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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.

Image of the Day: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

January 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is situated on Phuket's island's white sandy beach of Relax Bay.

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort 

Winter rates at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort start at $215 per night >> 

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Did You Know? Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

December 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Guests of Regent Phuket Cape Panwa are encouraged to take excursions to James Bond Island, is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." A distinctive feature of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water.

Regent Phuket Cape Panwa 

Winter rates at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa start at $225 per night >>

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Your Questions Answered: What Thai Luxury Resort do you Recommend for a Romantic Getaway?

October 19, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Le Meridien Beach Phuket
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we're here. Be sure to explore our new blog series "Your Questions Answered" to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: We are looking for a romantic getaway in Thailand- what do you recommend?


ANSWER: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

The resort is situated on Phuket's island's white sandy beach of Relax Bay. It offers 470 rooms and suites that capture all the charm and elegance of traditional Thai design. A wide range of world-class restaurants and bars add to the resort's unique experience. During the day, there are plenty of activities and sports available both on and off the beach. For guests who are looking for a bit of stress-free pampering, Le Spa provides the perfect ambiance to wash away one's troubles. At night, guests can join a sunset boat cruise on The Margaret Lee or spend the night at Le Patong Pub. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort seems a world away, providing the perfect escape to the very finest in luxury and comfort.

We'd recommend the Oceanfront Deluxe Suite. The 128-square-metre suite expands into an enriching space that features comfortable furnishings plus lush Thai fabrics in vibrant hues. Located from the first to the third floors at the ocean end of the Chaba and Mali wings, these suites offer a spacious 63-square-metre balcony overlooking the sea with an attractive teak table and chairs and a lounger for soaking up the extravagant island sun. Le Meridien Phuket Beach ResortThe suite's subtly styled living room with couch and 40" LCD TV integrates a small serving area with dining table. The large master bedroom features a private balcony and separate 37" LCD TV plus a sizeable bathroom with separate soaking bath and shower, bathroom scales, bathrobes, slippers and other essential details. Standard amenities includes a cordless telephone with speaker, hair dryer, bathroom scales, in-room safe, coffee and tea-making facilities, complimentary broadband and wireless High Speed Internet Access, and more. 775 Square Feet / 72 Square Metres features two spacious balconies with a Living Room with Serving Area


All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Image of the Day: Banyan Tree Phuket

October 13, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Phuket's location offers seemingly endless beaches of glistening white sand, abundant coconut groves, and shimmering turquoise waters.

Banyan Tree Phuket

View rates, details, and more images of Banyan Tree Phuket >>

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New to Five Star Alliance: Indigo Pearl Phuket

September 15, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Set against a backdrop of lush rainforest, Indigo Pearl rests on Phuket’s sheltered northern shore, a short drive from the airport. 

Indigo Pearl Phuket

Fall rates at Indigo Pearl Phuket start at $172 per night >>

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Image of the Day: Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket

September 6, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket offers two equally mesmerizing panoramas from its perch upon a lush peak overlooking Tri Trang and Patong beaches in southern Phuket.

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket

Fall rates at Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa Phuket start at $138 per night >>

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New to Five Star Alliance: Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa

September 4, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Please help us welcome Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa to the Five Star Alliance collection. The Phuket luxury resort  is situated on 15 acres of pristine beachfront land facing endless white beaches and the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. The grounds are a natural botanical garden exploding with the colors of exotic flowers and lush greenery and utmost care is taken to preserve the natural beauty and the environment.

Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa

Fall Rates at Wanakarn Beach Resort and Spa start at $350 per night >>

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Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012: Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi

October 4, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

We understand that no one aims to come in second place; there is no recognition for mediocrity. We at Five Star Alliance understand better than anyone the importance of offering the most luxurious resorts in the world, so we notice what’s going on in the industry, and it matters to us, because it matters to you. We work hard to offer you the best in the industry, and we’d like to welcome you to our second blog series where we feature the best and most luxurious resorts in the world. But don’t take our word for it. These resorts have been recognized as the best in the business and have made the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012.

The Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 is the eighth of their annual lists, and the hotels chosen by their team of editors and experts are the best for service, food, location, rooms, leisure facilities, ambiance and design.

The Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi is featured on the Gold List 2012: Best for leisure facilities. This luxury hotel is located on the island of Yao Noi, midway between Phuket and Krabi. The natural vegetation and landscaping provide an intimate and private setting between its elevated 54 villas. Each villa has its own infinity pool, sundeck, and a staff member who is available to serve on you hand and foot. A few key highlights include several fine dining restaurants with a well-stocked wine cellar, access to a private beach with beach amenities, customized bicycle tours, a Thai cooking class, and much more. Explore photos, rates, and availability here >>

Image of the Day: The Pavilions Phuket

August 13, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance

Imagine waking up to this view.  Stay at The Pavilions Phuket and you will.

Posted in: Phuket

Sponsored Feature: Say Hello to Trisara!

August 6, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance

Trisara, which in Sanskrit means "Third Garden in Heaven," is South East Asia's most intimate and exclusive resort & spa.
Nestling over a private bay located just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the resort is hidden amongst lush
tropical jungle, with all accommodations offering private pools, dramatic sea views, and a true sense of privacy.


The resort's 39 pool villas and suites sit above the bay, adjacent to the beachfront restaurant decks and bar
and our 18 larger residences that are a celebration of tropical luxury. Each of the residences is a private
compound styled property, with between two and six bedrooms, private kitchens, 20 meter pool, and dedicated
cooks and service staff who provide a true sense of Thai hospitality.


Although covering over 2 km of private coastline, Trisara feels small, intimate and supremely luxurious.
The entire resort is a sanctuary of privacy, space, and simple good taste with service provided by a team
of warm, caring people who regard hospitality as a joy. Numerous recent accolades include being voted in
2011 as Best Small Hotel/Resort Worldwide Under 100 Rooms and for Best Resort in South East Asia by
readers of the Gallivanters Guide.