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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.

Take a Holiday Break While Gleneagles Hotel Trains Your Dog


By: Five Star Alliance

Gleneagles Hotel
What a way to multi-task! Guests at Gleneagles Hotel can take a vacation and get their dogs trained. Dogs can stay in guests' room, or have a stay in the kennels. The training is conducted by Kennel Club approved A panel judges. Dogs who pull on the lead, jump up, refuse to come when called, or just generally misbehave can be taught to behave better. All training is tailored to suit individual requirements and children over 12 are welcome to take part. Day and evening classes are available.


Prices
Private class (50mins) £75
Group class max 4 dogs (75mins) £60

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Image of the Day: Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten


By: Five Star Alliance

Luxurious Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is the essence of a traditional European grand hotel. Since its opening in 1897, the elegant hotel at the Binnenalster Lake in the heart of Hamburg has welcomed guests from all over the world with its charming magnificence and timeless elegance.

Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

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Cool Pools: Belmond Hotel Cipriani


By: Five Star Alliance

Belmond Hotel Cipriani is home to the only swimming pool in central Venice. The Olympic-sized pool is fully heated and filled with filtered seawater. A team of pool assistants is on hand to cater to your every request, from fresh towels to cool drinks and light dishes from the pool menu.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

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Dining Al Fresco: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo


By: Five Star Alliance

Beside the swimming pool, in the shade of a cool pergola, the Pool Restaurant at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is open daily for lunch. Enjoy light bites, brick-oven pizzas, a salad buffet, and a selection of freshly-caught fish overlooking Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Unique Activities: Gladiator Training at Rome Cavalieri


By: Five Star Alliance

If Julius Caesar is one of your heros, you won't want to enroll in gladiator training at Rome Cavalieri. The luxury hotel is located only minutes from Rome's great monuments, but offers 15 acres of Mediterranean parklands. The setting makes it a perfect place to practice your swordfighting. Rome CavalieriAt the Rome Cavalieri guests can experience the world of the gladiators who fought and often died in the Coliseum two thousand years ago.

In the Rome Cavalieri's private park, overlooking Rome's skyline, instructors from Rome's Gladiatorial School will instruct guests in ancient combat techniques as well as explaining the life and times of the gladiators. Available on request, and open to all guests over the age of seven, the course is a mix of sport and culture. A gladiator kit is included with traditional tunic, Roman sandals, belt, protective gloves, and wooden training sword, and on completion students are presented with a medal declaring them a "Tiro," or first level gladiator.

 

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Milan


By: Five Star Alliance

 

Designed by celebrated architect Patricia Urquiola, the Spa at Four Seasons Milano is accented with wood, cream and grey design elements to embrace you in warmth and comfort.  Take a swim in the elegant lap pool, measuring 14 metres (45 feet) long and 1.4 metres (4.6 feet) deep.

Four Seasons Milano

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Where to Eat: Ashford Castle


By: Five Star Alliance

Creative cooking, inspired use of seasonal ingredients and an innovative menu await you at Ashford Castle.
Chef Stefan Matz has received many accolades for his culinary expertise and has developed an impressive
choice of four unique dining experiences, each with its inimitable style and ambience.

Ashford Castle

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Image of the Day: Cliveden House


By: Five Star Alliance

Cliveden House is unique. The setting, architecture, and interiors all speak eloquently of extraordinary extravagance and remarkable refinement. Guests are free to explore the 376 acres of beautifully maintained National Trust owned gardens and the acres of woodland, water garden, and magnificent formal garden that surround the House, complete with fitness trail and children's play area.

Cliveden House

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Dining al Fresco: Castillo Hotel Son Vida


By: Five Star Alliance

Located in Palma, the lively and luxurious bar at Castillo Hotel Son Vida welcomes guests
with a wide variety of delicious drinks such as wine, distinctive whiskeys, and alcoholic and
non-alcoholic cocktails. Hotel guests and residents at the surrounding villas enjoy the lounge
character with space for 40 people in its indoor area as well as space for 80 people in the outdoor area.

Castillo Hotel Son Vida

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Cool Pools: Villa d'Este


By: Five Star Alliance

This unique heated pool at Villa d'Este floats on Lake Como, and has a built-in Jacuzzi.

Villa d'Este

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