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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: Crown Towers Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Crown Towers is home to one of the largest and most luxurious indoor pools in the country. Hotel guests can utilize the 25 metre heated indoor pool at their leisure, with access to refreshments poolside.

Crown Tower

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Cool Pools: Palazzo Versace


By: Five Star Alliance

The Palazzo Pool at Palazzo Versace overlooks the marina. The luxury hotel has two pools total with a sitting area with lounge chairs and private cabanas for rent in between.

Palazzo Versace

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Image of the day: Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled between the blue Pacific Ocean and the calm Southport Broadwater,
Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa is an oasis of rare luxury. Surrounded by
15 hectares of lush palm gardens and a sparkling one hectare blue lagoon,
the Sheraton Mirage is the Gold Coast's only five-star luxury resort located right on the beach.

Sheraton Mirage and Spa

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Best Bathrooms: Southern Ocean Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

The open bathroom at Southern Ocean Lodge commands views to the horizon, and boasts a hand sculptured granite bath, heated limestone floors and deluxe rain shower.

Southern Oceand Lodge
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Cool Pools: Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Featuring 40 free-standing suites, each with its own private pool and veranda,
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley offers the rare opportunity to experience true
luxury in a spectacular Australian bush setting. Set on a 7,000-acre conservation
and wildlife reserve in the Greater Blue Mountains, the resort is a retreat of unparalleled
seclusion and tranquility. 

Wolgan Valley Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian


By: Five Star Alliance

Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian is a heritage building located on the former Imperial Palace grounds and within Xian's Ancient City Walls. Opened as a State Guesthouse in 1953, this iconic building provides a unique sense of place and time in a city that was China's capital throughout 13 dynasties. The architecture is a harmonious blend of French and Sino-Russian inspiration plus local style. Sensitive renovation makes the most of its spacious rooms, lofty ceilings, elegant moldings, and Art Deco features. Personalized service is the keynote and all guests enjoy individual butler service from the moment of arrival at the hotel.

Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

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New to Five Star Alliance: InterContinental Sydney Double Bay


By: Five Star Alliance

Located in the picturesque bayside village of Double Bay, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay offers luxury and privacy at its finest. Only minutes from the CBD of Sydney and 13 kilometers from the airport, guests can enjoy the central location and village atmosphere of Double Bay with boutique shopping, cafes, and the beach only a minute's walk from the hotel. 

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

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Cool Pools: The Wakaya Club and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Breeze at The Wakaya Club and Spa is a couple's spa replete with a body-temperature salt water, water shiatsu/plunge pool, overlooking an azure lagoon. 

The Wakaya Club

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Room with a View: Southern Ocean Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

The Flinders Suite at Southern Ocean Lodge features floor to ceiling glass to embrace an uninterrupted view of the magnificent Southern Ocean and foreground of rugged coastline. Each suite features spacious interiors at 65 square meters, king or twin beds, curved sunken lounge with bespoke soft furnishings, robe, ensuite with oversized rain shower, and in-suite bar. An outdoor terrace with day bed invites rest and relaxation.

Southern Ocean Lodge

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From Sunrise to Sunset at Pier One Sydney Harbour


By: Five Star Alliance

Pier One Sydney Harbour is nestled alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offers magnificent panoramic Sydney Harbour views. The hotel takes advantage of its unique location with sunrise and sunset rituals. At sunset the bar offers special Signature Cocktails and at sunrise it offers guests a special yoga experience underneath the iconic Harbour Bridge.

Pier One Sydney Harbour

Sunrise
In-house guests enjoy complimentary Yoga classes. Do your best Warrior pose on the pier from Wednesday to Friday
at 6am and on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7am.


Sunset
The Gantry Restaurant & Bar offers spectacular views of Walsh Bay and the majestic Sydney Harbour at one of the best waterfront restaurant locations in Sydney.

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