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001 Yannis Bellonias

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.

001 Paul Salmon

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.

001 Sigurlaug Sverrisdottir

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.

010 Erosantorini Pavlos Kontomichalos

Pavlos Kontomichalos

Traveling the world and living in New York and China has made Pavlos Kontomichalos a passionate advocate for his home country.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

001 Mirkku Kullberg

Mirkku Kullberg

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

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.

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.