The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles

Boutique 18 Unveiled at BDNY

Honorees to be celebrated at BDwest

Boutique Design

Drumroll, please! The identities of the Boutique 18 class of 2018 were unveiled at the recent Boutique Design New York (BDNY). “The 2018 Boutique 18 consists of on-the-rise, cutting-edge designers who are having a major impact on both the industry and their firms,” says Boutique Design magazine editor Matthew Hall, who revealed the names of the latest B18 honorees during a ceremony at BDNY’s BD Black Carpet Live! event space at the show’s entrance in the Javits Center.

Photo above: The 2018 Boutique 18, as well as Boutique Design’s Up-and-Coming Hoteliers, will take the stage during an induction ceremony and Q+A session at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles during next April’s BDwest. Photo: Harriet Lewis Pallette

Those named to Boutique Design’s 13th annual class of rising stars within the hospitality design field will be celebrated at BDwest 2018 in Los Angeles.

Members of the Boutique 18 class of 2018 are:

Christine Babini


Simeone Deary Design Group

Frank Harker



Patrick Ho

project director

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)

Kavitha Iyer

senior design manager, lifestyle full service, globaldesignamericas

Marriott Intl.

Danu Kennedy

design director

Parts and Labor Design

Sondra Law

associate, hospitality design director



Anja Majkic

associate principal

Rottet Studio

Greer Fulton May

senior project manager

Studio 11 Design

Kasia Miklaszewska

lead senior designer

Bar Napkin Productions

Denise Pan

project designer

Avenue Interior Design

Tara Rios


CLEO Design

Meghan Scott

interior designer


Lindsey Seboldt

senior associate


Stacey Sefcik

design manager, global design services

Hilton Worldwide

Brittany Taylor

senior designer

Pacifica Hotels

Haily Tweedie

project architect

Semple Brown Design

Blaire Weiser

senior interior designer

Johnson Nathan Strohe

Arense Zaragoza

project manager

Undisclosable Inc.