seafood Restaurant

Le Barachois is an unique floating seafood restaurant comprised of five decks, located amongst the natural fish reserve, which is reached via a wooden pathway. Le Barachois overlooks the lagoon with an unspoiled view of a mountain range - the sunset is breathtaking. It is an incredible spot with a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere where guests can enjoy an aperitif before dinner while listening to relaxing music and enjoying the beauty of the surroundings. The restaurant is open for dinner only.

Asian Restaurant. situated in the Laguna Bar area, offers for lunch and dinner a selection of sushi, sashimi, maki, and dim-sum as well as other Asian specialities.

Constance Le Prince Maurice Laguna BarSituated in the main building, The Laguna Bar overlooks the pool and the beach and has two sundecks. The bar serves perfectly mixed cocktails and has live entertainment every night.

The trendy Lotus Lounge Bar is located in the main building, adjacent to Archipel restaurant. It is ideal for an aperitif before dinner and after dinner drinks in an elegant and intimate atmosphere. 

 

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Dining al Fresco: Park Hotel Vitznau


By: Five Star Alliance

Direct on the shores of Lake Lucerne next to the jetty is Park Hotel Vitznau's nostalgic pavilion with its lake terrace. Spend a while here, sampling sweet and savoury delicacies, listen to the gentle splashing of the bronze Bull & Bear fountain and enjoy stunning views of the Alps.

Park Hotel Vitznau

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Exploring the Accommodation Types at Constance Lemuria Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Luxury travelers flock to Constance Lemuria Seychelles for the gorgeous beaches, clear water, and lush vegetation. While there, they can indulge in golf at the only 18-hole course in the Seychelles, dive in one of the world's top scuba destinations, dine on gourmet meals, explore the island, or relax at the spa. There's also the Constance Kids Club to entertain smaller guests and give parents a real vacation. The resort offers a variety of spacious suite and villa accommodations to suit every traveler. To create a cocoon of luxury amidst vibrant nature, materials such as wood, stone, pink granite, marble, and thatch palm has been beautifully used to create a modern yet warm feel.

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Junior Suite

Junior Suite

All Junior suites are set in the Seychellois gardens 15 metres from the shore and designed in a minimalist, yet luxurious style with large bathrooms and private dining space.Suites measure 52 square meters and offer: Air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD player, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), high-speed internet connection, individual safe, telephone answering machine, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service.

Occupancy:  3 persons

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Senior SuiteSenior Suite

Situated just 15 meters from the shore, palm-thatched Senior Suites have a contemporary interior. The living room leads directly to an outdoor dining area and a personal massage pavilion. Ideal for a couple. Each Senior Suite measures 115 square meters including a living room and offers: air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD player, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), high-speed internet connection, 24-hour room service, a bath tub with whirlpool in the master bathroom, separate lounge with shower/WC and a double size terrace/balcony, and a choice of pillows on arrival from the special pillow menu.

Occupancy:  4 persons

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Villa

Villa

Set in private garden with direct beach access, the palm-thatched Villas have beautiful interiors of wood and stone and come with dedicated villa master service. The living room leads directly outside to a dining area and a personal massage pavilion. The villas offer spacious accommodation for a family or with a group of friends. Each Villa measures 725 square meters and offers: Air-conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath and shower/open air bath and shower room, personal relaxation and massage pavilion, private chef service or in-villa barbeque available on request, satellite TV with films and music/DVD/ Sony PlayStation (on request), Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), internet access, and a choice of pillows on arrival from the special pillow menu.

Occupancy:  6 persons
 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Presidential VillaPresidential Villa

The Presidential Villa stretches out majestically against its granite backdrop. Its design of high-raftered ceilings, marble, and local pink granite give it a Seychellois elegance that fits perfectly with its environment. The master suite is a haven, with its own terrace overlooking the ocean, open air bathroom complete with jacuzzi and sauna. Each suite has a terrace which leads to one of the villa's 3 multi level swimming pools and down to the private beach. The Presidential Villa measures 1250 square meters and offers: Personal relaxation and massage pavilion, fully equipped office, Air-conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath and shower, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD, Sony Playstation (on request), minibar, safe, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), and internet access.

Occupancy:  9 persons

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Dining Al Fresco: Marmara Bodrum


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy delectable dishes at Marmara Bodrum's Tuti Restaurant as watch the romantic
rose-coloured sky at sunset and the first city lights of Bodrum as the evening sets in.

Marmara Bodrum

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Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas


By: Five Star Alliance

Experience the Sin City from an Apex Suite at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. In the bedroom, two glass walls dramatically converge for a 270 degree view of The Strip and City Center. In addition, guests will enjoy a large glass-enclosed bathroom with walk-in shower, a stand-alone tub, dining area, bar, and pantry.

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

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New to Five Star Alliance: El Mangroove


By: Five Star Alliance

Surrounded by lush tropical forest, El Mangroove mixes wood and water elements with contemporary architecture and natural furnishings. The whimsical resort features 85 sleek units, two restaurants, a spa, a gym and a long, cabana-flanked swimming pool. 

El Mangroove

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Cool Pools: Stikliai Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The Stikliai Hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania, features this beautiful pool with an unique setting.
It is located in a brightly lit, vaulted cellar, with frescoes on the walls.

Stikliai Hotel

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