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B18: Head of the Class


June 19, 2020

THIS YEAR’S BOUTIQUE 18 HONOREES, CULLED FROM DIVERSE FIRMS AND ROLES, PROVE THAT THERE’S NO ONE RIGHT WAY TO BE SUCCESSFUL—AND THAT THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY IS LOOKING AWFULLY BRIGHT.

By the BD Staff

The 2020 class of Boutique Design’s Boutique 18 (B18) is a true showcase of the talent the hospitality design industry has to offer. From bold predictions about the impact of artificial intelligence and virtual reality on both design and guest experience, to ahead-of-their-time ideas for innovative hospitality brands and concepts, this bunch truly demonstrates an audacious spirit and tenacious work ethic fitting of many accolades.

Click each photo to read more about the B18 honorees.

 

Name, title

Valentina Castellon
Hospitality Interior Designer, Senior Associate
DLR Group, Minneapolis

Ali Bacon
Senior Project Design/Interior Design
The Gettys Group, Chicago

Rebecca Walker
Principal
Rebecca Walker Interiors

Name, title

Brandon Asbury
Director of Hospitality Design
NICOLEHOLLIS, San Francisco

Louie Sison

Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet
Senior Interior Designer
Floss Barber, Philadelphia

Name, title

Heather Sobel
Brand Design Manager
InterContinental Hotels Group, Atlanta

Sharon Perkins
Project Design Manager
HVS Design, Rockville, Maryland

Elizabeth Goldman
Senior Manager, Design
Equinox Hotels, New York

Name, title

Patricia Lopez
Principal
Baskervill, Richmond, Virginia

Ashley Michaels
Global Design Manager
Hilton, McLean, Virginia

Akiko Hrovat
Senior Associate, Studio Design Director
EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Novato, California

Name, title

Caroline Brennan
Lead Designer
Silent Volume, New York

Cynthia Peller Hum
Associate
Hirsch Bedner Associates/HBA, San Francisco

Stephanie Chavez
Associate
Gensler, San Francisco

Name, title

Kayla Malone
Senior Interior Designer, Concept Visualization
NELSON, Cincinnati

Benjamin Straus
Senior Design Manager, globaldesignamericas,
Marriott International, Bethesda, Maryland

Bobbie Olson
Senior Designer, V Starr
West Palm Beach, Florida