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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!


New to Five Star Alliance: Amandayan

By: Five Star Alliance

Amandayan is set on just over a hectare above the winding lanes of Lijiang Old Town. Amandayan offers 34 Suites and the two-bedroom Amandayan Suite. Designed in the traditional architectural style of the Nakhi – the indigenous people of northwestern Yunnan – Amandayan is housed in a series of dwellings arranged around peaceful courtyards. 


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Eden Roc at Cap Cana's Pink Inspiration Package Commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Eden Roc at Cap Cana
has gone pink for a good cause. The luxury Dominican Republic resort has created a Pink Inspiration Package to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This incredible package includes private luxury accommodations in one of the resort's hot pink free-standing suites, which each feature private courtyards, personal pool, outdoor rain shower, an exclusive golf cart plus the following: 

-Transportation to and from Punta Cana International Airport

-Pink welcome roses and a handcrafted souvenir in the suite Eden Roc at Cap Cana

-Daily breakfast served at Mediterraneo Restaurant 

-Special themed spa treatments including paraffin and a Flamenco Pink gel manicure

Guests may imbibe and give back at the same time when ordering the Pink Situation cocktail served at the resort's oceanfront La Palapa restaurant. During the entire month of October the Mediterraneo Restaurant will present special dishes designed by the Chefs, incorporating organic cancer fighting ingredients. 

A portion of the proceeds from the Pink Inspiration Package and Pink Situation Cocktail will be donated to a cancer institution in the Dominican Republic. 

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Nightly rates starting at USD 795, subject to tax and service charges. the offer requires a minimum 2-night stay in double occupancy. This package is valid for travel through October 31st, applies to new bookings and cannot be used with any other promotions. Additional terms and conditions apply. 

Did You Know? Constance Tsarabanjina

By: Five Star Alliance

Constance Tsarabanjina makes it home in the north-western part of Madagascar, at about 40 miles from the island of Nosy Be. Tsarabanjina is one of the islets of the Mitsio Archipelago. 

Here's a few insider tips and tricks to enhance your stay:

1-All the 25 villas are terrific but Villa number 15 has a little special something.

Constance Tsarabanjina

2-Don't miss the brand new turtle nursery

3-From August to November- you can see Humpback Whales as they come around to give birth.

4- During low tide, small romantic beaches appear between the bar and the North Beach

5-When you stay at Constance Tsarabanjina three times you can get a nameplate on the bar.

6-Bird lovers can take a ride to the neighboring Quatre Frere coral island, where a colony of seabirds including northern gannets, frigate birds and white-tailed tropic birds dwells.

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Cool Pools: The Kingsbury

By: Five Star Alliance

The Kingsbury has a sparkling swimming pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The Kingsbury

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Best Bathrooms: Villa Gallici

By: Five Star Alliance

The 16 rooms at Villa Gallici in Aix-en-Provence offers a unique interior design, including
a bathroom with bath and separate shower, and products reflecting the fragrances of Provence.

Villa Gallici

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Cool Pools: Azul Sensatori Jamaica

By: Five Star Alliance

Azul Sensatori Jamaica features 3 swimming pools, plus a wading pool for the little ones with a splash park.

Azul Sensatori Jamaica

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Cool Pools: Gansevoort Dominican Republic

By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Gansevoort Dominican Republic can bask by a three tiered cascading infinity pool with unobstructed views of the ocean and a serene sea breeze to set the island vibe in motion. Playa Imbert's crescent-shaped beach can be admired, while lounging on oversized pool cabanas.  

Gansevoort Dominican Republic

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Image of the day: AC Palacio de Santa Paula

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula is a 75 room property located in the old part of Granada,
the result of a careful and meticulous renovation of the old Santa Paula Convent. The
El Claustro restaurant, housed in the old Convent Library in the Cloister area, serves lunch, dinner,
and a buffet breakfast.

Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula

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Dining al Fresco: Thompson Miami Beach

By: Five Star Alliance

Thompson Miami Beach is home to what When Time Out Miami called "possibly the most beautiful swimming pool in the world." It was originally built in the 1920's as a place for movie stars like Esther Williams and Jonny Weissmuller to get some R&R.

Thompson Miami Beach

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