The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.Marcel Proust
Jonathan Hasson | Director
Jonathan, originally from Italy, was born in Belgium and grew up in Africa. He has a Bachelor of Arts (International Affairs & Economics) from an American University in Brussels. The family business of import/export textiles brought Jonathan to the exciting lights of Shanghai in 2000, where he formed friendship with fellow Shanghai enthusiast Spencer Dodington.
Their mutual love of the city helped them create Luxury Concierge China. Jonathan speaks fluent English, French, Italian, conversational Mandarin and Lingala (dialect of Congo). Jonathan has a passion for MotoGP, he loves jogging in the French Concession, enjoys a traditional dim sum, and making his own music compilations all the while continuing to travel extensively.
Spencer Dodington | Director
Spencer was born in the US and graduated from the University of Texas with a Finance MBA. Previously he had studied both Asian History and Biology as an undergraduate. His appetite for adventure brought him to China in the 90s, where he also studied Architecture at Shanghai's Tongji University.
He has resided in Shanghai since 1995, and his love of the city's Concession-era architectural design inspired his highly successful renovations practice. Spencer is fluent both in written and spoken Mandarin, Shanghainese and Japanese. When taking time off work he enjoys painting, photography and travel.
A video of Spencer speaking Shanghainese is available on this link.