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We are a global hospitality concept that changes the way we perceive and experience later life.

Monocle wrote March 2022

"THE EMBASSIES aims to provide high-end, dignified co-living options for over-sixties."

PWC wrote May 2021

"The brand will enable a sophisticated clientele to live an urban lifestyle during old age, with social inclusion and a wide choice of optional services."

Porsche wrote March 2021

"We see the time after working life as a journey that you can look forward to”, said Christian Knörle, Head of Company Building at Porsche.

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We are a global hospitality concept that changes the way we perceive and experience later life.

Jan Garde
Founder & Chairman

After having worked in marketing and customer experience design for more than 15 years for organizations big and small, Jan founded THE EMBASSIES OF GOOD LIVING in Zurich in 2018.

James Bryan Graves

Born in the United States the software engineer and computer scientist moved to the Netherlands in 2009 and founded Hackers & Founders Amsterdam, a community of entrepreneurs and programmers.

Henning Weiss

Grown up in a hotel, Heninng is an expert for sophisticated hospitality: Over ten years Henning was responsible for the development of 25hours Hotels and their products.

Dr. Christian Knörle
Board Member

Christian is the Head of Company Building at our partner Forward31, a division of Porsche. He is actively involved in building the future of THE EMBASSIES.

Elena Walder Schiavone
Board Member

After several years in large M&A teams of renowned law firms, she started her own company, SMART UP LAW, specialising in legal advice to start-ups. Today Elena is Managing Partner at Übermorgen Ventures in Zurich and a member of the board.

Sophie Sadler
VP Finance

Previously responsible for the Controlling and Treasury of a portfolio containing 30+ hotels incl. real estate developments, investment properties, holdings and hotel operating companies at Art-Invest. Previously director of finance at Hotel Adlon Kempinski.

Oke Hauser
VP Design & Architecture

Previously responsible for the global design & spatial brand experience, 10+P Teamlead, Steering global product launches in the USA & Europe, 8-digit budgets at Quarters Co-Living.

Lukas Willhoeft
Development Director

The hospitality manager has been driving the European expansion of 25hours Hotels and is now hunting for EMBASSIES locations around Europe.

Arno Schwalie
Advisor & Shareholder

Radisson Hotels & Resorts and Design Hotels AG in various management positions for over ten years. Prior CEO of the senior care provider Korian.

Christoph Hett
Advisor & Shareholder

Founder of HMS connect AG, the Swiss company delivers tailor-made corporate finance advisory in M&A, financing, and real estate transactions.

Ilmarin Schietzel
Advisor & Shareholder

Managing Director of Oberberg GmbH. The association of private specialist clinics is a leader in the field of psychiatry, psychosomatics, and psychotherapy in German-speaking countries.

Stephane Cheikh
Advisor & Shareholder

Delivery Manager for Data & Artificial Intelligence Programs. Stephane has worked for companies like Sita, Nestlé and Novartis.

Tyler Brûlé
Advisor & Shareholder

The Canadian born journalist and entrepreneur is founder and publisher of the lifestyle and design magazines “Wallpaper”, “Monocle” and “Konfekt”. His design agency Winkreative is based in Zurich.

Christoph Hoffmann
Advisor & Shareholder

Founder and CEO of 25hours hotels. The German lifestyle hotel group was founded in 2005 and operates city hotels in, amongst others, Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria.

David Stewart
Advisor & Shareholder

David is the founder and face of media company AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle.

Eva Maria Riegel
Advisor & Shareholder

Founder of EMR Advisory Eva Maria helps clients create curated and agile delivered marketing strategies.

Chip Conley

The hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author promotes the concept of the “Modern Elder”.