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Spotlight: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

It takes a lot to shine amid the architectural splendor of the City of Lights, but a desirable location and some 19th century opulence marks Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme as a hotel worth closer inspection. Read on as we delve deeper on this Parisian marvel.

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The List: 11 Hotels with Impressive Art Collections

Once relegated to museums and private collections, art is more accessible than ever, thanks in part to the internet, and a movement toward exhibition in unusual places. Curiously, hotels have found themselves in the vanguard of this new direction, with an increasing number decorating their halls with bespoke pieces from masters of their craft. With this in mind, we’ve scoured our collection to share 11 hotels with impressive works and collections.

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The Chef’s 8: Cameron Steele, Dusit Thani Maldives

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. Kicking off our series is Cameron Steele of Dusit Thani Maldives.

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Four Last Hurrahs for the 2015-2016 Ski Season

All good things must come to an end, and the waning days of ski season have arrived above the equator to remind us it’s almost time to wave goodbye to the slopes. Before the resorts turn green, there’s still time to squeeze in one last wintery jaunt. Read on as we provide some inspiration in some of the world’s most amazing resorts.

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The List: 10 World-class Spa Hotels

Spring is a time for renewal, for blowing the cobwebs off and emerging into the year ahead with a renewed focus. For many people, a wellness retreat is a central part of the strategy, but the trick is to find the right fit. As hotel spas can come in all shapes and sizes, we’ve provided some inspiration with ten of our favorites from around the globe.

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Trip Tips: 7 Extraordinary Easter Experiences

If gauged by what’s in stores, Easter is about bunnies and sweets, which is somewhat of a contrast to its Christian origins involving crucifixion and resurrection. With the holiday a month away, choose from this list of some of the most interesting Easter destinations that span the experience spectrum from fervent to lighthearted. No religious affiliation required, just curiosity and a valid passport.

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The List: Spring Break Fun in the Sun

Sun and water—be it ocean or pool—makes the quintessential Spring Break combo. Whether it’s Southern California, Florida or another warm weather staple, a week spent drinking cocktails and rubbing shoulders with beautiful people is the perfect tonic for the winter blues. Covering all the old favorites, we line up nine choice destination hotels for Spring Break.

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10 Questions: Vincent Padioleau, Kasbah Tamadot

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Vincent Padioleau, of Kasbah Tamadot in Marrakech, Morocco.

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The List: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Emerald Isle

On an average day, 5.5 million pints of Guinness are enjoyed globally. However, on St. Patrick’s Day that figure leaps to 13 million. It’s fair to say Ireland’s national holiday has evolved into a global celebration of Irish culture, and all nationalities are welcome. While the party stretches around the globe, there’s nothing like experiencing the occasion on the Emerald Isle. With the big day rapidly approaching, we’ve put together a guide to the festivities and eight of the best hotels to check out while there.

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10 Questions: Magdel Geldenhuys, Thanda Private Game Reserve

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Magdel Geldenhuys, of Thanda Private Game Reserve in South Africa.

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