About Kiwi Collection

Let's Travel New Zealand, December 2011


 Kiwi Collection has announced a unique partnership with Australian celebrities to launch their new Ambassador Hotel Review Series. This new series allows travellers an insight into top hotels around the world through the eyes of well-known Australians including Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne, Marc Newson, Collette Dinnigan, Neil Perry, Kathy Lette, Melissa George and Tim Maguire.

While the names of some of these people might seem obscure to many New Zealanders their faces will not. These ambassadors come from a diversity of backgrounds including Film, Design, Fashion, Culinary Arts and Entertainment giving travellers a review from their own experiences allowing for a well-informed choice on a hotel that best suits their own needs. New Zealand’s Huka Lodge is included in their properties.

The reviews include a diverse range of hotels around the world including The Upper House in Hong Kong, the Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai, Palace Wing and Le Burgundy in Paris to name just a few. Ambassadors also give local travel tips and insider information, which everyone appreciates when they are travelling to a foreign destination for the first time.

Australia is the first market to activate the Ambassador Hotel Review Series which you can read about at www.kiwicollection.com/ambassadors. The new ambassador program coincides with the launch of a new rating system for Kiwi Collection. As with any great collection, the hotels that make up Kiwi Collection must meet a certain standard of quality, service, wow factor and more. These categories make up a Kiwi Score index. If a hotel’s cumulative score is high enough, it is invited to become part of the collection.


Kiwi Collection is the world’s largest and most diverse curated collection of hotels, with over 2,300 hotels in 132 countries. They provide expert guidance on the best luxury hotels for a range of tastes and budgets — from Ryokans in Japan and tented luxury camps in Africa, to luxurious palaces in Europe and hip urban hotels globally. The collection is curated by a team of Kiwi Experts positioned in strategic locations around the world, who carefully select properties based on a rigorous methodology to ensure the highest standards. Kiwi Collection has offices in Sydney, London and Vancouver.


Actress - Rose Byrne

L’Hermitage Beverly Hills

The Prince


Actress - Naomi Watts

Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood

The Bowery Hotel, New York


Artist - Tim Maguire

Naoura Barriere

MarrakechThe Westin, Melbourne

Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London


Designer - Marc Newson

The Ritz Carlton, Tokyo

Hotel Grand Bretagne

Grand Hotel et de Milan

Cowley Manor, England

The Peninsula, Hong Kong


Chef - Neil Perry

The Upper House, Hong Kong

The Peninsula, Hong Kong

The PuLi Hotel and Spa, ShanghaiHotel

Maria Cristina

Palace Hotel, San Francisco

First Hotel Skt Petri, Copenhagen

The BerkeleyClaridge’sThe Peninsula,



Fashion Designer - Collette Dinnigan

Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai, Palace Wing

Le Meurice

The Upper House

Andaz 5th Avenue

Smyth Tribeca – A Thompson Hotel

The Imperial, New Delhi

qualia, Hamilton Island

Huka Lodge, New Zealand

Chateau Marmont

Crosby Street, New York

Author - Kathy LetteThe Royal Crescent

Hotel, BathLe BurgundyCrosby Street,

New YorkThe Observatory Hotel

Establishment HotelThe SavoyMandarin

Oriental Hyde Park, London

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