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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.

Dining al Fresco: Mount Cinnamon

August 6, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Mount Cinnamon's open-air restaurant Savvy's is bright and airy for breakfast and romanticly candlelit for dinner with every table taking advantage of the far-reaching sea views.

Mount Cinnamon

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Did You Know? River's Edge Hotel and Spa

August 6, 2014
By: K. Clare Johnson

River's Edge Hotel and Spa
River's Edge Hotel and Spa
makes being green look easy. The Portland luxury hotel combines upscale surroundings with warm Pacific Northwest hospitality and a commitment to responsible environmental practices. The hotel offers dog-friendly rooms, and a there's even a Bark Bar Menu available from room service. In keeping with Portland's bike-friendly reputation, the hotel offers complimentary bikes for guest's enjoyment. It is also located on the Willamette Greenway Trail. River's Edge Hotel and Spa recommends day hikes, walking tours, wine tours, and explorations of Hoyt Arboretum, Latourell Falls, and Ecola State Park to Indian Beach.

Green Awards Include:
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 - Hotels In Portland
TripAdvisor Green Leaders Silver Level 2014
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Silver Certification:
GreenGuard Certified
Energy Star Partner
Recycle at Work Award 
Program Ally of Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.

River's Edge Hotel & Spa was also recognized among hotels in Portland for improving the building's energy efficiency through a CFL retrofit and participated in a pilot project to change out all showerheads from 2.5 gpm to 2.0 gpm.

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Posted in: Portland, OR

Image of the Day: Eau Palm Beach

August 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Eau Palm Beach is situated on a private beach on seven acres of oceanfront with lush tropical gardens. Guests are welcomed with champagne, breathtaking ocean views, and cooling tropical breezes.

Eau Palm Beach

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Attaches at The Quin Hotel

August 5, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Quin HotelThe Quin Hotel takes concierge service to the next level. The luxury Manhattan hotel personally assigns an Attache to each guest prior to their stay. These luxury lifestyle curators design iteniraries for guests based on their needs and desires. Before check-in, the personally assigned Attache will reach out to gather information regarding  travel plans. 

Once host to the century's greatest Artists, including Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Marc Chagall this Arts & Crafts landmark has been lovingly restored by renowned architects, Perkins Eastman.

The Quin HotelEach Attache is an expert in all things New York City. Exclusive fashion, art, performance, music, or dining opportunities are all available thanks to the Attaches. Want to shop in privacy at Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, or one of the city's other exclusive stores? Need tickets to the hottest show on Broadway. Desire to dine at Per Se or one of Manhattan's other top restaurants? The Attaches can handle all these requests and more. Helicopter or plane trips, front row seats to New York Fashion Week, or anything else you might desire is within reach. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: The St. Regis Istanbul

August 4, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled in the heart of Nisantasi, The St. Regis Istanbul, which is scheduled to open February 1, 2015, is surrounded by the exclusive district's shops, dining, art, and entertainment. Mere steps away are such destinations as Macka Park, the convention center, the city center, and the Bosporus.

The St. Regis Istanbul

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Posted in: Istanbul

Your Questions Answered: What Orlando Family-Friendly Luxury Resort Would You Recommend?

August 4, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
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: What Orlando family-friendly luxury resort would you recommend for a family of four, children ages 8 and 11?

ANSWER: Omni Orlando Resort At Championsgate 

The four-diamond Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is located within 10 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, and just 20 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld. Surrounded by 36 holes of Greg Norman designed golf, the resort is also home to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy World Headquarters. Five unique dining options on-site include PanAsian, Italian and American cuisine. In addition to superb golf, guests enjoy 15 acres of recreation and relaxation. Guests may grab a tube and ride the long and winding lazy river, splash in the zero entry family pool with pool slide and nearby water playground, or relax by the quiet formal pool in their own private cabana. Fitness options include tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts, a lighted, nine-hole par three golf course, walking and jogging trails, and a state-of-the-art fitness center that is available for guests to access 24 hours a day. A full service European-style Spa rounds out the amenities with the highest level of personalized attention. 
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
All 720 guest rooms are beautifully furnished and feature luxury linens, bathrobes, executive work chair and desk, wired and wireless internet access, dual line telephones with voicemail (one cordless), flat screen TV with on-demand movies, coffeemakers, safes (accommodates laptop), hairdryer, lighted makeup mirror, iron, and ironing board. Spacious two and three bedroom villas feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, marble clad baths with Roman tubs and spectacular golf and pool views. Master bedrooms feature king size beds, and master baths. Each villa offers a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room for six, spacious living room, and den with sleeper sofa.

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:
2 Bedroom Villa - 1 King Bed And 2 Double Beds. Two-bedroom villas will accommodate up to eight guests comfortably. These spacious accommodations feature a master bedroom and bath with a king bed and a second bedroom with one or two beds. Each villa includes a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, a dining room with a wet bar, a separate den, and a private terrace or balcony. Maximum Occupancy 10. 1,543-1,620 square feet.

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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.


Get Well at Miramontes THE WELL Spa

August 3, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Miramonte Resort and Spa What better way to get away from it all than to run away to the deserts of Palm Springs to the ultimate spa destination, Miramonte Resort and Spa? This property is home to The Well Spa, a destination spa resort that has received multiple awards for its spa services on offer. 

Established in 2004, THE WELL Spa offers award-winning services in an intimate Tuscan environment. It has been named "Best Spa" by polls of readers locally from Desert Magazine to "Top 100 Resort Spas" by worldwide vote in Conde Nast Traveler.

Distinctive outdoor and indoor treatments are available to enliven your senses and bring relaxation and rejuvenation to both the body and spirit, for the ultimate spa experience. The 12,000 square foot spa facility at WELL Spa features amenities such as separate steam rooms for both men and women, river bench water therapy, a plethora of indoor treatment rooms to choose from that have jet soaking tubs, five outdoor treatment spaces including the Watsu pool, a quiet meditation room, and a beverage bar featuring an exclusive spa menu with light fare to complement the rejuvenation experience. Guests can also have fun while they relax with the Pittura Fiesta Painting Party by getting dirty using bright-colored muds and clays on your body, face and hair.

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Cool Pools: Anantara Sanya Resort and Spa

August 3, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled between sandy beaches of Dadonghai bay and the quiet mountains, Anantara Sanya Resort and Spa offers the best of both tranquil worlds.

Anantara Sanya Resort and Spa 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Marmara Park Avenue

August 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Marmara Park Avenue provides a refuge from the noise, pace, and pressures of the city that never sleeps. Openness and understated glamour are part of the building’s DNA, harkening back to the days when it housed design and architecture studios. Each of the 128 suites and guestrooms, including three penthouses, boast vast, spacious ceilings that capitalize on the location's natural light, providing uninterrupted and unparalleled views of the New York skyline. Inside, the rooms feature massive guest beds topped with mountains of pillows, wetbars /fully-equipped kitchens, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors. 

The Marmara Park Avenue

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Did You Know? Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

August 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Located right beside the Iguassu Falls, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is surrounded by nature and the Atlantic rainforest. It is the only hotel located within Iguassu National Park.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas 

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