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Andrea Luri

Luxury Panel Member & Honorary Chairman

Andrea stands as a distinguished figure in the global hospitality arena, renowned for his expertise in managing, developing, and positioning world-class 5-star deluxe properties across diverse continents.
His illustrious career spans from iconic establishments like Villa d’Este to esteemed brands such as Shangri-La. From the shores of Barbuda's K Club to the unveiling of Castello del Nero, Andrea has left an indelible mark on the hospitality landscape. Notably, he undertook a pivotal role with Sistema, Russia's largest corporation, spearheading the luxury portfolio and orchestrating the launch of Principe in Forte dei Marmi. His journey then led him back to Italy, where he masterfully repositioned the exquisite CastaDiva Resort and Spa nestled on the serene shores of Lake Como.

Having lived and worked in 10 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, Andrea's global perspective infuses every project with a rich tapestry of cultural insights. Beyond hotels and resorts, he has also ventured into independent restaurant management, catering, and yacht chartering, demonstrating his versatile skill set and entrepreneurial spirit.

As the founder of Elite Hospitality, Andrea collaborates with a dynamic team proficient in all facets of the hospitality industry. From property acquisition and development to management and beyond, Elite Hospitality offers comprehensive services ranging from consulting and sales representation to staff training and sourcing.

Additionally, Andrea serves on the board of Top Italian Chef, an esteemed association boasting over 160 culinary maestros dedicated to promoting the essence of Italian cuisine worldwide.

A passionate advocate for sports, Andrea proudly serves as an ambassador for Chiasso Football Club, a storied team in the Swiss league with a legacy dating back to 1905. His involvement reflects his commitment to fostering international connections and elevating the profile of the club on the global stage, aligning seamlessly with his ethos of excellence and collaboration.
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