Feb. 24, 2021

The Past, Present and Future of Hotel Design: Lisa Haude, PDG Studios

The Past, Present and Future of Hotel Design: Lisa Haude, PDG Studios

Lisa is the founder of PDG Studios (formerly Paradigm Design Group) an interior design studio based in Houston that works primarily in the hospitality space.

We’re still in the early days feeling the long term impact of the pandemic. Sure, travel has fallen off and many hotels are wrestling with their future, but as we move through the next 12-18 months, there will undoubtedly be ownership changes, brand changes and many properties will embark on varying types of renovations.

I wanted to have Lisa on the show to talk about the design and renovation process from a designers perspective and the involvement that owners and operations managers need to have to successfully bring a project across the finish line.

I believe many of us will be in the weeds with construction before we know it and I hope this episode covers the high level points of the process so it goes as smoothly as possible in your property.

On this episode we discuss:

  • How to get started with a hotel renovation (4:30)
  • How to make the renovation process easier (13:44)
  • Why operations involvement in renovation planning is critical (19:13)
  • Will COVID change hotel design? (24:30)
  • Where is the “residential feel” moniker going? What is the next evolution? (29:37)

About Lisa

Lisa A. Haude founded PDG Studios (formerly Paradigm Design Group) in 2001 and continues to prove that she is one of the top industry leaders in her field. A storyteller in her own right, Lisa creates truly one-of-a-kind spaces that speak authentically to the lifestyles and cultures of the clients PDG Studios designs for, celebrating unique histories all around the US. Known for her creative and unique approach to design, as well as her admirable ability to lead her team with grace, she and her team create memorable spaces that evoke beauty, luxury and comfort and a sense of familiarity, seamlessly bridging the gap between hospitality and home life.

Lisa’s award-winning work can be seen throughout the country and is featured in a variety of notable hospitality, lifestyle and shelter publications. She has also been interviewed for well-known podcasts, including The Chaise Lounge and A Well-Designed Business and has taken the stage at important industry tradeshows and conferences, including NeoCon, where she has shared her knowledge about design and hospitality with audience members from all around the country. Recognized as an influential leader in hospitality and design, Lisa has been honored with a variety of noteworthy business and industry awards over the past 19 years, including several International Business Awards.


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