James Lee

James Lee

Director of Design - Hospitality

JLee@leoadaly.com +1 213.629.0100

Office Los Angeles


James Lee is an experienced designer with an impressive portfolio of luxury five-star hospitality projects on five continents. Maintaining an international reputation for creativity, he was recognized as an industry leader in Boutique Design’s BD18 awards.

His signature designs include Langham Place in Qingdao, China; Skye Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan; Ritz-Carlton in Saadiyat, UAE; and the InterContinental in downtown Los Angeles.

Under James’ leadership, LEO A DALY’s hospitality presence expands to Los Angeles, strengthening the firm’s commitment to clients throughout the United States, Asia and Middle East. 

James believes in creating a “moment” – not just a space, but a feeling that guests will experience and remember for years to come. Experience James' story through this short video.

LEO A DALY Introduces: James Lee, Design Director - Hospitality from LEO A DALY on Vimeo.


Master of Fine Arts, Interior Design, University of California at Los Angeles

Bachelor of Science, Wood Architecture, University of British Columbia