Lee Joins LEO A DALY

James Lee to lead firm's LA design team

Boutique Design
James Lee

Hotel designer James Lee has been named director of design, hospitality, at global planning, architecture, engineering and interiors firm LEO A DALY.
 
Lee joins the firm from Wilson Associates to lead LEO A DALY’s team in Los Angeles. He has a portfolio of luxury, 5-star hospitality work on five continents. In 2017, he was named one of Boutique Design’s Boutique 18 honorees, an accolade reserved for the industry's top on-the-rise design stars. His noteworthy projects include The St. Regis Saadiyat Hotel & Residences, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; The Ritz-Carlton Saadiyat Hotel & Residences, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Langham Place Hotel, Qingdao, China; Skye Niseko Hotel, Niseko, Japan; and the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel.

“James joining the firm is a great strategic win for LEO A DALY, and testament to the strong hospitality market we’ve developed," says Steven Lichtenberger, president of LEO A DALY. "His skill and reputation for creativity make him the perfect person to grow our hospitality practice worldwide, and will strengthen our ability to deliver top-tier design to the most discerning hotel brands.”

LEO A DALY’s hospitality group is working on a number of hotel projects in California, the Middle East and China. Current and recent projects from the firm include: the Beverly Hills Marriott, the Irvine Marriott and Hotel del Coronado in California; The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida; and Wynn Palace Hotel in Macau. Lee’s leadership also strengthens capability in gaming and entertainment for the firm, whose signature projects include the The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas.

Photo: Courtesy of LEO A DALY