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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.

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.

Dine at Balboa Bay Club and Resort>>


Image of the day: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi


By: Five Star Alliance

Barcelo Eresin Topkapi boasts spacious, light-filled rooms, a fantastic health and wellness centre, a conference centre with 12 meeting rooms, and Wi-Fi in all the rooms and common areas. Picasso Restaurant offers themed menus for all occasions, and the hotel has it's own Hammam (Turkish bath).

Barccelo Eresin Topkapi

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Image of the day: Baoase Luxury Resort Curacao


By: Five Star Alliance

Discover Baoase Luxury Resort, an idyllic tropical retreat tucked away on the stunning Caribbean island of Curaçao. The elegant resort is situated on the south side of the island between the capital Willemstad on the UNESCO world heritage list and the popular Curaçao Sea Aquarium/Mambo Beach. 

Book a stay at Baoase Luxury Resort Curacao>>


Did you know?: Baltschug Kempinski Moscow


By: Five Star Alliance

The building where Baltschug Kempinski Moscow makes its home dates back to 1898.The hotel has 227 elegant rooms, including 36 suites and unique Design Suites. Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow boasts restaurant The Baltschug Grill, as well as the refined Cafe Kranzler, Lobby Lounge bar, Beauty Centre Baltschug, and a Health Club. In addition, there are 12 modern meeting rooms, and most offer great views over Red Square. 

Book a stay at Baltschug Kempinski Moscow>>


Image of the day: Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund


By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund rests in Shanghai's Northern Bund area. Set on a prime location along Huangpu River, the resort brings you sublime Bund views and an unhindered panorama of the famed Lujiazui. The award-winning luxury Banyan Tree Spa spans three entire floors, and welcomes business and leisure travellers to relax within its peaceful sanctuary.

Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund

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Did you know?: Balboa Bay Club and Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

Balboa Bay Club and ResortReflecting the quaint charm of its surroundings, the Balboa Bay Club was founded to offer families a refined setting to enjoy Southern California's sea, sand, and sun. The Club is located on 15 acres overlooking the Newport Bay and its prestigious harbor, which was developed in the early 1900s. A mix of both natural estuaries and man-made inlets, Newport Harbor contains several artificial islands, including the iconic Balboa Island, which is dotted with private homes and is accessible only by a two-lane bridge and ferryboat.

Balboa Bay Club has expanded and improved over the years to fit the needs of the members and community. The club now includes the adjacent and waterfront Balboa Bay Resort, as well as long-term residences, one of the largest and most comprehensive marinas in Newport Beach, and a wide array of magnificent amenities.

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Did you know?: Banyan Tree Phuket


By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Phuket garnered 2nd Place at the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler 20th Annual Readers' Choice Awards, also taking 8th Place for Top 100 Resorts of the World. Less than a half hour's drive from the Phuket International airport and located on the island's northwest, Banyan Tree Phuket is a glorious spread of elegant Thai architecture complemented with every modern amenity imaginable, and cradled within Laguna Phuket's exclusive community.

Laguna Phuket is a 400-hectare former abandoned tin mining site and includes three kilometres of sandy shores tilted on the great Andaman. It is home to more than 30 restaurants and bars and offers inter-resort transportation by shuttle vehicle or lagoon boat.

Banyan Tree Phuket

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Image of the day: Banana Island Resort


By: Five Star Alliance

20 minutes from the heart of Qatar's vibrant capital, a luxury yacht ferry crosses crystal clear water to reach a breathtaking island that feels a world away, while a private helicopter pad offers an exclusive arrival with a bird's eye coastal view. Welcome to Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara - a paradise sanctuary of world class facilities and limitless activities, both above and below the water, providing relaxation and adventure, wellness and pure indulgence.

Book a stay at Banana Island Resort>>


Image of the day: Balbirnie House


By: Five Star Alliance

Balbirnie House is superbly located right between Edinburgh and St. Andrews, and very close to the picturesque East coast of Scotland with its many quaint fishing villages. As the crow flies, it's 14 miles from Edinburgh city center. The stunning scenery of Perthshire is an easy drive away and the vibrant city of Glasgow is just over an hour from Balbirnie. Whatever your interests, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring all that Scotland has to offer. Privately owned and personally managed since opening as a hotel 25 years ago, Balbirnie House is widely recognised today as one of the country’s finest small luxury hotels, combining understated luxury with superb service and outstanding value.

Balbirnie House

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