The List: 9 Hotels That Make The Holidays Extra Special

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Tis the season to be jolly, and some hotels don’t just deck the halls, they go all out. In honor of Santa Claus, we’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of 9 Kiwi Collection hotels making this an extra special holiday season. So whether you’ve been naughty or nice, the festive travel inspiration herein applies to everyone.

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10 Questions: Anthony Syrowatka, Viceroy Bali

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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 Anthony Syrowatka of Viceroy Bali.

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The List: 10 Hotels With Unique Winter Activities

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Though last week’s blog offered a little tropical respite from winter’s clutches, we’re not averse to embracing the chill with a ski escape. Fresh powder, roaring fireplace and waxed skis rank highly on most people’s list of requirements, but Kiwi Collection hotels usually exceed expectations with some unique offerings. Herein, 10 hotels offering out-of-the-ordinary winter activities this season.

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The List: 11 Winter Sun Getaways

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As the northern hemisphere trudges toward winter, thoughts invariably turn toward escapism. There are those who embrace the cold season and head for the ski slopes, and there are those who’d rather sweat it out on a sandy beach. For the latter category, 11 hotels for achieving warm winter getaway goals.

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Proust Travel Questionnaire: David Yurman

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He had difficulty reading and sitting still as a young lad, so David Yurman turned to sculpture, and that turned out to be a brilliant idea. Along with his wife Sybil, a painter, they parlayed their creativity into a wildly successful jewelry business, now in its 36th year. While in Vancouver to showcase his new shop-in-shop at Holt Renfrew, David gave our travel questionnaire a go.

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The Chef’s 8: Gwenael Briat, Banyan Tree Seychelles

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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 Gwenael Briat of Banyan Tree Seychelles.

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8 Hotels Fit For a President

Ronald and Nancy

Even though they live at one of the most iconic addresses on earth, the life of an American President is a transient one, clocking up the miles both at home and abroad in their role as Commander-in-Chief. Comfort is of utmost importance during these forays, beginning with the plush interiors of Air Force One, and extending to their choice of hotel.

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The Chef’s 8: Dan Moon, The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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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 Dan Moon of Johann Lafer at The Gainsborough Bath Spa.

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The List: 10 Hotels with Creative VIP Amenities

Conrad New York

In her heyday, Mariah Carey reportedly wouldn’t check-in to a hotel until they guaranteed a new toilet seat and gold faucets in her suite. While demands like this aren’t commonplace, the world’s best hotels have long understood going the extra mile. In this week’s blog, we take a look at 10 Kiwi Collection hotels that offer head-turning VIP amenities whether one enjoys celebrity status or not.

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The List: 8 Hotels Set Up for Stargazing

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Hotels we feature in Kiwi Collection are uniformly special, often counting an infinity pool or rooftop terrace among their defining features. Others lean on more natural wonders, highlighting their breathtaking settings or outdoor adventures. The hotels herein go a step further, inviting guests to settle into a front row seat for a spectacular showing of the night sky.

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