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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.

Best Bathrooms: Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi


By: Five Star Alliance

Sensory experiences can be found throughout Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi. The sleek contemporary Grande Suite Garden Access offers Le Méridien Signature bed, and an oversized bathroom with circular bathtub and separate shower.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Guarda Golf Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Guarda Golf HotelGuarda Golf Hotel offers an exceptional location in the heart of Crans, five minutes on foot from Crans city center. Crans Montana has a reputation as a golf mecca in the summer and a skier's paradise in the winter. The hotel has twenty-five rooms and suites – outfitted exclusively with natural materials – two gourmet restaurants, a lounge, and the first spa in the world to offer Brazilian Ivo Pitanguy treatment products.

Hotel Guarda Golf is in one of Switzerland's finest skiing and snowboarding arenas. The slopes extend from the plateau at an altitude of 1500 meters all the way up to the Plaine-Morte glacier at 3000 meters above sea level, a downhill and cross-country skiing paradise. The arena is served by 28 lifts and offers fans over 140 km of pistes in all challenge categories. Right at the Guarda Golf's doorstep, cross-country skiers have access to an extensive network of separate tracks. The hotel is located on the fairway of a 9-hole golf course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, and adjacent to an 18-hole course designed by former world champion Severiano Ballesteros.

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Tee Times at Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi


By: Five Star Alliance

Conveniently located between Bangkok city center and Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa gives guests direct access to Bangkok's many points of interest. 

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

Guests at Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi also enjoy special privileges at the Summit Windmill Golf Club. Designed by the legendary Sir Nick Faldo, the 18-hole course is situated on 160 acres, parallel to the runway of the airport. Manmade lakes, rolling hills, and landscaped gardens dot the par 72 course, leading players over terrain that defies their strategy and elevates their game. For an even more evocative experience, reserve a tee time at night and play on a floodlit course under the moon and stars. Resorts guests can get discounted greens fees and preferred tee times. Reserving a tee time at least 72 hours in advance is recommended.

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Cool Pools: The Vines Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

At The Vines Resort and Spa, guests can take a dip in the 100 square meter infinity pool, unwind in the hot tub, or relax in a private poolside cabana with 180-degree views of the towering Andes reflected across the water. The pool bar serves healthy lunches and satisfying snacks throughout the day as well as refreshing drinks like Argentina's famous Fernet.

The Vines Resort

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Image of the Day: Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi


By: Five Star Alliance

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi features the Summit Windmill Golf Club. Designed by the legendary Sir Nick Faldo, the 18-hole course is situated on 160 acres, parallel to the runway of the airport.

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

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New to Five Star Alliance: Pronghorn


By: Five Star Alliance

Set on 640 acres amidst a beautiful 1,000 year-old juniper forest, Pronghorn, a unique Bend, Oregon luxury resort, offers world-class golf, endless outdoor pursuits, and uniquely customized experiences. The accommodations are situated along the 18th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with striking views of the Cascade Mountains.

Pronghorn

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Cool Pools: Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort is more than just a golf resort. After a long day on the links, guests can unwind in the So SPA, where Asian traditions merge with French beauty therapies. Part of the rejuvenating facilities include this stunning indoor pool. 

Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort

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Terranea Resort Celebrates Five Years of Fun


By: Five Star Alliance

Terranea ResortPoised above coastal bluffs with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Terranea, A Destination Hotel, is the only luxury destination resort on the Los Angeles coast. When you step onto the secluded 102-acre peninsula paradise, it's like stepping into a whole new world – yet mere minutes from L.A. On three sides, you're surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific with Catalina Island just across the channel. The coastal setting of Terranea embraces its Mediterranean heritage and incorporates it into every inch of architecture. From the resort lobby and outdoor gardens to the private terraces and inviting courtyards, Terranea is infused with a classic Californian elegance. Terranea is a land unto itself. A land with its own culture and way of life. From the moment you arrive, this land called Terranea becomes yours to explore.Terranea Resort

Terranea’s Suites, Bungalows, Casitas and Villas are elegant yet functional, balanced and inviting, and replete with modern conveniences. Each offers expansive living space with additional great rooms, perfect for your unique getaway.

Step out of the rooms and find plenty of space to roam. Terranea Resort offers a wealth of activities for kids, teens and families to enjoy. Pointe Discovery, Terranea’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, helps you discover and explore all 102 acres of natural beauty. Make a splash with activities like stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, tide pooling and snorkeling. Then dive deeper into your adventure with a guided bike ride, an ocean-side hike, a horseback trail ride or a visit to our falconry program.

Terranea Resort

This family oasis has everything parents and kids could ask for. The main resort pool boasts the 140-foot waterslide and jumping splash pad. And when you are ready to relax, reserve a private cabana at the Spa Pool or sip an exotic drink at the adults-only Cielo Point pool.

Restore, rejuvenate and realign at the award-winning spa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Embracing the natural beauty and energy of its southern California setting, it spans more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and contains 25 treatment rooms, a fitness center and a wellness center.

 

Terranea Resort

Perfect your game at The Links at Terranea, a dramatic 9-hole, par-3 oceanfront golf course, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island – all masterfully routed and integrated with the natural surroundings.

Taking full advantage of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island views, Terranea’s collection of eight restaurants promise tastes that satisfy and sights that surprise. The chefs personally tailor menus with an emphasis on regional and seasonal ingredients. And if you want to relax in your room, a complete in-room dining menu is available 24 hours a day.

Come celebrate Terranea’s five-year anniversary. Festivities will take place all year long, including the annual Celebration of Food & Wine event, plus exclusive offers and promotions. Other events include special culinary offerings such as beer flights and beer and wine paired dinners. Not to mention enhancement to existing Terranea programs, including the Seaside Yoga celebration, Chef’s Table Dinner Series, Acoustic Series, the ever-popular Traditions events, and more.

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Westin Hilton Head


By: Five Star Alliance

Whether it's on one of the three Port Royal championship golf courses, the award-winning tennis courts, planning the perfect wedding, or simply watching the day go by from a lounge chair by one of the pools-The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa offers endless ways to renew. With its trademark striped lighthouse, world-class golfing, top-ranked tennis facilities, and magical marinas—it's no wonder why Hilton Head Island is the ideal place to retreat and reinvigorate. Practically any water sport imaginable is available, along with great outlet and boutique shopping and award-winning restaurants—for countless ways to plan your getaway.

The Westin Hilton Head

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Lodge at Pebble Beach


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Since 1919, The Lodge at Pebble Beach has been a legendary California haven for discerning clientele. From the moment you walk through the door, you are welcomed with impeccable service and comfortable elegance. The Lodge at Pebble Beach envelopes the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, one of the most exciting closing holes in golf.

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

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