The List: 11 Winter Sun Getaways

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As the northern hemisphere trudges toward winter, thoughts invariably turn toward escapism. There are those who embrace the cold season and head for the ski slopes, and there are those who’d rather sweat it out on a sandy beach. For the latter category, 11 hotels for achieving warm winter getaway goals.

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Proust Travel Questionnaire: David Yurman

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He had difficulty reading and sitting still as a young lad, so David Yurman turned to sculpture, and that turned out to be a brilliant idea. Along with his wife Sybil, a painter, they parlayed their creativity into a wildly successful jewelry business, now in its 36th year. While in Vancouver to showcase his new shop-in-shop at Holt Renfrew, David gave our travel questionnaire a go.

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The Chef’s 8: Gwenael Briat, Banyan Tree Seychelles

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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 Gwenael Briat of Banyan Tree Seychelles.

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8 Hotels Fit For a President

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Even though they live at one of the most iconic addresses on earth, the life of an American President is a transient one, clocking up the miles both at home and abroad in their role as Commander-in-Chief. Comfort is of utmost importance during these forays, beginning with the plush interiors of Air Force One, and extending to their choice of hotel.

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The Chef’s 8: Dan Moon, The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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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 Dan Moon of Johann Lafer at The Gainsborough Bath Spa.

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The List: 10 Hotels with Creative VIP Amenities

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In her heyday, Mariah Carey reportedly wouldn’t check-in to a hotel until they guaranteed a new toilet seat and gold faucets in her suite. While demands like this aren’t commonplace, the world’s best hotels have long understood going the extra mile. In this week’s blog, we take a look at 10 Kiwi Collection hotels that offer head-turning VIP amenities whether one enjoys celebrity status or not.

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The List: 8 Hotels Set Up for Stargazing

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Hotels we feature in Kiwi Collection are uniformly special, often counting an infinity pool or rooftop terrace among their defining features. Others lean on more natural wonders, highlighting their breathtaking settings or outdoor adventures. The hotels herein go a step further, inviting guests to settle into a front row seat for a spectacular showing of the night sky.

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The List: 5 Destinations Where Conservation is Key

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Responsible tourism continues to gain popularity. In certain countries, it’s borne out of necessity, as the realities of climate change leave their mark. Scores of resorts have placed themselves at the forefront of this effort, focusing on sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. Herein, five destinations where hotels are making a difference in their local environment.

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The Road Trip: Newfoundland

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Greeting the Atlantic Ocean in dramatic form, Newfoundland’s cragged cliffs are the furthest east one can go in North America. This crowning coastal position provides an unobscured seat to a traveling show of icebergs, puffins and whales, at least through spring and summer. As autumn encroaches, they’ve mostly blown threw, but the charm of the isle persists. The best way to collect experiences is to explore her expanse by car, and when seas oblige, boat, with a week long road trip.

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10 Questions: Melanie Joyez, Nolinski Paris

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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 Melanie Joyez of Nolinski Paris.

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