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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.

Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru


By: Five Star Alliance

Named after Abu Al Barakat Yusuf Al Barbari, a North African scholar who made Baa Atoll his home in the 12th century, Al Barakat at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru serves authentic Arabian cuisine. The restaurant is built over water, off the main jetty. A shisha bar is located on the ground level. The main dining area on the rooftop features comfortable low seating.

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Image of the Day: The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives


By: Five Star Alliance

The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Male Atoll. 

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Cool Pools: Kandolhu Island


By: Five Star Alliance

Facing the sunset, the Ocean Pool Villas offer the best experience at Kandolhu Island. Each lavish water villa in Maldives is reached by its own private walkway and includes an oversized bedroom with king bed, day bed and walk-in wardrobe.

Kandolhu Island

The bathroom of these luxury pool villas in Maldives is open and airy with shower, twin vanity and a bathtub, and features a sliding door which opens up to the outdoor deck. This expansive and completely private deck includes sunloungers, sun umbrella and a plunge pool and infinite views of the Indian Ocean. The Ocean Pool Villas can accommodate maximum 3 adults.

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Cool Pools: Constance Halaveli Maldives


By: Five Star Alliance

For ultimate comfort, all villas at Constance Halaveli Maldives come with high raftered ceiling, their own private plunge pool and furnished terrace.

Constance Halaveli Maldives

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Image of the day: Constance Halaveli Maldives


By: Five Star Alliance

At Constance Halaveli Maldives, guests can relax and enjoy in a private garden with sun terrace and plunge pool. In the evening,  choose to dine under the stars with an al fresco dining area. Spacious and elegantly adorned Family Beach Villas are perfect for large families or group of friends.

Constance Halaveli

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Dining al Fresco: Naladhu Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Naladhu Resort offers intimate dining experiences to its guests. Chefs can provide some of their favorite dishes - complete with candles, tablecloths, silver and all those other little touches of perfection - to the destination of your choice around the island.

Naladhu Resort

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New to Five Star Alliance: Kandolhu Island


By: Five Star Alliance

Kandolhu Island measures just 200 meters by 150 meters, and has wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green ocean. The island is also home to one of the most pristine, colorful, and lively reefs in the Maldives. Offering just 30 villas in 5 different styles, both over the water and on the beach, Kandalhu Island resort is perfect for couples wanting some alone time in paradise.

Kandolhu Island

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First Look at Naladhu Maldives' new Two Bedroom Pool Residence


By: Five Star Alliance

We've got a First at Naladhu Maldives' new Two Bedroom Pool Residence. Naladhu, meaning "beautiful island," is home to an exclusive collection of nineteen Houses, each named after a Maldivian plant. The new Two Bedroom Pool Residence has been crowned Finifenma, meaning Rose, and its poetic location allows residents to experience the ultimate in get-away-from-it-all retreats at Naladhu Maldives.

An impressive wood-carved gate marks the entrance to the new residence.

Naladhu Resort

The ocean-facing residence measures 600 square meters, wrapping around an al fresco
dining terrace leading to a 95 square meter pool, edged by a sun deck with a dining pavilion
and sala at each end. 

Naladhu Resort

A butler's kitchen and well stocked pantry have been designed for seamless
entertaining in an elegant indoor dining and living room, which flows onto the
outdoor deck and pool.
 

Naladhu Resort Dining Room

Upstairs, the master suite unravels across a generous king bedroom,
lounge space and daybed balcony overlooking the azure ocean, while
floor-to-ceiling wardrobes in his and hers dressing rooms.

Master Bedroom

The adjoining bathroom has a rain shower and indulgent bathtub accompanied
by an awe-inspiring lagoon view. 

Naladhu Resort

Downstairs the twin bedroom is ideal for children and leads to a dressing
room and spacious bathroom, featuring a bathtub as well as indoor and outdoor showers.

Naladhu Resort Twin Bathroom

Stays can also be enhanced by a Wave Break Dinner.

Naladhu Resort 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Four Seasons Explorer


By: Five Star Alliance

Why limit yourself to one Four Seasons resort in the Maldives when you can avail yourself of three?  

The Four Seasons Explorer connects guests with the Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa and the Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru with seamless Four Seasons service on this live-aboard three-deck catamaran. Each cruise itinerary includes visits to numerous sites, pre-selected for their unique diving, snorkeling, surfing, or on-shore recreation potential.

Four Seasons Explorer

Along the journey, guests can dive in secluded, virgin sites – snorkel or play in turquoise waters teeming with neon-colored marine life; enjoy amazing lunch breaks or dinner celebrations on private, white-sand beaches; relax like Robinson Crusoe in the shade of a coconut palm; or indulge in an on- or off-board massage – daily, if you wish. On board, on land or in the water, Four Seasons Explorer offers a wealth of leisure activities, all supported by their signature service.

Four Seasons Explorer

Four Seasons Explorer offers three, four, or seven night cruises.

It's truly two if by land, one if by sea.

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Sustainability and Six Senses Laamu


By: Five Star Alliance

Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu
 
wants the earth to have as good an experience at their resort as the guests do. The luxury resort is committed to reducing its ecological and carbon footprint.

Here's a few of the green initiatives at the resort:

- All villas have been designed to take advantage of passive cooling and overhanging roofs creates shade for the windows, thus reducing the need for air-conditioning. Where air-conditioning is required, only low energy units are used.

- Freshwater production works through reverse-osmosis desalination, whereby pressurised seawater is filtered via a semi-permeable membrane – an energy-intense operation. To reduce this energy consumption, an innovative energy recovery system (ERI) uses the brine’s energy to pressurise seawater to the same pressure as the brine. This installation makes the desalination process much more efficient.

- Suppliers are asked to reduce packaging when delivering supplies.

- Printing paper is eco-labelled or recycled and the reverse side of printed paper is used for notes.

- Guests are given re-usable glass water bottles rather than disposable plastic bottles.

- A recycling corner where waste is separated into paper, plastic, metal, glass, organic waste, and toxic waste. A compactor reduces the space required to store the waste before it is sent for recycling and proper handling.

- A composting site takes food waste from the kitchen and restaurants composts it with garden waste. The composting soil generated from this activity is reused in our landscape and gardening.
 

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