Global design and architecture firm HOK has announced the appointment of Dina Lamanna as a principal and senior hospitality interior designer based in the company’s New York studio.
As senior project interior designer, she will lead design teams for a range of hospitality projects including high-end hotels, restaurants and lounges. Her passion for design will help HOK develop tailored solutions for each client to create functional and beautiful hospitality interiors with a focus on providing superior experiences for guests. Lamanna brings 12 years of experience in the design and development of international hotel projects.
Speaking of the appointment, Louis Hedgecock, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Hospitality in HOK’s New York office, says: “Dina’s creativity and keen eye for detail will bring tremendous value to our hospitality clients in New York and globally. She will play a critical role in elevating our hospitality interiors practice to deliver exceptional solutions centered on enhancing the guest experience.”
Lamanna comes to HOK from Jeffrey Beers International, where she was a senior interior designer. Before that, she worked for Rockwell Group and Skordas Design Studio. Her past clients include Highgate, Hilton, Princess Cruises, Related Companies, The Cordish Companies, Walt Disney Family Foundation and Westin.
Bill Bouchey, Director of Interior Design at HOK comments: “Dina’s knowledge of the industry and visionary designs will advance HOK’s presence in the highly competitive hospitality market. She creates spaces that express a client’s brand and aspirations while respecting regional nuances.”
Lamanna is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH). She is an adjunct professor at the New York School of Interior Design with a focus in hospitality studio courses.
HOK’s current and recent hospitality projects include the Address Hotel and Residences in Manama, Bahrain; the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel; Mandarin Oriental Suite 5000 in New York; the Lotte New York Palace Hotel Jewel and Champagne Suites; Atlantis resorts in Hainan, China and Oahu, Hawaii; and Akademias Hotel in Athens, Greece.