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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.

Cool Pools: Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Featuring 40 free-standing suites, each with its own private pool and veranda,
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley offers the rare opportunity to experience true
luxury in a spectacular Australian bush setting. Set on a 7,000-acre conservation
and wildlife reserve in the Greater Blue Mountains, the resort is a retreat of unparalleled
seclusion and tranquility. 

Wolgan Valley Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: InterContinental Sydney Double Bay


By: Five Star Alliance

Located in the picturesque bayside village of Double Bay, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay offers luxury and privacy at its finest. Only minutes from the CBD of Sydney and 13 kilometers from the airport, guests can enjoy the central location and village atmosphere of Double Bay with boutique shopping, cafes, and the beach only a minute's walk from the hotel. 

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

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From Sunrise to Sunset at Pier One Sydney Harbour


By: Five Star Alliance

Pier One Sydney Harbour is nestled alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offers magnificent panoramic Sydney Harbour views. The hotel takes advantage of its unique location with sunrise and sunset rituals. At sunset the bar offers special Signature Cocktails and at sunrise it offers guests a special yoga experience underneath the iconic Harbour Bridge.

Pier One Sydney Harbour

Sunrise
In-house guests enjoy complimentary Yoga classes. Do your best Warrior pose on the pier from Wednesday to Friday
at 6am and on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7am.


Sunset
The Gantry Restaurant & Bar offers spectacular views of Walsh Bay and the majestic Sydney Harbour at one of the best waterfront restaurant locations in Sydney.

Book a stay at Pier One Sydney Harbour >>


Image of the Day: ADGE Apartment Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The ADGE Apartment Hotel offers a collection of two bedroom, two bathroom fully-serviced
apartments in the heart of Sydney's inner-city.

ADGE Apartment Hotel

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Top Ten Things to Do During a Stay at Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay


By: Five Star Alliance

Sydney Marriott Harbor 
The Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay is perfectly situated overlooking the gorgeous Sydney Harbour and national landmark, the Sydney Opera House. There are endless things to do in the city, but we narrowed it down to ten favorites

Top 10 Things to Do During Your Stay

1- Shop Castlereagh St. or Pitt St. Mall - just steps from the 5-star hotel on Pitt Street in Sydney

2- Visit the cobblestone streets of The Rocks & enjoy historic lanes lined with galleries, shops, and pubs

3- Take in a play, opera, or other cultural event at the Opera House

4- Explore your adventurous side with the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb  

5- Soak in the sun at world-famous Bondi Beach, or at Manly Beach or Bronte Beach

6- Learn about Australian history with a visit to the Australian Museum, the oldest museum in the country. 

7- Indulge your inner munchkin at The Wizard of Oz Funland 

8- Tee off at St. Michael's Golf Club, Northbridge Golf Club, Cammeray Golf Club, Moore Park Golf, or Bonnie Doon Golf Club

9- Get your motor running at Eastern Creek International Raceway and Motor World Museum Gallery 

10- Visit the wildlife at Taronga Zoo, the nation's leading zoological garden, featuring Australia's finest collection of native animals.

Book an exciting stay at Sydney Harbour Marriott at Circular Quay >>


Today's a Big Day for The Langham Sydney


By: Five Star Alliance

The Langham, Sydney has completed a $30 million grand transformation and reopened today.  

The Langham Sydney 

Be among the first to stay at the new and improved The Langham, Sydney >>


Did You Know? Keltic Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Keltic Lodge is serious about reducing energy consumption.

Green Initiatives include: 

Eco-friendly laundry detergents and dish washing soaps
Recycle bins throughout the property
Compost, Recycle & Reuse where possible
Including brown paper bags for compost and clear bag garbage in each guest room
Insulated blankets on hot water tanks
Using energy efficient light bulbs where possible
Using energy efficient thermostat controls in rooms where possible
Using recycled paper
On-site garden for fresh fruits & vegetables
Supporting local food

Keltic Lodge

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New to Five Star Alliance: Pier One Sydney Harbour


By: Five Star Alliance

Pier One Sydney Harbour is nestled alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offers magnificent panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Pier One Sydney Harbour is built on and over the water. The private pontoon provides the ideal launching pad to access all the great sights of Sydney Harbour. One of the very few Sydney hotels set in the heart of The Rocks, this boutique hotel allows easy access to Sydney's historic dining and entertainment precinct as well as Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

Pier One Sydney Harbour

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Cool Pools: Park Hyatt Sydney


By: Five Star Alliance

Sydney Opera House


Park Hyatt Sydney
 is perched on one of the world's most beautiful harbours. The luxury hotel is situated right between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The rooftop pool means guests can see these iconic landmarks without ever leaving their lounge chair.

 

Left: View of the Sydney Opera House from the Park Hyatt Sydney's Rooftop Pool

Park Hyatt Sydney

 






Right: View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Park Hyatt Sydney's Rooftop Pool

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Dining al Fresco: Echoes Resort Blue Mountains


By: Five Star Alliance

Echoes Resort Blue Mountains has exceptional dining venues that entwine gourmet cuisine with indigenous flavor.

Echoes Resort Blue Mountains

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