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001 The Warehouse Hotel Wee Teng Wen

Wee Teng Wen

Shaping the local lifestyle landscape one hotspot at a time, Wee Teng Wen has forged a path from young upstart with no F&B experience to award-winning tastemaker.

000 Sgoumpopoulos Family Thumb Square

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.

004 Le Collateral Philippe Schiepan

Philippe Schiepan

A true renegade unafraid to follow his vision wherever it may take him, this newcomer to hospitality set out not to build a hotel, but a life.

002 Freigeist Hotel Goettingen Georg Rosentreter

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.

004 Hotel Pacai Saulius Mikstas

Saulius Mikštas

A native son and ongoing champion of Vilnius, this visionary architect layers his work with the Lithuanian capital’s rich, colorful history.

007 Kimamaya By Odin Nicolas Gontard Kid

Nicolas Gontard

A fiercely independent spirit brought him great success in the business world, but a giving nature and a desire to leave the world a better place has brought him true joy.

Autor Rooms Krzysiek Krzysztofiak Thumb

Magdalena Ponagajbo, Michał Pawlik, and Piotr Ręczajski

Poland’s big creative energy, its many inspiring looks, and its leading artistic visionaries come to a small but powerful stage thanks to the driving force of Mamastudio.

004 Blique By Nobis Alessandro Catenacci

Alessandro Catenacci

The driving force behind many of Stockholm’s top hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs isn’t Swedish at all. It’s Italian-born Alessandro Catenacci.

004 Hotel Liberty Dietmar Funk Playing Guitar

Dietmar Funk

Dietmar Funk never planned to be a hotelier. And he certainly didn’t think he would transform a prison into a world-class hotel. But sometimes your breakout move starts in a place behind bars.

000 Circe Sher Paolo Petrone Thumb

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.

001 Mirkku Kullberg

Mirkku Kullberg

How a creative visionary is challenging the way a hotel is made.

001 Miguel Conde

Miguel Conde

This transplanted Catalan entrepreneur has made Mallorca his home and proving ground, transforming old structures into new hospitality experiences.

001 Francisco Moser

Francisco Moser

A young man’s passion for playing rock guitar has given way to a hotelier’s desire to orchestrate the perfect experience.

001 Toru Iwasa

Toru Iwasa

From the flurry of Tokyo to the peaceful respite of rural Japan, Toru Iwasa’s journey has been a step-by-step commitment to the goodness of an organic lifestyle.