Rob Polacek

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chief creative officer + partner
Puccini Group

With a diploma in architecture from Catholic University of America, Rob heads up the Design Studio at Puccini Group. Rob has helped the firm create high caliber hospitality projects across the globe for the past 15 years. Recognized for his ability to understand the interactions between the user and the built environment, Rob creates aesthetically and functionally successful spaces. His extensive experience allows him to easily navigate the challenges of complex projects while finding solutions that bridge the connection between owner and brand. A prior Boutique 18 honoree, his leadership has ensured the success of countless sophisticated hospitality spaces across the globe for clients such as Four Seasons, Jumeirah, Fairmont, St. Regis and Ritz-Carlton. A sought-after thought leader, he is invited to speak at major forums and is regularly published in industry media.

HARD BRANDS, HIGH DESIGNS: INNOVATING THE LOOK AND FEEL OF GLOBAL FLAGS