Dina Lamanna has been hired by HOK as a principal and senior hospitality interior designer based at the firm’s New York studio. Lamanna, a 12-year veteran in the design and development of international hotel projects, was previously at Jeffrey Beers Intl. (JBI) and was named to Boutique Design magazine’s Boutique 18 roster of up-and-coming designers in 2014.
In her new post, Lamanna will lead HOK design teams on a range of hospitality projects, including high-end hotels, restaurants and lounges. “Dina’s creativity and keen eye for detail will bring tremendous value to our hospitality clients in New York and globally,” says Louis Hedgecock, director of hospitality at the firm’s New York office. “She will play a critical role in elevating our hospitality interiors practice to deliver exceptional solutions centered on enhancing the guest experience.”
In addition to her stint at JBI, where she was a senior interior designer, Lamanna has worked for Rockwell Group and Skordas Design Studio. Her past clients include Highgate, Hilton, Princess Cruises, Related Cos., The Cordish Cos., Walt Disney Family Foundation and Westin.
“Dina’s knowledge of the industry and visionary designs will advance HOK’s presence in the highly competitive hospitality market,” said Bill Bouchey, director of interior design for HOK’s New York studio. “She creates spaces that express a client’s brand and aspirations while respecting regional nuances.”
HOK is a design, architecture, engineering and planning firm with 23 offices worldwide. Its current and recent hospitality projects include the Address Hotel and Residences in Manama, Bahrain; the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel; Mandarin Oriental Suite 5000 in New York; the Lotte New York Palace Hotel Jewel and Champagne Suites; Atlantis resorts in Hainan, China and Oahu, Hawaii; and Akademias Hotel in Athens, Greece.