GOCO Hospitality

From our colleagues in our spas and retreats, to our multitalented corporate team, GOCO Hospitality’s interdisciplinary organisation of exceptional talent is what allows us to continually create successful and innovative global projects.

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OUR TEAM

Helping us to achieve our goals, bring our vision to life and uphold our mission are our extraordinary team of global professionals. Throughout all aspects of our service delivery we have the best and brightest in international talent aiding us in creating world-class wellness destinations.

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Ingo Schweder

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • CPD 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.

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Josephine Leung

Group Director - Design & Development

  • Master of Science in Architecture & Urban Design – Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Master of Architecture – University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Arts (Arch Studies) – University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Registered Architect - Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong
  • Registered Architect - Architects Registration Board, Hong Kong 
  • AIA Associate Member - American Institute of Architects
  • LEED® Accredited Professional - U.S. Green Building Council 

As Group Director of Design & Development, Josephine is responsible for overall project management and delivery of GOCO Hospitality’s Design & Technical Services from initial briefs, concept design, and technical services to site administration.

As a licensed Architect and Urban Designer, Josephine has an extensive portfolio ranging from regional city planning, mixed-use developments, residential communities to hospitality projects across Asia.

Josephine was Vice-President and Director of Design at HOK International Ltd, and during that time the team won ‘Best Urban Design Firm of the Year 2007’, ‘AIA Sustainable Urban Design Award 2007’ and many other awards. Prior to joining GOCO Hospitality, Josephine was Head of Design at IMC Octave, project managing and designing a 70-key destination wellness retreat development in Suzhou, China.

Josephine met Ingo collaborating at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a multiple award-winning project in Hong Kong.

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Jamie Waring

Group Director - Operations

  • OWP IMD Executive Management
  • YPO Taipei
  • Impact Sales Certified Trainer
  • Thomas International PPA DISC Certified Trainer
  • BTEC Business Studies

Before joining GOCO Hospitality, Jamie held the position of CEO of Holmes Place as well as previously being COO of Six Senses. Jamie has a wide range of experiences in the wellness hospitality sector ranging from standalone spas, bath houses and fitness centres as well as spending 6 years with Six Senses, managing their global spa portfolio followed by an assignment to manage the entire group for 3 years.

As Group Director – Operations, Jamie is responsible for the successful operational set-up and management of all consulting projects as well as GOCO Retreat's and GOCO Spa’s portfolio.

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Clive McNish

Corporate General Manager

  • BA (Hons) Sport Science and Information Technology Canterbury Christ Church University FSMT Dip 

Clive has over 20 years dedicated resort, wellness and spa management experience from three different continents and is as Corporate General Manager responsible for the successful operational set-up and management of GOCO Retreat's and GOCO Spa’s portfolio.

Prior to joining GOCO, Clive served for four years at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, a leading destination spa in Thailand. Clive led the resort in earning the highly esteemed 2014 title of “Destination Spa of the Year, Asia & Australasia” (World Spa Awards) among numerous others. Mr. McNish spent two years at the helm of The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya. Before moving to Mandarin Oriental, Clive was the opening Spa Director at the Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche. He also served as opening Spa Director at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Spa, voted “Best UK Hotel Spa” in 2006 by Conde Nast Traveller during his tenure, and was Acting Director of Spas at the Four Seasons Resort Bali. Previously, Clive served as Health Club and Spa Manager at Chewton Glen Hotel Spa and Country Club, which, under his leadership, earned several honors including being named “Best British Hotel Spa.”

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Shekhar Malkotia

Manager - Corporate Spa Operations

  • CIDESCO Post Graduate Diploma, Spa
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science Delhi University 

Shekhar is a spa specialist with over 16 years of spa therapy, training and management experience in luxury spa operations. At GOCO Hospitality he is responsible for the strategic leadership and operational guidance of GOCO Spas in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Before taking on his corporate assignment, Mr. Malkotia was managing The Claridges Spa in New Delhi, India for GOCO Hospitality. He draws his experience from his pre-opening, operational and renovation assignments at leading luxury and wellness properties at several Hyatt hotels throughout Asia and the Middle East and for Oberoi Hotels on the Indian subcontinent. Shekhar was opening team member at Ananda in the Himalayas which under the management of Mandarin Oriental Hotels was voted Best Destination Spa by Condé Nast.

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Christine Beland

Manager - Sales & Marketing

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - HEC Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Christine is an accomplished Sales and Marketing professional with over 10 years experience in the hospitality industry. As Sales and Marketing Manager for GOCO Hospitality, she is responsible for the commercial and marketing strategy for the company’s wellness brands and consulting projects.

Prior to joining GOCO Hospitality, Christine worked for diverse luxurious leading properties throughout South East Asia and the Caribbean, including one from AccorHotels. She is results-oriented and has a proven track record of generating revenue through prospecting, customer relationship management, negotiations and sales & marketing strategies.

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Hayley Feiner

Regional Director MENA - Spa Operations & Development

Hayley Feiner is a leading industry expert with 15 years of international experience. Hayley specialises in pre-openings and set-up, large volume spa operations, concept design and brand development. She has worked with top 5-star international ultra-luxury brands in the hospitality Industry, having 10 years working experience within the UAE, including three hotel openings. She is renowned for her vast expertise in the Middle Eastern market.

With her in-depth knowledge of the region, a very diversified skill set reaching from project management, spa consultancy, pre- and post-opening support as well as overall spa and wellness management solutions, Hayley has been appointed as the new Regional Director of Spa Operations and Development in the MENA area.

In her new role, she will be tasked with leading GOCO Hospitality’s regional projects in the fast-growing MENA market. She will be responsible for setting up and implementing GOCO’s business strategy in the region, developing brand pillars and wellness programmes, as well as for the overall performance of spas, including all pre-opening and expansion activities.

GOCO HOSPITALITY OPERATIONS TEAM

Leaders in their respective fields, and successful business managers, our operational team go out into the world and bring GOCO Hospitality values to life, for all the world to see.

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Rishi Bharadwaj

Spa Director - GOCO Spa Ajman

With 15 years practical spa experiences, Rishi is a dedicated hospitality professional and a passionate wellness leader. Rishi is a luxury spa manager with extensive knowledge of ayurvedic and yogic principles, and has worked with leading luxury hotel groups as both spa manager and senior yoga master. Starting his career with the world-class destination spa Ananda in the Himalayas, Rishi joined Mandarin Oriental progressing through to Spa and Wellness Manager. Prior to joining GOCO Hospitality, he worked in project management for a destination wellness facility in Pune and also worked with Sofitel, completing assignments in Marrakesh and Mumbai.

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Erica B. D’Angelo

Spa Director - GOCO Spa Venice

Erica inspires and motivates the team at GOCO Spa Venice to strive for the creation of unforgettable guest experiences. With more than nine years of experience in leading luxury spas, Erica has an impressive track record in implementing strategies and leading teams to achieve positive business results in terms of revenue growth, guest retention and guest satisfaction. She combines both a practical knowledge in wellness and treatment protocols with a strong grasp of business processes and strategies, especially in terms of marketing, in which she holds a master’s degree. Erica has been instrumental in repeatedly winning awards for properties she has managed.

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Anastasia Konstantaros

Spa Manager - GOCO Spa Daios Cove

Anastasia joins GOCO Spa Daios Cove fresh from the achievement of winning ‘Best Luxury Beauty Spa in Southern Europe 2017’ at the World Luxury Spa Awards. She engages the spa team at GOCO Spa Daios Cove in the delivery of superior guest service, as well as achieving strict quality standards along with high rates of profitability. Anastasia obtained a bachelor’s degree in aesthetics and cosmetology and is currently pursuing a further bachelor’s degree in commerce and marketing. Anastasia speaks Greek, English and French, and has over ten years’ experience at leading hotel and resort spas in Greece and Switzerland.

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Weeramon Pitakpongsanit

Spa Manager - GOCO Spa Koh Chang

Dedicated to crafting the perfect guest experience, Weeramon manages GOCO Spa Koh Chang with the aim of ensuring that every guest leaves feeling fantastic. With a close eye on all the small details, she creates and implements superior standards and procedures that ensure efficient and effective daily operations. Weeramon draws on knowledge from her degree in hotel and tourism management as well as over 10 years’ varied experience working for hotels and resorts in Thailand, Laos and the Maldives for brands such as Marriott and Soneva Kiri.

GOCO Hospitality Team Members

Covering concept development, branding, marketing, design, technical services, operations and management, our extraordinary team is integral to the continued success of our company.

FABIAN MODENA
SENIOR CONSULTANT

Krystyna Stadnyk
CONSULTANT

Jariya

JARIYA TANGBOWORNPANISH
MANAGER - ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE

PINNUCH THAMSIRIBOON
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CEO

NICK DAY
MANAGER - MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

SARAH MOKRUSCH
EXECUTIVE - MARKETING

Nhan Thanh Thanh
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Sebastian Roth
EXECUTIVE - HOTEL OPERATIONS

KITIPORN CHANDA
MANAGER - DESIGN & TECHNICAL SERVICES

LANA WONGPUT
MANAGER - DESIGN & TECHNICAL SERVICES

RATIPAN TUSSANAPITUK
MANAGER - DESIGN & TECHNICAL SERVICES

ANDREA DUBOIS
MANAGER - DESIGN & TECHNICAL SERVICES

PANEE PUTTIYAPIBUL
ASSISTANT MANAGER - DESIGN & TECHNICAL SERVICES

PHANTIRA CHALARDKITSIRIKUL
ASSISTANT MANAGER - DESIGN & TECHNICAL SERVICES

CHRISTIE WANG
COORDINATOR - DESIGN & TECHNICAL SERVICES

NUUKHAL KHANJAWELLNESS CHEF

SUNITA JUMPAHOUSEKEEPER