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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.

Learn Underwater Photography at Gaya Island Resort

April 29, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort
 
rests along the coast of Malohom Bay, a natural sanctuary nestled in the hillside of an ancient rainforest with a stunning outline of Mount Kinabalu on the horizon. The resort's architecture respects Sabahan elements; its 120 villas and two-bedroom suite use local materials and blend harmoniously with the natural environment . The resort is a haven for scuba divers, as the area is home to 75% of marine life species known to science. The coral reefs lie in shallow waters with little current making it an ideal location for novice divers but the diverse, and sometimes rare, marine creatures also make it an interesting dive location for experienced divers and underwater photographers.

There is a PADI 5* Dive Resort at Gaya Island Resort. Divers wanting to learn techniques for taking great underwater photos can now combine a scuba diving vacation and enhance their skills at the same time.  The special course will take interested guests to suitable dive site in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP), which include Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Sapi and Pulau Gaya.

Gaya Island Resort

 

The course includes:

-PADI Open Water Diver Manual.-5 course dives.

-PADI certification upon successful completion of the course.

-All dives are guided by qualified PADI Instructors.

-Maximum 3 students per PADI Instructor for personalized attention.

-Complimentary use of towel and diving gear. Cameras with underwater housing, dive computers and underwater torches are also available for daily rental.

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Image of the Day: Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort and Spa

April 26, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Contemporary yet uniquely Thai, Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort and Spa's luxurious suites and villas offer an environment of exclusive and sophisticated elegance discerning them from other Koh Phangan resorts, the ideal beach hideaway where romantic barefoot grandeur defines the tropical experience.

Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort and Spa 

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Image of the Day: Phulay Bay A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

April 25, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Phulay Bay a Ritz Carlton Reserve

Nestled on the shore of the Andaman Sea, Phulay Bay A Ritz-Carlton Reserve is the vision of in-demand Thai architect Lek Bunnag and features modern styling and architecture with accents of Thai culture and design to create a harmonious synergy of luxury and tradition to compliment its secluded location. Bunnag draws strongly from Thai traditions and cultural heritage to create an environment where relaxation and enjoyment are the very bedrock of the guest experience.

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Image of the Day: Puripunn A Baby Grand Boutique

April 24, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Puripunn a Baby Grand Boutique is situated in Wat Gate, one of Chiang Mai’s older districts with a diverse mix of cultures and religions, making it a fascinating place to enjoy a city break in the beautiful northern capital. Puripunn roughly translates to "the land of sharing."

Puripunn A Baby Grand Boutique 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang

April 15, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang offers a wide selection of plush villas and luxurious rooms that provide the highest standards of comfort and indulgence. From a distance, Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang resembles a beautiful painting of water and mountain. Built with superior construction standards and architectural styles of a world class tropical luxury resort, and housing over 84 beautiful coastal villas, Vinpearl Nha Trang is an ideal destination for luxury holidays that claim perfection and privacy.

Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang 

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Image of the Day: Farol Hotel

April 13, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Farol Hotel is literally located on the water, planted on the edge of the cliffs of Cascais, overlooking the Atlantic. Cascais, a town of charming old houses and cobbled streets huddled around a graceful bay on Portugal’s spectacular Estoril Coast.

Farol Hotel

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New to Five Star Alliance: Geejam Hotel

April 13, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled in the heart of the bush, Geejam Hotel's seven double rooms consist of three deluxe cabins, one suite, and a self-contained three-bedroom villa. Also included are a state-of-the-art recording studio, healing spa, swimming pool, gym, and Bushbar, forming an exclusive universe within the natural beauty of the grounds. Within immediate proximity is Frenchman's Cove -- voted by Conde Nast as one of the world’s top five beaches -- and the equally enchanting Blue Lagoon, Geejam Beach sits tall amongst several other stunning beaches.

Geejam Hoel

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Redbury South Beach

April 12, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

The Redbury South Beach, formerly The Fairfax Hotel, brings the service and glamour of its sister property on the iconic corner of Hollywood and Vine to Miami's most coveted vacation and nightlife destination. From Creative Director Matthew Rolston, the hotel features 69 rooms and suites with interiors inspired by South Beach’s Art Deco heritage; Lorenzo, an Italian eatery from James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano; and a 12,000-square-foot rooftop pool and event space with food and beverage service. Guests of The Redbury can indulge in priority access to The Raleigh's beach and SLS Hotel South Beach‘s fitness center amenities, as well as V Yoga.Fitness.Spa, and Prive Salon.

The Redbury South Beach 

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Cool Pools: Royal Hotel Sanremo

April 11, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

This impressive swimming pool at Royal Hotel Sanremo is filled with 27°C seawater and was designed by the celebrated architect Gio Ponti in 1948. 

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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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