Group Director, Design and Development

GOCO Hospitality

Josephine Leung

Josephine has both designed and played a crucial planning role to some of the world’s most innovative spaces. Using her extensive expertise to create wellness spaces, and environments that transform people’s lives. Her work takes a holistic approach reflecting environment as well as social and cultural values.

As Group Director of Design & Development, Josephine Leung is responsible for overall project management and delivery of GOCO Hospitality’s Design & Technical Services. Constructing detailed development strategies, she manages concept creation, master planning, strategy, programming, technical services and site administration of all GOCO Hospitality projects. In addition, Leung is also the Co-founder and Director of Horwath HTL Health and Wellness. As a licenced Architect and Urban Designer, Josephine has an extensive portfolio ranging from regional master planning, mixed-use developments, wellness communities, and hospitality projects. Well recognised in the industry, Josephine holds many awards for her work on over 200 projects in her professional career. Highlights include ‘Best Urban Design Firm of the Year’ and ‘AIA Sustainable Urban Design Award’ as Vice-President of HOK International and multiple other design awards.

Prior to joining GOCO Hospitality, Josephine was the head of design and development for Chinas leading wellness community, Octave Living, a $380 Million project, located just outside of Shanghai. She was also the architect responsible for the reconceptualization of the Mandarin Oriental Landmark Hong Kong. With this extensive background, Josephine shares her knowledge with each client, perfectly tailoring her expertise to fit every project type. While working for GOCO Hospitality, she has led conceptualisations and master planning for all GOCO-branded spas, retreats and wellness community projects in countries such as Indonesia, China, Thailand, Portugal, Norway, UAE and the United States. Leung has also led design development for many world-class clients such as Address Hotels & Resorts, Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, Capella, Four Seasons, InterContinental, Ritz-Carlton, Steigenberger Hotels and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. Recently, Josephine has been instrumental in driving the design strategy for the AMAALA wellness core masterplan.