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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.

Take a Tour of The Fullerton Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Offering luxurious accommodation in the heart of Singapore's arts and financial districts, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a masterpiece of understated comfort and elegance. Transformed from the Fullerton Building which was built in 1928, its rich heritage, neo-classical architecture and strategic location make it an inspiration to business and leisure travelers.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Located where the dynamic developments of Marina Bay intersect with the Singapore skyline and nestled in the heart of Singapore's historic civic and business districts, The Fullerton Heritage Precinct is the focal point for waterfront fine dining, upscale shopping and entertainment. It consists of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, The Fullerton Pavilion, One Fullerton, Clifford Pier, and Customs House.

Guests of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore can enjoy a tour of led by an appointed historian, The Fullerton Hotel Tour takes guests on a journey to several historical points of interest within and around The Fullerton Hotel including the former main entrance of the General Post Office, Post Bar (where a 300-feet long postal counter used to be), the Straits Room (formerly the Billiard Room of the prestigious Singapore Club) and The Lighthouse (The Fullerton Hotel's Italian restaurant & rooftop bar which used to house a beacon that guided ships approaching Singapore's shores from 1958 to 1979).

Guests can also take a self-guided tour. With the support of the National Heritage Board's Heritage Industry Incentive Programme, The Fullerton Heritage together with the Singapore Philatelic Museum has designed The Fullerton Heritage Trail Map to guide visitors on a walking trail – whether you have less than an hour or three hours to spare – to discover firsthand the rich history and landmarks in and around the precinct and neighboring civic district. Some of the historical gems include the Foundation Stone, the Cavenagh Bridge, and Old Supreme Court and City Hall.

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Your Questions Answered: What is the Size of the King Bed at the Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: What is the size of the king bed at the Swissotel Merchant Court, my husband is approximately 185 meter tall?

ANSWER: Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel is a luxury hotel in the heart of the entertainment and dining hotspot Clarke Quay. Conveniently situated next to the train station, the hotel is accessible to many tourist attractions, including the shopping belt along Orchard Road, the Chinatown heritage site, and the business district at Raffles Place.
The 476-room hotel provides you with genuine Swiss hospitality and reliable service. Choose from a range of accommodation options and enjoy the use of the Club Lounge and upgraded amenities when you book an Executive room. Facilities include two restaurants, a lounge, a 24-hour gym, a free-form swimming pool and a wellness spa. Four function rooms and a column-free ballroom are also available for events.

For Your Needs, We Recommend:
Premier Room. The contemporary furnished rooms come with private balconies, providing a quayside view. Unwind in the comfort of luxury and enjoy complete in-room services and amenities after a long day of work and recreational pleasures. King bed measures 182 x 203 meter length.

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.
 


New to Five Star Alliance: Serene Pavilions


By: Five Star Alliance

Serene Pavilions is 55 kilometers from Colombo, in the heart of a 7 acre coconut grove by the Indian Ocean. There are 12 pavilions, a spa, gym, tennis court, reading room, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and private butlers to unobtrusively cater to whatever takes your fancy.

Serene Pavilions

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Sayan Bali


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Four Seasons Sayan Bali can book a special romantic dinner – either on a villa’s private outdoor terrace, beside the rooftop lotus pond or at the exotic herb balé. A dedicated waiter serves a seductive four-course menu, complete with romantic candles and exotic flowers.

Four Seasons Sayan Bali

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Fortress


By: Five Star Alliance

The Fortress is located in the town of Koggala, just minutes away from the historic town of Galle. One of Sri Lanka's finest boutique resorts, The Fortress is a sanctuary of serenity and private luxury with world-class facilities that will ease your mind and purify your soul.

The Fortress

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The Peninsula Bangkok is Pretty in Pink


By: Five Star Alliance

For a fourth consecutive year, The Peninsula Bangkok is proud to think pink and support Breast Cancer Awareness. Throughout October, guests will enjoy a French-inspired Peninsula en Rose Afternoon Tea, pink pastries, desserts and cocktails, and a rose-tinted spa offer. Part of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer.

The Peninsula Hotels donates a percentage of all proceeds raised in October from their Peninsula in Pink campaign to local breast cancer charities. The 2014 Peninsula in Pink initiative begins with a pink-themed lighting ceremony in each city.

Peninsula is Pretty in Pink

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Now Open for Business: W Beijing Chang'an


By: Five Star Alliance

W Beijing Chang'an lights up bustling downtown's exclusive Diplomatic District with a potent remix of high style, exhilarating history and pulsating nightlife. Savory spices in the three restaurants—including a world-class Chinese venue—heat things up while cool signature cocktails in the palatial Living Room, perfect pampering in our spa and an indoor heated pool complete the sizzling scene. Luxe enough for ancient royals but updated with modern treasures, the 340 lavish guest rooms offer stunning city views, W signature beds, and fully wired technology. Munchie Boxes, Bliss® Spa amenities, and top entertainment ensure imperial indulgence.

W Beijing Chang'an 

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Your Questions Answered: What Singapore Hotel Offers a Room with an Outdoor Space?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Singapore Marriott Hotel
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we're here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: What Singapore hotel Offers a Room with an Outdoor Space?

ANSWER: Singapore Marriott Hotel

Now as iconic inside as it is outside, the grand Singapore Marriott Hotel on Orchard Road has undergone a transformation. This Singapore 5 star hotel's lobby is at its resplendent best. Culinary delights abound at the award-winning restaurants, including the refurbished Crossroads Cafe and Marriott Cafe, Wan Hao, Pool Grill, and the latest addition, Java+. Unwind in the Singapore hotel's luxury spa and outdoor swimming pool. At any time, visit the fitness centre, which is open 24 hours for an energizing workout at any hour. The smoke-free Singapore Marriott Hotel is linked to at least 4 major shopping malls via an underpass, including Wisma Atria and ION Orchard. 

Every guest room has been redesigned and smartly decorated with thoughtful state-of-the-art finishing, such as 46-inch Full-HD Smart TV and two signature 1956 Eames Desk Chairs. The bathroom features a large walk-in rain shower area with resting bench and extended vanity area.Singapore Marriott Hotel
 

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

Pool Terrace Room-The 42 square meter King-bedded room is air-conditioned, non-smoking and has floor-to-ceiling windows. The outdoor veranda measures 10 square meters. The shower and bathtub are seperate, and there is a double vanity, hair dryer, lighted makeup mirro, hair dryer, and Bulgari amenities. Furnishings include chair with ottoman, in-room safe, writing desk, iron, mini-bar, and mini-refrigerator. There is 24-hour room service, and newspapers are delivered to the room on request.
 

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.


Image of the Day: Belmond La Residence Phou Vao


By: Five Star Alliance

At Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, those with romance in their hearts can enjoy an al fresco dinner by the light of 500 candles.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

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