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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.

Five Star Perks at The Nile Ritz-Carlton


By: Rachael Weir

Enjoy sweeping views of the river Nile and the Egyptian Museum from the luxurious accommodations at The Nile Ritz-Carlton. Situated in downtown Cairo, the hotel has a rooftop bar, Italian restaurant, afternoon tea, and a full-service spa with an Egyptian twist. The high-end property is located between the river and the iconic Tahrir Square, offering a centralized location for exploring the city.

Five Star Alliance Perk Alert: All guests that book with Five Star Alliance receive full breakfast daily at Culina, $100 food and beverage credit, personalized welcome amenity, and VIP status. Also, room upgrades, early check-in, and late check-out based on availabilty.

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Five Star Perks at Twelve 12 Apostles Hotel


By: Rachael Weir

Set along Cape Town's scenic route, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, is located in Camps Bay, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and perched between the Twelve Apostles mountain range and Table Mountain National Park. Within easy reach of the Cape Winelands, the luxury boutique hotel combines African style with classic European comforts, Blue Flag Beaches, afternoon tea service, private cinema, outdoor pool, children's activities, spa, and mountain biking. 

Five Star Alliance Perk: All guests that book through Five Star Alliance receive full breakfast daily, a two-course lunch per person once during their stay, one afternoon tea per person once during the stay, and VIP status. Guests booking a suite and staying a minimum of three nights also receive two complimentary spa treatments. Also, subject to availability at the time of check in/departure, an upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out.

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Conservatory at the Twelve Apostles Resort and Spa, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Palais Sheherazade is a World's Best Spa Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The Palais Sheherazade and Spa, in the heart of the heights of Fez Medina, is a XIXth Century Palace composed of two Riads. In April 2015, the Palais opened an exceptional 700 m2 Spa by Anne Sémonin. 

The Anne Sémonin Spa Fez features a covered aquatonic pool with chromothreapy, massage station, cascade and hydromassing seats. The exterior pool is surrounded by a luxurious XIXth century Andalousian garden with century old palms, orange threes, jasmin flowers and a stunning giant vegetable wall. The 10 spa treatment rooms offer the following: Balneotherapy with chromotherapy; Experience shower with chromotherapy; Affusion shower; Jacuzzi with chromotherapy; Traditional moroccan Hammam with chromotherapy, steam generator and starry sky; Massage room; Private VIP Spa Suite with jacuzzi, massage tables et traditional moroccan hammam; and Esthetic and body wrap cabin. There is also a hairdressing salon and fitness center.

Is it any surprise that the Palais Sheherazade & Spa is one of the World's Best Spa Hotels for 2016?

Spa at the Palais Sheherazade Hotel in Fez

Palais Sheherazade Spa

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Cool Pools: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve


By: Five Star Alliance

The  heated outdoor pool at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve overlooks the tranquil Homestead patio, with views of the staggering rock formations. On cooler days splashing around in the warm water is the perfect way to work off some energy in the heart of winter.

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Meet The Nile Ritz-Carlton


By: Five Star Alliance

The Nile Ritz-Carlton
Set in the heart of downtown, between the Nile and the iconic Tahrir square, experience Cairo like never before at The Nile Ritz-Carlton. The spacious hotel suites are designed for guests to spread out, entertain, and to be completely comfortable within superior surroundings.

The Nile Ritz-Carlton

The diverse dining options include a rooftop bar, afternoon tea service, and a rustic Italian restaurant. Relaxation enjoys a traditional Egyptian twist at The Nile Ritz-Carlton Spa. Guests have access to the five-star facilities, including the state of the art gym, the sauna and steam room, and the swimming pool.

The closest neighbor to the Arab League and adjacent to several government ministries and the US, UK and Canadian embassies, this luxury Cairo hotel is the ideal location for meetings and events.

 


Cool Pools: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The Oasis Pool at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel one of the largest heated pools in South Africa, is ideal for families.
Poolside service is available from October to April. 

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Dining Al Fresco: African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The perfect hideaway for a gourmet dining experience, Towers Restaurant at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa
s divided into three sections that include a romantic private dining area. Expect an intercontinental fusion of flavors
and a carefully-planned menu that balances every taste and seduces every sense. 

African Pride Crystal Towers

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Fine Dining and Other Culinary Adventures at Constance Le Prince Maurice


By: Five Star Alliance

Constance Le Prince Maurice Archipel RestaurantCulinary choices at Constance Le Prince Maurice are just as terrific as the resort itself. To start, guests can savor fine dining and discover Constance's philosophy of food with a light Mauritian twist at Archipel restaurant. Here, beautifully crafted food is served in an elegant setting with a view out across the beach or the infinity pool. Wine pairings add an additional flavor to the meal. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It offers a la carte menus and themed buffet dinners. A new wine cellar adjoining the Archipel restaurant has a capacity of 25,000 bottles from around the world. The cellar includes a dedicated area for wine tasting accompanied by cheese and charcuterie.Constance Le Prince Maurice Le Barachois Floating Seafood Restaurant

Le Barachois is an unique floating seafood restaurant comprised of five decks, located amongst the natural fish reserve, which is reached via a wooden pathway. Le Barachois overlooks the lagoon with an unspoiled view of a mountain range - the sunset is breathtaking. It is an incredible spot with a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere where guests can enjoy an aperitif before dinner while listening to relaxing music and enjoying the beauty of the surroundings. The restaurant is open for dinner only.

Asian Restaurant. situated in the Laguna Bar area, offers for lunch and dinner a selection of sushi, sashimi, maki, and dim-sum as well as other Asian specialities.

Constance Le Prince Maurice Laguna BarSituated in the main building, The Laguna Bar overlooks the pool and the beach and has two sundecks. The bar serves perfectly mixed cocktails and has live entertainment every night.

The trendy Lotus Lounge Bar is located in the main building, adjacent to Archipel restaurant. It is ideal for an aperitif before dinner and after dinner drinks in an elegant and intimate atmosphere. 

 

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Exploring the Accommodation Types at Constance Lemuria Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Luxury travelers flock to Constance Lemuria Seychelles for the gorgeous beaches, clear water, and lush vegetation. While there, they can indulge in golf at the only 18-hole course in the Seychelles, dive in one of the world's top scuba destinations, dine on gourmet meals, explore the island, or relax at the spa. There's also the Constance Kids Club to entertain smaller guests and give parents a real vacation. The resort offers a variety of spacious suite and villa accommodations to suit every traveler. To create a cocoon of luxury amidst vibrant nature, materials such as wood, stone, pink granite, marble, and thatch palm has been beautifully used to create a modern yet warm feel.

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Junior Suite

Junior Suite

All Junior suites are set in the Seychellois gardens 15 metres from the shore and designed in a minimalist, yet luxurious style with large bathrooms and private dining space.Suites measure 52 square meters and offer: Air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD player, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), high-speed internet connection, individual safe, telephone answering machine, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service.

Occupancy:  3 persons

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Senior SuiteSenior Suite

Situated just 15 meters from the shore, palm-thatched Senior Suites have a contemporary interior. The living room leads directly to an outdoor dining area and a personal massage pavilion. Ideal for a couple. Each Senior Suite measures 115 square meters including a living room and offers: air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD player, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), high-speed internet connection, 24-hour room service, a bath tub with whirlpool in the master bathroom, separate lounge with shower/WC and a double size terrace/balcony, and a choice of pillows on arrival from the special pillow menu.

Occupancy:  4 persons

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Villa

Villa

Set in private garden with direct beach access, the palm-thatched Villas have beautiful interiors of wood and stone and come with dedicated villa master service. The living room leads directly outside to a dining area and a personal massage pavilion. The villas offer spacious accommodation for a family or with a group of friends. Each Villa measures 725 square meters and offers: Air-conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath and shower/open air bath and shower room, personal relaxation and massage pavilion, private chef service or in-villa barbeque available on request, satellite TV with films and music/DVD/ Sony PlayStation (on request), Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), internet access, and a choice of pillows on arrival from the special pillow menu.

Occupancy:  6 persons
 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Presidential VillaPresidential Villa

The Presidential Villa stretches out majestically against its granite backdrop. Its design of high-raftered ceilings, marble, and local pink granite give it a Seychellois elegance that fits perfectly with its environment. The master suite is a haven, with its own terrace overlooking the ocean, open air bathroom complete with jacuzzi and sauna. Each suite has a terrace which leads to one of the villa's 3 multi level swimming pools and down to the private beach. The Presidential Villa measures 1250 square meters and offers: Personal relaxation and massage pavilion, fully equipped office, Air-conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath and shower, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD, Sony Playstation (on request), minibar, safe, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), and internet access.

Occupancy:  9 persons

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Dining Al Fresco: The Palace Of The Lost City


By: Five Star Alliance

Inspired by colonial architecture, the Tusk Bar & Lounge's dramatic decor at The Palace of the Lost City includes three towering archways formed by hand-carved teak elephant tusks. A sumptuous setting for sunset cocktails, pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap, the bar boasts an extensive list of premium spirits.

The Palace of the Lost City

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