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001 Sunyata Hotel Meili Lai Guoping

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.

001 Wang Gongquang

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.

001 Jeff Stober

Jeff Stober

By supporting local artists and artisans, this high-minded hotelier has transformed creative neighborhoods into global ports of call.

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Jens Von Gierke & Michael Barry

With the shrewdness of a New York real estate guy and the cool collectedness of a Californian, this duo crafted a unique hospitality concept that immerses guests in the West Coast way of life.

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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.

001 Yoshitaka Nojiri

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.

004 August Mouche Van Hool

Mouche Van Hool

How does one take a city forward while also preserving its history and its culture? Just ask Mouche Van Hool, a new hospitality force helping to regenerate a storied corner of Antwerp.

001 Rodrigo Machaz

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.

001 Wang Xiaofei

Wang Xiaofei

With an entrepreneur’s drive, a design lover’s vision, and a doting husband and son’s sense of honor, this renegade is changing the face of hospitality in Beijing and beyond.

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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.