Luca Del Bono is at the forefront of today’s global lifestyle revolution, ushering in a new era of wellness and interactivity. Luca applies his trademark simplicity to the world of hospitality, driving positive social and environmental impact.
Dedicated at mitigating the online and offline disconnect, bringing community together by connecting discerning people around the world, Luca strives to exceed expectations.
Targeting key cities and destinations, Luca creates a space where like-minded adventurers, taste-makers and globetrotters alike can come together and build new experiences.
Luca Del Bono, co-founder of lifestyle group Quintessentially, has a long hospitality background that developed his gift for style and his passion for creating enriching experiences.
Luca set up Del Bono group, identifying iconic properties, creating hospitality concepts, that have been brought to life surrounded by beauty, more recently launching the South Kensington Club in London and La Macchia in Tuscany.
In true Italian style, Luca is passionate about life and offering memorable experiences to his patrons: this is the magic ingredient for his ventures.
Luca is also dedicated to cultural and charitable causes, supporting organisations such as Slow Food and The Prince’s Trust, lately co-founding the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund, that in 2016 won the PURE Life Experience Award. Luca has received recognition from the Minister of Environment honouring him with a Medal of Merit for his outstanding environmental work. In 2018 the President of Italy invested Luca a knighthood, with the title of Cavaliere della Repubblica.
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Luca Del Bono has been passionate about working with honourable causes and supporting local issues wherever he operates. 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 Neighbourhood team a group established together with the Metropolitan Police.
More recently, with environmentalist Ben Goldsmith, Luca launched the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund (AIPF - a registered Charity) that 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 Italy. 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 Experience Award in 2016.
Founded by Luca, launched 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 discover and relax in SKC’s spaces, where intrepid members gather for unforgettable expeditions that the explores club within offers. 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.
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.
Launched in Summer 2017, the Club offers members and guests seaside aperitivos, dining al fresco and dancing under the Mediterranean sky.
La Macchia offers members a varied calendar of activities, ranging from cultural to sporting events. In Autumn and Spring, the club 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.
Inspired by Luca’s childhood in the Aeolian Islands, this 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.
Luca Del Bono has created real estate value through a collection of unique projects, through investment and the development of prime properties. 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 and the development of the site that today houses the South Kensington Club.