Nicholas Clayton is joining the firm in this newly-created role to support and guide the expansion of Goco projects.
Decades of experience
Clayton brings decades of experience in leadership roles at luxury global hotel groups.
He has held CEO positions with Capella Hotel Group in Singapore, Jumeirah Group in Dubai and Viceroy Hotel Group in Los Angeles, and managed the operations of multiple renowned hotel properties within the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
Ingo Schweder, CEO of Goco, said: “Nicholas is an experienced hospitality and wellness professional with demonstrated success in embedding a culture of excellence at world-class hospitality destinations across the globe.
“We’re fortunate to have him as a part of our leadership team, to elevate the brand and oversee Goco’s expansion plans.”
Future of wellness hospitality
Clayton himself added: “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with the innovative team at Goco and guide the company’s growth.
“As a wellness enthusiast myself, my vision for Goco is to create, innovate and operate the future of wellness hospitality.”
One of the projects Clayton should be overseeing is Goco Retreat Moonstone in Bodø, Norway. Goco Hospitality’s first own brand European retreat is due to complete in 2025.
The site will house 65 keys consisting of a 45 guestroom and three villa high-end retreat focused on traditional healing modalities, plus a lifestyle cabin resort. Ranging in size to suit different guests including families, cabins will feature varying facilities, but all will share the natural surroundings and ocean views.
The retreat will include a dedicated 1,788 sq m wellness centre that will consist of treatment rooms, fitness studios, mind and body studios and dedicated co-ed and gendered heat and water experiences featuring Vitality pools, a floatation pool, sauna, steam and mineral bathing and contrast therapy.
In addition to wellness, Goco Retreat Moonstone will feature three food and beverage outlets, meeting space, retail area, an organic greenhouse powered by tidal lagoon energy, as well as a kids’ wellness centre, an observatory and a sea access deck for watersports.