Gokto Hospitality - Fabiola Sfodera

Prof. Fabiola Sfodera

Senior Advisor

Fabiola Sfodera is a Researcher and Lecturer in Tourism Marketing and Innovative Marketing at the Faculty of Communications Science at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

She has conducted research and training activities in international high-ranking universities and business schools, in the areas of marketing, destination marketing, hospitality and F&B marketing.

She is an Auditor for UNWTO (United Nation World Tourism Organization) for quality certification of university training (TedQual) and of tourism destinations (Sbest), and the only Italian representative. She has certified a number of universities all of the world.

Gokto Hospitality - Andrea Bassi

Andrea Bassi

UK&ME Managing Partner

Born and raised in Italy, Andrea has over 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. He has gained significant experience in project management, F&B operations, new concept development, membership strategies and marketing. Andrea’s creativity and personality allowed him to work with many owners and investors on the launch of unique business models.

He has successfully participated in the launch of new luxury business concepts such as IDDU - London, South Kensington Club - London, La Macchia Club - Tuscany, VyTA Group - London, Café Barbera - Dubai. He possesses a proven track record demonstrating growth across membership, wellness and F&B revenue streams.

Gokto Hospitality - Daniela Colli

Daniela Colli

Architecture and Interior Design

COLLIDANIELARCHITETTO is an award winning architecture and interior design studio founded in 2009 by Daniela Colli. Her distinctive hallmark has emerged from a capacity to combine a contemporary vision of society and user needs with extensive knowledge of the historical and cultural roots of interior design, producing results that blend the past with the future.

Her work ranges in scale from furniture to architecture and urban design, with a focus on craft, detailing and precision. She uses the challenges unique to each project, the peculiarities of a site, the specific of a target audience, as catalysts for transformative architecture. As specialists in category – defining hospitality design, her critically acclaimed portfolio spans bars, cafés, restaurants, hotels and spas.

Gokto Hospitality - Cristiano Isidoro De Rossi

Cristiano Isidoro De Rossi

Senior Advisor

A professional, multilingual and passionate individual with extensive experience in business development, personal shopping, and both client experience and client relations. Strong connection and understanding of the UHNW client lifestyle. Excel in management and organisational skills, encouraging and enabling attainment of goals and objectives, with an energetic collaborative team approach.

Successful in developing strategic targeted business plans for acquisition or retention purposes; overseeing customer experience, hospitality and service standards; as well as designing effective tailored events or experiences to achieve record-breaking sales. As side project, Cristiano has been successfully consulting and styling elected business gentlemen in New York, London and Brussels, and his work was featured in the Financial Times/How To Spend It in April 2015.

Gokto Hospitality - Salvatore Taormina

Salvatore Taormina

Managing Associate US Office

Salvatore Taormina is a young talented Manager, graduated at Salem State University with a bachelor degree in Business (concentration) marketing.

He has started his career, working with preeminent American Hospitality Groups and he has had the opportunity to experience the difference levels in the F&B business.

Gokto Hospitality - Marco Riva

Marco Riva

Senior Advisor

Born in Lecco by the majestic Lake of Como Marco Riva early discovered his passion for the Culinary Arts. With an extensive experience in different parts of the world like Italy, USA, Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Marco developed a more complete knowledge and understanding of the different F&B offers.

Passionate professional he was part of several Top proprieties Preopening Team like Bvlgari Bali, Mandarin Oriental Shanghai, Four Seasons Jakarta as well as working for Ritz Carlton Osaka, Shangri-La Bangkok, Life Luxury Group Mainland China and many more.

Always focus on innovate and develop F&B trends and concepts he clearly understand the importance of respect the Investors trust and reword them with an healthy profit that will also guarantee the sustainability of the Projects.

Gokto Hospitality - Inga Sempel

Inga Sempel

Managing Associate

Inga Sempel is a creative writer, creative translator and creative tutor based in the UK, with an extensive knowledge in languages, communication techniques, coaching and media formats.

She offers bespoke linguistic support and creative consultancy to big international clients as well as to smaller private ones who require a holistic and creative approach from the initial brainstorming phase to the actual execution and presentation of their project.

She is passionate about humanities, arts and cinema.