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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: The Mulia

April 9, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

With stunning beach frontage along Nusa Dua's bay, The Mulia evokes a relaxed yet polished sensibility. From expansive and elegant suites to distinct lounge and oceanfront pools, The Mulia's luxury accommodations truly exceed expectations for style, comfort and service. Experience a relaxing retreat with lavish amenities at this amazing haven.

The Mulia

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Samabe Bali Suites and Villas Offers Unlimited Privileges to Lovebirds

March 18, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Samabe Bali Resort
The expansive exclusive oceanfront resort Samabe Bali Suites and Villas is located on the cliffs of Southern Nusa Dua overlooking its white sand beach and the turquoise blue ocean. The resort features 39 gorgeous Ocean View Suites (13 Suites comes with private pool) and 42 Pool Villas ranging from one to two bedrooms, each of which comes with its own private pool. 

A signature feature of Samabe Bali Suites and Villas is the luxury all-inclusive concept called Unlimited Privileges. This new concept of luxury benefits includes special welcome amenities, premium meals and beverages, a wide selection of Samabe signature activities, entertainment, meeting room facilities, and spa treatments. Also included are such signature luxury touches as a telescope in the suites, glass bathrooms overlooking the Indian Ocean, and a private beach. Unlimited Privileges also includes 24-hour butler service, daily evening cocktail hours, and 24-hour selection of gourmet and organic cuisine in all restaurants and room service. Samabe Resort and Villas Pearl Wedding Chapel

Unlimited Privileges is just one of the reasons Samabe Bali Suites and Villas is a top choice for weddings, honeymoons, and romantic retreats. Many lovebirds opt to tie the knot at the Pearl Chapel (pictured right). This contemporary majestic glass wedding chapel is blessed with a breathtaking 180-degree view of the ocean. Intimate villa weddings for the couple are available, as are weddings at Ring of Fire (pictured left). This beautiful ring-shaped, open-air venue is located by the pool and overlooks the Indian Ocean. There's even a Director of Romance and team that works to make every moment of a wedding day perfect.

Samabe Resort and Villas Ring of Fire Wedding Venue

Those who want the ultimate wedding experience should opt for the Samabe Unlimited Privileges wedding. Some of the amenities marrying couples will get as part of this package is exclusive use of Pearl Chapel for the wedding ceremony (plus a food buffet and non-alcoholic drinks), exclusive use of Royal Samabe Residence for wedding cocktail and dinner, a personal Romance Coordinator, an English-speaking celebrant or Christian priest (non-legal), Samabe signature fresh flower chapel decoration, bridal bouquet for Bride and a boutonniere for Groom, Samabe signature dry ice, Samabe welcome drink mocktails and cold towels for up to 45 guests upon arrival, a standard sound system, Samabe wedding stationery including wedding programs for up to 45 guests, fragrant aroma burner, Samabe signature fans for up to 45 guests, 10 units of One Bedroom Ocean Front Suite for 2 nights stay inclusive of the "Unlimited Privileges," 9 units of One Bedroom Ocean Front Pool Suite for 2 nights stay inclusive of the "Unlimited Privileges," complimentary 1 unit of One Bedroom Ocean Front Pool Suite for 2 nights stay inclusive of the Unlimited Privileges, and an upgrade into Royal Samabe Residence for Bride and Groom for 2 nights inclusive of the Unlimited Privileges.

At Samabe Bali Suites and Villas, Unlimited Privileges equals the ultimate in vacations and romantic celebrations.
 
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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Bali Resort for a Family of Four?

February 18, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

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.

InterContinental Resort BaliQUESTION: We are a family of 4 and looking to stay in Bali. What resort offers the best accommodations for our family of 3 adults and 1 child age 1?

ANSWER: InterContinental Resort Bali  

Secluded within the boundaries of the exclusive neighbourhood of Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s southern coastline, InterContinental Bali Resort embraces 35 acres of tropical landscape. Blessed with an endless stretch of white sandy beachfront as its stunning backdrop, the resort integrates ornamental ponds, a winding lagoon and aesthetic stonework.
Suspended between heaven and earth, this 417 luxury room resort was designed to blend modern convenience with elements of traditional Balinese architecture. There is a sensitivity towards the surrounding environment, whilst respecting the rich culture of the island, its fine artistry, and Hindu heritage.
 

For Your Needs, We Recommend: 

Singaraja Room that can connect to Singaraja Room or Singaraja Duplex.

The Singaraia Rooms are located within 2 private wings of the resort, highlighted by local artworks, Javanese masks, and a contemporary blend of dark timber furnishings with creamy textiles. The rooms measure 49 square meters and feature either 1 king bed or 2 twins and have views of the resort garden, lagoons, pool or ocean. Maximum occupancy is for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The Singaraia Duplex Suite exudes comfort with a distinct contemporary Balinese ambience. The split level suite with a mezzanine master bedroom, integrated living environment, and private terrace is the ideal retreat for families. The suite measures 79 square meters with 1 king bed, a sofa bed and offers views of the resort garden, lagoons, pool, or ocean. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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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.

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New to Five Star Alliance: RIMBA Jimbaran Bali

February 11, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

RIMBA Jimbaran Bali is named after the Indonesian word for forest. It is a retreat offering stunning sunset views and innovative, modern design amidst lush greenery, and an abundance of water.

RIMBA Jimbaran Bali 

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Image of the Day: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort

November 8, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Built high atop a sheer cliff with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Tanah Lot Temple, the 103-hectare integrated Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort is reknowned for its 18-hole world class Greg Norman golf course which has won the acclaimed honours of "Best Course in Asia" and “Best Course in Indonesia” and the resort has been named by World Travel Awards as "Asia’s Leading Golf Resort."

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali

Nightly rates at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort start at $167 per night >>

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Bali Luxury Hotel for a Family of Three?

October 16, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Conrad Bali
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: We are a family of 3 adults and 1 year old child looking for a beach property in Bali. What do you recommend?

 

ANSWER: Conrad BaliThe luxury Conrad Bali is set within 6.8 hectares of manicured, tropical gardens and lagoons complete with cascading waterfalls and pools that descend onto the hotel's wide expanse of beach and protected bay. Located on the southern coast of Bali, Conrad Bali is conveniently situated only ten kilometres (6.5 miles) from Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport at Denpasar and next to Bali's Nusa Dua resort area. Designed in an attractive E-shape structure, Conrad Bali offers three hotel guest wings, an extensive Spa Centre, a retail village, and a Conference Centre.

The impressive drive up to the hotel entrance rises up three levels to the porte cochère, passing a waterfall flowing from the hotel's open lobby. Conrad Bali's three guest wings span four floors and offer 313 hotel guest rooms and suites, with 85% of rooms and suites benefiting from an ocean view. Each of the hotel rooms offers an array of hotel amenities that include individually controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans, a remote-control television with satellite channels, telephones with a dedicated data line, voicemail, and broadband Internet access. 

Conrad Bali's range of recreation facilities includes a 33-metre swimming pool, jogging track with landscaped gardens, a wide range of water sports, floodlit tennis courts, a modern Fitness Centre, and the luxury Jiwa Spa. Conrad BaliThe Jiwa Spa offers a wide selection of aromatherapy treatments. Kura-Kura Club is the hotel's children's activity programme, offering fun-filled activities designed specially for the hotel's younger guests. Conrad Bali also offers guest boutiques and a full-service Business Centre.

Deluxe Family Room offers a relaxation where you can unwind in this spacious 90m²/968 sq. ft. The Deluxe Family Room features interconnected deluxe rooms with 1 king bed and twin beds in the second room. Stay entertained with the LCD TV and DVD player. Maximum occupancy is five persons with additional extra bed/ baby cot. There is a private terrace/ balcony, marble bathroom with separate bathtub, shower and toilet area, a choice of luxury bathroom amenities, complimentary meals for kids below 12 years old from Kids Menu when parents are dining, and complimentary access to Reflection Lounge

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.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Samabe Bali Resort and Villas

September 20, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Samabe Bali Resort and Villas is an exclusive oceanfront resort that occupies 8 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean, along with kilometer of famous white sand stretching along the coast. The resort features 39 full Ocean View Suites (13 Suites come with private pools) and 42 pool villas ranging from one to three bedrooms, each of which comes with its own luxurious private pool.

Samabe Bali Resort and Villas

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Spotlight on Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

August 28, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Bali is the most popular tourist destination in Indonosia and has been so for decades. It is known for its stunning beaches and landscape, diverse artistic culture, and world-class shopping. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort overlooks the island’s famed Kuta Beach and the Bali Strait along Jalan Pantai Kuta. The luxury resort is part of Beachwalk: A Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort, a lifestyle center complete with shopping, restaurants, bars, nightlife, and an XXI Cineplex. The resort is ideally located 15 minutes away from Denpasar International Airport. 

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort has 203 rooms and suites that reflect contemporary Balinese taste while offering state-of-the-art technology. Rooms are furnished with hand-selected furniture that reflect a sense of belonging, and private balconies have views of Kuta Beach and Bali Strait. A good night's rest is all but guaranteed with Sheraton Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed, and spacious spa-inspired guest bathrooms are beautifully appointed with freestanding bathtubs and rainforest showers. Children who are 12 or younger sleep for free in the existing bedding of a room shared with a paying adult. Rollaways, child rollaways and cribs are available for an extra fee. Sensitive guest will appreciate available hypoallergenic pillows, and all guests will appreciate the wireless High Speed Internet Access. Other modern conveniences an LED or LCD flat screen television, a multimedia system with iPod© connectivity, and an international electrical outlet. There's also a refreshment center and complimentary bottled water.

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Other features at the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort include a
health and fitness program designed in conjuntion with Core® Performance so guests can maintain their routine while on vacation. The 160-square-meter fitness center provides towels, a water station, and instruction posters. Cardio equipment features individual television screens, and the strength/core area has a 42” LCD flat screen television. Furthermore, a jogging route is available in the resort.

After working out, guests can splash around in the free-form pool or the kids' pool. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available, as is food and drink service. A water park and a childcare center operate out of the adjacent Beachwalk. Guests can also indulge in a relaxing treatment at Shine Spa for Sheraton. Spanning more than 250 square meters, it comprises four treatment rooms—each with its own hot tub—and changing rooms with saunas and rain showers.

Fall rates at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort start at $154 per night >>

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Your Questions Answered: Where Can a Family Stay in Ubud?

August 24, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Ubud Hanging Gardens
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 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: We are a family of 3 and looking to stay is Ubud. What offers are best for 2 adults and a 1 yr old child ?


ANSWER: Ubud Hanging Gardens 

Ubud Hanging Gardens is a haven of peace and tranquility set in the heart of the tropical paradise of Bali. Ubud Hanging Gardens offers you a tropical paradise experience never to be forgotten. Set in the steep rice terraces of Ubud with sweeping views across the Ayung River, each luxury Balinese style private villa provides the perfect location to escape, relax and unwind. There are thirty-eight luxury villas, each with a heated private infinity plunge pool overlooking the Ayung river and sensational views of the surrounding verdant gardens of this tropical resort.

We suggest the Duplex Family Pool Villa for your family.

Ideal for families—or friends travelling together—the Duplex Family Pool Villa features two luxurious bedrooms and two spacious bathrooms. The upper level includes a master bedroom, an indooor/outdoor bathroom, a large terrace, and an infinity pool. A second bedroom is located on the lower level, along with an additional bathroom and a second terrace.
With floor to ceiling windows, this villa offers its guests sweeping views across the valley. The Duplex Family Pool Villa can accommodate four adults or two adults and two children in superior luxury. The villa has a King-sized bed and two twin beds in a separate bedroom, large polished terrazzo bath with rain showerhead, additi.onal bathroom on the lower level, private terrace with heated infinity pool, panoramic views of the valley, and is 160 m2 / 1722 ft2. Other amenities include a welcome fruit basket, complimentary bottled water, bathrobes, luxury toiletries, TV and DVD player, and Wireless Internet. 

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

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Image of the Day: Regent Bali

August 14, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Regent Bali is located the exclusive Sanur District; where the spectacular coral reef is complemented by palm trees, white sandy beaches, and turquoise waters.

Regent Bali

Fall rates at Regent Bali start from $357 per night >>

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