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10 Questions: Anthony Syrowatka, Viceroy Bali

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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Proust Travel Questionnaire: David Yurman

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

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

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: 8 Hotels Set Up for Stargazing

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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The Road Trip: Newfoundland

Greeting the Atlantic Ocean in dramatic form, Newfoundland’s cragged cliffs are the furthest east one can go in North America. This crowning coastal position provides an unobscured seat to a traveling show of icebergs, puffins and whales, at least through spring and summer. As autumn encroaches, they’ve mostly blown threw, but the charm of the isle persists. The best way to collect experiences is to explore her expanse by car, and when seas oblige, boat, with a week long road trip.

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10 Questions: Melanie Joyez, Nolinski Paris

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Melanie Joyez of Nolinski Paris.

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The List: 7 Tales From The Concierge Desk

With their position on the front lines of hospitality, concierges are often privy to unmentionable secrets, while deftly accommodating requests with all the dexterity of a magician. The term was born in the French language, originating as commute des cierges or “keeper of the candles.” It applied to the servants who tended to French aristocracy, responding to each of their whims and flights of fancy with minimal fuss.

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The Chef’s 8: Travis McCord, La Pentola at Opus Hotel Vancouver

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 Travis McCord of La Pentola at Opus Hotel Vancouver.

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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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