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.

Image of the day: Al Murooj Rotana Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and Suites raises the bar for sophistication, luxury and indulgence in Dubai. With a glamorous look and tropical ambience, the luxury Dubai hotel, stands out as an oasis of chic, providing passers-by with just a hint of a provocative and seductive interior scene within.

Al Murooj

 


Cool Pools: Hotel Il Castello


By: Five Star Alliance

At Hotel Il Castello, which is part of the Forte Village resort complex, guests have exclusive use of the heated freshwater swimming pool.

Hotel Castello Forte Village

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Cool Pools: Brufani Palace


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests who take a dip in the pool at Brufani Palace will themselves swimming over the age-old remains of an Etruscan settlement which are protected by glass. 

Brufani Palace

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Green Initiatives at Bardessono


By: Five Star Alliance

BardessonoBardessono is one of only three hotels in the United States that has been designed to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest standard for environmental design. Initiatives include:

-Buildings that are designed with overhangs to reduce the heat gain from the summer sun, yet allow the winter sun's rays to enter and warm the rooms. Each room has 200 square feet of glass to allow for natural lighting. 

-When cooling is required, the first stage of intervention is for motor controlled exterior venetian blinds to lower to reduce the heat gain from the sun. When additional heating or cooling in guest rooms is necessary, water is used from 72, 300 foot wells on the property.

-The large amount of glass used in each building reduces the daytime requirement for electrical lighting. LED, halogen, or fluorescent bulbs are used in light fixtures throughout the property. Bardessono

-All glues, adhesives, finishes, paints, carpets, and fabrics used at Bardessono are required to meet low volatile organic compounds (VOC) standards to vastly improve indoor air quality. 

-The combination of low VOC compound materials, no carpeting and drapes, all organic linens, terry and cleaning supplies, greatly reduces any potential allergens in the rooms.

-Indoors, bathroom fixtures with low water flow have been installed, along with dual flush toilets and waterless urinals. Outdoors, native and drought tolerant plants have been chosen for landscaping in order to minimize water demand. 

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A Bit About Beau Rivage Hotel Et Plage


By: Five Star Alliance

Beau Rivage Hotel Et Plage, built in 1860, is located in the heart of the old city, a few steps away from the famous Promenade des Anglais and within walking distance from the Acropolis Convention Centre. Artists and intellectuals of that time such as Matisse, Fitzgerald, Nietzsche or Theckhov were fond of this hotel and were regular clients. It features a private beach with a restaurant.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the French architect Jean-Michel WIlmotte completed a full scale renovation of the Hotel Beau Rivage. Throughout the hotel, pebble motifs evoke the beaches of Nice. You will find them in the sofas with their Livingstone pebble cushions designed by Stéphanie Marin, the lamps by Céline Wright and the tables which were tailor-made for this boutique hotel by the artist Bernard Reyboz.

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Baja Spa Indulgence at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso


By: Five Star Alliance

Las Ventanas Al ParaisoLas Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort has redefined pampering and luxury in Los Cabos with unparalleled service, exquisite accommodations and unwavering attention to detail. Now guests can take advantage of the ancient healing rituals of Baja at The Spa at Las Ventanas and unwind in its verdant and tranquil setting. The Spa at Las Ventanas offers a full range of treatments and therapies inspired by the power of the Four Elements.

Baja Spa Indulgence Package Features:

-Four nights accommodation for two
-Premium round-trip airport transfers from San Jose del Cabo International Airport in a Mercedes G-500
-One welcome spa cocktail per person

-Full breakfast and dinner for two daily
-LVP Air meals for two upon departure
-One $500 spa and salon credit per suite per stay

The package is available through December 17, 2016. Additional terms and conditions apply and the offer is subject to availability. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Dining al Fresco: The Strand Yangon


By: Five Star Alliance

The Strand Yangon offers its guests dinner in style. The Strand Hill (pictured left) has a soaring vaulted veilng with sparkling chandeliers, skylight, and a black and white marble floor. The Strand Yangon

 
 

 

 

 

 

The Strand Cafe offers a more casual dining experience with a side of people-watching along Strand Road. The Strand Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Strand Bar is known for its extremely popular Friday evening Happy Hour. 
The Strand Bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Private Pools at Four Seasons Maldives


By: Five Star Alliance

There's no shortage of accommodations with private pools at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.
Here's a peek at a few of them. 

Family Beach Villa with Pool

Family Beach Villa with Pool at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Bedroom Landaa Estate Suite with private pool

Three Bedroom Landaa Estate Suite with private pool at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two-Bedroom Land and Ocean Suite

Two-Bedroom Land and Ocean Suite at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Two Bedroom Ocean Suite

Sunrise two bedroom Ocean Suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Villa

Beach Villa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Bedroom Royal Beach Villa

Two Bedroom Royal Beach Villa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dining al Fresco: Bellevue Palace


By: Five Star Alliance

Bellevue Palace offers guests a view of the Bernese Alps with their dinner.

Bellevue Palace

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The Vault at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai


By: Five Star Alliance

Located on JW Marriott Marquis Dubai's hotel's 71st and 72nd floors, the Vault bar boasts breathtaking views of Dubai,
craft cocktails, and fine cigars.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai