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Luca Del Bono
50 St James's Street
Mari Vanna Restaurant
Real Estate

Projects that provide a
source of wellbeing,
inspiration and spontaneous connections
for the modern voyager.

Luca Del Bono is at the forefront of today’s global lifestyle revolution, ushering in a new era of wellness and interactivity, seamlessly infusing everyday living with tasteful comfort. From fitness and wellbeing to artisanal treatments and contemporary work spaces, Luca Del Bono applies his trademark simplicity to a new vision of wellness.

Our community is made of the most international, discerning people in the world, and Luca Del Bono offerings strive to exceed their expectations.

Targeting key cities and premier destinations, he creates a space where like-minded adventurers, taste-makers and globetrotters alike can come together and build new experiences.

who

Luca Del Bono, co-founder of the Quintessentially lifestyle group, has a long hospitality background which developed his gift for style and his passion for creating enriching experiences.

He has developed and launched top hospitality ventures in London for over 15 years.

Luca set up Del Bono & Partners, focused on prime property investments, while the company’s hospitality arm, DB Hospitality, operated various hospitality projects, most recently launching the South Kensington Club.

In true Italian style, Luca is passionate about life and creating memorable experiences for guests: this is the magic ingredient for his ventures.


community

We have partnered with unique spaces internationally that wish to welcome interesting and dynamic individuals, selected as our Patrons.

Patrons crave variety and pursue a more balanced lifestyle; so we are now offering access to clubs and fitness facilities around the world.

Applicants are accepted for their spirit of adventure and outlook on life by our committee, who might ask to meet with you.

If you are interested in exploring more, click the button below.

Hospitality

skc

Opened in 2015, the South Kensington Club has over 20,000 square feet of space across three floors and offers a tasteful, energizing escape from the city bustle. The Club looks to ancient traditions from around the world to inspire a healthy lifestyle and a passion for discovery.

Guests can relax in the Tea Library and sip from a selection of the world’s finest and rarest teas, or discover SKC’s spaces, where intrepid members gather for unforgettable expeditions and shared experiences. It is simultaneously a place to learn and be inspired, to connect with like-minded individuals, or to retreat and unwind in total privacy.

Whatever your definition of escape, you can find it here. The facilities are unparalleled as is the commitment to its members.

www.southkensingtonclub.com

La
Macchia

La Macchia, a Country Club, on the beach next to Capalbio in Tuscany, is an idyllic hideaway surrounded by a WWF nature reserve. Just an hour drive north of Rome, its unique for the blend of wild countryside and Mediterranean living.

In Summer 2017 the Club will be offering its members and guests seaside aperitivos, dining al fresco and dancing to renowned music performances.

La Macchia offers members a varied calendar of activities, ranging from cultural to sporting events. In Autumn and Spring, it becomes an escape, to connect back to nature during the weekends.

Surrounding charming villas are available to rent all year, where a world of nature, gastronomy and tradition are typical of this magical part of Italy.

Opening Summer 2017

iddu

This restaurant and café in South Kensington embodies the art of the “incontro”, or the encounter, a meeting place praised by the Daily Telegraph as “wildly evocative of a Mediterranean summer.”

Healthy dishes and authentic Italian flavors celebrate Sicilian cuisine in a neighborhood context. IDDU is an entirely Southern Italian experience with a knack for mindful nutrition.

www.iddulondon.com

Recent
Projects

50 st james's
street

A building with a unique hospitality heritage built in 1897, secured by Del Bono & Partners in 2012, is located in London's most prestigious neighbourhood and undisputed members' club capital.

The club is a Grade-II listed building by virtue of its stunning historic façade and interiors, which have returned to their former glory through extensive restoration.

The concept developed by Del Bono & Partners covering 50,000 square feet include: restaurants & bars, cultural spaces for the arts, hotel rooms and members' lounge with terrace.

mari vanna

Mari Vanna offers a traditional Russian experience in London’s prestigious Knightsbridge area. Step into an archetypal Russian restaurant filled with Cyrillic literature and flea market curiosities.

A marvel of traditional Russian cooking, the restaurant serves regional favorites as well as house-infused vodkas in a homely environment.

www.marivanna.ru/london

format

Format, a next generation of wellbeing, offers advanced fitness facilities with a digital interactive platform.

Format delivers fully bespoke regimes based on assessments and abilities. Educational workshops and personalised content are created for those who strive to develop their chosen practices.

The Format app enables users to maintain fitness routines wherever they go, on and off site, on and off line.

Bringing together the digital and the physical, Format allows individuals to share their interests in fitness & wellbeing, maximising their potential in state-of-the-art spaces.

www.formatspace.com

real estate

Luca Del Bono manages unique real estate projects, through investment and development of prime properties. Luca Del Bono has carried out unique trophy property acquisitions for over 10 years. Primarily focused on iconic properties for the hospitality sector, as well as prime residential projects, some of these have included several-year development projects generating exceptional IRR.

Luca Del Bono's experience in unearthing singular, off-market opportunities have led to the freehold acquisitions of 5 Hamilton Place, 49 St James's Street and 161 Piccadilly, 17 Mossop Street, 43 Elystan Street and 47 Denyer Street. Most recently with the acquisition of 50 St James's Street and the development of the South Kensington Club.

sustainability

Luca Del Bono has been passionate about working with communities, engaging organisations and individuals supporting several causes. Over the years this has led him to support organisations such as Slow Food, UNICEF and The Prince’s Trust. Luca also serves as a member of Mayfair and St James’s Safer Neighborhood team.

Collaborating with groups, it’s been fundamental for Luca to support local issues, from conservation to charitable projects for people in need.

More recently, he launched the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund (AIPF) which helps preserve the exceptional beauty and natural value of the Aeolian Islands.

The AIPF supports local environmental, artisanal and sustainable initiatives, carried out by organizations and associations in Sicily, or by other Italian groups that focus on policies affecting the Islands. The AIPF was founded in 2015 by Luca Del Bono and Ben Goldsmith, together with friends of the Aeolian Islands. The organization was honoured to win the Pure Life 2016 Award.

www.aeolianpreservationfund.org

providers

Technogym

Technogym, the Wellness Company, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of fitness equipment and solutions for private homes, fitness clubs and hotels.

Proskauer

Proskauer is a leading international law firm focused on creating value. Founded in New York, 1875, with 700+ lawyers active in virtually every major market worldwide, they are recognized for their legal excellence and their dedication to client service.

Paperchase Accountancy

PaperChase Accountants provide Accounting solutions, Decision Support Services and MIS reports to clients spread across the UK, USA, UAE, Australia, Hong Kong and Istanbul. For more than 25 years they have worked almost exclusively within the hospitality industry. Their best known clients between them hold 14 Michelin stars.