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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Did You Know? Quail Lodge


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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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Dining Al Fresco: Balboa Bay Club and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Waterline Newport Beach is Balboa Bay Resort’s refreshed and refined waterfront restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Newport Beach, CA. Rachel Haggstrom is at the restaurant's helm as Executive Chef, and Sam Green is Chef de Cuisine. Newport Beach restaurant guests CAN enjoy scenic harbor views as they taste new menus of fresh seafood, savory steaks, and delicious complements.

With its contemporary nautical design, Waterline restaurant presents a captivating water to table experience, with the freshest seafood and a unique chef-driven concept. It’s full bar has oceanfront views of the harbor, that includes beautiful yachts lining the Club’s private marina. The space also has an outdoor walkway with casual seating and sunset views.

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Cool Pools: Hawks Cay Island Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

These aren't your typical resort swimming pools. At Hawks Cay Island Resort, each of the six Florida Keys pools was designed for more than just taking a swim. Each provides an oasis where guest can cool off and read a good book, offers exciting activities to enjoy with the family, and embraces the ambiance of the islands with spectacular views and lush tropical settings. Grown-ups can relax and soak up some rays at the adults-only pool.

Hawk's Cay Island Resort

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Cool Pools: Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

The Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa's award-winning Aquatics department, recognized as the #1 aquatics program in Texas and the #1 program among hotels, offers programs in instruction, recreation, competition, exercise, and education. The Club's state-of-the-art pool complex features a large Resort Pool, 25-meter by 25-yard Sports Pool, a beautiful Garden Pool, and a shaded children's wading pool that are heated year round. 

Houstonian Hotel and Spa

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