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IA Makes 49 Appointments … and More

(January 2017) posted on Mon Jan 30, 2017

News for the week of Jan. 30, 2017

Interior Architects (IA), an interior architecture firm based in San Francisco, has announced appointments across its U.S. offices, including 30 associates, 11 senior associates, five principals and three managing principals (shown below).

IA’s 2017 firm appointments. Right click and select “view image” to zoom in. Image: Courtesy of Interior Architects

Jameson Drouin recently joined Chicago-based creative communications studio SONNY+ASH. Drouin most recently worked with interior design/architecture firm The Childs/Dreyfus Group. SONNY+ASH ceo Sonny Sultani says Jameson will bring experience from the multifamily housing construction segment, as well as packaging and custom website development, to the agency.

Davidson Hotels & Resorts has appointed Holly Lawson corporate director of people and culture for its lifestyle and luxury division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts. Lawson was previously corporate director of human resources for sbe. Her 15-year hospitality career has included overseeing the Washington, D.C., region for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where she later moved to Los Angeles to support that brand's California portfolio. Lawson is currently based at Pivot’s South Beach office in Florida and plans to relocate to its Southern California office in the next year.

Holly Lawson. Photo: Courtesy of Pivot Hotels & Resorts

Viceroy Hotel Group has promoted Jeff Smith to chief financial officer. Since May 2014, Smith has served as the company’s senior vice president of finance. Prior to that, he worked for InterContinental Hotels Group, serving as director of finance and director of FP&A for the Americas region.

Marriott Intl. has launched its first pop-up hotel innovation lab, debuting an interactive model hotel in downtown Los Angeles to crowdsource real-time feedback from the public. The lab—which was located just outside of the JW Marriott at L.A. Live during last week’s Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)—is designed to allow industry professionals, hotel guests, associates and the general public see, touch, taste and hear some of the offerings being considered for the company’s innovation incubator brand Aloft, and eco-centric, extended-stay brand Element, including new guest room designs and high-tech beverage concepts.


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