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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.

Image of the Day: Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

Gateway Canyons is a perfect overnight destination for those traveling this scenic byway by car or motorcycle. This Colorado scenic byway is a beautiful, winding, drive through portions of Colorado’s open range.

Gateway Canyons

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Dining Al Fresco: Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin

By: Five Star Alliance

A culinary journey of Asian flavors await at Aleenta Resort & Spa's restaurants and bars in Hua Hin.
For something extra special, private dining is the ultimate choice - from a romantic dinner for two to a beach
barbecue with friends. Refreshing drinks are also available throughout the day and night at the pool lounge or Aleenta bar.


Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin

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Image of the day: Aleph Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

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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Dining al Fresco: Lowes Coronado Mission Bay San Diego

By: Five Star Alliance

The transformed Market Cafe at Loews Coronado Mission Bay San Diego offers a whimsical design inspired by its unique waterfront location. The culinary team has reimagined the menu to include dishes that showcase the culinary variety of Southern California along with familiar favorites to satisfy every appetite. Market offers both indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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Cool Pools: Discovery Shores Boracay Island

By: Five Star Alliance

An idyllic alternative to the busy Beachfront, the Discovery Shores Boracay Island pool is located on the ground level, adjacent to the Sands Restaurant. A shallow kiddie level, jacuzzi, poolside bar, and butlers armed with inflatable toys and complimentary treats make it a perfect hangout for every member of the family.

Discovery Shores Boracay Island

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Unusual Aquatic Adventures at Tiamo Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Wonder Woman may have an invisible airplane, but Tiamo Resort in The Bahamas had transparent kayaks. The crystal clear and calm Caribbean waters makes spotting starfish and other sea creatures easy.

Tiamo Resort

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Image of the day: Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico

By: Five Star Alliance

Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico is located 320 kilometers from Rio Gallegos and on the south bank of Lake Argentino, it is the city of El Calafat and a haven of peace and greenery. Considered one of the top tourist destinations in the Patagonia Argentina , has a modern infrastructure with all the services and amenities needed for a comfortable stay. This resort is considered the starting point for many excursions in Calafate both to the Glacier National Park and the town of El Chalten.

Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico
The great ice sheet known as Perito Moreno Glacier, located 80 kilometers from El Calafate, traps thousands of tourists who want to learn about the natural beauty of this large iceberg which has a front of 5 kilometers and a height of 60 meters above water level. Thus, in El Calafate it is today one of the world's most iconic destinations you should definitely visit on your next trip.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Dorsett Shepherds Bush

By: Five Star Alliance

Dorsett Shepherds Bush offers stylish and comfortable accommodations for business and leisure travelers to enjoy, relax, party, and refresh. Under the landmark glass roof, the eight-story hotel offers 317 Chinese-inspired bedrooms including 24 suites, two restaurants, a destination bar, and business facilities. 

Dorsett Shepards Bush

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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. 

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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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