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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.

Cool Pools: Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino


By: Five Star Alliance

Soak up the sun and relax at one of the two gorgeous resort pools at Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino. Featuring a stunning waterfall, three spas, private cabanas, and poolside dining in a beautiful Tuscan environment, the year-round, geothermally-heated swimming pools are a delight to all.

Peppermill Resort

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Image of the Day: The Sebastian Vail


By: Five Star Alliance

When you think of Vail you think of great skiing. This picture shows just how breath taking mother nature can be and right in the middle of the splendor is The Sebastian Vail.

The Sebastian Vail

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Resort Orlando


By: Five Star Alliance

The Explorers Family Pool at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a 7,590-square-foot pool that overlooks the lake and offers a very gradually sloping "beach entry" that is perfect for young swimmers. Guests can also listen to their favorite tunes on the underwater audio system. 

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

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Enjoy a Sunshine Escape at Eden Roc Miami Beach


By: Five Star Alliance

Eden Roc Miami Beach


Located on prime oceanfront property overlooking world-renowned Miami Beach and the spectacular Intracoastal Waterway, the Eden Roc Miami Beach's captivating vibe pulses with a dynamic convergence of modern and classic, delivering the unexpected with a sophisticated and memorable experience. This resort flawlessly blends iconic Miami style with fabled glamour, offering 631 spacious guest rooms and suites, four exclusive pools, an iconic lobby bar, and 70,000 square feet of stylish indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The resort is home to 15 Steps, the signature farm-to-table dining experience featuring creative and vibrant cuisine, and the first-and-only ELLE Spa. Now, guests, can enjoy special Eden Roc Miami Beach rates for the summer.

The Sunshine Escape Offer Includes:

-Deluxe King Room, some with partial water views. The rooms are 432 square feet, have Wifi, a safe, marble bath, rain shower, iPod docking station, work desk, flat screen TV, Aveda products, mini-fridge, bathrobes, ironing board, individually controlled air condition, balcony, and a lanai terrace.

- 25% off Breakfast for two daily.

- Valet parking

- Nightly rates for this special offer start at $195.

Offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions. Does not apply to existing reservations. Additional terms and conditions may apply, so please read rates carefully and book early to avoid disappointment. Not valid for groups. Book May 1st to June 30th, 2015 for stays June 1st to September 30th, 2015. 

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New to Five Star Alliance: The Cape


By: Five Star Alliance

A Los Cabos luxury beach resort and spa like no other, The Cape-A Thompson Hotel, brings Baja fever to Thompson's renowned aesthetic cool. The 161-room beachfront hotel integrates Thompson's signature mid-century modern aesthetic with a vibrant 1960's Mexico-meets-Southern California feel, complete with custom furniture handmade in Mexico, and original, regionally produced art. The resort offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom guestrooms, as well as bi-level suites with private rooftops; select rooms come with hanging outdoor daybeds and plunge pools. Every room takes in views of El Arco and the Pacific Ocean—and a host of local experiences await, from the surf village of Todos Santos to the Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve on the Sea of Cortez.

The Cape-A Thompson Hotel

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W Mommie Dearest Drag Mamas Take Over Mother's Day at W New York Downtown


By: K. Clare Johnson

W New York Downtown
If you can't be with your mom on Mother's Day, W New York Downtown may have the answer. The hip hotel has teamed up with some Drag Mamas to offer W Mommie Dearest events. 

These surrogate mamas are offering their services on Sunday May 10. Here are some of the events planned:

- Mama Needs a Drink. Head to the hotel's Living Room Bar & Terrace and order up a "Mama's Martini Madness." The special drink consists of vodka, orange and pineapple juice, Chambord, topped with some bubbly and garnished with a kiss from Mama.

- Mommie's Turn Down. These mother figures will tuck you in. If you ask nicely, maybe you'll even get a bedtime story.

- Mama Knows Best. Take advantage of your drag mom's wisdom. If you are wrestling with a question about love, relationships, or really, anything, the Drag Mom will offer her best advice for solving the problem. W New York Downtown

- Breakfast with Mama. It's usually your mom that gets Mother's Day breakfast in bed. Not this time. Drag Mama's will serve you up eggs with a side of sass.

- Facetime with Mother. Your tech-savvy mom will appreciate the video chat from you...but she probably won't expect your Drag Mother to be there too. 

Services are subject to availability so book quickly. 

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Dining al Fresco: Lumeria Maui


By: Five Star Alliance

Lumeria Maui’s dining experience  is a loving journey from Farm to Table. The Chef uses the freshest and finest quality seasonal ingredients, harvested from the garden and from other local farms.

Dine on the inner courtyard lanai, overlooking the tropical and edible gardens, or enjoy a sunset view of the West Maui Mountains on the covered back terrace. For special occasions, the sunken garden terrace is available for dining under the stars.

Lumeria Maui

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Cool Pools: Hotel Wailea Maui


By: Five Star Alliance

At Hotel Wailea Maui, guests can stretch out in a spacious poolside cabana, sip cocktails, and soak up the sun.

Hotel Wailea Maui

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Suite for Five at The Lodge at Torrey Pines?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
You have questions, we have answers! Explore our blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

Question: Can You Recommend a Suite for Five at The Lodge at Torrey Pines?

Answer: Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond La Jolla hotel located just 15 miles north of downtown San Diego. The Lodge, site of the 2008 and 2021 U.S. Open Championships, pays homage to the Craftsman era and showcases 169 rooms and suites that reflect San Diego's stress-free lifestyle while providing all the comfort and amenities you need. The resort is designed to blend in with the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve, which features golden sandstone formations and rare Torrey pine trees. A member of the California Green Lodging Program, The Lodge is home to The Spa at Torrey Pines and A.R. Valentien, a signature farm-to-table restaurant.

For Your Needs, We Recommend

The Blacker Suite is a luxury suite, which provides the option of a second room that overlooks the 18th green of the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and offers a sweeping view of the California coastline. The generously sized suite is well over 2,000 square feet, with spacious accommodations that include central Presidential Parlor, private balconies, one and a half baths, full kitchen and two fireplaces. This suite has one bedroom with a King sized bed and an optional second bedroom with two Queen sized beds, bathroom and fireplace. Each bed is appointed with Egyptian cotton linens and quilted duvets. The Stickley-style fine wood furnishings embody the Craftsman era and are accentuated with rich fabrics and fine leathers. The bathrooms are luxurious granite and marble decor with Craftsman accents and hardwood. The bathrooms have walk-in showers and oversized tubs. In addition to the sense of historic elegance, this suite offers many of the high-tech details needed by the corporate business traveler such as large working areas, Wi-Fi, data hook-up, lap-top safes and state of the art telecommunications, Bose wave stereo systems, to name a few.

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Dining al Fresco: Bacara


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy vista views of the sea, sky, and the Channel Islands just offshore while fine dining al fresco and embracing an innovative, artful design of low-storied buildings terraced to the sea and connected by lush, meandering garden paths complete with flower-filled courtyards, restful fountains and red-tiled roofs. Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara is the perfect place for an outdoor dining experience and to enjoy the leisurely pace and warm embrace of California lifestyle.

Bacara Resort and Spa

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