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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.

The Luxury Hotel Insider Turns 10!

By: Five Star Alliance

Happy Birthday to us! The Luxury Hotel Insider turns 10 today. In Internet years, that's about 1,000. To put it into perspective, on October 7, 2005, Twitter was 17 months away from being invented, Pinterest had another 5 years to go before it started us all pinning, and Facebook was still called Thefacebook. George W. Bush had just started his second term in office, and the top TV shows were American Idol, CSI, and Survivor. 

Conrad Koh Samui

Here's to another 10 years of bringing you exclusive luxury hotel deals, features, and special rates from Five Star Alliance!


Eden Roc at Cap Cana's Pink Inspiration Package Commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Eden Roc at Cap Cana
has gone pink for a good cause. The luxury Dominican Republic resort has created a Pink Inspiration Package to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This incredible package includes private luxury accommodations in one of the resort's hot pink free-standing suites, which each feature private courtyards, personal pool, outdoor rain shower, an exclusive golf cart plus the following: 

-Transportation to and from Punta Cana International Airport

-Pink welcome roses and a handcrafted souvenir in the suite Eden Roc at Cap Cana

-Daily breakfast served at Mediterraneo Restaurant 

-Special themed spa treatments including paraffin and a Flamenco Pink gel manicure

Guests may imbibe and give back at the same time when ordering the Pink Situation cocktail served at the resort's oceanfront La Palapa restaurant. During the entire month of October the Mediterraneo Restaurant will present special dishes designed by the Chefs, incorporating organic cancer fighting ingredients. 

A portion of the proceeds from the Pink Inspiration Package and Pink Situation Cocktail will be donated to a cancer institution in the Dominican Republic. 

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Nightly rates starting at USD 795, subject to tax and service charges. the offer requires a minimum 2-night stay in double occupancy. This package is valid for travel through October 31st, applies to new bookings and cannot be used with any other promotions. Additional terms and conditions apply. 

Cool Pools: Azul Sensatori Jamaica

By: Five Star Alliance

Azul Sensatori Jamaica features 3 swimming pools, plus a wading pool for the little ones with a splash park.

Azul Sensatori Jamaica

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Cool Pools: Gansevoort Dominican Republic

By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Gansevoort Dominican Republic can bask by a three tiered cascading infinity pool with unobstructed views of the ocean and a serene sea breeze to set the island vibe in motion. Playa Imbert's crescent-shaped beach can be admired, while lounging on oversized pool cabanas.  

Gansevoort Dominican Republic

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Dining Al Fresco: Sandy Lane Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

High above the coastline with a stunning view across the rolling fairways to the Caribbean Sea below, The Clubhouse Restaurant at Sandy Lane Hotel has magnificent vistas. This restaurant is the perfect place for light leisurely lunches, relaxed coffees, or cocktails while watching the sun go down.

Sandy Lane Hotel

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Cool Pools: Sonesta Ocean Point

By: Five Star Alliance

The three resort pools and private beach are exclusive to Sonesta Ocean Point guests. The Edge Pool, seamlessly blending into the horizon, features comfortable sun beds with cabanas and umbrellas. The Point Pool (pictured) features a stone deck with beach chairs, umbrellas and cabanas overlooking Maho Beach and the Swim Out Pool, which is connected to the Swim Out Suites, meanders along the frontage of the resort.

Sonesta Ocean Point

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Cool Pools: Curtain Bluff

By: Five Star Alliance

At Curtain Bluff, smoked glass encases the split bathroom facilities, with a bathtub looking out into the guestroom. This integrates the bathroom with the living space and allows for natural light to subtly spill into the space.

Curtain Bluff

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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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Did You Know? Anse Chastanet Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Do you like your luxury resorts with a side of chocolate? Book a stay at Anse Chastenet and pay a visit to its Chocolate Laboratory. There are over 2000 cocoa trees on the resort estates, including the organic farm Emerald's in the Soufriere Hills. Since 2010, the resort has hand-crafted Emerald Estate Chocolate for the enjoyment of guests. At the resort's chocolate factory, guests are now able to not only taste but participate in the making of the chocolate. Resort guests staying at Anse Chastanet and at the adjoining sister property Jade Mountain Resort can choose from a variety of chocolate infused activities like chocolate sensory tastings, educational estate trips, and truffle making classes on a year round basis. Chocolate lovers will be further enticed by chocolate inspired dishes, cocktails, and body treatments in the resort restaurants, bars, and spa. 

Anse Chastenet

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Dining al Fresco: GoldenEye Hotel and Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Built in an aerie, tree house-style, the newly designed Gazebo (with lounge and restaurant) at GoldenEye Hotel and Resort serves up dishes with an international flavor. Overlooking both Low Cay Beach and The Lagoon, the Gazebo is the sexy, open-air spot to enjoy cocktails while watching fiery Caribbean sunsets. Dishes range from grilled lobster tail to seasoned rack of lamb, complemented with an international wine list.

GoldenEye Hotel and Resort

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