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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.

The Peninsula Bangkok Celebrates 15 Years with 15 Fabulous Facets

July 1, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Peninsula Bangkok
The ultra-luxurious Peninsula Bangkok is turning 15 this year!  To celebrate, they are launching a special guest package called Fifteen Facets that features 15 unique Peninsula experiences. The package is priced at THB 55,150++ per two guests for four nights’ stay and is valid from 1 May to 31 October 2013. 

The main features of the package comprise:

-Fast track welcome at Suvarnabhumi Airport
-BMW limousine roundtrip transfer
-Deluxe Room for two 
-Daily Breakfast for two at River Cafe & Terrace
-Relaxed Lunch for two at The Pool
-Private Dinner for two in the Paribatra Aviation Lounge
-One hour spa treatment for two at The Peninsula Spa
-Two alcoholic drinks and unlimited soft drinks at The River Bar for two
-Two cocktails at Thiptara Lounge for two
-The Peninsula Top Chefs’ Secrets
-The Peninsula Afternoon Tea for two
-Tuk Tuk Tour of Klongsan
-Asiatique The Riverfront Visit by Peninsula Private Boat
-The Peninsula Academy Footprint from the Past
-Late Check-out until 6:00 pm

Other 15th annivesary celebrations planned include corporate responsibility and sustainability programmes for the Thai community, special events, and the official launch of the hotel’s new look lobby.

 

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Winner's Report: The Ultimate Getaway

June 28, 2013
By: Guest Writer

Viceroy BaliA few months ago, we held an Ultimate Getaway sweepstakes. The grand prize was a stay at Viceroy Bali, and included business class airfare furnished by Qatar Airlines. 

Our winner, Kim H, has written up her experiences for us. 

 My trip to Bali began in New York City on Qatar Airlines. Being able to fly Business Class with such a wonderful airline was truly a rewarding way to travel. 

Viceroy Bali

It was an absolute pleasure to travel in such comfort and luxury!


Everything in Bali was a feast for the senses. From sights to sounds to everything in between, it was overwhelming – but all in a good way! There were so many wonderful restaurants to try out in Ubud and beyond. There was a lot of Nasi Goring to be had, and plenty of watermelon juice. We sampled everything from local roadside stands to top rated warungs.


Our stay at the Viceroy Bali was the crown jewel of the trip. The staff showed such an unparalleled kindness throughout our entire visit. The Deluxe Garden Terrace villa that we were in was absolutely heaven. The room was immaculate and the pool with a bale was truly a touch of paradise. We had our morning breakfasts at Cascades Restaurant at the Viceroy which was phenomenal. What a perfect way to start out the day!

Viceroy Bali


We did get a chance to go down to the beaches in Seminyak and Kuta. I can see why Bali is a surfer’s paradise. The waves were tremendous and beautiful! When I return to Bali one day, it will be with a surf board in hand. A real highlight was a visit to the Elephant Safari Park in Ubud, where they had a six-week old baby there and you could really get up close and interact with the elephants. It was a really amazing experience!

Bali is a kind, culturally-rich island which was unlike any place that I’ve ever been to. I left feeling incredibly grateful for the chance to soak it in for one week and take away such wonderful memories.

 We're so glad she had a wonderful time on her trip!

 

You can see more of Kim's gorgeous pictures on Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook

 

 

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Image of the Day: The Peninsula Tokyo

June 28, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Peninsula Tokyo is a gracious free-standing hotel offering 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites.

Peninsula Tokyo

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Did You Know? Fuchun Resort

June 27, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Fuchun Resort
Fuchun Resort
 
is named to honor a painting by artist Huang Gongwang, who lived from 1269-1354. "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" is considered to be one of his greatest works and is a national treasure. The Chinese landscape painting, which is a depiction of the scenery along the Fuchun River, was burnt into two pieces in 1650. Today, one piece is in the Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou, while the other piece is in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Fuchun Resort stands as a replica of this famous painting. In his honour, the Resort is named after his greatest artwork.

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Receive the Royal Treatment at The Raj Palace

June 24, 2013
By: Elaine Lee

The Raj Palace

A stay at The Raj Palace Hotel will leave you doused in luxurious elegance. This royal Indian palace turned hotel held the title of “World’s Leading Heritage Hotel” by the World Travel Awards consecutively from 2007 to 2011, so guests should not expect anything less than the royal treatment when visiting this opulent palace. The Raj Palace Hotel is home to one of the most luxurious hotel suites in the world, with their presidential suite priced at a jaw-dropping $45,000 USD a night. The room used to belong to a former Maharaja, and is one of the biggest suites in Asia. However, with high costs come high expectations which the Raj Palace Hotel fully delivers on. This four floor palatial suite comes complete with gold and ivory absolutely everywhere. If the design elements alone do not speak to its royal past, then maybe the historical artifacts inside a private museum located inside the suite would. Guests are pampered with top notch five star service and privacy, as a private roof terrace and swimming pool with breathtaking views of the city of Jaipur.

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Four Seasons Bali Jimbaran Bay Opens New Restaurant

June 17, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor has the latest news on the new beachfront restaurant at Four Seasons Bali Jimbaran Bay:

Four Seasons Bali Jimbaran Bay

 
 

Sundara – the new beachfront restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay – has opened, offering three private dining rooms on the mezzanine level. These distinctively Balinese venues are ideal for birthday parties, anniversaries and other special occasions. They are also offered for destination wedding celebrations – from rehearsal dinners to post-wedding receptions, brunches, lunches and dinners.

More...

 

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Image of the Day: Hilton Pattaya

June 9, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

 

Hilton Pattaya is part of South East Asia's largest and exclusive beachfront, lifestyle, shopping and entertainment center CentralFestival at Pattaya Beach, a 240,000 square meter development with over 300 shops and restaurants.

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Rooftop Bars for Everyone!

June 1, 2013
By: Meagan Drillinger

 

Four Seasons Beirut

 

There are few summer pleasures that top rooftop dining. The fresh breeze, the blue sky. Our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, has the scoop on the many rooftop spaces that are part of the Four Seasons collection.

 

Drinks just taste better outside, don't you agree? Now that rooftop season is officially in swing (yay!), Four Seasons has revealed some of its hottest spots to sip and savor amid the skylines.

The dec Rooftop Bar + Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) sits 12 stories above Magnificent Mile. Hand-crafted cocktails and small bites rule the menu here, while a color-changing LED waved wall puts the final notes on the outdoor experience.

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut has opened The Roof, Lebanon's highest rooftop lounge at 390 feet above the sea. Guests can enjoy tapas and drinks poolside, with wraparound views of Beirut's downtown skyline, mountains and the Med.

 

 

 

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Focus on Okura Prestige Bangkok

May 26, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

 

Cantilevered on the 25th floor, Okura Prestige Bangkok's 25-metre swimming pool is a stunning architectural feature of the iconic Park Ventures Ecoplex.

 

Okura Prestige Bangkok 

 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Chatrium Hotel Sathon Bangkok

May 19, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Chatrium Hotel Sathon Bangkok is the newest addition to the Five Star Alliance collection.  The luxury hotel is an oasis of calm in the

bustling Thai city. Enjoy the picturesque oasis of calm with the oversized free-form swimming pool set amongst lush greenery.

 Chatrium Hotel Sathon Bangkok

 

 

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