The Artisans: Luis Gallotti & Lisandro Leon Liguori

Meet today’s artisans, Luis Gallotti & Lisandro Leon Liguori, who are the Co-Founders & Principals at AKEN Hotels & Resorts.

AKEN Hotels & Resorts is an independent luxury brand developed by Amek Group.

Luis Gallotti

Generation: Millennial

Hometown: Mar del Plata, Argentina

Day Job: Lead the industry to new horizons

Night Job: Balance life surrounded with family and friends

Headquarters: Miami, Florida

Instagram: @aken_hotels

Tell us your mission: “Live today like there is no tomorrow.”

Tell us what your favorite part about being a boutique hotelier is: “There are no boundaries, with freedom to create something absolutely amazing from scratch.”


Lisandro Leon Liguori

Generation: Millennial

Hometown: Mar del Plata, Argentina

Day Job: Striving to make the world a happier place, one booking at a time

Night Job: Family, Friends, Boxing, Surfing, Playing Basketball

Headquarters: Miami, Florida but I live in Argentina

Instagram: @aken_hotels

Tell us your mission: “My mission is to make the world a better place and to improve people’s lives, and I consider hospitality to be the means to that end.”

Tell us what your favorite part about being a boutique hotelier is: “Because I can create tailor made experiences that last forever…”

Luis Gallotti & Lisandro Leon Liguori

Tell us what you create: “We develop, consult and manage independent luxury hotels, with a disruptive business model offering a flexibility that every owner needs. From Sales & Distribution to Full Management, we cater different options for every project.”

Your most noteworthy achievement in hospitality: “Create one of the most revealing luxury projects in the world (to be announced).”

Tell us how your hotel impacts the world in a positive way: “AKEN community is a program that makes us “conscious”, respectful and socially responsible; through which we generate a triangle of benefits between the hotel, the guest and our community.Being a member of AKEN Community is synonymous with commitment. With responsible tourism. With a purpose of gratitude and respect for the natural and cultural heritage of the local communities. It’s about reconnecting and understanding.”

If you had one day to experience your hotel, what would you do? “Every project has its unique experience. From adventuring in a Malbec vineyard, to horseback riding, or even fly fishing at the Patagonia Lake, every project has it’s unique mind, soul & spirit.” 

Something that is coming up in the pipeline: “We have 3 resort openings in the next 6 months for full management under AKEN Hotels & Resorts, including one 5 star resort with the largest outdoor hotel pool in Argentina, one luxury project in Brazil, one hotel/condo project in Argentina.”


Read more about Luis & Lisandro on BLLA!