Boutique Design - May 2017 - 15
C O U R T E S Y O F L E D U N F LY H O S P I TA L I T Y
LEO TO LEAD EXPANSION EFFORT BY
SWITZERLAND'S LEDUNFLY HOSPITALITY
Grace Leo, a pioneer in the design-led hotel sector, has joined Ledunfly Hospitality as
ceo, and will lead the Swiss brand's expansion in Europe and North America. Ledunfly
owner Dona Bertarelli describes Leo as "a proven hotelier with exceptional development experience. We share the same vision for the future of the luxury hospitality
market and the role we can play in it. I look forward to Grace growing the division in
the years to come."
As head of her own company, GLA, Leo launched, developed and repositioned
luxury hotels worldwide, including the Hotels Montalembert and Lancaster in Paris;
The Royal Riviera in Cap Ferrat; Le Guanahani and Le Toiny in St. Barths; and The
Cotton House in Mustique. Most recently, she oversaw the development of hospitality
elements within London's Ten Trinity Square, a $430 million hotel/residential project
that opened in January. In addition, she has served as an executive committee member
for Leading Hotels of the World for nine years.
"I am proud to be heading Ledunfly Hospitality for Dona Bertarelli, and I was immediately attracted to her vision, passion and commitment for the business," says Leo,
who served on the Boutique Design (BD)/NEWH Power Players: Woman Leaders in
Hospitality Panel at BDNY 2013 and was featured in BD magazine in 2011.
Ledunfly Hospitality's portfolio includes the five-star Park Gstaad hotel and the
Geneva Country Club in Switzerland, as well as the Five Seas Hotel, a five-star boutique
in Cannes, France. The company is also working on Atabey, a luxury resort under development in the Exumas area of the Bahamas that's slated for completion in 2020.