Who We Are
Palazzo Parma is owned and strongly wanted by two entrepreneurial families of Parma – Chiesi and Bollati – both very committed to the rebirth of this incredibly rich city, a symbol of the modern Italian lifestyle.
Martin Kuczmarski is an international hotelier, restaurateur and members club operator. Former Chief Operating Officer of Soho House & Co, which specialises in private members’ club venues with restaurants, cinemas, health spas and hotels. With 25 years of global luxury hospitality experience spanning across Soho House globally, The Ritz Paris, Four Seasons Milan, Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo, One Aldwych London, Hyde Park Hotel London and Carlisle Bay Antigua. Now, his focus is on own company DIFFICULT NAME offering investments, concept creation, finance and budgeting, architectural design, operational layouts, interior design, project management, day to day management and branding.
Kengo Kuma founded Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. He was elected one of the world’s ‘most influential people’ by Time magazine in 2021 and is considered one of the most significant contemporary architects in the world. KKKAA projects are currently underway in more than 30 countries, the most recent of which include the Odunpazari modern museum in Turkiye (2021) & the Olympic stadium in Tokyo (2020). KKAA proposes architecture that opens up new relationships between nature, technology and human beings.
Simona Melli is an Architect, Project Director and Owner Representative for companies that develop projects with a positive impact on the economy and the community. In 2001, together with Dario Costi, she founded MC2 Architetti firm, which works on urban regeneration projects, developing public and private spaces, designing private villas and community houses, yacht interiors and museum exhibits, as well as schools and university residences, gyms and theatres. She has been working on the Palazzo Parma project since its conception and one of her goals is to transform the restoration of the Palazzo into an extraordinary opportunity for urban regeneration.