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Independent Minds: Gertrud Schneider, Kristiania Lech

Independent Minds: Gertrud Schneider, Kristiania Lech

Originally built by Olympic ski champion Othmar Schneider as a private chalet to entertain his friends on their adventures in the Arlberg mountains, Kristiania Lech...

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Independent Minds: Tany Nardi, Hotel de la Ville

Independent Minds: Tany Nardi, Hotel de la Ville

When it comes to keeping things in the family, the Nardis know best. Third generation hotelier brothers, Tany and Luigi Nardi, are paving the way...

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Independent Minds: Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Ovolo Hotels

Independent Minds: Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Ovolo Hotels

With a fast-paced attitude to business and life, Founder & CEO of Ovolo Hotels, Girish Jhunjhnuwala has been shaking up the boutique hotel scene by...

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Independent Minds: Pau Guardans, Único Hotels

Independent Minds: Pau Guardans, Único Hotels

Born and bred in Barcelona, the rich cultural heritage of the Catalan capital runs in the blood of Pau Guardans, owner of Único Hotels. With...

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Independent Minds: Khin Omar Win & Brett Melzer, Gangtey Lodge

Independent Minds: Khin Omar Win & Brett Melzer, Gangtey Lodge

High-flying couple Khin Omar Win and Brett Melzer, the former founders of Balloons over Bagan, fell in love with the remote beauty of Bhutan on...

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Independent Minds: Alex & Carrie Vik, Galleria VIK Milano

Independent Minds: Alex & Carrie Vik, Galleria VIK Milano

Creating a masterpiece takes time, and for Norwegian-American hotelier couple Alex and Carrie Vik, each individually designed room at Galleria VIK Milano is a work...

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Independent Minds: Leslie Kouhana & Kimberley Pariente, Maisons Pariente

Independent Minds: Leslie Kouhana & Kimberley Pariente, Maisons Pariente

With an ultra-chic collection of boutique boltholes in three of the most exclusive French destinations РSaint Tropez, Provence, and M̩ribel Рstylish siblings Leslie...

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Independent Minds: Jeanette Mix, Ett Hem

Independent Minds: Jeanette Mix, Ett Hem

Welcoming guests into the warm embrace of a well-loved home, Swedish owner Jeanette Mix has created an inimitable feeling of informal elegance at her Arts...

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Independent Minds: Thierry Teyssier, Dar Ahlam

Independent Minds: Thierry Teyssier, Dar Ahlam

Rebellious by nature, visionary hotelier Thierry Teyssier has thrown the traditional hospitality rule book out the window by adopting a bespoke approach to each and...

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Independent Minds: Alcide Leali, Lefay Resorts

Independent Minds: Alcide Leali, Lefay Resorts

Developing a unique “green identity” means creating a concept “for a few people which will benefit everyone,” according to Alcide Leali, CEO of the wellness-forward...

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