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Kathrin and Christian Sersch

Perhaps the easiest way to understand the passion that Kathrin and Christian Sersch have for the stunning, history-rich piece of land that houses their jointly conceived Seezeitlodge is to simply close your eyes and listen.

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Prisca Llagostera

This bold trailblazer possesses a visionary’s heart, an artist’s temperament, a hotelier’s warmth, and not an ounce of fear.

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Rami Zeidan

Once a perennial outsider, he found a home in new experiences, cultures, and people. And then he opened his doors to the world.

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Anke Bodack

Becoming a hotelier was always in the stars for this peripatetic German. She just had to look up and read the meaning of her life’s constellation.

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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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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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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.

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Isabel Costa & João Tomás

Despite being relatively new to the village of Manteigas, Isabel Costa and João Tomás are both already making their mark with their passion for artisanship, their appreciation of their homeland, and their outlook on the future.

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The many faces of our Originals

Over the years, we’ve learned that our Originals are individuals who push the very boundaries of hospitality. And they don’t fit neatly into any one category—just like their hotels.

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Lai Guoping

To translate an intellectual idea into bricks and mortar requires an ability to fine-tune ideas into living poetry. Thankfully, Lai Guoping is a creative spirit who is more than up to the task.

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Gabriele Salini & Francesco Petrucci

Their passion for art, history, and Southern Italy not only brought them together, it brought Palazzo Daniele back to life as a living testament to those passions.

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Nirut Ngamchamnanrith & Vasu Virajsilp

Two innovators show you a very different side of Pattaya—one that is quiet and culturally sensitive but with a contemporary twist.

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Tobias Alter

With his Gorgeous George property in South Africa’s oldest city, Tobias Alter connects his guests to the art and design of the nation’s creatives.

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Wang Gongquan

With a rebellious spirit, investor extraordinaire and real estate tycoon Wang Gongquan draws inspiration from ancient Chinese concepts to forge a new kind of hospitality.