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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.

Unique Amenities: The Villas of Cabo Azul


By: Five Star Alliance

The Cabo Azul Resort, in Los Cabos, Mexico, is an all-villa masterpiece on more than 12 oceanfront acres. The resort and spa stands out from the standard Cabo San Lucas resorts and hotel choices in the San Jose del Cabo area because of the Studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom luxury villas. 

Each and every one of the villas offers:

- King-size bed
Living area with sleeper sofa
Polished natural stone floor throughout
Private patio terraces
Fully-appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Entertainment center with DVD and flat-panel TV
Individual climate control w/ ceiling fans
Bedroom with in-Room spa tub
Full bathroom with two sinks & shower

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Cabo Azul Villas


Cool Pools: Sofitel So Bangkok


By: Five Star Alliance

Extending over 32 metres on the 10th floor, Sofitel So Bangkok's infinity swimming pool is a luxury lap pool with low chlorine content. The water seemingly flows over the negative edge into the park and skyline beyond, giving the impression of swimming in mid-air, high above the bustling city streets. Tunes are piped in directly for a watery soundtrack, while at night, underwater LED lights create ever-changing shades of vibrant colour. An oasis lawn offers a sun-soaked spot for tanning or starlit venue for exclusive evening events.

Sofitel So Bangkok

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Cool Pools: Casa Colombo


By: Five Star Alliance

The luscious pink pool at Casa Colombo could be the first pink pool in the world.  The poolside has 8 glass sun beds, 3 canopied day beds and chrome elephants wading the shallow pool. The day beds come complete with two music selectors and headphones. There's also a poolside dining lounge.

Pink Pool at Casa Colombo


A Peek at Barcelo Montecastillo Golf


By: Five Star Alliance

The Barceló Montecastillo Golf Hotel oozes health and wellness, given that apart from the spectacular on-site sports complex, it also includes unlimited free green fees on the 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, tennis courts, 4 paddle tennis courts with artificial grass, 2 standard size FIFA football pitches, a pitch and putt, a multi-sport court, and jogging track. 

Its innovative spa with hydrotherapy circuit, saunas, hydro-massage bath, treatment Cabins and gym, has the best specific treatments for each sports and a range of exclusive beauty treatments. 

Barcelo Montecastillo

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Warped Stairs at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia?


By: Five Star Alliance

Ritz Carlton PhiladelphiaThe stairs leading to what today is The Grand Ballroom at Ritz Carlton Philadelphia (formerly the vault of Girard Bank) are warped on one side. The stairs were built for the ladies to make their “grand entrance” into the vault to retrieve their jewels on Friday for their weekend social event, and their subsequent return on Monday. The warping on that one side is from the traffic up and down—the skirts were long at the time, and there is a banister only on that side. The stairs were left as is.

 

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Cool Pools: Alila Jabal Akhdar


By: Five Star Alliance

At Alila Jabal Akhdar guests can bask in the top-of-the-world feeling with a swim in the heated outdoor infinity pool, offering spectacular views into the gorge.

Alila Jabal Akhdar

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A Peek at Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin


By: Five Star Alliance

The accommodation at Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi is unique in many ways. The Frangipani Wing served first as a beach getaway for the owner's family, before it was converted into stunning beachfront residences.

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Meet CASA-22


By: Five Star Alliance

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CASA-22 is a luxury boutique hotel in a B&B formula that ensures a relaxing and luxurious stay in complete privacy. It offers personalized service in a stylish, modern, and elegant interior.  It includes a private wellness institute Imagine... and a hair studio as well to indulge honoured guests. CASA-22 offers a delicious 5-star breakfast to start every Caribbean day.

 

For a healthy lunch or a romantic dinner, guests can sit on the terrace of the exquisite restaurant of Casa21 and taste the Caribbean flavors.  The hotel is also familiar with many local restaurants that it is only too happy to point out to you.

 

CASA-22 welcomes its guests in a bright lounge architecture with an open bar next to the private swimming pool including a terrace to relax and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Clients can chose between three spacious luxurious suites of 75 to 80 square meters, each including a private terrace, and one standard suite of 35 square meters. Each room is unique and individually decorated according to a specific theme. All guests will immediately feel at home and ready to explore the island.casa21 terras


This boutique hotel Bed & Breakfast CASA-22 is not like busy all-inclusive resorts. Instead there's a lot of privacy, tranquility, and personal assistance. That’s where Casa-22 makes the difference. The aim is for quality instead of quantity.

 

The authentic atmosphere of the Caribbean's can be explored at SOSUA Beach, less than 5 minutes walk from the CASA-22. The kite and surf paradise Cabarete is only 10 minutes away from CASA-22. And there are so many other discoveries to explore on this beautiful island. Nature, adventure, beach, sports, culture, scuba diving…the Dominican Republic has it all. Guests can easily hire a car and drive around to visit the beautiful beaches of Las Terrenas and watch the whales, spend time at Laguntimea grigri, get some adrenaline while riding on the zip lines at Monkey Jungle, or just jump on a catamaran and sail away.casa21-side


The international airport of Puerto Plata is only 15 minutes drive away from Casa-22 and the hotel is happy to arrange a private driver to pick guests up at the airport.

 

Contact CASA-22 for an unforgettable holiday. The CASA-22 team will be very happy to welcome you.

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Rooftop at The First Luxury Art Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma has a rooftop bar that allows you to dine outdoors if you would like to. It offers amazing views of the city and a romantic and lively atmosphere.

The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma

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Cool Pools: Fuchun Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

A wellness highlight of Fuchun Resort is a magnificently designed indoor heated swimming pool – arguably the most beautiful hotel pool in China. The Pool Pavilion features a traditional wood-bracket vaulted ceiling supported by lacquered wood columns over a black mosaic tiled pool, and is decorated with stone statues and loungers. The Pool Pavilion terrace offers two outdoor Jacuzzis overlooking the mountains beyond.

Fuchun Resort Indoor Wellness Pool

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