Introducing our team
Sebastian Schoellgen, Founder & Managing Director
A keen traveller from a young age, Sebastian grew up exploring new places and developing an encyclopaedic knowledge of the best destinations and insider tips. After pursuing his love of travel and working in major hotel chains such as the Ritz Carlton and Rocco Forte, Sebastian decided to share his in-depth knowledge and created 84 Rooms.
Aiming to bring smaller, privately run and lesser-known hotels to the forefront, 84 Rooms not only enables people to book recommended rooms from the range of curated hotels and properties available, it advises them on the best time of year to visit, the best rooms, and the best activities and places to eat. Such has been the success of 84 Rooms the platform has produced a number of coffee table books in cooperation with the renowned teNeues Publishing Group and Phaidon Press to showcase a hand-picked collection of luxury boutique hotels in the most desirable destinations.
Yana Riabtsun, Portfolio & Marketing Manager
Yana is a travel industry professional with extensive experience in hospitality management. She is always connected with travel, design and art. Yana is Ukrainian and based in Paris. You can read her guide to her Parisian home here.
Location: Paris, France
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Lauren Taylor, Strategy Director
Lauren is the Founder of Make_Better Venture Studio and is the fractional Strategy Director of 84 Rooms. A former marketing executive, she honed her skills at Bergdorf Goodman and then brought her experience to the realm of start-ups, working at high-growth brands from The Wing (hospitality), to Bumble, to Spring Place (hospitality).
Her expertise sits in the intersection of strategic partnerships, luxury and hospitality, brand building, social impact and sustainability, and 360 marketing growth strategies.
She provides business strategy, and guest editorial content related to restaurant and food reviews, sustainable hotels, and eco-tourism.
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Kate Lough, Editorial Director
Kate Lough is a travel writer, editor and lover of all things Mediterranean, especially Greece. She joins the 84 Rooms team after 10 years working in print and digital editorial, including for the Evening Standard and Soho House. Kate is based in London, but dreams daily of packing it all up to run a Bed & Breakfast on a far flung Greek island.
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Anastasia Antonopoulou, Travel Expert Greece
Anastasia brings her signature touch to the world of bespoke travel by fusing connoisseurship, culture & style. Born in the USA to Greek parents, her journey includes Seattle, Athens, London, Milan & New York.
With a career path across event design, luxury travel and heritage brands, combined with an unconditional love for Greece, and a passion for travel, shaped the foundation of Filita.
Location: Athens, Greece
Brittany Fuisz, Contributor
A Malibu, California native, Brittany's love affair with all things travel began at Georgetown University, where she took several opportunities to study abroad, eating her way through Hong Kong, Italy and the UK. Post university, she attended Le Cordon Bleu and spent time working on the line at some of the nation's finest establishments including the 3 Michelin star Le Bernardin in New York. She's been sharing her love of travel and cuisine through the written word for over 10 years and has covered some of the finest properties in the world from the Caribbean, Europe, North America, Asia and the South Pacific.
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Deborah Arantes, Public Relations Consultant
Over ten years of experience developing creative campaigns for travel, art, and lifestyle brands in both the UK and the USA. Harnessing her experience in strategic comms, branding, media relations, and events, she prides herself in implementing effective and results-driven publicity for hotels, destinations, galleries, and art fairs.
Past travel clients have included Tourism Ireland, La Sultana, West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board, Ocean Drive Hotels, Finn Lough, Visit California, Yosemite Mariposa, San Francisco Travel Association, Rosewood Resorts & Hotels, Gucci Garden and Gucci Osteria, Treehouse Hotel and Visit Monaco.
Location: London, United Kingdom
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