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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.

Cool Pools: Casa Colombo


By: Five Star Alliance

The luscious pink pool at Casa Colombo could be the first pink pool in the world.  The poolside has 8 glass sun beds, 3 canopied day beds and chrome elephants wading the shallow pool. The day beds come complete with two music selectors and headphones. There's also a poolside dining lounge.

Pink Pool at Casa Colombo


A Peek at Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin


By: Five Star Alliance

The accommodation at Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi is unique in many ways. The Frangipani Wing served first as a beach getaway for the owner's family, before it was converted into stunning beachfront residences.

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Cool Pools: Fuchun Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

A wellness highlight of Fuchun Resort is a magnificently designed indoor heated swimming pool – arguably the most beautiful hotel pool in China. The Pool Pavilion features a traditional wood-bracket vaulted ceiling supported by lacquered wood columns over a black mosaic tiled pool, and is decorated with stone statues and loungers. The Pool Pavilion terrace offers two outdoor Jacuzzis overlooking the mountains beyond.

Fuchun Resort Indoor Wellness Pool

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Dining al Fresco: The Strand Yangon


By: Five Star Alliance

The Strand Yangon offers its guests dinner in style. The Strand Hill (pictured left) has a soaring vaulted veilng with sparkling chandeliers, skylight, and a black and white marble floor. The Strand Yangon

 
 

 

 

 

 

The Strand Cafe offers a more casual dining experience with a side of people-watching along Strand Road. The Strand Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Strand Bar is known for its extremely popular Friday evening Happy Hour. 
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Private Pools at Four Seasons Maldives


By: Five Star Alliance

There's no shortage of accommodations with private pools at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.
Here's a peek at a few of them. 

Family Beach Villa with Pool

Family Beach Villa with Pool at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Bedroom Landaa Estate Suite with private pool

Three Bedroom Landaa Estate Suite with private pool at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two-Bedroom Land and Ocean Suite

Two-Bedroom Land and Ocean Suite at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Two Bedroom Ocean Suite

Sunrise two bedroom Ocean Suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Villa

Beach Villa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Bedroom Royal Beach Villa

Two Bedroom Royal Beach Villa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dining al Fresco: 137 Pillars House


By: Five Star Alliance

Dining at 137 Pillars House will conjure gastronomic memories in the making whether savored in the Dining Room throughout the day or in the secluded tropical nooks around the bucolic grounds. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Dining Room provides a stylish yet comfortable environment in which to savor recipes prepared with fresh organic ingredients. The menu offers authentic Thai fare and seasonally-inspired international dishes, all showcasing the distinctive harvests of local farmers. Guests can also enjoy al fresco dining on the adjacent courtyard surrounded by the  tropical gardens.

137 Pillars House


Cool Pools: Cocoa Island Maldives


By: Five Star Alliance

Cocoa Island Maldives features a 25 meter infinity-edge swimming pool.

Cocoa Island Maldives

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New to Five Star Alliance: Taj Exotica Goa


By: Five Star Alliance

Located on the southwest coast of Goa, overlooking the Arabian sea, Taj Exotica Goa is one of the best five star hotels in Goa. Set amidst fifty-six acres of lush gardens, Taj Exotica is a showcase for relaxation with tropical-inspired design touches, grand architecture, a sun-drenched atrium, wide shady corridors, and flower lined patios for a memorable stay.

Taj Exotica Goa

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Unusual Activities: Moonlight Spa Remedies at Alila Ubud


By: Five Star Alliance

Moonlight Spa Remedies at Alila Ubud

Alila Ubud offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy spa treatments al fresco and under the stars. Every new and full moon (which occurs on the 1st and 15th day of the lunar month) Spa Alila at Alila Ubud offers  Moonlight Remedies. During the period of a new moon or full moon the moon’s energy is believed to be at its strongest, the massage treatments are conducted outdoors in a custom spa tent, open to nature yet completely private, harnessing good lunar energy to promote healing and spiritual growth.

The Moonlight Remedies begin with the Spa Concierge personally escorting guests from their room to the garden and into the caring hands of a Spa Alila therapist. Guests enjoy a cup of herbal tea while the therapist reveals the healing secrets of the moon. Then, in the spirit of Balinese tradition, treatment begins with a prayer that is meant to relieve stress, calm fears and reduce anxiety. The therapist's healing hands draw upon the lunar energy to relax and rejuvenate. Each session ends with the therapist harmonising. the body through methods rooted in the spiritual traditions of Reiki.

Currently, four destination-inspired massage therapies are offered by moonlight: Balinese Massage, an ancient therapy that combines gentle stretching, long therapeutic strokes and pressure techniques to alleviate stress and tension; Alila Recovery Signature Massage, which combines Balinese long soothing strokes, Swedish deep tissue massage techniques and acupressure for a complete body re-awakening; Reflexology, which improves the flow of energy around the body through pressure applied to specific points on the feet and hands; and Indian Head Massage, dating back nearly 400 years, which reduces stress and boosts vitality through the stimulation of pressure points on the head, neck, shoulders and face. 

Moonlight Remedies are exclusively available during the full moon period, for $125 per person.

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Dining Al Fresco: Banyan Tree Lang Co


By: Five Star Alliance

A beachfront restaurant offering indoor and al fresco dining on a varnished veranda, Azura at Banyan Tree Lang Co serves up good old-fashioned Italian recipes, succulent offerings of seafood and deliciously scrumptious appetizers. Watch the chefs work rounds of pizza dough at an open counter before it is turned into crisply thin pizza of the highest artisan excellence.

Banyan Tree Lang Co

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