Author: Amanda Tower

Wilson Associates designers reveal showstopping design at BD | west

The California-cool location for Boutique Design’s West Coast trade show and conference did not squelch the heat — hot new trends were revealed, exciting conversations sparked creative energy, and exclusive building tours and events were tops on everyone’s schedules. Wilson Associates interior designers made quite the showing at BD|West 2017, beginning April 4 with Los Angeles Managing Director Amy Jakubowski leading a VIP tour, with Christopher King from AC Martin and Bill Langmade from Purchasing Management International, of the much-anticipated InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown at Wilshire Grand Center. The luxury hotel is housed within a 73-story skyscraper, the tallest...

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Travel+Leisure’s “100 Best Hotels in the World” list includes two designed by Wilson Associates!

Each year, Travel+Leisure readers weigh in on their global travel experiences, rating hotels on their rooms and facilities, location, service, food and drink, and overall value. The highly coveted World’s Best Awards are bestowed upon the top 100 property destinations throughout the world. This year’s results are in, and not one, but TWO Wilson Associates-designed hotels made the list!   No. 4 – Montage Kapalua Bay Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii Score: 97.39 The Montage Kapalua Bay resort sits on one of the most exclusive beaches in Maui, sprawling across 24 acres and sitting in between two award-winning championship golf courses....

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5 Questions with Amy Jakubowski, Managing Director, Los Angeles

As we celebrate our leading ladies of design during Women’s History Month, we take a minute to get to know Amy Jakubowski, Managing Director of Wilson Associates’ Los Angeles office. In just two weeks, Amy will be speaking on the BD|west panel “Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality” April 6, with other industry thought leaders, discussing the challenges, opportunities and trends facing the industry. Q.  When did you first know you wanted to be a designer? I always gravitated towards art from a young age (I loved to draw and color) but officially declared I was going to be an Interior Designer...

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#GIRLBOSS: Lessons in Leadership

Today is International Women’s Day, and it is a privilege to say I am part of a company and industry that believe in the value of women: their talent, intelligence and ability to lead. In all candor, the past decade has been hard. Wilson Associates has been in a constant state of change…hard change…change that hurts. How did we survive? How did we emerge gracefully with a new path forward? The answer: women. These women courageously stepped into leadership roles that require their whole soul. They are fair. They are fearless. They arrive early. They stay late. They push. They listen....

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5 Questions with Gaelle Rioualen, Project Manager

You came to Wilson Associates from Louis Vuitton. Tell me about your experience there. I graduated from a French architecture school in 2008, and during my studies, I did an internship in the architecture department at Louis Vuitton, as a project manager assistant on Japanese projects. Right after graduation, I did an internship at the Ateliers Jean Nouvel, where I worked on a retail space project as well as a master planning project for Paris. Gaelle worked on the Louis Vuitton store at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.   Right after this internship, I got a proposal from Louis...

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