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Independent Minds: Ellie Barmpagiannis, Grand Forest Metsovo

Independent Minds: Ellie Barmpagiannis, Grand Forest Metsovo

Ellie Barmpagiannis lives and breathes the beauty of Epirus, the rugged region in north-western Greece where she has made Grand Forest Metsovo a nature-inspired haven...

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Independent Minds: Giorgia Tozzi, Hotel Vilòn

Independent Minds: Giorgia Tozzi, Hotel Vilòn

Upholding the impeccably high standards of its former royal residents, Giorgia Tozzi oversees one of Rome’s most storied properties with the same passion she holds...

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Independent Minds: Samornpun Somnam, Keemala

Independent Minds: Samornpun Somnam, Keemala

A true passion project in the hands of a fourth generation Phuketian family, siblings Samornpun and Tanapong Somnam, affectionately known as Khun Tarn and Note,...

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Independent Minds: Amanda Syrowatka, Viceroy Bali

Independent Minds: Amanda Syrowatka, Viceroy Bali

A strong sense of community lies at the heart of Balinese culture, and of the family-owned Viceroy Bali, a collection of gravity-defying villas set on...

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Independent Minds: Maarten Raes, Arctic Bath

Independent Minds: Maarten Raes, Arctic Bath

A modern take on an old Nordic tradition of timber transportation, uber-cool newcomer Arctic Bath floats and freezes on the Lule River from one season...

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Independent Minds: Fridrik Pálsson, Hotel Rangá

Independent Minds: Fridrik Pálsson, Hotel Rangá

Treating his beloved homeland with the care and respect he shows his guests, learned from his childhood days on a farm in Northern Iceland and...

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Independent Minds: Eugene & Rina Tan, The Edison George Town

Independent Minds: Eugene & Rina Tan, The Edison George Town

Husband and wife Eugene and Rina Tan are on a mission to “bring back the romance” of travel, and it’s impossible not to be enamoured...

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Luxury travel trends for 2021 according to industry experts

Luxury travel trends for 2021 according to industry experts

As part of our Independent Minds series, we asked our community of hoteliers about what the world of travel will look like in 2021. After...

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Independent Minds: Max Loong, Hidden Hills Villas

Independent Minds: Max Loong, Hidden Hills Villas

It’s no surprise that actor and TV presenter turned hotelier and wine connoisseur Max Loong has high standards and impeccable taste – no doubt some...

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Independent Minds: Andrés Soldevila Ferrer, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular & Can Ferrereta

Independent Minds: Andrés Soldevila Ferrer, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular & Can Ferrereta

Bringing to life not one, but two historic Mallorcan buildings, Andrés Soldevila Ferrer is a master of keeping the classic in the contemporary. Turning his...

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