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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.

The Luxury Hotel Insider Turns 10!

By: Five Star Alliance

Happy Birthday to us! The Luxury Hotel Insider turns 10 today. In Internet years, that's about 1,000. To put it into perspective, on October 7, 2005, Twitter was 17 months away from being invented, Pinterest had another 5 years to go before it started us all pinning, and Facebook was still called Thefacebook. George W. Bush had just started his second term in office, and the top TV shows were American Idol, CSI, and Survivor. 

Conrad Koh Samui

Here's to another 10 years of bringing you exclusive luxury hotel deals, features, and special rates from Five Star Alliance!


Cool Pools: Reserva Conchal

By: Five Star Alliance

With immaculate, powder-soft sand and warm azure waters in a tranquil, palm-lined cove, the
unique and exclusive Reserva Conchal Club and Spa offers unsurpassed luxury in a wonderfully
relaxing setting along Playa Conchal. For guests interested in soaking up the Costa Rican sun,
a contemporary swimming pavilion – encompassing a 200-square-foot pool – connects the restaurant
and spa section of the Club.
Reserva Conchal

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel B Lima

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel B Lima's guests can enjoy El Lonche, aka afternoon teatime,  with friends and fellow travelers in the
Dining Room with its cozy, street front terrace. Italian coffee, a selection of green and black teas, homemade
Peruvian hot chocolate from a family recipe plus fresh seasonal fruits and traditional sweets are laid out from 4-6 pm daily.

Hotel B Lima 

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Cool Pools: Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy a refreshing swim in heated rooftop pool at Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, featuring breathtaking views of Lima and the Pacific Ocean.

Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

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New to Five Star Alliance: AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda

By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled atop the lush mountains of Perez Zeledon, in Costa Rica's Southern Region,
AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda offers 50 estate-size Casitas, one of Central America's
finest spas, three creative dining options, and an exclusive equestrian experience. 

AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda

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Cool Pool: Campo Bahia Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

The pool area, situated in the center of Campo Bahia Resort, offers 700 square meters of relaxation. 

Campo Bahia Resort

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Cool Pools: The Singular Patagonia

By: Five Star Alliance

The Singular Patagonia offers everything you'd expect from world-class luxury spa in Patagonia: an indoor/outdoor heated pool, a sauna, a steam room, two massage treatment rooms, a facial treatment room, and even a private suite with a multi-jet Jacuzzi. 

The Singular Patagonia

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Best Bathrooms: Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

By: Five Star Alliance

Each of the eight Highland Villas at Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos has a bedroom, a large bathroom, a separate Jacuzzi room ,and a living/dining room. They all feature open fireplaces and enjoy views out across the estate from the large windows. There is a choice of villas with either king beds or 2 queen beds.

Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

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Cool Pools: The Vines Resort and Spa

By: Five Star Alliance

At The Vines Resort and Spa, guests can take a dip in the 100 square meter infinity pool, unwind in the hot tub, or relax in a private poolside cabana with 180-degree views of the towering Andes reflected across the water. The pool bar serves healthy lunches and satisfying snacks throughout the day as well as refreshing drinks like Argentina's famous Fernet.

The Vines Resort

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Cool Pools: Pikaia Lodge

By: Five Star Alliance

The pool at Pikaia Lodge is on the top plateau of the crater and is centered amongst the exteriors of the main building. The infinity pool merges with the horizon with the back drop of the endless ocean and the pristine savanna – a mesmerizing sight. With its surrounding decks plastered with peruvian travertine marble and furnished with comfortable beach chairs, the pool is strategically placed to receive the sun, shadow free the entire day to maintain a pleasant water temperature. Guests can take a refreshing dip or do some laps for exercise. There is a covered terrace next to the pool where guests can enjoy meals and drinks without having to change.

At the eastern end, on the very edge of the main crater there is a covered gazebo with two sofas for napping, reading or quiet contemplation. At night the pool and decks are softly illuminated, creating a tranquil ambiance.

Pikaia Lodge

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