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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.

Win a stay at Belmond Charleston Place

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Belmond Charleston Place
Contemplating booking a luxury hotel stay through Five Star Alliance? You could be enjoying a stay at Belmond Charleston Place on us just for booking.

Belmond Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand 17th century residence from the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier to lush personal suites. The staff of Belmond Charleston Place is dedicated to entertaining its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians.

Located in the heart of the historic district on renowned King Street, Belmond Charleston Place is accessible to all that the city has to offer including shopping, dining, historic homes, and tours.

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Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

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At Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, bathrooms are equipped with over-sized bathtubs, twin vanity units, and large walk-in showers and also with separate bath and walk in shower.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

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Cool Pools: Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

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Enjoy a refreshing swim in heated rooftop pool at Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, featuring breathtaking views of Lima and the Pacific Ocean.

Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

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Best Bathrooms: Alila Jabal Akhdar

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Housed in the main hotel building, in close proximity to the resort facilities, the Loft Suites at Alila Jabal Akhdar offer 104 square meters of open-plan space spread over two stories, with spacious living area and bathroom facilities including a shower downstairs, and bedroom with en suite bathroom upstairs. 

Alila Jabal Akbhdar

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New to Five Star Alliance: Iconic Santorini

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Now that's a pretty spectacular breakfast view! Iconic Santorini is a boutique hotel that features 20 individualized traditional cave residences, rooms, and suites. Guess can enjoy massages in the private couples rooms or sun themselves on the unusual black pebble or black sand beaches.

Iconic Santorini

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Did You Know? Casa Fuster Hotel

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Originally constructed in 1908 and completely restored in 2004, Casa Fuster Hotel is an emblematic
modernist building designed by the famous Catalan architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner. Mr. Mariano Fuster, 
a gentleman from Mallorca’s upper class, met and fell in love with Ms. Consuelo Fabra i Puig, the daughter of the
Marquis of Alella, in Barcelona. The building was a gift from the Senor Fuster to his wife. Mariano Fuster put the
house in his wife's name and dedicated a rose window to her with the initials CF. At the time it was the most expensive
house in the Catalan capital, due to the high quality marble and other materials used in construction. 

Casa Fuster Hotel

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Anantara Joins the Elephant Parade

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Anantara Elephant Parade
Get ready for the stampede! Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is partnering with Elephant Parade® and  to bring the world's largest open air art exhibition, Elephant Parade, to Bangkok.

The exhibit's herd of almost one hundred 1.5 meter elephants will be exhibited as a herd in key locations throughout Bangkok, starting on 1st December 2015 and ending on January 29th 2016.Anantara Elephant Parade

The first major Elephant Parade was held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands in 2007 and has since been exhibited in cities across the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Milan, and Hong Kong. Elephant Parade Bangkok will be a first for Thailand.

Founder Marc Spits and his son Mike came up with the unique event after a visit to the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital in Lampang, Thailand, which treats sick and injured elephants. During that visit, they fell for Mosha, a baby elephant who lost her leg after stepping on a landmine when only seven months old and was the first elephant to receive a prosthetic limb. Mosha gets a new leg every year, and each time must learn to walk all over again. Mosha features in each Elephant Parade exhibition and will have a specially Thai themed painted prosthetic leg for the Bangkok Parade.

Anantara Elephant ParadeArtists from all walks of life have designed elephants in support of elephant care and conservation. Famous supporters of Elephant Parade Bangkok include: Hangover 2 star Nirut Sirichanya;  Furious 7 star Tony Jaa, designer Paul Smith, Top DJ Hardwell, and Thailand World beauty queen Sirinya Bishop.  

In February 2016 a selection of elephants from the parade will be auctioned off at a charity gala dinner at Anantara Siam Bangkok. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. The foundation will find fund a range of sustainable programs that benefit the elephants of Thailand, including Wildlife Alliance, Freeland, WildAid, Think Elephants, and Thai Elephant Therapy Project.  

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Image of the day: AC Palacio de Santa Paula

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Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula is a 75-room property located in the old part of Granada, the result of a careful renovation
of the old Santa Paula Convent and conservation the old cloister. A unique establishment where guests are able to rest and
enjoy one of the principal monuments of the city center, in the luxury of a fine hotel. 

Hotel AC Palacio

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Cool Pools: RIMBA Jimbaran Bali

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A central feature of RIMBA Jimbaran Bali's modern design is the ark-shaped lobby, designed in the style of a ship surrounded by one hectare of water bodies. These include six distinct swimming pools, each offering a different experience and colored a different shade of blue from their mozaic design. The pools are connected by a network of waterfalls, fountains and streams, and are located on different levels to create a multi-layered aquatic environment. From the lobby, the pools appear to cascade down like Balinese rice terraces, nestled amidst the surrounding forest and reflecting RIMBA’s stunning sunset views.

Rimba Jimbaran

Rimba Jimbaran Bali



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New to Five Star Alliance: Guarda Golf Hotel

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Guarda Golf HotelGuarda Golf Hotel offers an exceptional location in the heart of Crans, five minutes on foot from Crans city center. Crans Montana has a reputation as a golf mecca in the summer and a skier's paradise in the winter. The hotel has twenty-five rooms and suites – outfitted exclusively with natural materials – two gourmet restaurants, a lounge, and the first spa in the world to offer Brazilian Ivo Pitanguy treatment products.

Hotel Guarda Golf is in one of Switzerland's finest skiing and snowboarding arenas. The slopes extend from the plateau at an altitude of 1500 meters all the way up to the Plaine-Morte glacier at 3000 meters above sea level, a downhill and cross-country skiing paradise. The arena is served by 28 lifts and offers fans over 140 km of pistes in all challenge categories. Right at the Guarda Golf's doorstep, cross-country skiers have access to an extensive network of separate tracks. The hotel is located on the fairway of a 9-hole golf course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, and adjacent to an 18-hole course designed by former world champion Severiano Ballesteros.

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