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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.

Dine at The Dome at Tower Club at lebua

October 17, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson

Tower club at lebuaTower Club at lebua is a five-star hotel that epitomizes Bangkok luxury. The world-class service and accommodations are are rivaled only by the top-notch dining options at the hotel. The Dome at lebua is home to Bangkok’s highest collection of bars, restaurants, and lounges.

 

Tower club at lebua

Dining and Bar options at The Dome include:

 

-Mezzaluna, which features modern innovative cuisine. Twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Sühring offer an ever-changing menu of modern European cuisine with subtle Asian flavors. A Conde Nast Traveler "Hot Tables" winner, Mezzaluna, found on the 65th floor, is the highest restaurant on the property.

 

-Sirocco, located on the 63 floor of the Dome at lebua, is the world's highest al fresco restaurant and one of Bangkok's hottest restaurants. Sirocco has breathtaking views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river, an amazing Sky Bar, and quality Mediterranean fare.

 

-Breeze specializes in Asian takes on the vast culinary influences of the region. Seating is high above the sea level and the view is a bird's eye glimpse of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. Seating options include an open-air terrace and a spectacular glass sky-bridge that is suspended in mid-air.

 

-Skybar Suspended in the sky on the 63rd floor of The Dome at lebua, the Sky Bar is the world's highest open air bar, which has a panoramic view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. With such an enthralling ambience coupled with a seductive selection of the finest vintages, beverages, and cocktails in Bangkok, the rooftop bar is unanimously accepted as the coolest bar in Bangkok.

 

skybar


-distal is located on the 64th floor and offers premium and authentic malt whiskies, vodkas, and cognacs. A unique feature of distil is the Oyster Bar. Pink Diamond Oysters, Exclusive Petrossian Caviar and fresh sushi and sashimi present a delightful selection, along with the finest champagnes and wines from a walk-in wine cellar. Hand-rolled authentic Cuban Cigars are yours to enjoy together with drinks in the adjoining open-air Cigar Terrace.

 

-Ocean 52 (located on the 52nd floor) is situated several steps from Breeze and a few floors away from Sirocco, Mezzaluna, Distil, and the Skybar, and is a popular rendezvous spot for social gatherings or dinners.

Bon Appetit!

 

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Did You Know? The Bath Priory Hotel Restaurant and Spa

October 16, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The gardens at the Bath Priory Hotel Restaurant and Spa encompass three acres of lawn and meadow at the back of the house, and an acre of courtyard at the front. The walled Kitchen Garden provides the perfect spot for vegetables and fruit to thrive; and a commitment to using local, seasonal produce means only the freshest of ingredients will be used in the kitchen.

The Bath Priory Restaurant and Spa

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Did You Know? Meadowood Napa

October 6, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Meadowood Napa

Ninety-six percent of Napa Valley vineyards are family-owned. At Meadowood Napa, guests are invited
to come together every afternoon for a tasting of outstanding Napa Valley wines. The luxury resort typically
feature two varietals, one red and one white. On Friday afternoons the tradition is to share a Napa Valley
sparkling wine to welcome the weekend.

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Image of the Day: Hotel Espana

September 15, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

A telescopic view of Restaurante Fonda Espana at Barcelona's Hotel Espana.

Hotel Espana 

Fall rates at Hotel Espana start at $176 per night >>

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Did You Know? Inverlochy Castle

September 12, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Inverlochy Castle has three dining rooms, each decorated with period and elaborate furniture presented as gifts to Inverlochy Castle from the King of Norway.

Inverlochy Castle 

Fall rates at Inverlochy Castle start at $664 per night >>

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel Eden A Royal Meridien

September 10, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel Eden-A Royal Meridien has a rooftop restaurant, Il Giardino dell'Eden, which many consider the best place to sip a cocktail while enjoying one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves a selection of Mediterranean dishes.

Hotel Eden a Royal Meridien 

Fall rates start at $429 per night >>

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The DC Lime Rickey at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington

September 2, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The DC Lime RickeyCourtesy of Taste by Four Seasons, The Four Seasons Hotel Washington shares the recipe for The DC Lime Rickey.

The Rickey is the official cocktail of Washington, DC, created at Shoemaker's Bar for Colonel Joe Rickey. Originally done with bourbon, it quickly became popular with gin.

Ingredients:
1-½ oz (45 ml) Green Hat Gin from Washington, DC
3 oz (90 ml) Club Soda
½ lime, juiced
Lime wedge for garnish

Method:
1. Pour ingredients into a short glass over ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

This recipe serves 1.

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Making Waves: The Jumeirah Beach Hotel

August 25, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance


Few hotels have a more iconic structure than the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which is constructred to look like a single, massive breaking wave. The sprawling hotel is so built so that every room can feature a sea view, since its wide face is open to the ocean. With 618 rooms and suites, that's no mean architectural feat, and its large size means that guests always have great choices when it comes to dining and leisure. The Pavilion Sports & Leisure Center puts most other hotels to shame. You can enjoy watersports, a full-service spa, tennis, dive center, and even a climbing wall.  Five different fine dining experiences await your palate, so you'll have to stay at least a week to try them all. From Italian to Latin to Lebanese, each is a completely unique culinary treat. 

There are 19 beachside villas that have an extra degree of privacy. The hotel has a total of 550 Ocean View Rooms, 48 Ocean View Suites and 19 Villas.

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Five Star Eats - Roman Style

August 22, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Regina Hotel Baglioni
The Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome, houses the award winning Brunello Lounge & Restaurant. The restaurant is headed by award winning Chef to the stars: Luciano Sarzi Sartori. Sartori has cooked for celebrity A-listers such as Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Veronica Lario and Silvio Berlusconi- just to name a few.  The top Chef sees food as an art of not only the palate but of all of the senses,, so he plates his food the way he makes them, like beautiful works of gastronomical art.

There's a large variety in offerings at Brunello Lounge & Restaurant, from earth and sea menus to traditional Italian dishes, which ensures delicious fare for every dining guest. The Regina Hotel Baglioni restaurant has direct access to the renowned Via Veneto, one of the most famous and expensive streets in Rome. So after you dine, there' a perfect place for a stroll, helping to walk off the delicious eats consumed at Brunello.

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Image of the Day: Gritti Palace

July 24, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The newly renovated Hotel Gritti Palace was originally commissioned in 1525 as the residence of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti. It was later used as the official residence of the Vatican's ambassadors to Venice. Guests may enjoy their meals on the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal from May or even earlier, weather permitting, until October.

Gritti Palace

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