The List: Off the beaten track across Europe

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When it comes time to plan out a Euro vacation, major locales like Rome or Paris are a given. However, the eclectic continent has over 50 countries, so there’s plenty to discover for those inclined to meander off the beaten track. With this in mind, we decided to devote attention to some of Europe’s hidden gems in this week’s blog.

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The List: Top-notch Hotel Penthouses

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When one books a penthouse suite, what comes with it is somewhat implicit. Luxury and opulence is a given, ditto for panoramic views and tailored service. Today, we want to celebrate hotels that not only hit this mark, but also go above and beyond with their penthouse suites. Luckily, Kiwi Collection features several properties that fit these criteria.

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Photo Essay: A Road Trip Through Andalusia

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The South of Spain is synonymous with orange trees, azure seas and hot summers, and it is in search of these Eva Zhu gathers her closest girlfriends for a road trip through the Catalan lands.

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The Chef’s 8: Justin Taylor, Andaz West Hollywood

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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 Justin Taylor of Riot House at Andaz West Hollywood.

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The List: Awe-inspiring Hotels

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Each of the hotels that make up Kiwi Collection are special in their own way, but there are some that inspire a particular kind of amazement. Whether it’s by virtue of picture-perfect scenery or their stunning interiors, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite awe-inspiring hotels to share with you below. Trigger warning: wanderlust sufferers will be sent over the edge.

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10 Questions: Ericka Nelson, EPIC Hotel Miami

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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 Ericka Nelson of Miami’s EPIC Hotel.

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The List: Hotels That Give Back

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Many of the hotels we feature on Kiwi Collection don’t just reside in their neighborhoods; they are vital cogs in the continuing upkeep and preservation of the community around them. Be it charitable work or ecological efforts, a growing number of hotels are contributing to their communities in a variety of inspiring ways. Read on, as we take a closer look at several hotels that go the extra mile to give back.

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The Chef’s 8: Pedro Abascal, Thompson Playa del Carmen

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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 up is Pedro Abascal of Thompson Playa del Carmen.

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Spotlight: Amsterdam

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Resplendent with 17th century townhouses and a plethora of canals, Amsterdam offers one of Europe’s most charming city break destinations. There’s plenty to do in this storied metropolis too, ranging from the somber history of the Anne Frank House, to the iconic culture of the Van Gogh Museum, and the mischievous possibilities of a visit to the Heineken brewery.

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The List: Olympic Games Then and Now

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The Olympic Games wasn’t always this monolithic presence in the public consciousness. It has grown exponentially with every iteration, leaving behind some memorable events in cities across the globe. To celebrate Olympic season we’ve decided to take a look at some prior host cities, providing some hotel inspiration along the way.

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