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03 MBO Node Kyoto Akinori Kanao Seiichiro Takeuchi

Akinori Kanao & Seiichiro Takeuchi

Seiichiro Takeuchi and Akinori Kanao—the architect and director behind Node Kyoto, respectively—have drawn upon diversity to build something greater than a hotel. They’ve founded a cultural clubhouse where disparate ideas interact.

01 MBO The Tuxon Sunny Patel Vishal Patel

Sunny Patel & Vishal Patel

After years of traveling with a friend, a collective memory takes shape—one made of stories and experiences that are only meaningful to those who were there, like a secret language. 

01 MBO Andenia Mary Moses Michael Moldauer Michel Seiner

Mary Moses, Michael Moldauer, and Michel Seiner

It’d be hard to find three people who like to blaze their own path more than Mary Moses, Michael Moldauer, and Michel Seiner.

07 MBO Filario Hotel And Residences Alessandro Sironi

Alessandro Sironi

The visionary behind this exciting Lake Como property understands that true hospitality comes from understanding the past.

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Grant Maunder

When he’s not running his wealth management business in the U.K. or spending time with his family in the U.S., Grant Maunder is most likely found championing his homeland of Wales while careening down a hillside on skis in Switzerland—always with his eye on his next project.

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Mario Plasencia

This fearlessly creative man from Mexico is anything but common—he shapes images and builds dreams that always take into account the bigger picture.

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Yuta Oka, Akihiro Matsui, and Takahiro Homma

These three young entrepreneurs are in the business of transforming neighborhoods into communities—gathering spots for creatives and today’s global nomads.

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Roy Kalfopoulou

Roy Kalfopoulou has lived and breathed hospitality since birth. Born into a family of Greek hoteliers, her childhood unfolded against a backdrop of hotels, and then her degree in psychology allowed her to approach her “destined” profession with an academically empathic angle—taking her from internships and front-facing positions in London hotels to her own properties in Greece.

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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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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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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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