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Asia mega-project designer leads with head and heart

Now, more than ever, fresh perspectives about design aesthetics in hospitality settings are required to succeed in a COVID-informed world. For Samantha Drummond, who founded Habitus Design Group some 15 years ago, out-of-the-box more...

Wink's Piro making his mark in Vietnam

When a young, hotshot commercial real estate broker presented on career day at Michael Piro’s Vancouver, Canada, high school, everyone in the room turned around and said, “Michael, that’s going to be you more...

Piro matches attitudes to Wink ethos

Wink Hotels CEO Michael Piro has gone from never working in a hotel to meeting every local Vietnamese coffee producer to source product and bringing a new pillow home each night to test for comfort. While he has a consultant more...

Valor's McGlashan ready to rip off bandage

Euan McGlashan grew up in a working-class family in Edinburgh, Scotland, with a father who was always filling him up with great nuggets of advice about life. One thing he always told Euan: “People should feel better more...

McGlashan: 'Everybody's just desperate to get back'

Valor Hospitality Partners co-founder and CEO Euan McGlashan has strong thoughts about how governments have responded to COVID-19. He said that because he listens closely to what guests tell him, he has a very definite more...

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