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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.

Dining Al Fresco: African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The perfect hideaway for a gourmet dining experience, Towers Restaurant at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa
s divided into three sections that include a romantic private dining area. Expect an intercontinental fusion of flavors
and a carefully-planned menu that balances every taste and seduces every sense. 

African Pride Crystal Towers

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Best Bathrooms: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa features a stunning Presidential Suite. Its sublime master bathroom with shower and antique marble bath has amazing views of Twelve Apostles mountain range and the majestic Table Mountain National Park

Twelve Apostles

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Dining al Fresco: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a mountain picnic. Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the 5-star boutique hotel is flanked by Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Image of the day: African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa is a first-class culmination of
exceptionally detailed design, a spectacular location, and a top rate management
and service team. The hotel’s intimate ambience and five star amenities epitomise a
lavish lifestyle that lets guests live the Crystal Life. From the rooftop pool’s underwater
music, the in-room ascending flat screen TVs and the distinctive boardroom wall decor
to the South African themed bar lounges, the delight is in the detail.

African Pride Crystal Towers

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Cool Pool: Arabella Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Arabella Hotel & Spa rests in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Hugged by the Rooisands Nature Reserve, the Bot River Lagoon and Kogelberg Mountains, every room leads to a private terrace or balcony overlooking pristine grounds, swimming pool, mountain views or lagoon waters. Leisure facilities include a heated indoor hydro pool, sauna, and an award-winning spa.

Arabella Hotel & Spa

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Did You Know? Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The first member of the van Breda family came to the Cape in 1721 and over the years, the family became owners of large tracks of land. Lord Charles Somerset, Governor of The Cape, gave Michael van Breda a piece of land at Oudekraal in 1836 on which to build his own hunting lodge.

In 1929, Jack van Breda designed a handsome house – much after the style of Sir Herbert Baker – with two big white frontal gables and a thatched roof. It took two years to build. After changing hands several times, the hotel became part of Red Carnation Hotels in 2002. It was renamed The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and was completely renovated by 2007.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Did You Know? The Cellars-Hohenort


By: Five Star Alliance

The Cellars-Hohenort
In 1693, The Cellars-Hohenort, then known as Klaasenbosch Farm, was the house of Hendrik ten Damme, Chief Surgeon of the Dutch East India Company. The farmhouse is positioned against the wooded knoll of the eastern slope of Table Mountain. During the 1750's it became part of the flourishing farming and wine producing area. The Cellars was the wine cellar of Klaasenbosch Farm.

After numerous owners, Arnold Spilhaus bought the farm in 1906 and replaced the old thatched farmhouse with the magnificent manor in the German style with square gables, designed by architect Seeliger. It was named Hohenort, meaning "high place" in old German. 

 

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(Bath) Rooms with a View: Table Bay at the Waterfront


By: Five Star Alliance

The Table Bay at the Waterfront's luxurious Table Mountain Head Suite offers guests incredible views of Table Mountain. There's even one from the marble bathtub. 

The Table Bay at the Waterfront Table Mountain Head Suite 

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Image of the Day: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers 3 Mountain Facing and 9 Sea Facing one-bedroom suites and naturally all come with inspiring views.  

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa 

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The Top 30 Hotels in 2012: Honorable Mention Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve


By: K. Clare Johnson

In the last month of 2012, Five Star Alliance is counting down the Top 30 Luxury Hotels and Resorts worldwide, as decided by you, our luxury travelers! But there were a few more hotels we absolutely had to mention. Be sure to check in with us daily to keep up with our countdown and explore a few of the absolute best and most luxurious hotels in the world for your future travels!

 
Here are a few fun facts about Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve:

-Bushmans Kloof has been consistently lauded for its outstanding dedication to the preservation of the 7500 hectare reserve. It is a sanctuary for many species of endangered flora and fauna.

-The organic garden provides the kitchens with fresh, robust produce.

-The award-winning state-of-the-art spa offers unique facilities such as the Crystal Steam Room and Riverside Gazebo.

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