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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 Swedish-Norwegian 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 – Saint Tropez, Provence, and MĂ©ribel – stylish 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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Independent Minds: Marie & Annica Eklund, Villa La Madonna

Independent Minds: Marie & Annica Eklund, Villa La Madonna

Bringing the best of Scandinavian style to old-school Italian glamour, the concept of ‘slow living’ comes naturally to these impossibly chic Swedish sisters, Marie and...

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Independent Minds: Manfredi Rizzuto, Susafa

Independent Minds: Manfredi Rizzuto, Susafa

The ancient agricultural traditions of centuries-old rural Sicily are very much alive at Susafa, a converted farmhouse which has been lovingly restored by owner Manfredi...

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Independent Minds: Salvatore Madonna, Hotel Byron

Independent Minds: Salvatore Madonna, Hotel Byron

Becoming a hotelier meant going back to his childhood roots for this passionate Italian. Staying true to his family heritage on the Tyrrhenian coast, Salvatore...

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Independent Minds: Toby Ashworth, The Nare

Independent Minds: Toby Ashworth, The Nare

Whilst it’s true that great minds think alike, we believe that independent minds think the best. Our community of hoteliers is brimming with bold trailblazers,...

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