Louis Thompson

Founder & CEO - Nomadic Resort

Louis is the founder and CEO of Nomadic Resorts an award-winning architectural and landscape design office with offices in Mauritius, Rotterdam and Cape Town that delivers innovative, experiential hospitality projects across the planet since 2011.

Among their most recent work is Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka which was voted Global Gamechanger at the 2020 Ahead Awards. The company designs bespoke green building projects for various luxury hotel groups including Soneva, Banyan Tree, Playa Viva, Neom and Resplendent Ceylon.

Louis also founded Nomadic Escapes, a new outdoor hospitality management company focussed on, biophilic tented experiences; net zero carbon operations, re-wilding and regenerative landscaping. Their first camp Bamboo Mountain in Mauritius .

Following his hotel management studies in France, Louis was recruited by Six Senses Resorts and Spas in 2004 as a Permaculture consultant and became the group Director of Green Building and Sustainable Landscaping a role in which he helped develop the group’s ground-breaking Sustainability practices.

Throughout his career he has worked at the cutting edge of green building and landscaping projects including ‘Fresh in the Garden’ the pioneering Farm to Fork treetop restaurant at Soneva Fushi, the Treetop Dining Pod at Soneva Kiri and the innovative bamboo treehouses at Playa Viva.

As well as having a French BTS diploma in hotel marketing, he is LEED Accredited Professional, has a master’s in Environmental Architecture and Advanced Energy Studies from the University of London and followed Hospitality Design and Planning courses at Cornell-Nanyang in Singapore.