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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: Grace Cafayate

November 21, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Grace Cafayate is a luxury hotel, spa, and residential villas development in Calchaqui Valley in the northwest of Argentina, just south of Salta. The hotel forms part of La Estancia de Cafayate, a secluded 1,360 acre residential and sporting estate in the heart of an area famed for its spectacular scenery, outstanding wines, and equestrian sports.

Grace Cafayet

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Image of the Day: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

October 31, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, in the
middle of the rainforest at the Arenal Volcano National Park.

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort 

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Image of the Day: Palacio del Inka

September 17, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The serene main courtyard at Palacio del Inka in Cuzco, Peru. 

Palacio del Inka 

Fall rates at Palacio del Inka start at $290 per night >>

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Did You Know? Ka'ana Boutique Resort

July 6, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Ka'ana Boutique Resort is the closest luxury resort to Tikal,, one of the most prominent Maya Ruins in Guatemala. Tikal ("City of Echoes") is the largest known City remaining from the ancient Maya civilization and was considered the greatest metropolis in the Maya Kingdom. It holds ruins comprising over 3,000 astounding structures set in 55 square kilometres / 21 sq miles and situated in Guatemala’s largest protected area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ka'ana Boutique Resort

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Image of the Day: Patios de Cafayete

July 2, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Patios de Cafayate Hotel and Spa embraces its spectacular views of the Calchaqui Valley vineyards.
Patios de Cafayate Hotel and Spa

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Image of the Day: Punta Islita Hotel

June 26, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Punta Islita is a eco-resort located along the sunny Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province. Nicoya is one of the five regions in the world where healthy longevity is most common.

Punta Islita

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Did You Know? Copacabana Palace

June 24, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Copacabana Palace was featured in the 1933 film Flying Down to Rio. The film was the first one to feature the legendary dance partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 

Copacabana Palace

 

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Focus on Ponta dos Ganchos

March 27, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Located on the Emerald Coast in the southern province of Santa Catarina, the privately-owned peninsula resort Ponta dos Ganchos is accessible via helipad, boat, or car. It is the epitome of a private island oasis. Enjoy the panoramic sea views while comfortably laying on a hammock, sipping on a selection from the line of Ponta Dos Ganchos coffee. This resort only allows guests that are 18 and over, to ensure complete adults-only serenity. Known for their impeccable attention to detail and customized service, Ponta dos Ganchos is as relaxed and easy-going despite the posh feel of the resort. The employees of this resort seem to have one goal: Making it all about their guests. This is seen in their meals as they do not have set meal times, giving their guests the luxury to not be bound to a schedule set by the resort but their own. Their restaurant has different options that change on a daily basis to keep things fresh. Daily meal ideas are decided upon what is available at the market or caught at sea that day.  This is the perfect oasis for those couples that want a hideaway vacation, complete with equal parts of exclusiveness and luxury!

 

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Image of the Day: Cavas Wine Lodge

February 26, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Nestled in a 35 acre vineyard, Cavas Wine Lodge is strategically located between the best known wineries and the magnificent Andes Mountain range. 

 

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Conde Nast Traveler Reveals Results of Readers' Poll

February 13, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

 

Conde Nast Traveler has announced the winners of its 2013 Readers Poll and there are a whopping 270 Spas that were voted the best. The magazine revealed that the results were based on 46,352 vistis to hotel, resort, and cruise ship spas. 

Topping the US Top 100 Resort Spa list was Mohonk Mountain House, with Vail Cascade Resort & Spa coming in a close second. Osthoff Resort in Wisconsin was third, Sundara Inn & Spa was fourth, and Resort at Squaw Creek was fifth.

The Atlantic and Caribbean Top 25 Spa list had The Regent Palm on top (pictured right), with Nisbet Plantation Beach Club second. Rounding out the top five in this category are Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, Jumby Bay, and Seven Stars Resort.

The list of Top 25 Spas, Mexico and Central America included Capella Ixtapa at #1, Maroma Resort and Spa is #2, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort and Spa is #3, Rosewood Mayakoba is #4, and Esperanza (pictured left) is #5.
 

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

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