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Thank you NEWH, you have added so much support to our local chapter and the Interior Design Hospitality Industry. We are proud to be members of NEWH and recipients of this award.

Ms. Judy Henderson
Inside Design Studio Inc.

I’m so proud of our talented and creative team at Puccini Group for their continued dedication to building artful hospitality experiences. We’re excited about expanding our reach in the industry with a diverse portfolio of new projects, sure to make 2019 a great success, and for me, an inspiring time to be a part of this amazing firm.

Rob Polacek
Chief Creative Office + Partner
Puccini Group

FoRM Design Studio, Ltd. Is thrilled to be recognized as a TopID 2019 firm by the NEWH organization. With so many great firms in the design community, we are glad to be selected amongst them and be recognized for our commitment to the design industry along with those others. Thanks to NEWH for being a strong partner in promoting the Design Profession in the Hospitality Industry, we are very honored to be selected as one of the TopID firms.

Jose Martinez
FoRM Design Studio, Ltd.

We are honored and delighted to have been recognized by our partners at NEWH for the prestigious TopID award. Our staff is passionate and driven for success, which makes receiving awards such as yours so gratifying!

Joni Vanderslice
Owner and President
J. Banks Design Group, Inc.

SERA is always humbled when it comes to recognition. The hospitality industry has many talented, hardworking and creative firms so to be considered part of this group is an honor. NEWH is an organization that is dedicated to the hospitality industry whether providing growth opportunities for its members, an opportunity to socialize among peers but also a place to see what is happening in hospitality in general.

Lisa Zangerle
SERA Architects, Inc.

AKDG is so grateful and honored to be chosen as a TopID 2019 award recipient by NEWH. As the hospitality industry evolves, so does design, and we are excited to be a part of it. Relationships, teamwork, and collaboration with clients and other industry professionals allow us to create great results. Thank you for the recognition!

Andrea Gillespie, NCIDQ, NEWH
Design Principal

We are truly honored to be named a Top ID firm by NEWH! Our entire team sincerely appreciates being recognized, and it makes it even more special to know we are directly acknowledged by our industry colleagues and peers.

Matchline Design Group, LLC

Our industry is extremely competitive and to be honored again with the TopID award is a privilege while proving that our design talent at Cuningham Group is always striving for the best design outcomes.

Michele Espeland
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.

Being a part of NEWH is a tradition for all designers in the Hospitality field. To receive this award is a testament to the visionary achievements that we all hold true to our craft. Gensler’s Houston office and Hospitality studio thanks and recognizes NEWH for their leadership in advancing our profession and in mentoring, connecting and supporting the careers of our future leaders. We are incredibly honored to be named as a Top Interior Design Firm for 2019!

Gail McCleese, RID
Senior Interior Designer & Firmwide Hospitality Practice Area Leader
Gensler Houston

We are so thankful to NEWH, both for honoring BraytonHughes Design Studios in our 30th Year as TopID as well for all of the work they do to support young professionals in the hospitality industry. We are truly blessed to be a part of this design community and want to thank our colleagues and design partners for our continued success.

Rachel Fischbach
BraytonHughes Design Studios

Receiving the TopID Honor again this year is a tremendous honor for us and our firm. We are so pleased to be recognized by our peers, and proud to share this with our Studio 11 family – without them this would not be possible!

Kellie Sirna and Stacy Elliston
Studio 11 Design

P3 is honored to be awarded Top ID by NEWH for 2018. We have been very involved in NEWH for many years and value the benefits of its industry networking, continuing education and student scholarship opportunities.

Monika Sibert
P3 Design Collective

Aria Group is truly honored to be recognized as a TopID recipient in 2019. Design is our passion at Aria Group, so it means a lot to us to have our efforts recognized by NEWH, an organization that provides so much leadership and support for the Hospitality industry. We’re grateful to our clients for the opportunity to partner on some of the most creative and interesting projects in the hospitality industry. We’re also grateful for our consultant and contractor partners without whom our design efforts could not come to fruition. Thank You!

Walter Pancewicz, Vice President
Aria Group Architects, Inc.

It is quite the honor to not only be recognized this coming year, but for a second, consecutive year by NEWH. Streetsense views NEWH as a partner in a vision to inspire and influence design in the hospitality world and empower the growth of those in our field. As a collective, we create brands people love and places people love to be and bring this passion to each project across all of our studios. With NEWH, we hope to continue to showcase, encourage, and cause a stir in the hospitality industry. Thank you to NEWH for this award, and opportunity.

Jason Maringola
Design Director

The Top ID firm honor is truly heartwarming, as HBA San Francisco is immensely appreciative of the support and dedication of all our vendors and colleagues at NEWH throughout the design process of Renaissance Plantation and all of our other projects from Los Cabos to Lake Louise and everywhere in between.

Rich Kinnard
Senior Associate
HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates – San Francisco

Receiving the TopID honor is a great achievement for our hospitality studio here at Gensler Atlanta, and we are grateful to our peers for recognizing the projects we’ve completed this past year. Our goal has always been to design beautiful spaces that create meaningful experiences for our clients and their guests.

Cristi Moore, ASID, IIDA, LEED GA
Senior Associate | Design Director | Co-Studio Director

We are honored to be named one of the Top ID Firms in Dallas. Our team works hard during the year to support our chapter which continues to maintain its status for years as one of the most popular venues for networking in our design community. I am particularly impressed with the mentoring and scholarship activities in our chapter.

Carla Niemann, RID, NEWH
Senior Vice President of Design
Premier Project Management

This recognition is an indication of our ever growing level of expertise in the hospitality sector. The more projects we touch; the more we learn. This allows us to be an increasingly valuable partner to our clients in the process of helping them realize their project goals.

Brent Zeigler, AIA, IIDA
Principal | President/Director of Design
Dyer Brown Architects

As the CEO I would like to express, on behalf of my amazing team, how incredibly honored we are to have received this title for the third year in a row. It means so much to our 30 incredible Interior Designers, who are all actively involved in this wonderful organization. They not only acknowledge the prestige that this award brings to our team but also understand the value that being a part of NEWH, brings to our company. I applaud the hard work and the late hours that these talented designers have invested into this past year. This award not only celebrates their accomplishments but symbolizes it too.

Randy Choplin
Hospitality Furnishings & Design, Inc.

We adore being NEWH members – the strong sense of community, friendship, information sharing, and inspiration is unparalleled in any other sector of the design world. To be recognized as one of NEWH’s TopID hospitality design firms is truly an honor.

Jim Staicoff
National Director of Hospitality
Oculus Inc.

To be honored with Top ID for a second year is an honor worthy of a singular “best of moments” of the year. We continually push the envelope for our clients, ourselves in an effort to provide unique and memorable environments. NEWH is akin to a big city with small town roots. The NEWH community provides all of us who spend tireless hours in an industry that is fueled by creativity, passion and execution and to be honored amongst the best of the best is a gift.

Callin Fortis
BigTime Design Studios

The entire design team at mackaywong is truly thrilled to learn that our commitment to the hospitality industry and in turn our creative efforts, have been so generously recognized by NEWH.

Over the course of almost three decades, mackaywong has worked hard to build its reputation as a design firm that delivers vibrant hospitality concepts that are strategically conceived, beautiful and most importantly, commercially dominant. We value what our client values – a balanced and thoughtful approach to what defines success. Because of this approach to business and the hospitality industry, we prize this NEWH Top ID Firm honour very highly. It serves as validation that our discipline is appreciated by a professional organization that appreciates the importance and complexity in crafting exceptional guest experiences. For everyone here at mackaywong, this is not simply a design award, but something much more meaningful and special.

We are excited to carry this designation into 2019 and look forward to bringing more high quality hotel, restaurant and casino projects into existence as a NEWH Top ID firm.


As a firm focused on elevating the human experience through design, DLR Group is honored to be recognized for creating hospitality spaces that inspire and excite. Being named one of NEWH’s Top ID Firms is a testament to our commitment to designing uniquely-curated guest experiences, a reflection of our strong support for our local and regional NEWH chapters, and signals our firm as a recognized leader within our respective communities. Our team is proud to be among such an accomplished group of peers – thank you for this distinction, NEWH!

DLR Group

Wow, we are so thrilled to be nominated again for this prestigious award from our design community and valued suppliers. Thank you for bestowing us with this honour and we really appreciate NEWH’s support of our industry and all the hard work you do for us designers.

Doris Hager
Hager Design International, Inc.

We are thrilled to have been awarded TopID for the second year in a row! We are surrounded by tremendous talent in our industry and we feel honored to be recognized for the work that our gifted and dedicated team has produced. We love being able to network and grow our business with the support of NEWH and their events.

Jessica Vertin
VP Design
Hibner Design Group

Our team at Johnson Nathan Strohe is honored to be recognized as a TopID firm for the second year in a row, through NEWH! We are extremely lucky to be in an industry that allows us to be guided by passion. Our hearts and souls are poured into each project we work on, so to be recognized by such a fantastic organization is beyond appreciated and humbling. Thank you NEWH for all that you do!

Blaire Weiser
Senior Interior Designer
Johnson Nathan Strohe

Johnson Nathan Strohe is thrilled to receive a NEWH Top ID Firm recognition for a second year! The acknowledgment of our work by this team of industry professionals means a great deal to us. We love great design and are extremely honored to have our name among such distinguished firms.

Nicole Nathan
Johnson Nathan Strohe

From all of us at ID & Design International, it is an honor to be chosen as a Top ID Firm for 2019 by NEWH. Our firm’s mission has always been to design experiences not just spaces. To be recognized for this great honor means our designs are successfully connecting with our industry peers and the world. This acknowledgement excites and inspires us to continue our commitment to partner with our clients to create branded environments that spark emotion and ultimately drive revenue for our clientele. We strive to design experiences as revenue producing machines…it’s really as simple as that. Thank you NEWH for your support and for this wonderful honor.

ID & Design International

DEZMOTIF Studios is honored to be selected by NEWH for Top ID Firm. For us, this recognition is truly meaningful to be presented by such a great & respected organization. NEWH has been an inspiration that goes beyond our industry by enriching the guest experience of the spaces we create. Thank you NEWH.

Kelly Akosua Kena

Gettys is honored to be a NEWH Top ID Firm this year!We are grateful to NEWH for this recognition of our team members and the dedication throughout our organization of our continuing drive to design beautiful things, solve problems, create value and have fun while we’re doing it.Additionally, we are extremely proud to have members of our team serve on the Chicago NEWH Chapter Board today and for the past 30 Years. We have been able to accomplish great things due to the continued commitment of both our Gettys team of motivated, passionate people as well as the strong support of many a NEWH members from the vendor community as well. Thank you all for your support!

Meg Prendergast
The Gettys Group

We are so honored, humbled, and grateful to be named TopID award recipient by NEWH given the incredible talent we are surrounded by within our field. NEWH is a leader in our industry on giving back to the community through its scholarship funds for students interested in the hospitality industry, as well as offering a great networking platform for all of those involved in the hospitality community.

Michelle Burnett-Field, ASID
MBF Interior Design

We are so honored to be recognized by NEWH as TopID firm again this year. Our talented designers put their heart and soul into our projects and it’s nice to be recognized for these efforts. We are proud to be part of this outstanding organization.

Kimberly Timmons Interiors

Our team at Moncur Design Associates is so grateful to be recognized again by NEWH for our hard work and dedication to the hospitality interior design community. Over the years we have strived to deliver a subtle balance between function, beauty and superior quality in all of the spaces we design. By utilizing all of our individual strengths and imaginative insight we have created unique solutions for each client and property. We are honoured to move into 2019 as a NEWH Top ID firm and we look forward to continuing to create more beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted hospitality spaces.

Moncur Design Associates

With the opening of our LA office two years ago, our goal was to further our presence in the US and have a footprint on the west coast. From a creative and cultural aspect LA was the perfect springboard for that and we feel there’s a real design movement here. We’re proud of what we have accomplished so far and are delighted to be recognized by the NEWH LA chapter with the Top ID award.

Alexandra Breummer
Design Director-West Coast

With its growing importance as a distinguished award within the Interior Design industry, it is an honour to see RPW Design being once again recognised for our work in hospitality interior design. I couldn’t be more proud of our entire team who makes this all possible and never stops thinking of new and better ways to do it.

Ariane Steinbeck
Managing Director
RPW Design

FRCH, a NELSON company is honored to receive the 2019 TopID Firm Award from NEWH.  Their ability to bring together friends and partners in the industry is remarkable! Our team is passionate about hospitality design so we truly appreciate the support system and growth opportunities that come from an organization like NEWH.

Jim Stapleton, AIA
FRCH Design Worldwide

This is a top honor amongst our peers and vendors, and validates our hard work and committment to our profession and to our clients. We are so honored to have received this prestigious award.

Dawn Sena
Sena Hospitality Design, Inc.