When we think of the universe, we normally think of stars, planets and a cosmos that is so vast that even us humans are unable to comprehend it. In a way, that’s how the renowned fashion designer and hotel interior designer, Olivier Lapidus, sees the opportunities in his own life – as one vast universe.
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Matteo Perduca, owner of Sopr’Arno Suites in Florence, says the recipe for success is simple: provide a nice room and be nice to people! This quirky 10-room B&B furnished with repurposed antiques and extremely good taste makes sleeping part of the excellent travel experience.
Gabriella Teggia was the founder of the Losari Coffee Plantation Resort & Spa, which has since been renamed as MesaStila. She unfortunately passed away in 2012, yet when I came to visit one year later after her death, I felt moved by her story and the extraordinary legacy she left behind at Losari. Here I wrote my first reflective story about Gabriella during my stay at MesaStila.
Francesca Bortolotto Possati could be considered as one of the very few hoteliers in Venice owning four hotel properties. Coming from a family of shipbuilders, her grandfather decided to invest his money in the hotel business.