DCOTA to Host Expert Panel on 'Design Influence of South Florida's Hospitality Business' During International Design @ DCOTA, July 23

Top Quote Drew Limsky, Editor in Chief of Modern Luxury Interiors, Will Serve as Panel Moderator. End Quote
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (1888PressRelease) July 16, 2015 - DCOTA (http://www.DCOTA.com) today announced that the Design Center of the Americas would be hosting a major panel discussion on Design Influence on South Florida's Hospitality Business. Scheduled for Thursday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to noon in DCOTA's Atrium A, the panel of experts will be moderated by Drew Limsky, the award-winning Editor in Chief of Modern Luxury Interiors.

    Panel participants will include:
    - Adriana Hoyos, founder of Adriana Hoyos Furnishings and Adriana Hoyos Interiors, who has created signature spaces for well-known luxury brands, resort spas and boutique hotels in the United States, Bahamas, Mexico and Ecuador, including Trump Hotels, Starwood Hotels, Swissotel, Marriott and Hilton, among others.

    - Paul Pebley, Director of Sales and Marketing at JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami. Over the past twelve years he has opened five hotels including the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a 730 room Omni Hotels golf resort in Orlando and the two newest luxury hotels in downtown Miami - JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami. During the course of opening hotels he has been involved in product design, brand product partnerships, market positioning, marketing plan development, public relations and sales.

    - Kane Sarhan, Head of Brand of SH Group, Starwood Capital Group's hotel brand management company that oversees the development and management of the Firm's two luxury lifestyle hotel and residence brands, 1 Hotels & Homes and Baccarat Hotels & Residences. In this role, he oversees strategic marketing and public relations efforts for both new brands, driving the recent launch of 1 Hotels, which debuted in South Beach in March 2015 and will open in Central Park this month.

    - Joshua Wagner, Director of Culture and Entertainment for The Miami Beach EDITION, a spectacular next-generation urban resort by Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International. In his role, he oversees programming from a food and beverage and cultural perspective for the entire property, including the nightlife program for Basement Miami, a one-of-a-kind entertainment venue that includes a nightclub, bowling alley and ice-skating rink.

    - Michael Wolk, founder of Michael Wolk Design Associates, whose clients have included John Lennon and Yoko Ono, The Related Group/Trump Developers, Lionstone Development Corporation, Goldman Properties and more. He is well known for one-of-a-kind art furniture and wall art that has had repeated gallery showings and earned numerous awards and critical acclaim.

    There is no cost to attend this panel discussion on Thursday, July 23, which will be followed by a lunch reception at Adriana Hoyos Interiors (Suite C-350).

    About DCOTA
    Now celebrating its 30th anniversary as the hub of South Florida's design industry, DCOTA's prestigious tenant mix includes VERSACE Home at Abitare, Abitare - Minotti, Andrew Martin, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Lamborghini Tonino Casa at FORMITALIA d David Sutherland, Donghia, Judith Norman Collection, Jeffrey Michaels, Eggersmann Kitchens, Florense, Janus et Cie, Kravet, Lee Jofa, Poggenpohl, ROMO, Wired Custom Lighting, Aston Martin Interiors, The Shade Store, Roberto Cavalli Home and more, collectively representing more than a thousand premier manufacturers from around the world. Based in Dania Beach, DCOTA is conveniently located at 1855 Griffin Road in Dania Beach, right off I-95 and just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. For more information, please visit http://www.DCOTA.com.

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