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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.

Reviving Historic Charm in Charleston


By: Five Star Alliance

 A King Bed Club Room at the Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston, SCLocated in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Belmond Charleston Place has long been revered as the city's landmark luxury hotel.

Now, having recently completed a $30 million, three-year renovation project, that distinction has never been more fitting. The hotel's 434 guest rooms and suites now embrace the historic beauty of Charleston as well as the innovative lifestyle of today. The rooms feature sophisticated, modern designs and slick, in-room technology like one touch lighting and high-speed wireless.

The redesigned Club Level is available by private access only and is located on the top two floors of the hotel. The Club Lounge offers a cosmopolitan space including an expanded marble bar, cozy banquette that spans an entire wall and complimentary all day food and beverage service while overlooking the historic Charleston skyline.

Belmond Charleston PlaceThe new Belmond Boardroom is a sophisticated space for your next corporate retreat while the newly renovated Fitness Center has doubled in size and includes all new cardio and weight machines, making it easier to stick to your workout while traveling.

Don't worry, the hotel still has the heated, saltwater pool on the roof top of the fourth floor. In addition to the stunning retractable glass roof,  there are striking 'porthole' windows which overlook downtown Charleston. Lush plants surround the pool and jacuzzi providing a private paradise. 

Belmond Charleston Place is the perfect place for you to experience the unrivaled charm of Charleston, SC in a setting unlike any other. They offer newly renovated, luxurious rooms and suites, Four Diamond restaurants, a full-service spa and rooftop pool, sophisticated shopping and unbeatable Southern hospitality.

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P.S. Check out the "Five Star Alliance Rate" which includes continental breakfast, sparkling wine, luxury accommodations, wireless internet access, and daily newspaper.


Dining al Fresco: Los Cauquenes Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Breakfast to dinner, Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa invites guests to a world of new flavors, where the natural environment is one of the principal ingredients. Start your day savouring a plentiful breakfast, including hand made products: different flavours preparations, intense aromas and picturesque plates delighting palate and sight.

Los Caquenes

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Dining al Fresco: Chateau des Vigiers


By: Five Star Alliance

Famed for its superb gastronomy, the Bergerac and the Dordogne regions produce some of the world's finest food including Foie Gras and Truffles as well as red, white and rose A.O.C. Bergerac wines. Located just 20 minutes from the historic town of Bergerac, the restaurants at Chateau des Vigiers serve fresh, seasonal, and local delicacies that will excite and tempt your palate.

Chateau des Vigiers

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The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont


By: Five Star Alliance

Inspired by the clubby, sophisticated Grill Rooms that first became popular in New York and London in the 1920s, the Colony Grill at
The Beaumont serves classic dishes from both sides of the Atlantic.

Handsome, comfortable and flatteringly lit, with murals of classic American 1920s sporting venues by San Francisco artist John Mattos, the Colony exudes old-world glamour.

Signature dishes include lobster à la Russe, New York hot dogs, omelette Arnold Bennett, chicken pot pie, red velvet cake and do-it-yourself ice cream sundaes, with an equally eclectic wine list that takes in European classics and a wide selection from the New World. The Colony Grill is open seven days a week.

The Colony Grill at The Beaumont

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Dining at Borgo Egnazia


By: Five Star Alliance

The chef personally selects products from his vegetable garden at Borgo Egnazia or purchases them at local markets, following a careful selection that favors quality and freshness. These local products are part of a cuisine with simple yet intense flavors. 

Borgo Egnazia

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Rooftop at The First Luxury Art Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma has a rooftop bar that allows you to dine outdoors if you would like to. It offers amazing views of the city and a romantic and lively atmosphere.

The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma

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The Vault at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai


By: Five Star Alliance

Located on JW Marriott Marquis Dubai's hotel's 71st and 72nd floors, the Vault bar boasts breathtaking views of Dubai,
craft cocktails, and fine cigars.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai


Cool Pools: Le Meridien Tampa


By: Five Star Alliance

The outdoor pool at Le Meridien Tampa offers a relaxing environment to unwind after a day of traveling or exploring the attractions, galleries, and restaurants in Tampa. Relax in a lounge chair by the pool and soak up the warm Florida sun before cooling off in the crystal clear blue pool water. The pool is located behind the hotel on the ground level. Guests may access the pool by taking the hotel service elevator to Level One. There is no lifeguard on duty at this pool and it is open year-round.

Le Meridien Tampa

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Where to Eat: Ashford Castle


By: Five Star Alliance

Creative cooking, inspired use of seasonal ingredients and an innovative menu await you at Ashford Castle.
Chef Stefan Matz has received many accolades for his culinary expertise and has developed an impressive
choice of four unique dining experiences, each with its inimitable style and ambience.

Ashford Castle

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore


By: Five Star Alliance

The Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore is a one of a kind true gem in Santa Barbara’s history of lavish upscale resorts.  It was built in the 1920's as a retreat for movie stars and the rich and famous as a way to get away from the busy LA scene just 90 miles to the south.  The hotel and outdoor dining deck is strategically located right on the ocean and just minutes away from the many downtown Santa Barbara events and activities. Lunch or dine in the beautifully landscaped grounds filled with majestic palms, flower gardens, and cypress trees.

Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore

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