Jonathon Dominic Spada founded SAYHELLO Creative, LLC in 2014 to support hospitality businesses in Rome and around the world with creative and hospitality consulting services. Through SAYHELLO Creative, LLC Jonathon has collaborated with global hospitality companies and boutique brands in 4 continents to help them work smarter and tell their story in a way that’s compelling, engaging, and beautiful. He brings together his passion and expertise in hospitality to deliver tailor-made solutions to marketing, operations, and guest experience challenges.
Prior to launching SAYHELLO Creative, LLC, Jonathon held a wide variety creative leadership positions among the hospitality and design fields. From 2011 to 2013 he was a Designer and Draftsman with Reconstructure Design Studio in Providence, RI. In 2012 he served as an in-house Hospitality Design and Operations Consultant for the expansion of the Xandari portfolio of properties (formerly Raxa Collective) in Kerala, India. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Front Office Manager at the Statler Hotel in Ithaca, NY. In 2009 he designed guest itineraries and experiences as a Guest Experience Consultant with a sustainable resort development project in southern Bangladesh. One of his earliest professional management roles included serving as an ARAMARK Facilities Manager for a BOH waste-management team in the olympic-sized kitchens of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
Jonathon is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and holds a Master of Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Jonathon lives in Rome with his husband, Fabrizio, and their chihuahua, Toby.