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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Dorsett Shepherds Bush

By: Five Star Alliance

Dorsett Shepherds Bush offers stylish and comfortable accommodations for business and leisure travelers to enjoy, relax, party, and refresh. Under the landmark glass roof, the eight-story hotel offers 317 Chinese-inspired bedrooms including 24 suites, two restaurants, a destination bar, and business facilities. 

Dorsett Shepards Bush

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New to Five Star Alliance: Iconic Santorini

By: Five Star Alliance

Now that's a pretty spectacular breakfast view! Iconic Santorini is a boutique hotel that features 20 individualized traditional cave residences, rooms, and suites. Guess can enjoy massages in the private couples rooms or sun themselves on the unusual black pebble or black sand beaches.

Iconic Santorini

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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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New to Five Star Alliance: AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda

By: Five Star Alliance

Nestled atop the lush mountains of Perez Zeledon, in Costa Rica's Southern Region,
AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda offers 50 estate-size Casitas, one of Central America's
finest spas, three creative dining options, and an exclusive equestrian experience. 

AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda

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New to Five Star Alliance: Villa del Palmar Cancun

By: Five Star Alliance

Situated in the tranquil Playa Mujeres area of Cancun, Villa del Palmar Cancun appeals to all ages - a perfect setting for families, friends, and lovebirds. Villa del Palmar Cancun features 415 units, including spacious suites and luxurious penthouses. Accommodations you could live in, all of Villa del Palmar Cancun's units offer unforgettable views, with the majority boasting spectacular vistas looking out to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Rooms feature over-sized balconies adorned with hammocks and spacious interiors decorated with a modern-chic design. The penthouses include the butler program, designed to give guests an enjoyable stay with first class service and amenities.

Villa del Palmar Cancun

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New to Five Star Alliance: L'Heure Bleue

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New to Five Star Alliance! L'Heure Bleue, on Madagascar's Nosy Be Island, features 8 luxury lodges and 10 waterfront bungalows. The secluded luxury resort is located on Madirokely Beach and backed by a hill overlooking the bay of Ambatoloaka. 

L'Heure Bleue

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New to Five Star Alliance: Bellevue Hotel Syrene

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Bellevue Hotel SyreneBorn as a patrician residence, then became a villa, the Bellevue Hotel Syrene  is open all year and offers a modern hospitality which has its roots in a tradition that seduced intellectuals, artists, and heads of State.

Rooms and suites perfectly represent the idea of comfort and wellness which are fundamental to the philosophy of Bellevue Syrene. Each room and suite is unique, furnished in an original way mixing old and new, contemporary designs and authentic period pieces, extreme white and sharp colurs. All rooms face the sea and the Gulf of Naples, one of the most romantic views imaginable.Bellevue Hotel Syrene

The hotel provides many common areas for relaxation and enjoyment. Relax by listening to music or reading a book in the reading room. Take a stroll in the winter garden, a splendid veranda with a view of the front boulevard. The Dalì Room is ideal for guests who love chess and other board games and maybe even enjoy a smoke while playing. If guests prefer to relax in the open air, charmed by the wonderful view of the Gulf of Naples and the sky of Sorrento, they can visit the Snack Corner for a drink or an appetizer to savor by the pool or the terrace La Pergola.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort

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Phuket Panwa Beachfront ResortPhuket Panwa Beach Front Resort is located in a serene cove on Makham Bay, one of the peaceful beaches in Cape Panwa on the southeast corner of Phuket. All 227 Rooms & Suites are furnished and inspired by Phuket's Sino-Portuguese heritage, with a private balcony or terrace for every room, a plush Posturepedic bed, soundproofed design, and a spacious bathroom with separate shower and bath.

Unwind and recharge with the spa, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pools, kid's club, and water sport activities. The Pawan Panwa Spa is dedicated to helping guests relax and restore. Its holistic treatment approach aims to help you re-discover inner physical and mental wellness. Signature massages employ a unique oil blend that heals, reduces tensions, and provides total relaxation. From a casual bite to a fine dinner with sensational wines, the resort's wide range of restaurants will satisfy any palate. Dine on delectably spiced curries, sweet desserts, tart tropical fruits, savory grilled meats, and the freshest seafood.Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort

Enjoy all the advantages of a beachfront resort at the resort’s Blue Horizon water sports center. Select from an array of exhilarating choices, including water activity lessons, ocean kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, and other non-motorized options. With a total of 420 square meters of event space, Phuket Panwa Beach Front Resort is well equipped to host any event or function. Overlooking the exquisite Makham Bay, the resort's function rooms are purpose built to take advantage of the property’s spectacular location.

Phuket Panwa Beach Front Resort takes pride in giving guests the best experiences possible, tailored to their needs.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Grand Solmar Land's End Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Solmar


Fringing the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Grand Solmar Land's End Resort charms travelers with its prime ocean views and Mexican-inspired decor. Thoughtfulness and thoroughness are the trademarks of the Grand Solmar. Every detail was considered right down to the intricate designs in the walkways, the stone entries to the rooms, and the subterranean passages for the staff. This exciting property offers an elevated standard of luxury.Grand Solmar Land's End Resort

When guests venture outside their rooms, they'll find infinity pools, cabanas, and fishing and sailing opportunities. Dining options include traditional Mexican fare served at La Roca Restaurant or one of four other on-site dining venues. Guests seeking extra tranquility and relaxation should head to Playa Grande Spa for a replenishing treatment.

Throughout the resort, the friendly hotel staff ensures visitors feel welcome with extras, such as remembering guests' names and arranging nightly dinner reservations. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Residenz Heinz Winkler

By: Five Star Alliance

Residenz Heinz Winkler was created from a late medieval building and has been rebuilt it into a modern yet tradition-conscious Residenz. There are 32 rooms and suites with balconies, terraces, or access to the garden. There is also a Laconium with sauna, tepidarium, and indoor pool. But is is the famous Venetian Gourmet Restaurant that is the heart and the soul of the Residenz Heinz Winkler. The elegant interior and the Italian ambiance is the perfect setting for unforgettable hours of culinary enjoyment and pleasure. In his starred cuisine Vitale Heinz Winkler creates classic menus and offers surprising creations to inspire his guests.

Residenz Heinz Winkler

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