Ludovico Dupré is a global hospitality operator, innovator, brand curator and entrepreneur. He has held numerous senior corporate positions in Katara Hospitality, Melia Hotels International, MPg, and the Valentin Hotel Group as well as having founded or co founded MPg Hotels/ Salviatino Collection, Black Bee Hospitality and Virtuateur. Ludovico has worked on over 100 hotel projects, more than 40 property repositioning projects, brand launches and openings as well as the launch of two hotel management companies from the ground up.
As CEO and co founder of Black Bee Hospitality he conceptualised and opened the acclaimed AROUND Lounges brand and opened its flagship in Madrid. He has set up and launched the Murwab Hotel Group for the Qatari Investment Authority hospitality division, and has also been active in asset management of properties managed by brands such as Ritz – Carlton, Starwood, Accor, Fairmont, Raffles, Six Senses, Buddha Bar, Mövenpick, Luxury Collection and Intercontinental Hotel Group. In the Valentin Hotel Group, in which he was Chief Commercial and Development Officer, he led a full company rebranding and restructuring of the commercial function as well as a company wide full strategic repositioning plan.
In 2009 he cofounded Italian luxury hotel group Salviatino Collection with Marcello Pigozzo, former President Asia Pacific of Intercontinental hotels. Ludovico who is the founder Think 22, a hospitality boutique consultancy focused on innovation is currently active as CEO of Virtuatuer a company dedicated to global launch of virtual restaurants. His passion for F&B comes from his time in Melia Hotels International where amongst his various positions at property and corporate level he created and led the FB Research & Development department worldwide.
Ludovico has lived in Hong Kong, Moscow, Geneva, Playa del Carmen, St Barts, Algarve, Leeds, London, Glion, Rome, Mallorca, Madrid, Brussels and Doha amongst others and is comfortable in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Ludovico has a Law Degree from Leeds University and holds a Hotel & International Tourism Management Degree from both the Glion Institute of Higher Education and the University of Wales. He also holds a Cornell University E-Certificate in Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management.
Ludovico is a Mereha Associate Partner and collaborates on joint projects.