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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.

The First W Sound Suite at the W Retreat Bali


By: Five Star Alliance

The very first W Sound Suite from W Hotels is available at the W Retreat & Spa Bali, in the vibrant Seminyak neighborhood. W Hotels plans to unveil additional sound studios in the W Hollywood, W Barcelona, and W Seattle, but for now, check out what the W Bali can exclusively offer:

Designed by New York-based Josh Held Design, the W Sound Suite is a private, soudproof recording studio and writing room available to both professional musicians and hotel guests. A private vocal booth overlooks the hotel's tropical garden.

W Sound Suite is the idea of Chicago-based producer DJ White Shadow, W's North American music director. The DJ affixed the large soundproof studio with sound equipment and helped determine its layout. The studio has locally sourced wooden furniture, hand-carved wooden blocks and handwoven rugs. Other touches include an oversized print of a 1980s boombox by artist Lyle Owerko and a photography print spanning the entire room. 

Coca-Cola also contributed to the development of the studio, which has subtle touches of red, a chandelier made from melted Coke bottles and oversized wall text featuring lyrics from the 1970s "I'd like to teach the world to sing..." advertisement.

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3 photos below of the W Studio Suite:

W Studio Suite at W Retreat Bali

W Studio Suite at W Bali Seminyak

W Studio Suite seating area at W Bali Seminyak

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The Ideal Bachelor(ette) Party Getaway at The Villas of Grand Cypress


By: Five Star Alliance

Orlando isn't just a place for the kids. Next to Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida, and contiguous to Walt Disney World®, is The Villas of Grand Cypress. Featuring elegant Villas with one to four bedrooms for even the largest group, the resort is an ideal destination for bachelor and bachelorette getaways. Features include:

- 45 holes of award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, top-notch instruction at Grand Cypress Academy of Golf

- Twelve private tennis courts with eight Har-Tru and four Deco-Turf II courts, five lighted courts and and two racquet ball courts

- Extensive, state-of-the-art fitness center

- 9-Hole Pitch 'n' Putt golf

- In-Room/Villa Spa Services

- Two Pools, both with waterfalls and one with two waterslides

- Game Room

- Fishing Pools and Tackle, 24' Rock Climbing Wall, Jogging, Biking (including a Bicycle Fleet), and Fitness Trails

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Villas Grand Cypress

Villas of Grand Cypress Orlando

 

 

 

 


Exploring the Accommodation Types at Constance Lemuria Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Luxury travelers flock to Constance Lemuria Seychelles for the gorgeous beaches, clear water, and lush vegetation. While there, they can indulge in golf at the only 18-hole course in the Seychelles, dive in one of the world's top scuba destinations, dine on gourmet meals, explore the island, or relax at the spa. There's also the Constance Kids Club to entertain smaller guests and give parents a real vacation. The resort offers a variety of spacious suite and villa accommodations to suit every traveler. To create a cocoon of luxury amidst vibrant nature, materials such as wood, stone, pink granite, marble, and thatch palm has been beautifully used to create a modern yet warm feel.

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Junior Suite

Junior Suite

All Junior suites are set in the Seychellois gardens 15 metres from the shore and designed in a minimalist, yet luxurious style with large bathrooms and private dining space.Suites measure 52 square meters and offer: Air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD player, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), high-speed internet connection, individual safe, telephone answering machine, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service.

Occupancy:  3 persons

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Senior SuiteSenior Suite

Situated just 15 meters from the shore, palm-thatched Senior Suites have a contemporary interior. The living room leads directly to an outdoor dining area and a personal massage pavilion. Ideal for a couple. Each Senior Suite measures 115 square meters including a living room and offers: air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD player, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), high-speed internet connection, 24-hour room service, a bath tub with whirlpool in the master bathroom, separate lounge with shower/WC and a double size terrace/balcony, and a choice of pillows on arrival from the special pillow menu.

Occupancy:  4 persons

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Villa

Villa

Set in private garden with direct beach access, the palm-thatched Villas have beautiful interiors of wood and stone and come with dedicated villa master service. The living room leads directly outside to a dining area and a personal massage pavilion. The villas offer spacious accommodation for a family or with a group of friends. Each Villa measures 725 square meters and offers: Air-conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath and shower/open air bath and shower room, personal relaxation and massage pavilion, private chef service or in-villa barbeque available on request, satellite TV with films and music/DVD/ Sony PlayStation (on request), Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), internet access, and a choice of pillows on arrival from the special pillow menu.

Occupancy:  6 persons
 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Presidential VillaPresidential Villa

The Presidential Villa stretches out majestically against its granite backdrop. Its design of high-raftered ceilings, marble, and local pink granite give it a Seychellois elegance that fits perfectly with its environment. The master suite is a haven, with its own terrace overlooking the ocean, open air bathroom complete with jacuzzi and sauna. Each suite has a terrace which leads to one of the villa's 3 multi level swimming pools and down to the private beach. The Presidential Villa measures 1250 square meters and offers: Personal relaxation and massage pavilion, fully equipped office, Air-conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath and shower, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD, Sony Playstation (on request), minibar, safe, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), and internet access.

Occupancy:  9 persons

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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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Dining al Fresco: Weekapaug Inn


By: Five Star Alliance

A generous breakfast in The Restaurant is a treasured ritual at the Weekapaug Inn, but you don’t even have to leave your room on lazy mornings; you can also order in from their selection of continental breakfast items. 

Weekapaug Inn

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Image of the day: Casta Diva Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

The view from Casta Diva Resort includes Lake Como and the mountains in the background. 

Casta Diva Resort

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Image of the day: A'jia Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

A distinguished boutique Hotel, A'jia Hotel is a traditional Ottoman mansion
that jewels the Asian shores of the Bosphorus. With its 16 rooms that feature
breathtaking scenes from the Bosphorus, A'jia truly offers a private hideaway
with easy access to historical and cultural attractions of the city.

A'jia Hotel

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New to Five Star Alliance: Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico


By: Five Star Alliance

Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico offers impressive views of Lago Argentino and Cerro Calafate. Alto Calafate Hotel is strategically located at the entrance to the city on the way to the airport and 3.5 kilometers from downtown. 

Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico

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Did You Know? Cliveden House


By: Five Star Alliance

Cliveden House was first built in 1666 by the 2nd Duke of Buckingham. A notorious rake, schemer and wit, he created Cliveden as a hunting lodge where he could entertain his friends and mistress.

Since then it has twice been destroyed by fire, only to emerge, phoenix-like, more stunning than before. The house has played host to virtually every British monarch since George I and has been home to three Dukes, an Earl and Frederick Prince of Wales, who created a happy family home here until his death in 1751.

Clivden House

Queen Victoria, a frequent guest was not amused when the house was bought by William Waldorf Astor, America's richest citizen. When in 1906 he gave it to his son and daughter-in-law Nancy Astor, Cliveden became the hub of a hectic social whirl, where notable guests included everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill, and President Roosevelt to George Bernard Shaw.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Southern Ocean Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe, Kangaroo Island style.

Southern Ocean Lodge

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