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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!


Dining al Fresco: Museum Hotel Cappadocia

By: Five Star Alliance

Museum Hotel Cappadocia's s a la carte restaurant, Lil'a offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience, featuring a delightful combination of rare dishes, traditional local cuisine, the best examples of Turkish cuisine, and, of course, elegant service. And all overlooking the magnificent Cappadocia plains below. 

Museum Hotel Cappadocia

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Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

By: Five Star Alliance

At Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, bathrooms are equipped with over-sized bathtubs, twin vanity units, and large walk-in showers and also with separate bath and walk in shower.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

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Best Bathrooms: Alila Jabal Akhdar

By: Five Star Alliance

Housed in the main hotel building, in close proximity to the resort facilities, the Loft Suites at Alila Jabal Akhdar offer 104 square meters of open-plan space spread over two stories, with spacious living area and bathroom facilities including a shower downstairs, and bedroom with en suite bathroom upstairs. 

Alila Jabal Akbhdar

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

By: Five Star Alliance

Infinity Pool

Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay are welcome at this free-form outdoor infinity pool,
located conveniently close to Vento restaurant. Bask in the sun while enjoying views of the bay, or dip below.

Azure Pool

The Azure pool is a quiet refuge, complete with a heated whirlpool, secluded on the northwest side of the island,
next to the Spa. Six air-conditioned super-cabanas – including a television, refrigerated private bar, Internet
access and a bathroom – are available for daytime rental.

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Cool Pools: Banana Island Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Banana Island Resort is an oasis of tranquility and family fun. Energize with laps at the 100 meter long pool. Children enjoy splashing at the water slide pool in a dedicated fun area. Making relaxation a refreshing pleasure, pool butlers are on hand throughout the day to serve you tropical fresh juices, creative mocktails, and cool towels. Surf lessons are available in the two lane surf pool.

Banana Island Resort

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Cool Pools: Al Bustan Rotana Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Al Bustan Rotana Dubai offers guests a chance to cool off and relax in its
temperature controlled outdoor swimming pool. For younger guests, there is a kids pool. 

Al Bustan Rotana

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Image of the Day: Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

By: Five Star Alliance

Unparalleled in design, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay rises 68 stories on a 12-acre private island, accessed by causeway, boat, or water taxi. 

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

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New Features and Amenities at D-Hotel Maris

By: Five Star Alliance

D-Hotel Maris

Set high up on the hillside, D-Hotel Maris offers spectacular and breath-taking views of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, small islands, five natural private beaches, luscious pine forests, and volcanic mountain ranges. For yachting lovers staying at the hotel, D-Hotel Maris has a 100 foot custom made sailing yacht and Sunseeker Portofino 48 available to guests for private charter to sail around the stunning nearby coastline. 

The resort has 200 luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms, all with exceptional mountain or sea views and most Deluxe rooms feature a bathtub on the balcony. D-Hotel Maris

In addition to the five on site restaurants and one breakfast restaurant, there are six cocktail or wine bars to choose from where guests will enjoy DJ performances and live music. The exclusive bay offers the best water sport facilities in the area with water skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, sailing, an international sailing school, and certified dive center. The sporting facilities include a tennis school with 3 courts, guided kayak and mountain bike tours, beach volleyball, mini-football, basketball, and the D-Gym fitness center.

For the 2015 summer season, D-Hotel Maris had added the following services and amenities: 

- The award-winning international Japanese restaurant Zuma is joined this year by the Michelin starred Il Riccio, heralding from the famed sister hotel; the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa.

- Tennis School by the world famous Wimbledon Champion Goran Ivanisevic is now available for hotel guests.

- Bodyism, the A-list fitness programme, launched the first European Clean & Lean residency at D-Hotel Maris. It runs until the end of September 2015.

- In addition to the 100 foot wooden sailing yacht, D-Hotel Maris has added a custom-made motor and a sailing yacht armada.

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Dining Al Fresco: Al Faisaliah Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Long considered among the best in Riyadh, the restaurants at Al Faisaliah Hotel
merge authentic Middle Eastern culture and traditions with the finest culinary
nfluences from across the globe. Offering a focus on fresh, local ingredients,
A Sense of Taste at Al Faisaliah Hotel creates exceptionally unique dining experiences in Riyadh.

Al Faisaliah Hotel

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