Boutique 18 Honorees Announced

Boutique Design magazine has selected the eleventh annual Boutique 18, its yearly roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers in the hospitality industry. The 2016 honorees will be inducted during a ceremony preceding the fourth annual Boutique Design West (BDwest) trade fair and conference, March 31-April 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Honorees will be feted at the BDwest Opening Reception Celebrating the Boutique 18 on Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, at the Conga Room at LA Live.

Honorees will also take part in a panel discussion, “Meet the Boutique 18,” to be held Friday, April 1, 3:45 – 4:45 PM, at BDwest. Each designer’s achievements will be profiled in the March issue of Boutique Design magazine.

“This year’s Boutique 18 have worked on an astonishing variety of cutting-edge projects around the globe–in fact, three of the winners are based overseas,” says Matthew Hall, editor of Boutique Design and moderator of the April 1 panel discussion.

This year’s Boutique 18 honorees are:

Renee Chiarelli, Associate Principal, TVS and Associates

Alicia Francis, Associate, Simeone Deary Design Group

Hayley Morgan Heider, Associate, Looney & Associates

Jenni Jane Hellstern, Interior Designer, Studio 11 Design

Jennifer Kim, Senior Interior Designer, HOK

Daniela Maniezzo, Project Manager/Senior Designer, Clear on Black

Jason Maringola, Senior Project Designer, Streetsense

Kayte McMillan, Lead Designer, BLINK Design Group

Katrina Mosher, Interior Designer/Resort Interiors, Walt Disney Imagineering

Stephanie Niebler, Senior Associate, Celano Design Inc.

Andrew Pancer, Designer, KNA Design

Melissa Pyell, Associate, Gensler

Gwen Schott, Concept Designer & Visualization, FRCH Design Worldwide

Ellen Tichenor, Senior Associate, Flick·Mars

Sabrina Voecks, Creative Director/Associate, JOI-Design

Rebecca Weinstein, Associate/Senior Designer, Wimberly Interiors

Chris Williams, Project Manager/Concept Studio Leader/Associate, EDG Design

Alex Woogmaster, Concept Studio Manager, Wynn Design & Development

“We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Boutique 18 honorees and to recognize their accomplishments at BDwest,” adds Michelle Finn, President, Hospitality Media Group, and SVP, ST Media Group.

Fashion Challenge Design Teams Announced

Design teams participating in the NEWH Hospitality Fashion Challenge include:


Aria Group Architects – Oak Park, IL

Bricolage – Santa Monica

Diamond Interiors LA – Los Angeles

EDG Design – Novato, CA

ForrestPerkins – San Francisco

Gensler – San Francisco

HBA International – San Francisco


Indidesign – Los Angeles

Kay Lang + Associates – Los Angeles

KMBR Architects – Vancouver, British Columbia

KNA Design – Los Angeles

Marriott International – Bethesda, MD

Studio Partnership – Hunt Valley, MD

Wimberly Interiors – Beverly Hills