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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.

Did You Know? The Henry Jones Art Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

The Henry Jones Art Hotel is located on Hobart’s waterfront and is Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. The site in which it is located dates back to 1804 and the former jam factory has been transformed into an enthralling first class hotel designed by award-winning architects, Morris-Nunn & Associates.

The Henry Jones Art Hotel






The hotel houses 56 rooms and suites all uniquely different and furnished with the hotel’s history and contemporary art as the forefront of each space. 

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Image of the Day: Treetops Lodge and Estate

By: Five Star Alliance

Treetops Lodge and Estate is nestled in 2,500 acres of secluded native forest and a game reserve.
It has seven trout streams, four lakes, over 70 kilometers of hiking trails, mountain bike riding,
and horseback riding.

Treetops Lodge and Estate 

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Image of the Day: Matakauri Lodge

By: Five Star Alliance

Matakauri Lodge offers eleven luxurious suites and villas, each with private terraces looking out to Lake Wakatipu with mountain views.

Matakauri Lodge

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Did You Know? QT Sydney

By: K. Clare Johnson

QT Sydney, a boutique hotel in the city's central business district, is set within the heritage-listed Gowings department store and the State Theatre. Pairing stars from stage and screen that have performed in the State Theatre over the past 80 years, and the classic retail of the Gowings department store, the QT Sydney captures the intrigue and excitement of the past in an edgy, contemporary design style.

QT Sydney

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Image of the Day: InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa

By: K. Clare Johnson


Nestled amongst 35 acres of tropical gardens, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is the sole destination resort on Natadola Beach - the only stretch of natural, white sand beach on the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa

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Image of the Day: Art Series The Cullen

By: K. Clare Johnson


One of the many pieces of whimsical art found at Melbourne's Art Series The Cullen

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Image of the Day: St Regis Bora Bora

By: K. Clare Johnson


That's Mount Otemanu serving as the gorgeous backdrop for the overwater bungalows at St Regis Bora Bora.

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The Top 15 Luxury Hotel Destinations in 2012: #7 Bora Bora

By: K. Clare Johnson

In the final days of 2012, Five Star Alliance is counting down the Top 15 Luxury Hotels and Resort Destinations Worldwide, as decided by you, our luxury travelers! Be sure to check in with us daily to keep up with our countdown and explore a few of the absolute best and most luxurious hotels in the world for your future travels!

As of today, Five Star Alliance features 10 luxury hotels in Bora Bora. Bora Bora is a tropical island in French Polynesia, located in the middle of the Pacific ocean halfway between Australia and the USA. Bora Bora is known as "The Romantic Island." It's a a small island set in a turquoise lagoon that is surrounded by a string of motus (small islands).

What Makes Our Guests Love Bora Bora?

-Exclusivity. There are more hotel rooms in a typical Las Vegas hotel than on all 118 islands of French Polynesia. If you really want to get away from it all, Bora Bora is the answer.

-There are no poisonous snakes or insects in French Polynesia.

-Look at the pictures.  Pristine white sand beaches, clear blue lagoons, tropical vegetation over dramatic volcanic peaks and glamorous resorts. Need we say more?

Places to Stay?

-What could be more romantic than Valentine's Day in Bora Bora? As of this writing, nightly rates range from $523 at Intercontinental Le Moana Bora Bora to $744 at Le Meridien Bora Bora to $1071 at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.

Did You Know?

-The recent Vince Vaughn film "Couples Retreat" was filmed at St. Regis Resort Bora Bora (pictured). 

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Rent an Entire South Pacific Island in Bora Bora: The Four Seasons Bora Bora

By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Bora BoraIf this isn't the perfect South Pacific getaway, we don't know what is: The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is now available for complete island buyouts, maximizing privacy and a perfectly customized experience.

"Your Own Private Island" is a seven-night exclusive buyout package, which includes use of all 107 accommodations (100 overwater bungalows and seven beachfront villas), four restaurants, the spa, the Resort's maritime fleet, pool, beach, resort activities and 250 Four Seasons employees. All meals, beverages, WiFi in all guest suites, airport and island transfers are included, as well as one spa treatment per guest.

Of course, a private island doesn't come cheap: The full seven-day package is available for $1,000,000. Other customizable buyout options are also available, with pricing from $45,000 per night for a room-only package, based on a minimum of three nights.

Contact our agents to find out more and check availability >>

This article originally appeared in our sister publication: Luxury Travel Advisor

The Park Hyatt Sydney Readies for Reopening

By: Dave Eisen

The Park Hyatt Sydney Opera RoomWith a coveted harbourfront location between the world-famous Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, fans of the Park Hyatt Sydney are in for additional treats when the hotel reopens later this year. The hotel has been closed for seven months, during which its interiors and exteriors were redesigned (nearly from scratch, we hear) and fully transformed. Word is the property is taking reservations for February 2012 onward.

The hotel, in the Rocks district of Sydney's city center, was redone with new rooftop suites, upgraded guest rooms and remodeled public spaces. Nice Touch: Views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House will be visible through new floor-to-ceiling windows in almost all areas of the property. 

Guest rooms are being completely redesigned to complement the hotel’s harbor-front location. The best part? An additional floor is being added for three new rooftop suites, each of which will have large balconies and appropriately luxe amenities. The Sydney Suite, Park Hyatt Sydney’s new presidential quarters, will have an outdoor dining table on a 1,000-square-foot balcony as well as kitchen prep and cooking space for a personal chef. All suites will have floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony overlooking Sydney Harbour, and formerly four-paneled floor-to-ceiling windows will be replaced with two larger panes to make for clearer views of the city outside. In addition to new design elements, service enhancements will include twice the former number of hotel butlers to assist all guests and new restaurant-style, hand-carried in-room dining instead of the traditional roll cart.

Apart from private dining options, guests will be able to enjoy locally sourced and biodynamic cuisine in The Dining Room. Its entire façade is being reconstructed to optimize the Opera House view through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.


This article was originally written for our sister publication: Luxury Travel Advisor