The List: 7 Hotels For a Slower Pace of Life

Jade Mountain

January has arrived with its associated resolutions. Right now, the only trip most of us are considering is a guilt trip directly to the nearest gym. However, a new year also provides an opportunity to reassess and improve one’s quality of life. One such avenue to explore is embarking on a slower pace of life—not unlike the takeaway from children’s story The Tortoise and the Hare. We take a look at seven hotels where a slower pace isn’t just encouraged, it’s impossible to avoid.

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The List: 2016’s Hottest Vacation Destinations

Morocco

As 2016 draws to a close, there’s no better time of year for indulging in a little nostalgia. December is known for many things, but its the annual “best of” lists that make the month so enjoyable. It was a year in which some lesser known gems finally received widespread acclaim, while a smattering of old favorites came roaring back into vogue. Herein, 11 of 2016’s hottest vacation destinations, and some of the hotels that helped make them special.

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The List: Holiday Traditions Around the World

SantaCon

To most, Christmas dinner at KFC doesn’t sound particularly appealing, but it’s a holiday tradition dating back several generations in Japan. In this week’s blog, we’ve clad ourselves in the tackiest of festive sweaters to take a look at fascinating folklore and holiday traditions around the globe, as well as where to stay along the way.

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The List: 7 Ways to Ring in the New Year

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No matter how low the bar is set, having zero expectations for New Year’s Eve is a near-impossible feat. But, good news, science (more like personal trial-and-error) has concluded that the greatest equation for NYE happiness is to get out of town, because going somewhere new is innately exciting. Now, where to go? Easy, herein, seven atypical experiences to celebrate another calendar year.

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10 Questions: Christina Binder-Egger, Das Posthotel

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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 Christina Binder-Egger of Das Posthotel in Austria’s Zillertal Valley.

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The List: 8 of The World’s Best Christmas Markets

Milan

Selling seasonal baubles and providing a festive atmosphere, Christmas Markets have been around for nearly a millennium. The tradition originated in German-speaking Europe, and as German immigrants spread throughout the world, so did the Christmas Market. Nowadays, most major cities will host one, and herein we highlight eight around the globe, with a corresponding dash of hotel inspiration.

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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

CristalloHotel

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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