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Arena* & Owners Weekend 2022
Crete & Athens


May 18 - 22, 2022


Crete, Greece

In Crete, we packed the Promadic mindset that we shared at Arena* in Tbilisi and pushed it even further—or around—with the 2022 theme: Circle Back Circle Forward. As the world accelerates, we gathered to contemplate where the past and present meet and how the bonds of infinite circularity connect us. Together, we explored circular economies and thinking, which is the path we see towards the sustainable future of travel and living.

From May 18-20, Crete’s layered landscape and history imbued a program of diverse talks and workshops. Staying true to our core pillars of art, design and architecture, we brought cross-industry innovators to share their visions and ideas for the future—from regenerative new materials, agricology and holistic sustainable practices, to new technologies. These themes were distilled through a series of breakout sessions, panels, and speakers, both on-site and off-site. Rounding out the program, we looked at business updates and opportunities, applying new ways of thinking to orient us towards a better tomorrow.

After Arena* we continued our journey with Owners Weekend from May 20-22. The program illuminated the “new Athens,” offering an inside look at the vibrant creative and innovation scene that’s thriving in this ancient city. This dynamic, forward-looking community acted as our muse, inspiring an interactive schedule of events that fused well-being, technology, and art, while building in moments for connection and conversation.

DAY 3 (1)

Circle Back

Arena* may be behind us, but we can relive the experience here. Click through to step back into the Grecian landscapes and reflect on our gathering of visionary hoteliers, groundbreaking creatives, and innovative thinkers working together to build a more conscious future.

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DH Arena Spaker Illu Suzanna

Suzanna Laskaridis

DH Arena Spaker Illu Stephen

Stephen Burks

DH Arena Spaker Illu Rodrigo

Rodrigo García González

DH Arena Spaker Illu Nienke

Nienke Hoogvliet

DH Arena Spaker Illu Naomi

Naomi MacKenzie

DH Arena Spaker Illu Mitchell

Mitchell Joachim

DH Arena Spaker Illu Lucas

Lucas De Man

DH Arena Spaker Illu Katie

Katie Treggiden

DH Arena Spaker Illu Karlijn

Karlijn Sibbel

DH Arena Spaker Illu Juliet

Juliet Kinsman

DH Arena Spaker Illu Julia

Julia Watson

DH Arena Spaker Illu Hannes

Hannes Schoenegger

DH Arena Spaker Illu Hanna

Henna Burney

DH Arena Spaker Illu Fernando

Fernando Laposse

DH Arena Spaker Illu Dorothee

Dorothée Schiesser-Peyrouzet

DH Arena Spaker Illu David

David Rowan

DH Arena Spaker Illu Clara

Clara Le Fort

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“All things are one thing and one thing are all things–plankton, a shimmering phosphorescence on the sea and the spinning planets and an expanding universe, all bound together by the elastic string of time.”
John Steinbeck


Partner Mono
Partner Atmos
Partner Mews
Partner Kinfolk
Partner Cretan Malia Park
Logo Minos Beach
Partner Pas Teleion
Partner Tc
Partner Bananatex
Partner Monocle
Partner Supernutural
Partner Mihc
Partner Nuori
Partner Cafezal
Partner Holmquistsign
Partner Basium
Partner Rh
Partner Bazar Noir
Partner Labottega
Partner Duetto (1)

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Past years


Design Hotels Arena* 2019
Tbilisi, Georgia

New Horizons Engaging the Future


Design Hotels Arena* 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

Silent Knowledge


Design Hotels Arena* 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

Focus Filter The Age of Re-Engagement


Design Hotels Arena* 2016
Barcelona, Spain

Come Together - The New Culture of Collaboration


Design Hotels Arena* 2015
Athens, Greece

Filoxenia - Artisanship in Hospitality


Design Hotels Arena* 2014
Stockholm, Sweden

The Art of Positioning