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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: Palais Namaskar

August 3, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance

Palais Namaskar commands more than 12 acres of pristine seclusion, tranquil lakes and inspiring panoramas.

A Sneak Peak into the James Royal Palm in Miami Beach

July 31, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

Featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s “top 10 most anticipated openings of 2012,” the James Royal Palm is certainly making a splash in the Miami Beach hotel arena. This luxurious beachfront property is situated in the heart of South Beach, Florida and is immersed in a new and vibrant scene. Aside from a new and swanky luxury hotel popping up in South Beach, we’re especially exited for the hotel’s pools (yes, that’s plural), its beautiful interior design, and its full service spa with salt-infused treatments. The interior of the James Royal Palm was created by Rottet Studio, and here’s what Lauren Rottet had to say about her inspiration in Boutique Design magazine: "After eating in some Cuban cafes and talking with local artists, I started thinking about Jean-Michel Basquiat (the late graffiti/neo-expressionist artist) meeting Virginia Woolf at the James and staying up long into the night talking about art and poetry." Not quite what we would imagine to be the driver of inspiration, but we certainly love the outcome and encourage you to make your reservations come this October to be among the first to experience the James Royal Palm!

Image of the Day: Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel

July 30, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

Watching the sun over the sea, whether rising or setting, never gets old.

Cool New Addition: B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

July 30, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is located away just steps away from the sea foam of the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach.

There are 240 rooms & suites to choose from, all with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. All hotel rooms
are furnished with either one King-sized or two Double Blissful Beds.

Bask in the sun on a chaise lounge, and enjoy a fresh tropical fruit cocktail or other favorite beverage to
complement your choice from the array of tempting tapas and sandwiches.

Cool New Addition: Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

July 29, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo faces the Bay of Rapallo to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west.

The Beach Club offers terraces on the sea, individual cabanas and a panoramic swimming pool, in addition to
an exclusive wellness centre, an oasis of pure pleasure for personalised treatments, gym and an indoor pool
with a sea view.

Warm sun and sea colours tinge the furnishings of the comfortable, spacious rooms, places of quiet,
pleasant relaxation. The windows open onto picturesque landscapes that lift the spirits and stimulate the fantasy.

Image of the Day: Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

July 28, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

One of the coolest infinity pools we've ever seen.

Cool New Addition: Matakauri Lodge

July 28, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

Matakauri Lodge is spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu. Matakauri Lodge offers eleven luxurious suites
and villas, each with private terraces looking out to a dramatic Queenstown lakeside, with mountain views.

The main lodge consists of spacious lounge, dining and living areas, all with views of Lake Wakatipu. The lodge
also offers a range of indoor and outdoor dining options for our guests, including superb private dining options.

Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and
bathroom with twin vanities and oversized bath tub.

Updates are Underway at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta

July 25, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

The Mansion on Peachtree is now the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, and this luxurious new Mandarin property has a number of updates and improvements up its sleeve. The spa at Mandarin Oriental has updated its treatment menu and it now includes an Oriental Essence massage, a Peaches and Cream treatment, and a Red Clay Scalp massage. The hotel also plans to infuse an Asian touch by offering a foot ritual treatment as well as offering its spa guests various nibbles of Asian-style foods. The rooms and suites offer guests the most spacious luxury accommodations in the city, and the higher floors have incredible views over Atlanta’s tree-lined streets. Enjoy the perfect mix of Southern hospitality and oriental charm by making your reservations at this new Mandarin Oriental property in Atlanta!

Cool New Addition: Presidente InterContinental Santa Fe Mexico

July 24, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

Presidente InterContinental Santa Fe Mexico is located in an iconic 27 story tower that sits as the highest
building in Santa Fe.

The hotel offers an International Gastronomic experience with six renowned restaurants. It also features two
levels of banquet space, Spa by L’Occitane, and an exclusive InterContinental Club Lounge.



The hotel offers 14 Junior Suites, 23 Suites, one Grand Suite and one Superior Suite located on the upper floors
of the building with magnificent views of the City.


Cool New Addition: Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai

July 23, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai is now accepting reservations for stays starting August 28, 2012. This Shanghai
luxury hotel offers an ambience inspired by Shanghai moderne, dialled up for hip, 21st-century tastes.

This Shanghai luxury hotel offers wall-to-wall views of the ever-changing cityscape. Highly functional, with
extra-large marble bathrooms, the room designs anticipate sophisticated travel needs.

Whether you're making your mark in today’s fast-paced, high-energy business environment or luxuriating during
some well-deserved downtime, we offer the ideal combination of modern amenities and renowned Four Seasons service.