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Sami Lamaa

By crafting authentic experiences from emotional memories, this hospitality visionary has created a rare, sky-high wonder.

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.

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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.

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.

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Pavlos Kontomichalos

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

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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.

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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.