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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.

New to Five Star Alliance: Taiwana

June 19, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Ideally situated on the treasured island of St Barthelemy, Taiwana is located at the edge of the pristine beach of Flamands. This boutique hotel features amazing accommodations with astonishing ocean views. While it is within close proximity to Gustavia, the hotel is known as the most secluded retreat on St Barth. Guests can effortlessly escape to all that Taiwana and the island has to offer. This intimate "Boheme chic" property features spacious rooms and suites with stunning ocean views.

Taiwana

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For Sale: St. Barth's Estate, Former Home of a Wild and Crazy Guy

June 4, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance


Want to sleep in Steve Martin's bed?  Now you can, as long as you have a lot of cash to throw around.   

St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has announced Villa Au Soleil as a listing for sale.  Owned by comedian Steve Martin, Villa Au Soleil has garnered many accolades for its ambiance, spectacular pool, lush gardens and 270 degree views.

What will you get if you purchase The Jerk's old digs?

-A secluded Balinese-style gazebo set amidst lush tropical gardens; a true sanctuary with a lily pond.

-A state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, a poolside barbeque shelter, a traditional dining room and multiple terraced dining areas; foodies and aspiring chefs are inspired to cook in and enjoy.

-A bird’s eye view of St. Barth’s notorious little runway with the small planes taking off and landing.

-Expansive outdoor living spaces that include a spectacular infinity pool, a multi-level sun deck and a patio.

-A private hot tub on the Master Bedroom’s terrace.

If you'd rather rent before plunking down the asking price, that can be arranged as well.  But act quickly, Tom Smyth, Co-owner and Real Estate contact for the US Market, who is handling the sale, reports that the interest from buyers is very high. For questions regarding the sale of Villa Au Soleil, Tom Smyth can be reached by phone at (508)-570-4481 or via email at tom.smyth@sothebysrealty.com. Those interested in renting the villa should contact reservations@stbarth.com.
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New to Five Star Alliance: Hotel St Barth Isle de France

May 22, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

 

Hotel St Barth Isle de France is located on one of the loveliest beaches of St Barthélemy, Flamands Beach, just 5 minutes by car from the airport and the main town Gustavia.

 Hotel St Barth Isle de France

 

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The New Hotel Saint Barth Isle de France

February 27, 2013
By: Ruthanne Terrero

Hotel St. Barth Isle de France

Five Star Alliance's sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, recently wrote an article about the new Hotel St. Barth Isle de France. Read more here:

We’re just back from St. Barth where we spent a lovely afternoon at Hotel St. Barth Isle de France. The resort, which is a member of the Oetker Collection (think Le Bristol Paris, Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc and the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech, Morocco), is a true jetset venue. Since it’s a mere five-minute drive from the airport, you can don your flip-flops and be sipping Sauvignon Blanc on Flamand Beach in no time as you’re still shaking off your cold weather blues.

When you arrive, you’ll get the vibe that everything at Hotel St. Barth Isle de France is pure white against a blue, blue sea. And it is white and fresh, thanks in large part to a recent renovation to its garden bungalows and public areas. We were able to get a good walk-through to one of the just-turned-two Flamands Villas (No. 43). There are two of these enormous three-bedroom suites which measure 4,300 square feet in size. Smart Move: Each of the bedrooms is of equal size, with a private bath, so there’s no stress about divvying up the sleeping quarters if you’re sharing with other couples or on a girlfriend getaway. More good things: Bathrooms have double sinks and roomy tubs. Both suites as well have full, real working kitchens near their respective living rooms, which open up to a terrace, complete with a plunge infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean and they have direct access to the beach. Other lush touches? Each has an exercise room and a home cinema. Life is good.

If a Flamands Villa isn’t large enough for your special party, consider adding on a suite next door, which measures 1,300 square feet.

What we loved: Lunch at the alfresco La Case de l’Isle overlooking the sea is a must, even if you’re just in town for the day off a luxury cruise. The menu is simple and French and the crowd that gathers is cosmopolitan and international and usually quite tan and fashionable. We started off with the refreshing soupe glacée de petits pois, bruschetta de prosciutto et poivrons grilles, which is an iced pea soup served with a prosciutto ham, and grilled peppers bruschetta. For a unique dish to share with your dining companion, consider the “Wok de gambas et poulet marine,” which is a shrimp and marinated chicken wok dish served with Thai noodles. (P.S.: A continental breakfast is included in the room rate.)

The spa here has four treatment rooms and uses Natura Bissé and Intraceuticals skincare products. There’s also a Spa Pavilion set in the resort’s tropical gardens.

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Your Questions Answered: Fitness Facility at Le Sereno St. Barth’s

September 6, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

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 new 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: Please advise as to how many treadmills are available at Le Sereno St. Barth's and if the fitness center is open 24 hours.

Answer: The fitness center is open 24 hours a day, and it has one treadmill. Explore rates, availability, and photos here.

Please be advised that the rates and availability are subject to change prior to making a reservation.