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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.

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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.

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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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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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Marco Cilia

Unlike other newcomers to hospitality, this wise Italian focused not on what he knew but on what he didn’t know. And that has made all the difference.

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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.

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Yannis Bellonias

Part hotelier and all local, this Santorini native is driven to ensure that his guests experience the island he knew as a boy.

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Paul Salmon

It’s rare for a successful financier to trade his career for a dream, especially if the heart of that dream is about bettering the world around him. Paul Salmon is that rare person.

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Sigurlaug Sverrisdóttir

With the game-changing Ion Adventure Hotel in Iceland’s dramatic hinterlands and the Ion City Hotel in Reykjavik, Sigurlaug Sverrisdóttir has dreamed up town and country resorts that are as conscientious as they are irresistible.