10 Questions: Pierre Zreik, The Allison Inn & Spa

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In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Pierre Zreik, of The Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon.

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The List: 10 Hotels with Amazing Kids’ Clubs

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Anyone who’s traveled with children can attest: if the kids aren’t having fun, no one’s having fun. Also, securing a little parental quiet time on a family vacation is often the difference between coming home rested, and coming home in need of another getaway. Kids’ clubs achieve both aims. Luckily, these clubs are now ubiquitous, so finding a suitably impressive one is easier than ever. Read on as we take a look at some of the more spectacular options out there.

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Father’s Day Getaways Inspired by Iconic Film Characters

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Lots of dads make sacrifices to give their kids the best life possible. A large number opted not to be CIA assassins or treasure hunters, because it would take them away from home too much and stress out their spouse. To thank them for not living the wild lives of the movie characters they love—Jason Bourne and Indiana Jones, for example—take them on an great escape befitting their idol. Herein, five famous ones to spark a dad-bonding sojourn.

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Spotlight: Turkey delights

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It’s easy to fall into the lazy cliché of Turkey as a place where “East meets West,” but to do so would be a great disservice to the enchanting country. A far more apt analogy is of Turkey as the world’s first great melting pot, where mosques co-exist with churches, and Roman monuments are as common as crumbling Hittite ruins.

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The Hidden History of Hotels

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From rowdy rock stars letting off a little steam to the birth of a secret agent, every hotel has a story to tell. While most of us never give this a second thought when picking somewhere to stay, this history is often fascinating and worth taking a closer look at. We’ve blown the cobwebs off our history books to examine 10 of the most interesting stories behind Kiwi Collection hotels.

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The Chef’s 8: Franz J. Estermann, Vana Belle

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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 Franz J. Estermann of Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort in Thailand.

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Spotlight: Where Good Taste Lives in Sin City

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In a city resplendent with gourmet dining and endless entertainment options, it takes a lot to stand out; to separate one’s self from the throng. At The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, expectations are exceeded thanks to the presence of a live music venue, one of the city’s hippest nightclubs and a variety of dining establishments. Read on as we dive deep into the array of dining choices available to guests.

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Trip Tips: Taking in Europe and its National Dishes

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European nations didn’t just use military might to assert their dominance in Colonial times; they also took to the kitchen to integrate their potential colonies. Centuries later, those culinary creations survive as national dishes, and what better way to get to know Europe than via the dinner table? Read on as we take a look at some of our favorite national dishes, and provide a little inspiration on where to stay along the way.

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10 Questions: Wilbert Mason, The Landings St. Lucia

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In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Wilbert Mason, of The Landings St. Lucia

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The List: Copa America 2016 Destination Guide

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A veritable galaxy of soccer stars takes to fields across the United States this summer for a unique tournament to find the best team in the Americas. The Copa America is usually contested between South American sides. As 2016 marks the centenary of the competition, a special, one-off tournament will be held that includes the best sides from North, Central and South America. Tournament games will take place across 10 host cities, so we’re taking a look at the venues and cities and sharing a little inspiration on where to stay along the way.

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