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Installations From Outer Space

Some of today’s most exciting hotels function as live-in galleries, exhibiting commissioned and acquired installations and sculptural pieces by major contemporary artists. While their works run the gamut, many evoke a futurist vision of space-age forms, neon deities, and artifacts from the beyond.

001 Guenter Weilguni Manfred Weilguni Daniel Mani

Daniel Mani, Günter Weilguni, and Manfred Weilguni

Each of these three hospitality wizards has achieved great success on his own. Together, they have transformed the very concept of what a Swiss Alpine hotel should be.

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Li Edelkoort

The influential trend forecaster on spirituality, design, and the souls of shadows and pebbles

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Four Hotels Defining What It Means To Be ‘Hyperlocal’

The time is far behind us when travelers settled for indistinguishably luxurious chain accommodations. These days, it seems everyone wants to talk about local hubs providing locally sourced products and services.

C-Hotel & Spa Andrea Colzani Portrait in Lake Como

Andrea Colzani

With his groundbreaking C-Hotel & Spa, Andrea Colzani is bringing a bold new sensibility and style to the Lake Como region.

001 Stanislav Tratsevskiy

Stanislav Tratsevskiy

Moscow-born artist Stanislav Tratsevskiy has transformed from philosophizing painter to a luxury hotelier with StandArt Hotel Moscow, the first Design Hotels™ property in Russia.

004 Ekies Alexandra Efstathiadou

Alexandra Efstathiadou

For Alexandra Efstathiadou, Ekies All Senses Resort is more than a hotel. It is childhood recaptured. It is luxury without pretense.

001 Gabriele Salini

Gabriele Salini

This ninth generation Roman’s passion for art, vintage design, and life itself is reflected in the standout hotel that he created along with business partner and friend Emanuele Garosci.

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Micky Rosen, Liran Wizman, and Alex Urseanu

They are the consummate locals and the ultimate hoteliers. Now united, Micky Rosen, Alex Urseanu, and Liran Wizman are a stunning new force to be reckoned with.

004 Dos Casas Hotel Alberto Laposse

Alberto Laposse

Designer, architect, baker, manager, developer, financier, hotelier—most people make a career out of one these professions. This soft-spoken man of the world has crafted a rich life through all of them.

001 Carlos Couturier Moises Micha

Carlos Couturier & Moisés Micha

For Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha, going from citrus farming and investment banking to owning a growing portfolio of boutique hotels in New York, Mexico, and Chicago, means always being motivated, experimental, and business-savvy.

011 Les Bains Jean Pierre Marois

Jean-Pierre Marois

Filmmaker and hotelier Jean-Pierre Marois has transformed an iconic bathhouse and nightclub into Les Bains, a revelation that celebrates the past with an eye to the future.

001 The Slate Mbo Wichit Prakaikaew Na Ranong

Wichit and Prakaikaew Na-Ranong

First the father exposed Phuket to the world, now along with his daughter he is exposing the world to a new kind of hospitality on the island.

002 Adelphi Hotel Dion Chandler

Dion Chandler & Fady Hachem

When two lateral thinkers got together in Melbourne, the result was a deeply imaginative world with bright bursts of kaleidoscopic colors, wacky shapes, and delicious experiences.