The venerable game of golf originated on the rugged links of Scotland, but nowadays over 50% of the world’s courses are located in the United States, and there are courses set in diverse locales such as deserts, mountain passes and tropical rainforests. With such a buffet of options, it can be difficult to hone in on the best venue, but we hone in on ten hotels where spectacular golf is central to the guest experience.
Each year, staff at the Oxford Dictionary sift through the cultural morass to deliver their shortlist for Word of the Year. 2016’s lineup reflected a tumultuous period globally, with nomenclature like Alt-Right, Brexiteer, and Woke front and center. Somewhat cheerier, the word Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) was also present on the shortlist, and it’s a term that came roaring into fashion in 2016. If you’re unfamiliar with the word, it’s becoming increasingly ubiquitous with the concept of coziness and togetherness. Unfortunately, it has no literal translation in English making it difficult to pin down exactly what it means. Hygge was developed as a way of living by the Danish in the 18th century, and is often credited with helping Scandinavian people maintain their cheery disposition despite their long winters. Just like the concept of Feng Shui, hygge has begun to inform interior design choices everywhere from IKEA, to hotels we feature in Kiwi Collection. This week on the blog, we take a closer look at hotels where hygge is central to the guest experience.
Though last week’s blog offered a little tropical respite from winter’s clutches, we’re not averse to embracing the chill with a ski escape. Fresh powder, roaring fireplace and waxed skis rank high on most people’s list of requirements, but Kiwi Collection hotels usually exceed expectations with some unique offerings. Herein, 10 hotels with out-of-the-ordinary winter activities this season.