The Chef’s 8: Franz J. Estermann, Vana Belle

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In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Franz J. Estermann of Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort in Thailand.

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Spotlight: Where Good Taste Lives in Sin City

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In a city resplendent with gourmet dining and endless entertainment options, it takes a lot to stand out; to separate one’s self from the throng. At The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, expectations are exceeded thanks to the presence of a live music venue, one of the city’s hippest nightclubs and a variety of dining establishments. Read on as we dive deep into the array of dining choices available to guests.

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Trip Tips: Taking in Europe and its National Dishes

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European nations didn’t just use military might to assert their dominance in Colonial times; they also took to the kitchen to integrate their potential colonies. Centuries later, those culinary creations survive as national dishes, and what better way to get to know Europe than via the dinner table? Read on as we take a look at some of our favorite national dishes, and provide a little inspiration on where to stay along the way.

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10 Questions: Wilbert Mason, The Landings St. Lucia

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In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Wilbert Mason, of The Landings St. Lucia

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The List: Copa America 2016 Destination Guide

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A veritable galaxy of soccer stars takes to fields across the United States this summer for a unique tournament to find the best team in the Americas. The Copa America is usually contested between South American sides. As 2016 marks the centenary of the competition, a special, one-off tournament will be held that includes the best sides from North, Central and South America. Tournament games will take place across 10 host cities, so we’re taking a look at the venues and cities and sharing a little inspiration on where to stay along the way.

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The List: 5 Getaways to Gift Mom

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Flowers and a card are sweet and all, but they don’t really come close to conveying deep gratitude to the good women who raised us. Nothing can really, but a spoil-her holiday comes a bit closer. Herein, five different kinds of getaways to give this Mother’s Day.

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The List: Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Around the Globe

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Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is a national holiday in Mexico that marks the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a historically vital victory for Mexico over a numerically superior French army. Just like St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, the day has grown over time to become a broader celebration of Mexican culture with parades, dancing and traditional Mexican food. While the event is obviously celebrated with gusto south of the border, more and more celebrations are popping up globally to mark the event. Below, we take a look at some of the more unique global events, some in far-flung destinations with little direct links to Mexico.

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The List: Spend Some Thyme in These Hotel Herb Gardens

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While a comfy bed and all the mod cons are a must, guests nowadays expect a little more from their hotel experience. Ever the savvy people pleasers, hotels are duly obliging, offering extras as eclectic as bee colonies, cooking classes and rental bikes. This week, we’re flexing our green fingers and taking a look at 11 hotels that stock their kitchens with treasures from their own herb gardens. So, without further dill-ay, let’s dive in.

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The Chef’s 8: Chris Cummer, Andaz Wall Street

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In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: Chefs. Next in our series is Chris Cummer of Andaz Wall Street.

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The List: Eight Relaxing Adult-Inspired Getaways

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The mewling of a cranky toddler (especially if it’s not your own) is the express way to shattering the tranquility of a vacation. While Murphy’s Law usually provides one of these noisemakers on the plane, having to deal with it upon arrival can be easily avoided. Picking a hotel away from the well-trodden family path ensures the utmost in ambience, so we’ve decided to provide a few ideas with some of Kiwi Collection’s finest hotels for an adult-inspired getaway.

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