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Kalia & Antonis Eliopoulos

A series of serendipitous events led Kalia and Antonis Eliopoulos to hospitality, armed with a natural talent for piecing together a compelling narrative.

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Yoshitaka Nojiri

Surfer, family man, academic, and fearless businessman Yoshitaka Nojiri is making his mark as a Design Hotels Original on the Tokyo hospitality scene.

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Sami Lamaa

By crafting authentic experiences from emotional memories, this hospitality visionary has created a rare, sky-high wonder.

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Rodrigo Machaz

A native of Lisbon and a lover of the ocean reflects on the life chapters that led to the opening of his three Memmo hotels.

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Why Actor Stellan Skarsgård Loves Stockholm

Good Will Hunting, Breaking The Waves, Mamma Mia!, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: these are a few of the iconic movies Stellan Skarsgård has starred in over the course of an extraordinary career that shows no signs of stopping.

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Venia Xenou & Christos Xenos

The first family of hospitality on Zakynthos has been shaping the island’s hotel scene for more than three decades and they remain as fresh and relevant as ever today.

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Up From the Underground With DJ Hell

You know you’ve made a name for yourself when you get sued by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Alexandra, Anastasia, and Konstantinos Sgoumpopoulos

The Sgoumpopoulos siblings believe in the importance of upgrading the historic center of Athens and giving something back to the neighborhood, so they each invested a piece of their personality into their Perianth Hotel.

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Circe Sher & Paolo Petrone

The name of Circe Sher and Paolo Petrone’s Piazza Hospitality group sums up what the pair dreams to create: a piazza-like hub of inclusivity, community, and culture in Healdsburg, California.

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Georg Rosentreter

One man is helping transform an off-the-beaten-track town in Lower Saxony from an intellectual hotspot to a design-lover’s dream.

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The 5000-year story of tea in China

Some may chalk this up to fanciful mythology, but legend has it that tea was first discovered when Shen Nong, the Chinese emperor accredited with inventing agriculture, was sipping on hot water under a tree around 2740 BC when a leaf was blown into his mug. Medicine, Asian culture, and the planet’s drinking habits have been indelibly tea-stained since.

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7 Questions for Dutch Beat-Maker Shinedoe

Chinedum Nwosu, a.k.a. Shinedoe, began her DJ career when she was still a teenager, with her Inmotion parties (now called Intacto Nights) becoming a hot fixture of Amsterdam’s clubbing calendar around the turn of the millennium.

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Anthony Champalimaud

For Anthony Champalimaud and his wife Charlie S. Champalimaud, the pathway to Troutbeck began with a creative step toward an artistic future.

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Paris According to a Louis Vuitton Insider

Here’s how to prep your Paris suitcase: “Travel light and casual: a pair of jeans, white shirt, blue jacket, book, and iPhone,” says Julien Guerrier, Louis Vuitton’s editorial director, who sat down recently with us to spill the elusive style secrets of the French capital.