DLR Group has appointed Valentina Castellon to principal. She is among the firm’s leadership class of 2020, which includes four senior principals and 16 principals.
An interior designer and member of DLR Group’s Hospitality Studio, Castellon is passionate about creating dynamic designs for spaces people visit every day. She’s a conceptual thinker at heart who collaborates with teams across the nation to unify design elements and create environments that elevate the guest experience. Castellon encourages clients to go beyond the routine, challenging them to think outside the box and design places that leave a lasting memory. She believes in the importance of industry engagement, and is a board member for NEWH’s North Central Chapter, which brings the design community together through mentorship, scholarship, and education.
In 2020, Castellon was recognized by Boutique Design as a member of the Boutique 18, a program that recognizes the hospitality design industry’s rising stars each year. Some of her recent work includes multiple AC Hotels by Marriott; Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District; the Curtis Hotel in Denver; Dream Hotel in Las Vegas; and The Vanguard – Marriott Autograph Collection in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She joined DLR Group in 2013.
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