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The 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.

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Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Pranburi is the original award winning boutique luxury resort upon
which Aleenta started. This special boutique luxury resort and spa features 22 unique residence, most
with a private pool. Each suite is located within steps of the beach and offers commanding views of the
stunning sunset sea view of the Gulf of Thailand. Situated on the pristine and golden sand stretch of Pak
Nampran Bay, Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Pranburi is a mere 2.5 hour drive south of Bangkok.

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The accommodation at Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi is unique in many ways. The Frangipani Wing served first as a beach getaway for the owner's family, before it was converted into stunning beachfront residences.

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A culinary journey of Asian flavors await at Aleenta Resort & Spa's restaurants and bars in Hua Hin.
For something extra special, private dining is the ultimate choice - from a romantic dinner for two to a beach
barbecue with friends. Refreshing drinks are also available throughout the day and night at the pool lounge or Aleenta bar.


Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin

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Chiva Som

Chiva-Som is a "Haven of Life" on the Gulf of Thailand. Chiva-Som is about learning to live, enjoy and appreciate every moment, and in so doing, creating a personal path to health and wellness. On arrival you are offered a Health and Wellness consultation. This is designed around your goals and objectives, your current state of health and ability to achieve those goals. Your advisor will help you achieve the most out of your stay by devising a personal programme of treatments and services. These will include diet, exercise, activity, rest and relaxation, physical ailments, emotional issues and your inner self. The focus of the programmes is on balancing and rejuvenating the Mind, Body and Spirit. The staff of expert health professionals includes consulting doctors, naturopaths, fitness instructors, spa therapists, nutritionists and alternative health practitioners.

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| By: Mary Winston Nicklin

King's Cup Elephant Polo, Anantara resortThe highly popular Kings Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is celebrating 10 years this year. The charitable event-- always a smashing success-- is a major event on the Thai tourism calendar, raising money for the country's National Elephant Institute in Lampang. 2011's event is extra special, marking a decade of polo excitement on and off the pitch. Save the date! The 10th anniversary event takes place from September 4 - 11 on grounds adjacent to Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, a Thai village-style resort located on 14 acres of beachfront gardens and lagoon pools facing the Gulf of Thailand.

A 3,000 seat stadium is being built for the occasion, and entrance is free for everyone. New editions include Chang Noi Children’s Day, an opening parade with army brass bands, Thailand’s last elephant spirit men, and traditional dancers to entertain the crowds. Anantara has currently launched a contest for the "Roving Elephant Reporter," aged between 7 - 15 years, who will become the star of the elephant polo circuit as they deliver news coverage from a VIP seat!

Fun fact: All the elephants playing have been rescued off the streets and enjoy a week-long holiday with free veterinary check-ups and sumptuous elephant feasts.