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10 Questions: Claudio Catani, Hotel Brunelleschi

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Claudio Catani of Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence, Italy.

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Photo Essay: Three days at TIFF ’16

You never forget your first TIFF, or Toronto International Film Festival for those not tracking acronyms. First times aren’t often the greatest of times, but I got lucky. Tagging along with one of the event’s sponsors meant skipping the line at screenings and scoring after party invites. Though in the case of Toronto-based outerwear brand Canada Goose it also includes a generous helping of local knowledge. Three days at the fest flew by, here’s a taste.

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Photo Essay: More to Munich than Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest kicks off on September 17th and it goes without saying that it’s a really big deal in Munich. But there’s more to the German town than beer gardens and lederhosen. On a trip earlier this year, Joy Pecknold discovered cocktail bars, beach culture and entertainment—of both the profound and popular nature.

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Photo Essay: A Road Trip Through Andalusia

The South of Spain is synonymous with orange trees, azure seas and hot summers, and it is in search of these Eva Zhu gathers her closest girlfriends for a road trip through the Catalan lands.

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The Chef’s 8: Justin Taylor, Andaz West Hollywood

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 Justin Taylor of Riot House at Andaz West Hollywood.

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The List: Awe-inspiring Hotels

Each of the hotels that make up Kiwi Collection are special in their own way, but there are some that inspire a particular kind of amazement. Whether it’s by virtue of picture-perfect scenery or their stunning interiors, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite awe-inspiring hotels to share with you below. Trigger warning: wanderlust sufferers will be sent over the edge.

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10 Questions: Ericka Nelson, EPIC Hotel Miami

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Ericka Nelson of Miami’s EPIC Hotel.

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The List: Hotels That Give Back

Many of the hotels we feature on Kiwi Collection don’t just reside in their neighborhoods; they are vital cogs in the continuing upkeep and preservation of the community around them. Be it charitable work or ecological efforts, a growing number of hotels are contributing to their communities in a variety of inspiring ways. Read on, as we take a closer look at several hotels that go the extra mile to give back.

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The Chef’s 8: Pedro Abascal, Thompson Playa del Carmen

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 up is Pedro Abascal of Thompson Playa del Carmen.

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10 Questions: Mohamed Shareef, Mirihi Island Resort

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Mohamed Shareef of Mirihi Island Resort in the Madives.

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