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The List: 9 Modern Speakeasies for a Classic Cocktail Hour

A welcome trend has been the introduction of neo-speakeasies or vintage-inspired bars with an atmosphere and cocktail menu borrowed from the Roaring Twenties. Read on as we take a look at a few Kiwi Collection hotels where the speakeasy concept thrives.

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10 Questions: Mohamed Shareef, Mirihi Island Resort

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Mohamed Shareef of Mirihi Island Resort in the Madives.

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Independence Day Celebrations Across the Globe

As the annual Fourth of July celebrations recede in a haze of firework smoke and backyard BBQs, it left us feeling a little patriotic. The revelry may have become something of an art form in America, but nations around the globe celebrate their independence in a variety of fascinating and often quirky ways. Read on as we take a closer look at some of the larger celebrations, providing a little hotel inspiration along the way.

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Stays Inspired by: #Hiddleswift Love Tour

The romance between Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston has been, well, swift. But they’ve already logged an impressive few thousand miles in their two week courtship. Whether you think it’s some kind of performance art or the real deal, their itinerary is top-notch. Inspired by the twitterpated pair, we retrace their steps and chart a similar course. Hey, even if you go it alone, there’s lots to love.

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A Guide to Summer’s Offbeat Festivals

You’ve probably heard of Coachella, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza, but it’s a big world out there and it contains a wealth of slightly more unconventional festivals. We’re firm believers in trying anything once, and all that’s required to enjoy the events herein is an open mind and a sense of adventure. Oh, and a great place to stay doesn’t hurt either.

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The Chef’s 8: Daniel Quintero, China World Summit Wing

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 Daniel Quintero of Grill 79 at Shangri-La China World Summit Wing.

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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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The List: The Golden Bear’s Golf Courses

For decades, Jack Nicklaus ruled the roost on the PGA Tour, amassing an unrivalled collection of 18 major championships. In retirement, “The Golden Bear” has perhaps been even more prolific, parlaying his on-course career into a lucrative sideline as the world’s eminent golf course designer.

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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 List: 10 Hotels with Amazing Kids’ Clubs

Anyone who’s traveled with children can attest: if the kids aren’t having fun, no one’s having fun. Also, securing a little parental quiet time on a family vacation is often the difference between coming home rested, and coming home in need of another getaway. Kids’ clubs achieve both aims. Luckily, these clubs are now ubiquitous, so finding a suitably impressive one is easier than ever. Read on as we take a look at some of the more spectacular options out there.

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