Understanding Your Business.
Supporting Your Goals.
Hospitality is about long-term relationships: our relationship with you, and your relationship with your guests. As trusted leaders in hospitality design, we view every project as an opportunity to obtain a client for life. Our goal is your success, in generating business, excitement, and enthusiasm about your property. We avoid a signature style, instead aspiring for something more unique: a style that marries your property and your brand, creating something exquisite and memorable. We have over 50 years of hospitality experience, giving us the insight to anticipate your needs, and deliver dynamic, unforgettable spaces for you and your guests.
Mark Pratt leads strategy and business development for the firm’s internationally renowned hospitality design group from our Los Angeles and Dallas studios. He has devoted a 34-year career to working with developers, hoteliers and municipalities to envision and realize projects that meet and exceed their business and placemaking goals.
Mark's expertise is comprehensive, covering all phases of planning, design and construction across the spectrum of hospitality, including luxury, full-service, boutique, resort and convention center hotels. He has been involved in hundreds of hospitality projects both in the United States and internationally.
Pat Miller is an industry leader in hospitality design with a rare ability to develop innovative solutions to the financing, teaming, and problem solving needs of developers, REITs, and hotel companies. Over the course of 30 years, she has developed a reputation as a valued resource and confidant in the creation of solutions for hospitality opportunities, and is often asked by repeat clients to write complete programs. Under Pat’s leadership, LEO A DALY has been consistently recognized by top-tier hospitality magazines as one of the leading design and architectural firms in the industry.
As managing principal for the LEO A DALY Dallas office, where hospitality is the largest market sector, Ken Martin reviews the talents that are in place, sets the overall vision for where the team wants to go and what it wants to be and rallies everybody behind that vision.
Throughout Ken’s more than 25 years of experience in convention center and hospitality design, he has learned how to ensure that all user groups have input on a facility’s design and functionality. He is passionate about incorporating changing technologies and guest travel trends into hospitality design to lead innovation in the industry.
Discover Ken's approach to leading and growing the LEO A DALY Dallas team.
Kathy A. Chavez
Director of Hospitality Interiors
Kathy works closely with her clients to understand and achieve their project goals. Her strengths include team building, project planning and program design for a wide range of hospitality clients and project types across the United States and globally. Kathy’s proven track record for assembling and supporting project teams that implement the highest level of design quality is evident in her lasting relationships and multiple repeat clients.
As Director of Hospitality Interiors, Kathy oversees quality assurance and quality control for hospitality interior design projects. She is responsible for all facets of interior design, including programming, space planning, schematic design, design development and design presentations.
Bill is an award-winning design architect with a focus on hospitality and clubhouse design. He has earned a reputation as a hands-on leader, great at managing design teams, and exceeding client expectations. He is a big-picture thinker with extensive experience developing programming outlines that form the basis of projects.
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.
Ryan Martin, AIA, NCARB
Director of Design - Hospitality Architecture
Ryan Martin approaches every project with an inspiring, collaborative mindset to achieve that perfect design. His vast experience in architecture ranges from boutique and luxury hotels to the development of select service prototypes and resort master plans. Ryan's experience reaches projects globally—from Secrets Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico and Dreams Las Mareas, Costa Rica to the Aurora Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Conference Center, Colorado. With such an extensive background in all phases of design from concept to completion, he is often viewed as a mentor to design teams.