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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.

Dining Al Fresco: Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

By: Five Star Alliance

Renowned chef Oliver Glowig brings his masterful style of haute cuisine to Rome at Aldrovandi Villa Borghese. The eponymous restaurant has been recognized with two Michelin stars. Experience Chef Glowig's distinct interpretation of contemporary Italian cuisine as you gaze out at the hotel's tranquil gardens, a hidden oasis in the heart of Rome.

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Cool Pools: Banyan Tree Bangkok

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Banyan Tree Bangkok, a luxury hotel, offers a sanctuary for your senses with elegantly appointed rooms, classic service blended with native hospitality, and integrated spa offerings. Shimmering beneath the sky with an outdoor deck on the 21st floor, the pool is fringed by green plants to create the sensation of swimming within the tropics. A juice bar provides refreshment for the parched. The pool is open from 6am to 9pm daily.

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Dining Al Fresco: Banyan Tree Bintan

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Comfortably casual, the Beach Pool Bar at Banyan Tree Bintan offers a diverse menu of pleasing dishes, including freshly squeezed juices, light snacks, healthy salads, and sandwiches. Bite into a tender morsel of Sate Campur, a traditional dish of Indonesian grilled meat skewers of chicken, beef and lamb and served with a rich peanut gravy and cucumber.

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Image of the day: Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort and Spa

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Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort and Spa boasts the largest state-of-the-art hydrotherapy facility in Banyan Tree Group. A multisensory awakening treat awaits couples at The Rainforest, a unique Banyan Tree concept bringing couples through 16 unique hydrothermal therapy experiences. The experience includes an ice igloo, brine cavern, herbal sauna and rain walk.

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Image of the day: Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

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The newly renovated Baltschug Kempinski Moscow offers spectacular views of the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral. The property is located across from the Moskva River, and is nearby Moscow's fascinating sights and premier attractions. 

The building dates back to 1898, and features contemporary decor and up-to-the-minute amenities. The hotel has 227 elegant rooms, including 36 suites and unique Design Suites. Baltschug Kempinski Moscow boasts restaurant The Baltschug Grill, as well as the refined Cafe Kranzler, Lobby Lounge bar, Beauty Centre Baltschug, and a Health Club. In addition, there are 12 modern meeting rooms, and most offer great views over the Red Square.

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Cool Pools: Badrutts Palace Hotel

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The crystal lakes and majestic peaks of the Swiss Alps inspired the 2009 renovation of the Palace Wellness Spa at Badrutts Palace Hotel. Local artisans helped craft spaces from cembran pine and San Bernadino silver into an eco-friendly space with ten treatment rooms, including a hair spa, pedicure area, solarium, body treatment wing and private spa suites, as well as saunas, steam baths, and an indoor and outdoor heated pool. In addition to Anika Organic Luxury, Intraceuticals, Shodeea and La Biosthetique products, the spa also uses organic botanicals in treatments focused on mind-body balance. Many treatments draw inspiration from Ayurvedic, Thai massage and shiatsu traditions.

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Image of the day: Aleph Hotel

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Refined with just a touch of rambunctious style to keep things interesting, Aleph Hotel features 96 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an inviting full-service restaurant, and an elegant bar where late afternoon aperitifs lead seamlessly into lively evenings with friends. Style is found in Aleph Hotel's pretty and poetic details. The 96 luxury rooms, including four Exclusive Rooms with large private terraces, two Junior Suites, three Executive Suites and one Grand Suite, are studies in Italian design dating from the 1930s and 40s. Large black and white prints by New York street photographer Bram Tihany grace the walls, capturing the everyday beauty of daily life in Rome, while Italian touches like Murano Liberty glassware and Deco furnishings create unconventional spaces that sparkle with originality. All guest rooms and suites have large closets, desks, dressers and minibars, while bathrooms feature a rich line of bath amenities.

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Cool Pools: AlpenRoyal Grand Hotel

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The jewel of the Alpenroyal Grand Hotel is the outdoor swimming pool in the Grand Park built in 2008 and heated to 33 degrees. 34 metres long and 12 meters wide, the latter is the largest and above all the longest outdoor hotel swimming pool in the whole of the Alps. The Alpenroyal deliberately chose a pool with a linear shape so that its guests could have an area in which to enjoy healthy physical exercise.  The underwater music will further reinvigorate your energies.

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Did you know? Aigialos Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

With a breathtaking view of the world-famous Aegean caldera, the volcano and the deep blue waters of the
Mediterranean Sea, Aigialos Hotel, strategically located at the edge of Fira city, offers from all its balconies and
verandas an unrivalled experience of the loveliest sunset in the world, together with a rare combination of unique architecture,
elegance and tradition.

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Cool Pools: Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

The pool area at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is a sun-worshipper's delight. Covering more than 50,000 square feet, this outdoor playground offers two swimming pools, a jetted spa and ten comfortable cabanas with amenities including WiFi, phone, flat screen televisions, misters, ceiling fans, and a mini refrigerator. Guests also have access to a full-service outdoor bar and grill, WetBar.

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