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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: Faena Hotel Miami Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Faena Hotel Miami Beach ExteriorLocated on the site of the historic Saxony Hotel, designed by the legendary Art Deco architect Roy F. France in 1948, the new Faena Hotel Miami Beach harks back to the golden age of Miami Beach, when Frank, Sammy and Dean ruled the roost and the city was the epitome of modern resort glamour.

Beautifully reimagined by Alan Faena, working in collaboration Faena Hotel Miami Beachwith filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and four-time Academy award winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin, the hotel is a dazzling modern take on a landmark gem.The landmark hotel's guestrooms and suites boast signature butler service and a bespoke blend of late-Deco flair and contemporary amenities.

The luxuriously appointed premier rooms with breathtaking ocean and city views redefine indoor/outdoor living and are caught between nature and the sublime. Locally grown ingredients are masterfully prepared to create extraordinary epicurean experiences inspired by South America’s rich culinary traditions.Tierra Santa Spa is Miami's first South American-inspired spa. The oceanfront oasis is built on ancient healing techniques and indigenous ingredients designed to elevate the spirit and restore vitality. 

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Cool Pools: Banyan Tree Mayakoba


By: Five Star Alliance

Split over two levels, each Spa Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba is the perfect romantic hideaway. Specially designed for couples with quixotic touches like outdoor showers and a personal outdoor area equipped with massage beds, chaise lounges, and a dining area with magnificent views of Mayakoba's idyllic lagoons.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

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New to Five Star Alliance: Cobblers Cove


By: Five Star Alliance

Located on the Platinum West Coast of Barbados, Cobblers Cove offers a haven of grace and tranquility to discerning travelers.

Cobblers Cove

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Cool Pool: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo


By: Five Star Alliance

Designed for family relaxations, this water oasis at Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is the perfect place for a sunny afternoon adventure. Dive in for a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters, or laze on a lounge chair and sip a delicious cocktail as you take in the panoramic views. The stunning outdoor pool overlooks the majestic coastal mountains and the lush natural vegetation.

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo

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Best Bathrooms: Azur Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Each identical villa at Azur Lodge  is 79 square meters of open plan living in the midst of New Zealand’s natural environment.
Soak up the spectacular unobstructed views from the bathtub, which has been set into a bay window to give you a feeling of
being outdoors.

Azur Lodge

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Best Bathrooms: Casa Del Mar


By: Five Star Alliance

At Casa Del Mar, Italian marble bathrooms feature Hydrothermal massage tubs with glass shutters.

Casa del Mar

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Image of the Day: Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Hidden on a rocky outcrop along a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka's southernmost coastline, Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort boasts an unique location in a beautiful corner of the island. Set amidst a 42 acre coconut plantation and golden crescent shore with glorious Indian Ocean views, the resort offers a naturally exclusive hideaway for exotic beach life, as well as living out explorer dreams with easy access to iconic cultural sites, spectacular national parks, and whale watching destinations.

Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort

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Cool Pools: Thompson Miami Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

When Time Out Miami calls it "possibly the most beautiful swimming pool in the world," you know this spot is a mandatory addition to your bucket list. Originally built in the 1920's, Thompson Miami Beach's pool was a place for movie stars like Esther Williams and Jonny Weissmuller to get some R&R and promises the same to today's celebrities and hotel guests. 

Thompson Miami Beach

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Cool Pools: Essque Zalu Zanzibar


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Essque Zalu Zanzibar can soak up the sun and lush atmosphere in the outdoor swimming pool in a tranquil garden setting. 

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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