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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Serene Pavilions

October 26, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Serene Pavilions is 55 kilometers from Colombo, in the heart of a 7 acre coconut grove by the Indian Ocean. There are 12 pavilions, a spa, gym, tennis court, reading room, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and private butlers to unobtrusively cater to whatever takes your fancy.

Serene Pavilions

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend an Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico?

October 25, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Royal Hideaway Playacar
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to 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: We are a couple looking to stay at an adult-only all-inclusive property in Mexico. What resort offers the best accommodations for us?


ANSWER: Royal Hideaway Playacar Playa del Carmen - Quintana Roo, Mexico

Royal Hideaway Playacar is for the most discriminating guests. Designed to feel more like a fully-staffed private vacation home with 11 villas, each with a private concierge, Royal Hideaway boasts the AAA-Five Diamond award distinction and is a member of Leading Hotels and Virtuoso. Guests of Royal Hideaway Playacar soak in incomparably serene Caribbean vistas, experience succulent culinary creations served in the finest surroundings, enjoy pampering spa treatments, and an attentive staff that lives the idea of "always at your service."
The exclusive Royal Hideaway Playacar offers 200 elegantly-appointed guest accommodations including 6 junior suites and 2 presidential suites. Mexican colonial style architecture adorns two- or three- floor villas giving guests sheer privacy and exceptional intimacy throughout their stay. Royal View accommodations feature a view of the azure Caribbean. All rooms feature a furnished balcony or terrace as well as a private villa concierge, candles, pillow menu, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, Etro amenities, hydromassage bathtub &shower, monogrammed terrycloth bathrobes and slippers, satellite TV, a safety deposit box, DVD player, high-speed wireless Internet access, CD stereo system, stocked mini-fridge with water, soda & beer, and coffee maker.Royal Hideaway Playacar

For Your Needs, We Recommend:
Duplex Suite
This beautiful two-story suite features a living room and dining area with a wet bar, bathroom and balcony on the first floor. The second floor features a large bedroom, full bathroom and large terrace where guests can enjoy endless hours of relaxation on a lounge chair or a traditional hammock. Room size: 118 sq m / 1270 sq ft. Bed type: One king size bed, per request one extra bed.

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.


Honeymooning at Sandals LaSource Grenada

October 20, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Recently two of our favorite clients got married and decided to honeymoon at the brand new, all-inclusive, couples only Sandals LaSource Resort in Grenada

Zach and Alexandra stayed in room 3403, a 4th floor One Bedroom Oceanview Skypool Butler Suite with Veranda. Located within the Italian village, 1 bedroom oceanview skypool suites feature a full living room with butler pantry, wet bar, indoor dining table, plush sofa and chairs, and HD LED Smart TV. There is also a desk with wireless internet and USB ports. The double doors open into a bedroom with a king size bed, and large HD LED Smart TV. The bathroom includes two Carrera marble vanities with backlit mirrors, Kohler claw footed tub, separate frosted glass shower and a frosted glass water closet. The bedroom opens for access to a cantilevered heated private plunge pool with an infinity edge. The flooring is made of Turkish ivory patika travertine natural stone with accents of pebbles and porcelain planks from Italy. Some suites also have an oversized balcony with two comfortable lounge chairs, ottoman, side table and soaking tub. Some have an oversized day bed. Your own personal butler service is included.

Sandals LaSource is in the heart of exclusive Pink Gin Beach and offers 225 rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, 3 freshwater pools and 2 river pools, just minutes from the airport.

They shared some of their photos with us below, click on any photo to learn more:

Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource Grenada

The view from suite 3403, a 4th floor One Bedroom Oceanview Skypool Butler Suite with Veranda

View from Skypool Suite at Sandals LaSource Grenada

The view from suite 3403, a 4th floor One Bedroom Oceanview Skypool Butler Suite with Veranda

View from Skypool Suite at Sandals LaSource Grenada

The view from suite 3403, a 4th floor One Bedroom Oceanview Skypool Butler Suite with Veranda

View from Skypool Suite at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource Grenada

Outdoor verandah of suite 3403, a 4th floor One Bedroom Oceanview Skypool Butler Suite

Verandah of Skypool Suite at Sandals LaSource Grenada

The view from suite 3403, a 4th floor One Bedroom Oceanview Skypool Butler Suite with Veranda

View from Skypool Suite at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Beach area at Sandals LaSource

Beach at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource from the water

Sandals LaSource Grenada from the water

Beach at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource Grenada Beach

Night view from suite 3403, a 4th floor One Bedroom Oceanview Skypool Butler Suite with Veranda

Night View from Skypool Suite at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Beach at Sandals LaSource

Beach at Sandals LaSource Grenada

The view from suite 3403, a 4th floor One Bedroom Oceanview Skypool Butler Suite with Veranda

View from Skypool Suite at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Beach at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource Grenada Beach

View of Sandals LaSource Grenada

View of Sandals LaSource Grenada

Beach at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource Grenada Beach

Sandals LaSource Grenada

Butler setup for honeymooning couple at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Butler bath setup at Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource Grenada

Sandals LaSource Grenada

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Dining al Fresco: Amanpulo

October 2, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Amanpulo can arrange private dining at the Picnic Grove, Gary’s Nest, Lagoon Sala, and Island Cave.

Amanpuro
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Image of the Day: Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

September 30, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

At Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, those with romance in their hearts can enjoy an al fresco dinner by the light of 500 candles.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

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Bulgari Bali Introduces Mansion Accommodations

September 18, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Bulgari Resort Bali
The Bulgari Bali Resort has introduced a new level of luxury living. The second luxury property from Bulgari Hotels & Resorts is located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. It's location 150 meters up offers stunning views of the Indian ocean, and combines traditional Balinese forms with high Italian style.

The hotel's newest accommodations come in the form of Mansions. Ranging from 1,710 square meters to 4,415 square meters per unit, the Mansions that compose the new residential complex cover a 19,500 square metre area, are rich in comfort and lush amenities. Spacious, airy openings make up the units, each one containing from three to five bedrooms, a large living room, a dining room and a large kitchen.

The three bedroom Mansions feature three separate bedrooms, private pool and garden with Indian Ocean View, terrace, open – air living room pavilion, Bang & Olufsen Video & Audio, Miele kitchen appliances, and a private elevator. The five bedroom Mansions feature five separate bedrooms, private pool and garden with Indian Ocean View, terrace, open – air living room pavilion, spa pavilion, theatre room with Bang & Olufsen audio visual, Miele kitchen appliances, and private elevator.

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Weddings at Cabo Azul Resort and Spa

September 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Cabo Azul Weddings

Destination wedding-bound? Consider Cabo Azul Resort and Spa. El Corazon, the resort's open-air, five story wedding chapel has the Sea of Cortez as a backdrop, and a candlelit water fall to up the romance factor. The resort also offers a team of wedding coordinators, event planners, and a catering staff to make your special day perfect. There's also bridal and honeymoon packages Additionally PAZ, the resort's award winning Spa has a wide range of personal treatments and services designed to relax and rejuvenate the whole wedding party.

Book your wedding at Cabo Azul Resort and Spa >>


Did You Know? Alila Villas Uluwatu

September 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Wood materials at Alila Villas Uluwatu are recycled from railway sleepers and telephone poles.

Alila Villas Uluwatu 

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Cool Pools: Borgo Egnazia

September 3, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

When you book a getaway at Brindisi's Borgo Egnazia, go for a Villa. The Villas are 3-story townhouses, each equipped with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living area, a basement, a scenic terrace, a garden, and a patio. Best of all, each Villa's spectacular pools are private, so you can float in peace under the Italian sky. 

Borgo Egnazia

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