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Trip Tips: 5 Fun-filled, Luxe Girls’ Getaways

Valentine’s Day isn’t going anywhere, so we single ladies might as well go somewhere, say, Aspen, Big Sur or Cabo. From shopping and sipping cocktails to staying in and ordering room service, here are five great escapes for gal pals.

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10 Questions: A Conversation with Warren Nocon, GM of Colony Palms Hotel

In our ongoing General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for some unique insight and perspective. This week, we talk to Warren Nocon of the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs.

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Sip and Savour: 4 Christmas Eve Cocktail Recipes from Vancouver Hotel Bars

After one last run to the mall, and wrapping of those remaining presents, we kick up our feet and relish a moment of calm before Christmas morning’s cacophony. That calls for cocktails, and we called on four hotel barmen in Kiwi Collection’s hometown of Vancouver to share their special holiday concoctions. It’s Christmas Eve, get shakin’.

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Photo Essay: Wintertime in Tofino

A beach needn’t be balmy to be beautiful. And the water needn’t be warm for it to be surfable. In fact, I’d argue Tofino, on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, is more fun in the wintertime, mainly because there are fewer tourists and more spectacular waves. Don’t believe me? Herein, I make my case, with iPhone photos as my key witnesses.

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The Game Guide: December’s NFL Matchups Worth Traveling for and Where to Stay

With only a month left to go in the 2013 NFL season, the snow and the stretch run is starting. Playoff battles are starting to be served up left, right and center. If you’re looking to travel for football this December, these three games with playoff implications are can’t-miss.

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12 Hotels of Christmas: Nine Ladies Dancing at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The gifts given in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” aren’t exactly high on anyone’s wish list (five gold rings being the exception). So we’re taking liberties and reinterpreting the lyrics with the coolest holiday happenings and festive extras at luxury hotels instead. Up next, Vancouver gets nine ladies dancing.

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Destination Dispatches: A 24-hour Escape at Blantyre in the Berkshires

Doug Frank, Kiwi Collection CEO, takes a quick trip to the Berkshires, an idyllic and beautiful spot less than a three-hour drive from Boston or New York, and finds the fast path to relaxation and rejuvenation.

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12 Hotels of Christmas: Eight Maids-a-milking at St. Regis Aspen Resort

The gifts given in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” aren’t exactly high on anyone’s wish list (five gold rings being the exception). So we’re taking liberties and reinterpreting the lyrics with the coolest holiday happenings and festive extras at luxury hotels instead. Up next, we head to Aspen for eight maids-a-milking.

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Top Searched Cities Guide: Los Angeles

In our latest series, we round up the most iconic hotels and the coolest events and attractions in Kiwi Collection’s top searched cities. Next, we shine a big spotlight on the City of Angels.

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12 Hotels of Christmas: Five Gold Rings at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The gifts given in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” aren’t exactly high on anyone’s wish list (five gold rings being the exception). So we’re taking liberties and reinterpreting the lyrics with the coolest holiday happenings and festive extras at luxury hotels instead. Speaking of five gold rings, this week we find them in America’s ritziest zip code.

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