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The List: 10 Unique Hotel Experiences

It was once the case that hotels would attempt to dazzle with a list of in-room amenities as long as a guest’s arm. However, today’s increasingly savvy traveler expects a little more than lotions and potions underneath the bathroom vanity. This demand is being met in a plethora of ways, but perhaps the most welcome one is the rise of unique experiences that immerse guests in the local environment. Several Kiwi Collection hotels have crafted particularly noteworthy offerings, and we take a closer look at ten.

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Photo Essay: Milling about Milan

She doesn’t draw the tourists like Venice and Rome do, but that’s part of Milan’s charm. Like those sister cities, she offers history—with the gothic Duomo at her heart—but as Italy’s money, fashion and design Mecca, she’s molto moderno.

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10 Questions: Pierre Zreik, The Allison Inn & Spa

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 Hidden History of Hotels

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

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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The List: Copa America 2016 Destination Guide

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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The Chef’s 8: Chris Cummer, Andaz Wall Street

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 Chris Cummer of Andaz Wall Street.

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10 Questions: David C. Wilson, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know David C. Wilson, of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeriah.

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Spotlight: Kimpton Style in the Sunshine State

Through a dedication to personalized service and the boutique feel of their 60 plus locations, Kimpton Hotels have been building quite the reputation in the hospitality world. Combine this with a little rest and relaxation in the Sunshine State and it’s easy to see why their Florida locations have been earning rave reviews. We take a closer look at Kimpton’s Kiwi Collection portfolio in Florida.

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The List: 11 Stunning Hotel Infinity Pools

Whether they end in blue skies or turquoise waters, there’s something remarkably luxurious about infinity pools, namely they inspire wanderlust and have us planning our next trip. Taking some of Kiwi Collection’s most spectacular hotels as our cue, we’ve pulled together a list of 11 special hotel infinity pools to drive your (and our) next getaway.

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