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Entry Into Paradise — Ownership in the Maldives

While owning an oceanview property might top the list of “wants” on anyone’s list, it is becoming more and more of a dream, with increasing scarcity of affordable sea-side land, especially around such popular areas of tropical paradise such as Southeast Asia. Which is why the Maldives, with its new policy allowing foreigners to purchase…

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Love for Wine Spreading Across Africa

  Giorgio and George Dalla Cia, long-time associates with both 365Playground and 365Playground founder, Martin Michalik, are the passionate father-and-son team behind Dalla Cia Wine & Spirit Company. Through this association, collaboration, and a passion for great wine and food, a unique African wine program was introduced at the luxurious Sankara Nairobi — a program…

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7 September 2012 7:05 pm

Pushing the Limits

Do you love taking things to the extreme? You’re not alone — Nitro City, the world’s first action sports resort, invites action-addicted guests to live, play, rest and refuel. It is the “refueling” which Alex Nassar, 365Playground’s Culinary & Kitchen Management Specialist, dedicates himself to as he sets up the entire Food & Beverage operation…

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9 August 2012 10:48 pm

Middle Eastern Explorations

365Playground’s Sales, Marketing and Communications Strategist, Akino Nourdine, recently took a trip to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait, representing a 365Playground client hotel in product trainings and negotiations for upcoming Eid holidays. The Middle East is an incredibly fascinating market with each Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country featuring its own unique characters and tourism trends….

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6 August 2012 12:50 pm
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Can You Spot the Black Belt on Our Team?

Helen Suwannawongse, 365Playground’s resident Strategic Human Resources and Cultural Awareness Specialist, is more than an expert in people and culture. In fact, you may not want to cross her — Helen is also our own resident karate black belt. In Nepal in 1996, a single woman working and traveling alone, she looked to karate to…

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24 July 2012 11:39 pm
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Experiencing Nicaragua, Via Magna Children at Risk

365Playground partner Magna Children at Risk has been working for more than 10 years in the field, with over 350 aid workers helping save children’s lives. The work they’ve accomplished is impressive and ground-breaking, and thus we’ve invited them to guest blog for us from time to time, in order for us to receive and…

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13 July 2012 11:48 pm
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St. Regis Aspen

A Breath of Cool Air in Aspen

Need a reminder of cooler days? Welcome to Aspen, Colorado, America’s most chic — and glamorous — ski town. The 365Playground team recently enjoyed a trip here while conducting a guest experience Quality Assurance and Brand Standard review at the elegant St. Regis Aspen. The resort just underwent a major refurbishment, making it a major…

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6 July 2012 1:25 am
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The Exciting Launch of Our Collection of Extraordinary Development Opportunities

365Playground is excited to announce, in cooperation with Kirkwood Capital Advisors (KCA), the launch of our collection of extraordinary development opportunities, each hand-picked and proactively sold. Concentrating on such a small and unique set of properties gives us the rare opportunity to actively promote each. In order to accomplish this and offer our personal attention,…

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4 July 2012 2:41 am
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365Playground Partner Gregory Burns: Art, Sport & Passion

With the 2012 Summer Olympics just around the corner, everyone’s attention is poised to focus once again on the stories and lives behind each individual athlete. While the competition and sheer athleticism drives us to cheer, it is the story behind each win or loss that compel us. As you might imagine, this brought 365Playground’s attention…

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20 June 2012 3:01 pm
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A Private Look at La Maison Guerlain

On a recent trip to Paris, Helen and I were invited to explore the gilded halls of renowned perfumery La Maison Guerlain for a private tour and inspection. Admittedly, I’m not overly knowledgeable about the perfume-making process, so the tour was quite enlightening. Guerlain is one of the partners working with us on Maison Cheval Blanc Randheli in the…

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4 June 2012 10:00 pm
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