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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.

Image of the day: Banyan Tree Ringha


By: Five Star Alliance

Guests of Banyan Tree Ringha will be be charmed by the design of a traditional Tibetan farmhouse and views of the lush forest. The two levels include a bedroom decorated in dreamlike colours with raw stone steps. Soak in the high handcrafted wooden hot bathtub or enjoy the rustic feel of Shangrila. 

Banyan Tree Ringha

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Image of the day: Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge


By: Five Star Alliance

Enjoy a selection of elegant rooms at The Ballantyne Hotel. Accessible rooms, balcony upgrades, and suites are also available. All guest rooms feature 10-foot ceilings, large picture windows, elegant decor, plush bedding with foam and feather pillow options, an executive desk, full length mirror and dresser, mini-bar, coffee maker, dual closets with robes and slippers, Bose Wave® Radio, wireless internet, television, spacious marble bath with seamless glass shower and separate oval tub (for most guest rooms), and bath amenities by Elemis. A small number of connecting rooms are available by request but can not be guaranteed.

Book a stay at Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge>>


Cool Pools: Alva Park Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Alva Park Resort and Spa features an outdoor heated pool (May to October) with aquatic sunbeds and floating beds. 
There's also a children's pool, and open air massage cabanas.

Alva Park Resort and Spa

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Dining Al Fresco: Aldrovandi Villa Borghese


By: Five Star Alliance

Renowned chef Oliver Glowig brings his masterful style of haute cuisine to Rome at Aldrovandi Villa Borghese. The eponymous restaurant has been recognized with two Michelin stars. Experience Chef Glowig's distinct interpretation of contemporary Italian cuisine as you gaze out at the hotel's tranquil gardens, a hidden oasis in the heart of Rome.

Dine at Aldrovandi Villa Borghese >>


Cool Pools: Banyan Tree Bangkok


By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Bangkok, a luxury hotel, offers a sanctuary for your senses with elegantly appointed rooms, classic service blended with native hospitality, and integrated spa offerings. Shimmering beneath the sky with an outdoor deck on the 21st floor, the pool is fringed by green plants to create the sensation of swimming within the tropics. A juice bar provides refreshment for the parched. The pool is open from 6am to 9pm daily.

Book a stay at  Banyan Tree Bangkok>>


Dining Al Fresco: Banyan Tree Bintan


By: Five Star Alliance

Comfortably casual, the Beach Pool Bar at Banyan Tree Bintan offers a diverse menu of pleasing dishes, including freshly squeezed juices, light snacks, healthy salads, and sandwiches. Bite into a tender morsel of Sate Campur, a traditional dish of Indonesian grilled meat skewers of chicken, beef and lamb and served with a rich peanut gravy and cucumber.

Dine at Banyan Tree Bintan>>


Image of the day: Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort and Spa


By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort and Spa boasts the largest state-of-the-art hydrotherapy facility in Banyan Tree Group. A multisensory awakening treat awaits couples at The Rainforest, a unique Banyan Tree concept bringing couples through 16 unique hydrothermal therapy experiences. The experience includes an ice igloo, brine cavern, herbal sauna and rain walk.

Book a stay at Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort and Spa>>


Image of the day: Baltschug Kempinski Moscow


By: Five Star Alliance

The newly renovated Baltschug Kempinski Moscow offers spectacular views of the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral. The property is located across from the Moskva River, and is nearby Moscow's fascinating sights and premier attractions. 

The building dates back to 1898, and features contemporary decor and up-to-the-minute amenities. The hotel has 227 elegant rooms, including 36 suites and unique Design Suites. 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 the Red Square.

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Cool Pools: Badrutts Palace Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

The crystal lakes and majestic peaks of the Swiss Alps inspired the 2009 renovation of the Palace Wellness Spa at Badrutts Palace Hotel. Local artisans helped craft spaces from cembran pine and San Bernadino silver into an eco-friendly space with ten treatment rooms, including a hair spa, pedicure area, solarium, body treatment wing and private spa suites, as well as saunas, steam baths, and an indoor and outdoor heated pool. In addition to Anika Organic Luxury, Intraceuticals, Shodeea and La Biosthetique products, the spa also uses organic botanicals in treatments focused on mind-body balance. Many treatments draw inspiration from Ayurvedic, Thai massage and shiatsu traditions.

Book a stay at Badrutts Palace Hotel >>


Image of the day: Aleph Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Refined with just a touch of rambunctious style to keep things interesting, Aleph Hotel features 96 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an inviting full-service restaurant, and an elegant bar where late afternoon aperitifs lead seamlessly into lively evenings with friends. Style is found in Aleph Hotel's pretty and poetic details. The 96 luxury rooms, including four Exclusive Rooms with large private terraces, two Junior Suites, three Executive Suites and one Grand Suite, are studies in Italian design dating from the 1930s and 40s. Large black and white prints by New York street photographer Bram Tihany grace the walls, capturing the everyday beauty of daily life in Rome, while Italian touches like Murano Liberty glassware and Deco furnishings create unconventional spaces that sparkle with originality. All guest rooms and suites have large closets, desks, dressers and minibars, while bathrooms feature a rich line of bath amenities.

Book a stay at Aleph Hotel >>