Founder & Chief Executive Officer
- Master Program – Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
- BA in Hotel Administration and Management – Albrecht Dürer School, Germany
- Journalism & International Communication Studies – Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany
As CEO and founder of GOCO Hospitality, Ingo Schweder brings more than 30 years of experience from the fields of spa and hospitality. He has been involved with the design, development and worldwide operation of iconic hotels and wellness destinations. Ingo is considered to be one of the foremost hotel and spa experts in the world, and his experiences and accolades to date are a fitting testament.
Under his guidance, Ananda in the Himalayas, the globally recognised destination spa, was established. During his tenure at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, he established 15 spas on four continents. Prior positions include Group Director of Hotel Operations for Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Managing Director of Rafael Group Hoteliers, Southeast Asia.
Ingo has been recognised with countless industry awards including Spa Personality of the Year, Excellence in Hospitality Design, Most Distinguished Industry Motivator, and Best Spa Company. Always engaging and willing to share his expertise, he is a frequent speaker at hospitality-related symposia and sits on the Board of the Spa India Association and the China Spa Symposium.
Many of his past projects still top the list of some of the leading industry awards including Condé Nast Traveler, winning 'Best Resort' and ‘Best Spa’ honours.