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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.

Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

By: Five Star Alliance

The Presidential Suite at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo has marbled bathroom features, a Jacuzzi bathtub,
walk-in shower, black marble sinks, and a television. There are heated floors and towel racks, and plush
terry bathrobes. The view from the tub includes a glimpse at Mount Fuji.

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

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New to Five Star Alliance: ITC Grand Bharat

By: Five Star Alliance

Set amidst the Aravalli Hills in Manesar is the ITC Grand Bharat. The ultimate expression of fine living, this destination resort is 45 kilometers from New Delhi. The resort pays tribute to India's rich history and culture through its architecture, interior design, and signature services. Its 300-acre estate seamlessly blends opulent grandeur and the highest principles of environmental stewardship. The resort's location facilitates access to the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.
The resort boasts 100 elegant 73-square-meter suites, as well as four palatial Presidential Villas, each of which has two bedrooms in its 502 square meters. On site is a stunning 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, complemented by a social club and a complex that offers a variety of other sports and recreational activities. A fully-equipped fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool are also available. With an emphasis on healthful options, the gourmet chefs have re-imagined local and international cuisines with low-calorie experiences and flavors. Spanning 1,951 square metres, Kaya Kalp - The Royal Spa is a haven for holistic well being and luxurious pampering of body, mind, and soul.

ITC Grand Bharat

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Dining al Fresco: Naladhu Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Naladhu Resort offers intimate dining experiences to its guests. Chefs can provide some of their favorite dishes - complete with candles, tablecloths, silver and all those other little touches of perfection - to the destination of your choice around the island.

Naladhu Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Kandolhu Island

By: Five Star Alliance

Kandolhu Island measures just 200 meters by 150 meters, and has wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green ocean. The island is also home to one of the most pristine, colorful, and lively reefs in the Maldives. Offering just 30 villas in 5 different styles, both over the water and on the beach, Kandalhu Island resort is perfect for couples wanting some alone time in paradise.

Kandolhu Island

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Best Bathrooms: Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

This sunken bathtub at Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa is more like a private indoor pool. Anantara's 59 luxurious suites feature expansive, free-flowing living spaces, with Balinese-inspired decor, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows and large balconies with terrazzo tubs for two and views of the sparkling ocean.

Anantara Seminyak 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Ritz Carlton Bali

By: Five Star Alliance

Ritz Carlton Bali has a cliff top setting that overlooks the Indian Ocean. The villas offer private pools and exclusive butler services. Every suite and villa at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is oriented to take full advantage of the Indian Ocean and resort garden views. The Ritz-Carlton Suites feature an air-conditioned bedroom with indoor and outdoor living area with oversize daybed to enjoy the view of Sawangan beach and the Indian Ocean.

Ritz Carlton Bali

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Cool Pools: The Library Koh Samui

By: Five Star Alliance

Unwind by The Library Koh Samui's signature red swimming pool with the lulling warm breeze of the pristine beach beyond. Selected as one of the world's most spectacular hotel pools by both Tripadvisor and CNN, The Red Pool, with its mosaic tiles of orange, yellow, and deep red, presents a dazzling spectacle of brilliant color and sophisticated style. The Red Pool is just a few steps away from the white sandy beach of Chaweng.

The Library Koh Samui

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Strand Yangon

By: Five Star Alliance

Declared "the finest hostelry East of Suez" by John Murray in his Handbook for Travelers written in the early 20th century, the 1901-built three story The Strand Yangon remains one of Southeast Asia’s few grand colonial hotels and one of its most awe-inspiring.

The Strand Yangon 

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Dining al Fresco: Gayana Eco Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Perched above the water in its own special corner of the Gayana Eco Resort, Alu-Alu's overwater seating presents a prime opportunity to enjoy a calm sea breeze and the gentle lapping of waves as you savor a feast of some of the country's finest Chinese seafood. The recipes are prepared from ingredients taken from its own organic fish farm, ensuring a dining experience that offers only the freshest seafood. Pick from live options kept in 28 glass display tanks, or order something straight off the menu – either way promises delicious treats for lunch or dinner. Alu-Alu is committed to sustainable aquaculture and does not serve shark's fin products.

Gayana Eco Resort

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