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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.

Aegean Paradise Doria Hotel Bodrum


By: Rachael Weir

Overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea, the Doria Hotel Bodrum offers a luxury boutique hotel setting in a historic fishing village. Ideal for relaxing, the property has the Blu Restaurant with beautiful sea views and the Lobby Lounge with cocktails and Carian art works.

If you're in need of sea breezes, head to the hotel's Blue Flag Awarded Doria Beach, on the secluded Bitez Bay. Featuring lounge chairs, sunshine, cocktails, and culinary delights, the crystal clear waters provide the ultimate scenery for relaxation.

Bitez Bay Beach at Doria Hotel Bodrum

What we love most:

  • Blu Restaurant's views and authentic cuisine
  • The pool's spectacular scenery and design
  • Soothing spa treatments
  • Complimentary shuttle to Bitez Bay

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Pool at Doria Hotel Bodrum

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Free Wine at D-Hotel Maris


By: Five Star Alliance

High up on the hillside of the magnificent reserve of the Datca Peninsula, lies D-Hotel Maris, an exclusive resort with spectacular and breathtaking views of nearby small islands, luscious pine forests, volcanic mountain ranges, crystal clear waters, and five natural private beaches. This intersection point of Aegean and Mediterranean Seas is in the middle of the cradle of the civilizations. Famous for having the third highest concentration level of oxygen in the world, the Datca Peninsula is said to have natural healing properties that date back to the 12th Century BC and was once a sacred place of pilgrimage to the legendary Aphrodite of Knidos.

The resort has 193 luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms, suites and an exclusive villa, all with exceptional mountain or sea views and most Deluxe rooms feature a bathtub on the balcony. 

D-Hotel Maris Beach

D-Hotel Maris is one of the World's Best Beach Resorts for 2016. Why? Each one of the five stunning natural sanded beaches offers their own concept. Bay Beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag rating. The Bay is the largest beach, it features DJ performances in the afternoon and offers an a la carte snack menu and dinner buffet. The Breeze Beach is located next to the Aegean restaurant. The Silence Beach is for those wishing a quieter area to relax. The Executive Beach features six stylish cabanas especially dedicated for Executive Club Lounge guests. The Coliseum Beach at the tip of the peninsula benefits from both the calmer sea and windier side. Two of the five beaches are open to children over the age of 12 and the rest are adult only.  

Guests who book their room reservation through Five Star Alliance at this resort hotel in Turkey receive a welcome bottle of wine in their room upon arrival.

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Note Bene: D-Hotel Maris welcomes children 8 years and older.

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Dining Al Fresco: Marmara Bodrum


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy delectable dishes at Marmara Bodrum's Tuti Restaurant as watch the romantic
rose-coloured sky at sunset and the first city lights of Bodrum as the evening sets in.

Marmara Bodrum

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Cool Pools: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum


By: Five Star Alliance

When you tire of sunning on one of the two private beaches at Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, you can relax at a pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Dotted around the resort are four outdoor swimming pools of varying sizes, including a designated children’s pool. In addition, the spa offers an indoor pool.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

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Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum


By: Five Star Alliance

At Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, bathrooms are equipped with over-sized bathtubs, twin vanity units, and large walk-in showers and also with separate bath and walk in shower.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

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New Features and Amenities at D-Hotel Maris


By: Five Star Alliance

D-Hotel Maris

Set high up on the hillside, D-Hotel Maris offers spectacular and breath-taking views of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, small islands, five natural private beaches, luscious pine forests, and volcanic mountain ranges. For yachting lovers staying at the hotel, D-Hotel Maris has a 100 foot custom made sailing yacht and Sunseeker Portofino 48 available to guests for private charter to sail around the stunning nearby coastline. 

The resort has 200 luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms, all with exceptional mountain or sea views and most Deluxe rooms feature a bathtub on the balcony. D-Hotel Maris

In addition to the five on site restaurants and one breakfast restaurant, there are six cocktail or wine bars to choose from where guests will enjoy DJ performances and live music. The exclusive bay offers the best water sport facilities in the area with water skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, sailing, an international sailing school, and certified dive center. The sporting facilities include a tennis school with 3 courts, guided kayak and mountain bike tours, beach volleyball, mini-football, basketball, and the D-Gym fitness center.

For the 2015 summer season, D-Hotel Maris had added the following services and amenities: 


- The award-winning international Japanese restaurant Zuma is joined this year by the Michelin starred Il Riccio, heralding from the famed sister hotel; the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa.

- Tennis School by the world famous Wimbledon Champion Goran Ivanisevic is now available for hotel guests.

- Bodyism, the A-list fitness programme, launched the first European Clean & Lean residency at D-Hotel Maris. It runs until the end of September 2015.

- In addition to the 100 foot wooden sailing yacht, D-Hotel Maris has added a custom-made motor and a sailing yacht armada.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Doria Hotel Bodrum


By: Five Star Alliance

Doria Hotel is a hip new boutique hotel in Bodrum, an historic once-upon-a-time fishing village that has evolved into a jet-set haven. The open and airy hotel features an extensive collection of contemporary art as well as innovative cuisine and spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. Doria Bodrum's Mediterranean inspired rooms and suites welcome with their simple and comfortable style. 

Doria Hotel Bodrum

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Cool Pools: Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum


By: Five Star Alliance

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum offers an indoor aqua therapy pool (WATSU Pool), plus specially designed treatment zones offering uniquely designed spa programs that combine various therapies and spa treatments with fitness and well-being, ensuring a memorable experience that balances the body and mind.

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The indoor pool's unique programs are under the aegis of Consultant Practitioner Deniz Susever. Deniz Susever began her journey in 1997, with alternative therapies, and the healing energies of Reiki. After being introduced to yoga as a guest she decided to go to Rishikesh and became a Yoga Instructor, and created Underwater Yoga. Deniz had excellent training in India for Watsu (Water-Shiatsu), Tantsu (Watsu on land),Water dance (WATA), AquaReflexo, Integrative Massage, Ai Chi and Hypno Therapy (California Hypnosis Institute of India). The last eight years she has been a Vipassana Meditator. Deniz makes recommendations for you to choose the most suitable combination of therapies, such as Water Therapies, Reiki, Klang Massage, EFT, Hypno Therapy,or Meditation to activate your self-healing process.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoying an idyllic location on Paradise Bay, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum offers a seductive blend of style, luxury and comfort. With two private beaches, a range of dining establishments, an outstanding spa and choice of contemporary rooms, suites and villas, the unique facilities and excellent service are truly world-class.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Golden Savoy


By: Five Star Alliance

If you like opulent, boy do we have a hotel for you! Set along the spectacular Bodrum coast with the gorgeous Aegean Sea as its backdrop, the palatial Golden Savoy combines extraordinary natural beauty with superior 5-star luxury, unrivaled service, and a meticulous attention to detail. Accommodations consist of suites and villas, and an expanse of private beach and an array of the finest wining, dining and entertainment are on offer. It offers both all-inclusive and room only rates.

Golden Savoy

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