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Get to Know: Ben Pundole of A Hotel Life and Edition Hotels

Get to Know: Ben Pundole of A Hotel Life and Edition Hotels

There are some people you meet in New York that remind you of just why this city is so great. From chefs to fashion designers and artists to entrepreneurs, the city is full of creative forces from all over the world who have come to make their mark on this city and inspire those around them. Ben Pundole, is exactly that. As an entrepreneur, hotelier, activist, editor-in-chief and all around creative, Ben is without a doubt the epitome of someone who seems to be able to do it all, while also doing something for those around him. 

At the risk of sounding a bit predictable, Ben has become a particularly special person in my life for he has given me, and some pretty inspirational individuals, one of the best gifts - the ability to travel the world. His award-winning hotel site, A Hotel Life, enables movers, shakers, doers, and makers from around the world to explore different cities/countries and share their most honest, yet positive reviews of the hotels they visit. Each guest shares his/her stories of wanderlust and self-discovery through the lens of exploration. Of course, many people might be lucky enough to travel as much as they want, but giving the gift of travel is, in our minds, one of the best things you can possibly give. 

In addition to running his successful travel site, Pundole can (not surprisingly) be found traveling around the world as the VP Brand Experience for the Edition Hotels - by far one of the coolest and most innovative hotels in the world - as well as promoting his cause for a movement very near and dear to his heart #stayplasticfree. 

And though Mr. Pundole may be a very busy man, he still finds the time to connect with those around him and create an air of imagination and inspiration that is truly inimitable. Read on below to find out what makes this man of the world tick. 

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Where are you from?
London, England

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I really like staying home

Favorite city to live in / favorite to visit?
Brooklyn, Berlin, Barcelona, Bangkok - all the B’s

3 words that best describe yourself?
Rule-breaking gentleman  

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Last concert you saw?
Satori

If we hacked onto your Spotify, what would we be listening to?
You’d be hacking into my SoundCloud, and you’d probably find a mix by Courtney Scott or Unders

Favorite restaurant(s)?
I’m a vegetarian so NIX in NYC

Favorite essentials clothing brand(s)?
Our Legacy

A brand we should know?
Brave GentleMan - vegan menswear

Where do you go to get inspired?
Travel

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Favorite store?
OM in Barcelona

Any tattoos. If so, of what?
Knife and fork tattoo on my left arm

Person you are most inspired by?
Claus Sendlinger

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Favorite watch?
1958 Vintage Rolex

Dream car?
Anything electric

Favorite shoes - casual and for a night out?
Brave GentleMan

Favorite quote?
“Always be a gentleman and never play by the rules” (see #4) 

Workout(s) of choice?
Fernanda’s class at Yoga Jivamukti

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Something you are most excited about for the future?
For everyone to stop using plastic

Artist you love?
Moral Turgeman 

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