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Ancient rituals to practice now

“Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients,” Hippocrates wisely said—and we couldn’t agree with him more. Ancient wellness practices such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine advocate a holistic view on wellness, connecting the body with the mind and working with local plants and herbs to take you to a new dimension of health.

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Paving the way to a Promadic Future

Within the next decade, key value shifts will have taken place, taking us into the age of the Promadic Traveler.

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Alejandra Martínez

With her pioneering Mexico City-based platform Anónimo, Alejandra Martínez is expertly subverting the art-world status quo, concealing authorship until a work is sold in an attempt to free it from preconceptions.

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Erick Meyenberg

In his installation for Further Marfa, Mexican multimedia artist Erick Meyenberg uses a color study to highlight the ecological dangers of Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

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What the Promadic Traveler wants

Driven by local concerns about overtourism, Promads will embrace conscious tourism, increasingly seeking culture-driven community venues, as well as destinations that promote long-term, sustainable solutions to the rapid rise in tourism.

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Design

Introducing the Promadic Traveler

By the end of the coming decade, a fresh, self-actualizing impulse will drive a new generation of travelers. Together with world-leading foresight consultancy The Future Laboratory, Design Hotels embarked on a year-long study to better understand this emerging mindset.

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Destinations

10 nature lodges where you can run wild

“Nature is eternally flowing from use to use, beauty to yet higher beauty; and we soon cease to lament waste and death, and rather rejoice and exult in the imperishable, unspendable wealth of the universe, and faithfully watch and wait the reappearance of everything that melts and fades and dies about us, feeling sure that its next appearance will be better and more beautiful than the last,”

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Design

Meet the women shaping the creative industry

Our 2020 lineup of inspiring and visionary women from our community’s creative pool are not only breaking down barriers and forging new paths but some are reshaping the very nature of the worlds they work in.

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Architecture

The Design Diaries — Mårten Claesson

Some things are just meant to be. Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune started an architecture and design firm while still in college and two decades down the road, they haven’t looked back.

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Originals

Christa van Camp & Colin Finnegan

Despite their grand visions, Christa van Camp of the Carlton Hotel Collection and Colin Finnegan of design firm FG Stijl managed to see what was right under Edinburgh’s nose—a raw space filled with hidden beauty.

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Destinations

Roman Holiday

Situated on the “street of the blacksmiths” in Rome’s Renaissance-era Regola district, Chapter Roma evokes the past, present, and future of the neighborhood.

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Design

Midcentury modern reigns around the globe

Today midcentury modern has become a buzzword in the design world, taking over magazines (think Wallpaper and Dwell), contemporary restaurants, and even talk shows where there’s a good chance the chairs featured are by Eames, Bertoia, or Saarinen.

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Annemoon Geurts & Koen Rijnbeek

They created a space to showcase an ever-evolving pool of local design talent. And the world has beaten a path to their door.

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Originals

Agapi & Costantza Sbokou

When hospitality is part of your legacy—as it is for Agapi and Costantza Sbokou, whose father founded the family hotel business—you feel a sense of responsibility to uphold the traditions that have helped the company grow over the decades.