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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.

Image of the day: Bardessono


By: Five Star Alliance

62 luxurious guest rooms in downtown Yountville, each designed for private in-room spa services.
A restaurant based on local, farm-fresh ingredients. A rooftop pool for lounging and dining. Carbon
fiber bicycles, on-site producing gardens, and the inspired taste of artisan-crafted coffee.
Bardessono is all this as well as a significant national model of green building and operating practices.

Bardessono

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Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas


By: Five Star Alliance

Experience the Sin City from an Apex Suite at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. In the bedroom, two glass walls dramatically converge for a 270 degree view of The Strip and City Center. In addition, guests will enjoy a large glass-enclosed bathroom with walk-in shower, a stand-alone tub, dining area, bar, and pantry.

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

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​Cool Pools: Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla


By: Five Star Alliance

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla offers pools for water activities including aqua aerobics and water volleyball. There are two lagoon-style pools, one Royal Service pool, and one activities pool. 

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla

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Best Bathrooms: Lake Placid Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Lake Placid Lodge features a number of unique accommodations. Birch features a king bed with a comfortable sitting area in front of a huge, stone, wood-burning fireplace. This unique lodging in Lake Placid, NY features two bathrooms, one with a deep soaking tub and the other with a double-headed shower, as well as a spacious walk-in closet. Just outside, a log-railed front porch is shaded by a canopy of trees and outfitted with a swing for two.

Lake Placid Lodge

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Cool Pools: Post Ranch Inn


By: Five Star Alliance

The heated swimming pool at Post Ranch Inn offers an expansive views that meld sea and sky. Kept at constant 104 degrees, it provides a rejuvenating place where the panoramic natural beauty of Big Sur warms body and soul.

Post Ranch Inn

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Miami


By: Five Star Alliance

At Four Seasons Miami, guests can make a splash in the outdoor heated main pool or recline on a chaise lounge in the shallow waters of the Palm Grove pool. Luxury cabanas and poolside fare are also available.

Four Seasons Miami

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Did You Know? Quail Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Quail Lodge
Guests at Quail Lodge & Golf Club can try their hand at some stunt-person worthy driving. The luxury resort features the Land Rover Experience Driving School. Open year-round, it offers customized lessons and adventure for all skill levels. Guided by a qualified instructor, guests will make steep descents down a two-track trail, climb piles of logs and navigate tight hairpin turns. Lessons and programs range from one hour to multiple days. The dedicated course is composed to provide an exciting outdoor adventure of endless obstacles including ascents, descents, side-tilts, log crossings, and rock crawls.

 

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Image of the day: Banke Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Occupying the premises of a former bank headquarters and refurbished as a hotel in 2009, the Hotel Banke is housed in an early twentieth-century building, the work of architects Paul Friese and Cassien Bernard. Its stately facade dominates the corner of Rue La Fayette and Rue Pillet Will with a style that revives the charms of Paris' "Belle Epoque."

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The Americana Music Event at Blackberry Farm


By: Five Star Alliance

Blackberry FarmThe sixth annual Americana Music event at Blackberry Farm celebrates and showcases the musicians and singers who have captured the moving stories of the South and beyond. This year, legendary American country/folk Singer-Songwriter John Prine, who first picked up a guitar at age 14 and went on to become one of the most influential songwriters in the nation, will captivate audiences in The Barn with reflective stories and songs drawn from his personal history. Joining Prine is multi GRAMMY, AMA, ACM, CMA and Billboard Awards winner and current Grammy Nominee Lee Ann Womack, and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, guitarist, Grammy Winning producer, Joe Henry. This year's event will be held March 31-April 3, 2016. Event Activity Fees, which are in addition to room rates, start at $1000. These concerts benefit the Americana Music Association.

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Dining al Fresco: Sunset Tower Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Whether nestling in chic poolside cabanas, or seated on the covered travertine lanai,
the Terrace at Sunset Tower Hotel is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner;
or just for a drink and to soak in the spectacular view and old Hollywood ambience.
The Terrace serves the Tower Bar menu in addition to a selection of small plate appetizers. 
The Terrace is also available for private events with a separate entrance.

Sunset Tower Hotel

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