Erqole's history began a few years ago when, while the Jonsson family was seeking a summer residence, they discovered and fell deeply in love with Monte Argentario. Inspired by the beauty of this area and their desire give back to such a unique destination, the Jonsson family began searching for the right place to fulfil their dream. A few years later, they struck gold as they came across a disused sardine factory, formerly run by Cirio, located only a stone’s throw away from the docks in Porto Ercole: a location with incredible potential. What began as a small project, soon evolved into something more ambitious. The family purchased other nearby facilities, driven by the desire to make Porto Ercole a unique destination where the authenticity of the Maremma region can be enjoyed.
Creating authentic guest experiences intimately connected with the region
Elegance focused on the quality of local craftsmanship and design
Enabling development of local communities, the economy and the environment
Leaving a unique, long-lasting legacy to Monte Argentario
Full responsibility, from design and construction to operational management of the facilities
Fulfilling a vision of total wellbeing, addressing both body and mind
Achieving an open, loyal and clear relationship with partners, employees and guests
Creating unique, personalised experiences
Chairman of the board
Chief executive officer
GENERAL MANAGER HOTELS & BEACH CLUBS
PEOPLE EXPERIENCE MANAGER
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Erqole is part of the Swedish company Qarlbo AB, a family-run investment business founded by Conni Jonsson and owned by the Jonsson family. Qarlbo is an active owner, with majority shareholder stakes in the companies it invests in, partnering with the founders. Qarlbo is a long-term investor in sectors ranging between entertainment and hospitality, healthcare and real estate, always with sustainability in mind. The Swedish group is the co-owner of Pop House Entertainment together with one of the original ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus, with whom it invested in Mamma Mia! the Party, ABBA Voyage and SPACE - a digital cultural centre and eSport arena based in Stockholm.
Qarlbo AB also owns Silver Life, a senior living and care homes provider, which offers high-quality, flexible accommodation for its members. In Stockholm, the Group also owns and operates hotels and restaurants located on the royal island of Djurgården - one of the city's main tourist attractions and a favourite location for the citizens of the Swedish capital. Qarlbo-managed properties on the island include iconic landmarks such as the Hasselbacken Hotel, the Cirkus Arena and the famous ABBA The Museum. With regards to its sustainability-related projects, Qarlbo invests in Nilsson Energy, a Swedish pioneer in the field of hydrogen and a provider of CO2-free, ready-to-use energy solutions.