James Lee joins LEO A DALY to lead hospitality in Los Angeles


Acclaimed hotel designer James Lee has joined LEO A DALY as director of design – hospitality to lead our hospitality-design team in Los Angeles.

Lee is an interior designer with an award-winning portfolio of luxury, five-star hospitality work on five continents. In 2017, he was recognized in Boutique Design’s BD18 awards as one of the top minds in the industry, and his projects are featured frequently in design publications. 

Lee’s hire represents growth for our world-renowned hospitality group, which is ranked seventh in hospitality by Interior Design. Establishing a hospitality leader in Los Angeles will strengthen the firm’s client relationships in California, Asia and the Middle East, and help satisfy growing demand for the firm’s hospitality-design services in these regions.

“James joining the firm is a great strategic win for LEO A DALY, and testament to the strong hospitality market we’ve developed. His skill and reputation for creativity make him the perfect person to grow our hospitality practice worldwide, and will strengthen our ability to deliver top-tier design to the most discerning hotel brands,” said Steven Lichtenberger, President of LEO A DALY.

“Adding hospitality leadership in our Los Angeles studio shows that we’re focused on this market, and dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service, in addition to our well-established reputation for outstanding design,” said Pat Miller, vice president, global hospitality practice leader.

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