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a legend within a legend

a legend within a legend

I have slept in water towers, gunpowder factories, chateaus, and tree houses, but a monastery had been missing on my hotel bucket list so far. There are several former monasteries-cum-hotels, but probably only one can call itself a legend: Bienvenue au Sofitel Legend Santa Clara in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

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one night in… La Condesa

I love discovering a city by just walking around its downtown neighbourhoods, exploring architecture, local shops, bars and vibe; whether its Havana, Budapest, London or Bangkok. Or Mexico City.

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a conversation with louis sailer, gm of hotel café royal

a conversation with louis sailer, gm of hotel café royal

In Kiwi Collection‘s General Manager series, I catch up with heads of hotels for some unique insight and perspective. This time I sat down with Louis Sailer of Café Royal before it opened this week.

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a conversation with fabio gallo, gm of ME london

a conversation with fabio gallo, gm of ME london

In the General Manager series I am doing for Kiwi Collection, I am catching up with heads of hotels for some unique insight and perspective. For my first post, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Fabio Gallo of ME London, which is set to open November 8.

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the london discoveries – pt. 3: paxton & whitfield

Central London’s Jermyn Street in the heart of Westminster is probably most well known for its range of exclusive gentlemen’s outfitters, so finding a specialty cheese shop amidst all of this was quite a serendipity: welcome to Paxton & Whitfield.

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an afternoon in the medina

an afternoon in the medina

Mastering the Medina in Marrakech is an art form. The secret is panta rhei, let yourself go, swim with the flow instead against the stream, immerse yourself and let the river of people wash you through the maze.

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by in / 2012 / City Life / Music
grandmaster flash up on the roof

grandmaster flash up on the roof

Few people had more influence on hip hop DJing than the man known as Grandmaster Flash, one of the genre’s most innovate pioneers. Growing up with his music I was naturally excited to hear about his gig in London and looking forward to seeing him in action behind the turntables.

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