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LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER

 
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.

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!

 


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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New to Five Star Alliance: L'Heure Bleue


By: Five Star Alliance

New to Five Star Alliance! L'Heure Bleue, on Madagascar's Nosy Be Island, features 8 luxury lodges and 10 waterfront bungalows. The secluded luxury resort is located on Madirokely Beach and backed by a hill overlooking the bay of Ambatoloaka. 

L'Heure Bleue

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Dining al Fresco: Palais Sheherazade and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

At Palais Sheherazade and Spa, guests will find not only a lush garden, rich with the intoxicating perfumes of jasmine and orange flowers, but also a kiosk and a winter restaurant, alongside a swimming pool bordered by century old palm trees. 

Palais Sheherazade and Spa

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Dining al Fresco: Fairmont Mara Safari Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont Mara Safari Club Outdoor dining on the Masai Mara reserve is enhanced with the creation of a boma, a structure influenced by traditional homesteads, where guests can enjoy a cultural dinner reflecting not only African cuisine but also rich musical accompaniment. 

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

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Cool Pools: Singita Boulders Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Each suite at Singita Boulders Lodge comes complete with a private infinity pool as well as this idyllic swimming pool located in the main lodge area.

Singita Boulders Lodge

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Cool Pools: Fairmont Mara Safari Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont Mara Safari Club offers guests a free-form swimming pool. Sun-beds and mattresses are available and towels are provided. Changing rooms, both male and female, are available adjacent the pool and there is an outdoor shower.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

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New to Five Star Alliance: Fairmont Mara Safari Club


By: Five Star Alliance

Fairmont Mara Safari Club lies in the north west of the Masai Mara, at the foot of the Aitong Hills. The luxury Masai Mara accommodations at Fairmont Mara Safari Club offer a traditional safari experience with the comfort and amenities of a luxury resort hotel. The well-appointed Mara Safari Club is set by the Mara River at the foot of the Aitong Hills in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area that borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. All the 51 luxury tents have their own private viewing deck from where hippo and crocodile are regularly seen. Each room has four-poster beds with pillow-top mattresses and fine linens, 3-piece en-suite facilities with solar-heated hot and cold running water, a refreshment center. in-room safe, and wireless telephone that allows you to set up dining on your deck or ensures no request is left unfulfilled.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

The main lodge houses a warm reception area, retail shop, library equipped with Internet access, a beautifully decorated lounge area, and a lovely dining room. A large deck is cantilevered over the river so guests can watch the hippos play or gaze up at the stars after a day of wonder is unmatched. Dining at The Mara Safari Club is a safari in itself, made from the abundance of fresh Kenyan produce. At the Club, the pool, al fresco buffet lunches, and nightly activities of Maasai dancing, presentations, and discussion on the Mara's ecosystem and Maasai culture, all add up to create a truly unique experience.

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Image of the day: African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa is a first-class culmination of
exceptionally detailed design, a spectacular location, and a top rate management
and service team. The hotel’s intimate ambience and five star amenities epitomise a
lavish lifestyle that lets guests live the Crystal Life. From the rooftop pool’s underwater
music, the in-room ascending flat screen TVs and the distinctive boardroom wall decor
to the South African themed bar lounges, the delight is in the detail.

African Pride Crystal Towers

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Cool Pool: Arabella Hotel and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Arabella Hotel & Spa rests in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Hugged by the Rooisands Nature Reserve, the Bot River Lagoon and Kogelberg Mountains, every room leads to a private terrace or balcony overlooking pristine grounds, swimming pool, mountain views or lagoon waters. Leisure facilities include a heated indoor hydro pool, sauna, and an award-winning spa.

Arabella Hotel & Spa

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