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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.

Cool Pools: Banana Island Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Banana Island Resort is an oasis of tranquility and family fun. Energize with laps at the 100 meter long pool. Children enjoy splashing at the water slide pool in a dedicated fun area. Making relaxation a refreshing pleasure, pool butlers are on hand throughout the day to serve you tropical fresh juices, creative mocktails, and cool towels. Surf lessons are available in the two lane surf pool.

Banana Island Resort

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Cool Pool: Campo Bahia Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

The pool area, situated in the center of Campo Bahia Resort, offers 700 square meters of relaxation. 

Campo Bahia Resort

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Dining al Fresco: Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

In the relaxed atmosphere of Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel, bathing in the sun and sea, savour the delicious creations of Nicolas Navarro: salads, meats, and grilled fish. Le Cap beckons you to enjoy its delicious sun-drenched dishes, in the shade of its parasols on the waterfront.

Cap d'Antibes Beach Hotel

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Dining al Fresco: CERVO Zermatt


By: Five Star Alliance

Dinner is served on the CERVO Zermatt terrace – the ultimate setting for cozy intimacy, offering unique mountain views. Luxuriate in the sun and spoil yourself with refreshing drinks and tasty Alpine tapas. All this against a natural backdrop which is one of the most spectacular vistas in the whole of Zermatt.

CERVO Zermatt

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Kids Free Month in San Diego This October


By: Five Star Alliance

Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla​October is a great month to bring the family to La Jolla, California.  Throughout the entire month of October, kids play and eat free at over 100 different restaurants, museums and attractions all over San Diego!  This is a fantastic opportunity for families to save a little money while enjoying an absolutely memorable trip.

And kids always stay free at the 4-Diamond Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla.  And we have some great deals and special packages for families of all sizes!  Situated in the seaside Village of La Jolla, the Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel.  Commanding views of the California coastline, this landmark hotel overlooks the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is ideally located just steps away from miles of beautiful beaches and 15 minutes north of downtown.    Within walking distance are world-class shopping, dining and entertainment and within a short drive are an abundance of golf, recreation and visitor attractions. Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla

The hotel features 93 air-conditioned, non-smoking guest rooms and suites (some with fully-equipped kitchens, ideal for traveling families).  Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is also available in each of the guest rooms and suites and throughout all public spaces.  A heated outdoor pool, valet parking, complimentary bottled water, bathrobes and evening turndown service are just a few of the luxuries guests will enjoy.

NINE-TEN Restaurant, providing catering for all group functions, boasts nationally acclaimed chefs, an “extraordinary to perfection” ZAGAT rating and a Wine Spectator-awarded wine list.  Our Evolving California Cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

With its ideal location, gracious service and environment of extraordinary comfort, the Grande Colonial hotel provides the ideal destination for those traveling to enjoy Kid’s Free Month in San Diego this October.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Phuket Panwa Beachfront ResortPhuket Panwa Beach Front Resort is located in a serene cove on Makham Bay, one of the peaceful beaches in Cape Panwa on the southeast corner of Phuket. All 227 Rooms & Suites are furnished and inspired by Phuket's Sino-Portuguese heritage, with a private balcony or terrace for every room, a plush Posturepedic bed, soundproofed design, and a spacious bathroom with separate shower and bath.

Unwind and recharge with the spa, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pools, kid's club, and water sport activities. The Pawan Panwa Spa is dedicated to helping guests relax and restore. Its holistic treatment approach aims to help you re-discover inner physical and mental wellness. Signature massages employ a unique oil blend that heals, reduces tensions, and provides total relaxation. From a casual bite to a fine dinner with sensational wines, the resort's wide range of restaurants will satisfy any palate. Dine on delectably spiced curries, sweet desserts, tart tropical fruits, savory grilled meats, and the freshest seafood.Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort

Enjoy all the advantages of a beachfront resort at the resort’s Blue Horizon water sports center. Select from an array of exhilarating choices, including water activity lessons, ocean kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, and other non-motorized options. With a total of 420 square meters of event space, Phuket Panwa Beach Front Resort is well equipped to host any event or function. Overlooking the exquisite Makham Bay, the resort's function rooms are purpose built to take advantage of the property’s spectacular location.

Phuket Panwa Beach Front Resort takes pride in giving guests the best experiences possible, tailored to their needs.

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Cool Pools: Aman Sveti Stefan


By: Five Star Alliance

As well as the swimming pool on the mainland which is part of the Spa, Aman Sveti Stefan offers two swimming pools on the island. The resort’s main lap pool is located on the lower terrace on the west side of the island, while the second is set on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Both are surrounded by sun loungers and offer casual dining throughout the day.
Aman Sveti Stefan

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Take a Look at a Few of our Favorite Destination Hotels


By: Five Star Alliance

There's a Destination Hotel no matter what your interest. Here's a few of our favorites:Eden Roc Miami Beach

Eden Roc Miami Beach
- Miami Beach, FL, USAEden Roc Resort & Spa features 535 posh guest rooms and 96 suites, many with unparalleled ocean and pool views and coming in the fall of 2015, 210 Nobu inspired guest rooms which include 15th floor Penthouse suites with panoramic views. Spacious accommodations offer sophisticated design and elegant amenities to create an exceptional boutique Miami hotel experience. Guests choose from stylish deluxe guest rooms, bi-level bungalow lofts and stunning suites with over-sized or wraparound balconies overlooking the Atlantic. Amenities include luxurious bedding, jetted tubs, flat-screen HDTVs, iPod stations, high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi, and large desks and ergonomic chairs. ADA accessible rooms are available to guests upon request.

Inn and Spa at Loretto - Santa Fe, NM, USAInn and Spa at LorettoReflecting the rich culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Inn and Spa at Loretto effortlessly blends old-world charm with world‐class splendor. One of the state's most photographed buildings, this urban Destination Luxury resort is reminiscent of the famed Taos Pueblo. Situated adjacent to the famed Loretto Chapel the Inn features 136 guest rooms, including Santa Fe's only Penthouse suite, casual fine dining, full‐service spa, year‐round heated pool and cozy lounge, as well as multiple onsite shops and galleries – all centrally located just steps from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road. The stunning backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains completes the picture of this truly authentic Santa Fe hotel.

The Marker Hotel Union Square
The Marker Hotel Union Square - San Francisco, CA, USA
A boutique hotel located in San Francisco's Theatre District and just a few blocks from Union Square, The Marker offers easy access to world class shopping, dining, and entertainment in the heart of The Golden Gate City.

 
La Cantera Hill Country Resort


La Cantera Hill Country Resort - San Antonio, TX, USA
Ta San Antonio adventure. Centrally located to the finest attractions and with it relaxed sophistication the resort offers authentic experiences, whether it’s relaxing in an exclusive pool cabana or discovering the hidden wonders of the Texas Hill Country
 

The Gant

The Gant
- Aspen, CO, USALocated in a secluded five-acre enclave at the base of Aspen Mountain in downtown Aspen, The Gant offers guests the service of a Colorado ski resort with the flexibility of a condominium vacation rental. Each of the resort's 120 condo rentals offers convenient access to Aspen, signature Gant Van service, and easy access to the slopes. The Gant's condominiums feature floor plans with one to four bedrooms, each of which are fully furnished – ideal for group and family vacations.

 

 

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Cool Pools: Aqualina Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The Tranquility Pool at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach exudes calm tranquility and sophisticated outdoor relaxation. The adults-only environment makes it ideal for uninterrupted sunbathing or even a quick catnap in the South Florida sun. Poolside food and beverage service complete the feeling of lounging at your own Mediterranean villa. Private poolside cabanas are available for those wishing to elevate the feeling of retreat even further.

Acqualina Resort and Spa

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Best Bathrooms: 137 Pillars House


By: Five Star Alliance

The en-suite bathroom at 137 Pillars House with dual washbasins has a vast walk-in closet and a sunken bath facing onto the tropical foliage.

137 Pillars House

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