Since 1993, we’ve been crafting a portfolio which today includes 300+ privately owned and operated hotels that reflect the vision of independent hoteliers—or “Originals”—with a passion for culturally-rooted hospitality and cutting-edge design and architecture. From the pioneering boutique hotels of New York, Paris, and London, to the rising stars of Shanghai, Mexico City, and Nairobi, to remote mountaintops, hidden beaches, and off-the-beaten-path escapes, each independent hotel in our hand-picked collection is a wholly unique creative expression, steeped in the history, culture, and the nature of its environment.
Across the world, our hotels anchor a community of travelers united in the pursuit of inspired environments, genuine local culture, and transformative, boundary-pushing adventures. Against a backdrop of new parameters and shifting norms, we embark on an ever-evolving movement forged on purpose, connectedness, and curiosity. We invite you to join the journey into the Promadic.
We love to share the stories of the people behind our hotels—the ones with the imaginative spirit that shapes exactly what we stand for. Whether owners or operators, designers or developers, our Originals are always outstanding personalities and pioneering thinkers. They are the engines behind revolutionary hospitality. They shape the way we travel, they challenge the very definition of a hotel, and they inform on what’s to come in the industry.
In recent years, the travel sector has witnessed a dramatic shift in consciousness. Through vivid, audiovisual storytelling, Original Experiences get at the heart of what’s most meaningful for today’s traveler: the lived moment, a highly personal, emotional, and most of all experiential concept. The true value of travel is to be found in unique, meaningful moments—the ones that moved your soul or altered your mind. Come along to feel the soul-stirring sound of the Pacific tide against Oaxacan rock, a typical Georgian Supra in the cradle of the Kaukasian mountains, or the perfect day in New York.
Directions is our annual magazine that looks at movements in travel, art, design, food, and wellness, and how they affect the way we live and move around this planet. This year’s issue ‘’Odyssey’’ explores the central theme of Walking—something so universal and intimate at once—and invites a broad range of voices to take a conscious exploration of this simple act. For the story My Private Odyssey, we hear from 11 artists of varied disciplines and get their unique cultural perspectives from Senegal, UK, The Netherlands, South Africa, Japan, and more. Thanks to some nimble ‘digital backpacking’, we take you on a trip to discover the fruits of foraging and 4,000 years of farming know-how high in the Andean mountains. And what really blew us away was the outpouring we got from our hotels when we asked them to share their most picturesque, challenging, and inspiring walks, a collective response so heartfelt we turned it into an interactive series, Design Hotels Walks.
To get us closer to our shared goal of better travel, we have started a mental packing list for the road. The good traveler is a considerate and respectful traveler who moves with the lightest of steps possible and equips both mind and body for their journeys. This list is one we intend to keep working on, as best we can, one step at a time. With you.