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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.

Boating Opportunities at The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Capri Palace Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel of refined elegance that recalls, with arches, vaults and columns, an ancient Neapolitan palace of 1700's. The Resort is just steps away from the small and charming center of Anacapri, authentic village in the most exclusive, charming island of Capri, where you can admire a wonderful panorama of the sea and the Gulf of Naples. The Capri Palace Hotel & Spa operates several spacious and comfortable speedboats perfect for private transfers and excursions.

Capri Palace

Boating Choices Include:

Baia 50-The Capricorn provides guests with a dining area and kitchen corner. Adjacent you will find a charming king bedded main cabin with shower and toilette. The comfortable sun decks are the perfect spot to spend unforgettable moments under the Mediterranean Sun. 

Length: 15 m
Engines: 2 x 735 HP
Max speed: 34 knots
Cruising speed: 27 knots
Fuel tank: 2000 lt
Water tank: 500 lt
Capacity max: 6 + 1 skipper - from 7 to 10 pax with 2nd skipper at extra cost
Beds: 2
Toilets: 1

Itama 40
Length: 12 m
Engines: 2 x 450 HP
Max speed: 34 knots
Cruising speed: 27 knots
Fuel tank: 1500 lt
Water tank: 500 lt
Capacity: 6 + 1 skipper - from 7 to 10 pax with 2nd skipper at extra cost
Toilets: 1

Imago 32
Length: 9,75 m
Engines: 2 x 315 HP
Max speed: 34 knots
Cruising speed: 27 knots
Fuel tank: 500 lt
Water tank: 100 lt
Capacity: 4 + 1 skipper
Toilets: 1

Capri Palace

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Dining al Fresco: Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare


By: Five Star Alliance

La Terrazza at Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare is an authentic Italian restaurant and offers one of the most spectacular dining venues in all of Italy. Take a seat on the terrace, overlooking the bay, or in the more formal dining room.

Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare

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Cool Pools: Hotel Romazzino


By: Five Star Alliance

Surrounded by a lush and sweet-smelling Mediterranean landscape of flowering hibiscus, juniper trees, rosemary, and macchia, the spectacular seawater swimming pool at Hotel Romazzino is just steps away from the seaside. A welcoming respite from the Sardinian sun, summertime pool temperatures average a comfortable 26 degrees Celsius—78.8 Fahrenheit. The nearby Beach Bar offers a refreshing menu of drinks, light sandwiches, and fresh salads.

Hotel Romazzini

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Image of the Stay: Excelsior Hotel Gallia


By: Five Star Alliance

Excelsior Hotel Gallia  was first opened in 1932. It has been fully renovated by renowned Milanese architect Marco Piva. Behind this sparkling hotel’s iconic Art Deco facade are elegant restaurants and lounges, an expansive spa, and stunning meeting venues.

Excelsior Hotel Gallia

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Enjoy Lake Como Luxury at Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni


By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is one of the oldest and most elegant hotels in Italy. Set in the splendid surroundings of Lake Como, where the blue waters meet the green mountains which soar above the lake, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni enjoys a breathtaking position on the promontory which juts halfway out into the lake, separating the two branches. Lake Como, part of the northern Italian Lakes District,  is Italy's deepest and most popular lake. It is surrounded by mountains and is known for it's world renowned romantic atmosphere. It is conveniently located between Milan and the border of Switzerland.

For the past 100 years or more, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has been one of the most well-known and prestigious hotels in the world. The luxurious vegetation of its Italian-style gardens, abounding in Mediterranean and subtropical plants, flourishes in the pleasant microclimate around the lake: sunshine almost all year round, accompanied by mild temperatures in every season. Owing to its delightful setting, Bellagio, an oasis of peace on the shores of the lake, has been a holiday destination for centuries and it was here that, in around 1850, construction work started on a luxurious holiday villa on the banks of the lake for an aristocratic family from Milan.Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni offers a plethora of amenities and activities designed to take full advantage of its spectacular location. 

Activities include:

Take a boat ride from the hotel's private dock.

Stroll in the historic gardens. 

Mountain bike on the Bellagio promontory

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

 

Enjoy a massage in the spa

Listen to live music in the lounge

Lounge on the beach

Sup on a meal prepared by a Michelin starred chef

 
Grand Hotel Villa SerbelloniTake a dip in the swimming pool overlooking the lake

Play a match on the tennis courts

Work up a sweat in the gym

Take a hike in the mountains

Mingle with the hotel's famous guests

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Cool Pools: Naumi Hotel Singapore


By: Five Star Alliance

Let the glistening waters of the rooftop infinity pool at Naumi Hotel Singapore tickle your fantasy. If you are not down for some casino action at the Marina Bay Sands or Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, you may want to visit this tranquil oasis where you can just sit back, soak up, and get away from it all. 

Naumi Hotel Singapore

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Did you know? Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Dum u Jeziska, aka House at the Jesus Child, houses the Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa. The oldest preserved part of the Dum u Jeziska is the rear portion facing the courtyard, which was built after 1591. The lower part of the original tower structure, with its perimeter masonry supported by steel bars, dates from the fortification of the Lesser Town in 1257, the oldest Premyslid fortification.

Alchymist Hotel and Spa
The Dum u Jeziska is also linked with several legends. One of them is that a convent once stood there and a nun seriously violated the rules of her order. As punishment for her transgression, she was bricked alive. Legend claims that her unhappy soul has been wandering the property since; however, the legend also suggests that the nun will be freed only when the house built on the former convent foundations is demolished and the nun's remains are buried.

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Dining al fresco: Hotel Du Louvre


By: Five Star Alliance

The restaurant at Hotel du Louvre, the Brasserie du Louvre, is renowned
for its typically Parisian cuisine and atmosphere. The terrace provides a
spectacular view over the Louvre Museum. Guests canjoy the generous
buffet breakfast on the terrace during the summer season. 

Hotel du Louvre

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Did You Know? Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

If a passer-by had stopped to look at the Dunraven family home in the 1830s he would have seen a typical Georgian house. Returning twenty years later, he would have found that modest structure had disappeared and been replaced by the exceptional Neo-Gothic Manor that stands to this day as Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort. The house is initially reminiscent of a chateau, but many of its features are shared by great residences of the era in Britain and Ireland. Mysteriously, the Manor is laid out as a Calendar House. 365 stained windows and 52 chimneys mark the annual tally of days and weeks. Sleuthing visitors may be able to spot references to the 7 days of the week and 12 months of the year. 

Adare Manor

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Cool Pools: Pegasus Suites and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

At Pegasus Suites and Spa, guests can nourish their senses in their own infinity pool or simply unwind watching the sunset from their private terrace.

Pegasus Suites and Spa

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