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The Unpacked Project

When you unpack, you experience a moment of reflection. The opportunity to explore your new surroundings and to get inspired. AC Hotels brings you the Unpacked series where interesting individuals share their stories and inspirations.

UNPACKED with Arian Brekveld

We do business around the clock, but tend to forget our body has its own internal clock. Technology helps us get more done in a day, but no one is getting ahead. Today, more than ever we seek out experiences that make us feel human again. Does that sound familiar? It does to Arian Brekveld, a renowned but rather modest Dutch designer who believes design can help us improve our lives. We speak with him, just before he’s off on a 3-day trip, flying from one continent to another and then straight back.

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UNPACKED with Gavi Wolf

Art and technology. A match made in heaven, or in haste? We spoke with Indiewalls founder Gavi Wolf to find out what happens when the two come together. The result, we can already reveal, is going the change the way we all access art. Think Spotify, but instead of having access to over a billion of tracks, you now have a completely new world of undiscovered art right at your fingertips.

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UNPACKED with Jaime Derringer

If you’re just as thirsty for interior design as we are, chances are you’re an avid reader of Design Milk. It’s a highly edited blog, offering a fresh taste of modern design, founded by Jaime Derringer. We talk with her about how she turned her hobby into a business. Meet the lady who describes design as her daily portion of vitamin D.

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UNPACKED with Derek Andersen

AC Hotels explores the close correlations of failure and success, and the culinary pinnacle that is the In-N-Out Burger, with Derek Andersen, head of the largest start-up community in the world, Startup Grind.

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UNPACKED with Dina Mitrani

Gallerist, curator and owner of the namesake Dina Mitrani Gallery,
Mitrani reflects upon the beloved photographer and graphic artist who met his end too soon.

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UNPACKED with Erin Spens

Boat Magazine founder and editor, Erin Spens, shares her obsession with cities and shows us how to crawl beneath the skin of a bustling urban heart.

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UNPACKED with Liz Gardner

Creative director, Liz Gardner, is a curator of moments. She captures what it means to be carefree and teaches us to experience beautiful things with pure pleasure.

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UNPACKED with Rem D. Koolhaas

Architect Rem D. Koolhaas of United Nude redefined the meaning of designer shoes, and found that an impeccable pair can mend a broken heart.

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UNPACKED with Grant Legan

Photographer and perpetual nomad, Grant Legan has been on the road for seven years. Discover what keeps him going and why AC Hotels is better than home.

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UNPACKED with Christopher Noerskau

Christopher Noerskau of The Slow Watch, explores how the world changes when we take time into our own hands.

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UNPACKED with Nigel Barker

Renowned photographer and TV personality, Nigel Barker, focuses on what’s important, retreating behind the lens to reveal the beauty in front of it.

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UNPACKED with Kobi Karp

Globe trotter, architect and designer of AC Hotels in Miami Beach, Kobi Karp, shows us how traveling can lead to seeing ourselves.

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