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City Travel Guide: A Breezy 24 Hours in Windy Wellington

I had one day in Wellington, Auckland, and I wondered what worthwhile things I could find within walking distance of my 24 hour home-away-from-home, the Museum Art Hotel; as it turns out, quite a lot. Herein, my whirlwind itinerary.

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Check-in: Huka Lodge

I arrive at Huka Lodge in Taupo, New Zealand, and I really have arrived. At this plush, riverside resort, check-in isn’t the perfunctory desk-side, stand-up experience most of the world is accustomed to, rather they whisk you to their deck overlooking the rolling Waikato River.

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Check-in: Museum Art Hotel

In between wild adventures in Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island, and Taupo on the North Island, I spent 24 hours in Wellington. My home for the night was the aptly-named Museum Art Hotel.

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Spotlight: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

There’s something special about each and every luxury hotel. In our Spotlight series we showcase one property and highlight its most fantastic features—both the latest and longstanding. This week, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is making us hungry.

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City Travel Guide: March Madness in Melbourne, Festivals Galore

March is festival season in Melbourne. With the Food and Wine Festival, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and Australian Grand Prix, it’s one of the best times of the year to visit Australia’s second largest city. Local Rick Molinsky suggests where to stay, eat, shop and find the perfect photo op.

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Trip Tips: Follow in the Footsteps of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s South Pacific Travels for Queen’s Jubilee

First, we stalked Harry, now we recount some of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s stays in the South Pacific. Plus, some recommendations on where the couple could extend their trip for more sunbathing.

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Fresh Picks: Hilton Queenstown

Fresh Picks features the latest luxury properties admitted into the Kiwi Collection. This week, we zip down to New Zealand and check out Hilton Queenstown Hotel.

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Top of the Class: Hotels in the Pacific with the Highest Grades

Schools dole out final grades and, like the Harvard of hotels, so do we. To conclude our call out of Kiwi Collection’s top properties by region we head to the lands down under. Herewith, the four hotels and resorts in the Pacific with the highest HQ (hospitality quotient).

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Ambassador Hotel Review – The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Supermodel Miranda Kerr travels to Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand to stay at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Despite its nefarious name, Miranda found it to be a “secluded and tranquil oasis.” Click through for her full review.

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Check-in: NIYAMA

Bradley Cocks checks in at the brand new Maldives resort NIYAMA just to make us jealous. Alright, so not just that, it’s his job. One of its very first guests, he gives the scoop on his experience and shares his personal pics. First, live vicariously online, then book your own escape stat.

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