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Quotes from 2022 TopID winners

“The team at Moncur Design Associates Inc. is incredibly grateful to be recognized by NEWH for our work within the hospitality interior design community. 2022 will mark our 30th year in business, which will be all that more memorable thanks to this continued honour of being named a TopID Winner again. We are appreciative for the support and recognition, especially given the past few trying years for our industry. Our team is excited and invigorated with all our wonderful in progress and upcoming projects that we are looking forward to sharing soon. We remain inspired and dedicated to our work. Thank you NEWH, this award means a lot to our hardworking team.”

Moncur Design Associates Inc. Team

“I am so incredibly honored to be selected as one of the TopIDs in Arizona. I found my true passion designing hospitality interiors. I am a group of me, myself, and I but surround myself with incredible professional consultants and artisans that can fabricate my wildest concepts. Holding that TopID award felt so rewarding.”

Beth Katz
Katz Design Group

“Thank you so much for naming Rodrigo Vargas Design the TopID of 2022! This recognition by our respected peers in the industry is an honor, and we feel privileged to be part of the rich interior design community of Los Angeles. In a town filled with so much talent, this acknowledgement of our work is inspiring and humbling. Our success relies upon the skill of our team, as well as the vendors, reps, purchasing agents and other players that make a design vision become a reality. Thank you to NEWH for keeping us all connected and educated, while encouraging future Hospitality leaders through Scholarship and Student support.”

Rodrigo Vargas
Principal Designer
Rodrigo Vargas Design

“On behalf of our West End Interiors team, I would like to thank NEWH and those that recognized WEI for this accolade. Our team has always been dedicated to our profession and designing the best environments for our clients and the project community. As for most, the past two years have been extra challenging so this award is even more appreciated and respected.”

West End Interiors

“Being awarded with NEWH TopID 2022 is a very special recognition for THDP and we couldn’t be more honoured to be part of a network that’s key mission is to strongly support the hospitality industry. Being not only designers but narrators, we will keep sharing meaningful experiences with our community and uncovering the unique story within every project.”

THDP, Ltd.

“We at KTI (Kimberly Timmons Interiors) are so grateful to be recognized as a TopID firm, and to be included in the company of the best in our industry! It’s an honor to be acknowledged by our peers for the work we are so lucky to do every day and it is a true gift to get to create, inspire, and imagine spaces that bring people together and celebrate connection. This is what we love to do and it’s in these moments after all the hard work, patience, detail, and dedication have been poured into our projects that pays off the most. Thank you NEWH!”

Marla-Rae Lewandoski
Hospitality | Studio Design Director
Kimberly Timmons Interiors

“On behalf of KTI we would like to thank NEWH Rocky Mountain chapter for recognizing our design firm for the 4th time for this wonderful award. Our experienced team takes great pride in creating memorable and inviting hospitality environments for hotels, resorts, community amenity centers and restaurants. This award not only honors our talented team but our loyal clients. Thank you NEWH for all you do to for the industry.”

Kimberly Timmons-Beutner, NCIDQ
Kimberly Timmons Interiors

“We are honoured to be selected as a winner for the UK Chapter of NEWH TopID 2022. It’s great news to end the year as we all continue to work through the pandemic. The team is delighted to be recognised by the rest of the community. We hope to continue creating positive change and impact for our clients, team, and the wider community. Thank you, NEWH.”

Chris Finch
Founder & CEO
AD Associates

“It is such an honor to be recognized with the TopID Honor after a year of unprecedented challenges for so many. Our creative team of designers and their intent to bring people joy are at the heart of what we do. From hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, international airports, to stadiums, we plan to continue to celebrate all things hospitality and deliver experiences that reflect the very excellence of what this award is all about.”

Haley Balzano & Jeffrey Rausch
Bar Napkin Productions

“We are beyond thrilled and honored to be recognized by our industry peers for the NEWH TopID Class of 2022!”

Lesley Hughes, RID, IIDA, NEH, ASID
MatchLine Design Group, LLC

“Being recognized by NEWH Inc. as a TopID firm is an honor that we take great pride in. As a BCorp, our firm strives to align ourselves with organizations that support the community and NEWH is just that. Making college attainable for students in need to enter the hospitality field is a passion that our team can get behind. Our commitment to NEWH shows up through the volunteer work we do for our local chapter and the giving we support annually. Thank you NEWH for this honor.”

Jennifer Fleming
Interior Design Principal, Owner
Rice Fergus Miller

“HBG Design is excited for the honor of again being named a TopID by the NEWH Mid-South Chapter. The HBG interior design team is passionate about creating transformative hospitality design experiences. We greatly appreciate this acknowledgement of our achievements by the NEWH organization.”

Emily Marshall, IIDA, NCIDQ
Interior Design Director / Principal
HBG Design

“NEWH is the premier networking resource in hospitality and has always provided our industry hands on connectivity and range in business development, education, and leadership development, so we are so honored to receive recognition as one of the TopID firms in 2022. We look forward to continuing to support NEWH and all its industry partnerships.”

Vincent Celano
Founder and CEO
Celano Design Studio

“We couldn’t be more proud of what our team at CHIL has created and achieved this past year. To be able to design, collaborate and be involved in the development of really interesting hospitality projects feels like such a privilege especially during these times. We are very grateful for the recognition by NEWH and our peers in the industry especially for the 5th year in a row! We look forward to sharing more meaningful experiences with both the design community and guests alike. Thank you NEWH for the support!”

Adèle Rankin
Principal & Global Design Lead
CHIL Interior Design

“Inside Design Studio is one of the major Hospitality Firms in Vancouver. We seek create spaces that improve and inspire the people who use them. To be recognized with the TopID Award from an organization we admire is a great honor. A recognition from our fellow colleagues in the industry we love inspires our entire team. NEWH is a great network of talented individuals who continue to support the hospitality industry. Thank you NEWH!”

Judy Henderson
Inside Design Studio

“We are truly honored to be recognized by NEWH as the best of the industry in our city, and very proud to be part of the community especially during the last 2 years as the hospitality industry faced difficulty coping with these unprecedented times. With 36 years under our belt, we’re still here working hard for our clients and hope to support our industry and suppliers for many more years to come. Thank you all for your support!”

Doris Hager
Hager Design International, Inc.

“Receiving the TopID award is a great honor to be recognized among our peers, and to receive recognition for our projects, our dedicated and talented team, and our participation in the NEWH Sunshine Chapter cause and events which we feel are so worthy. We are so proud of this accomplishment.”

Dawn Sena
Sena Hospitality Design, Inc.

“TopID continues to celebrate the sheer talent and creative excellence of our industry – we’re so proud to be included alongside such talented colleagues!”

Patricia Lopez, CID, NCIDQ, LEED AP

“Our team at DLR Group has truly valued our partnership with such a great organization over the years and are also passionate about mentoring and creating opportunities for the next generation of budding designers. We were honored and humbled to be recognized by NEWH as a TopID for 2022 amongst our fellow peers in the industry.”

Valentina Castellon
Interior Designer, Principal
DLR Group / Minneapolis

“We come to the table with only two rules: work hard and be nice to people.”

Jennifer Farris

“NEWH TopID is such an amazing honor; to be recognized by our peers, all of whom are doing incredible work, is humbling and thrilling. We strive to create great designs and to be acknowledged for doing so by such a prestigious group is positively fantastic.”

David Shove-Brown, AIA, NCARB

“At Gensler, our hospitality design team prides itself on creating extraordinary guest experiences, brand loyalty, and lasting value for our clients. It is an immense honor to be recognized by our peers at NEWH and we feel privileged to be a part of a design community that prioritizes mentorship, community, and leadership development. Thank you again for recognizing Gensler Houston as a TopID firm for 2022. Alongside our fellow honorees, we are excited to continue paving the way for an ever-evolving and resilient hospitality industry.”

Doug Detiveaux
Senior Associate, Design Director

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by the NEWH Dallas Chapter as a TopID firm for 2022. At Gensler, our mission is to create memorable experiences through resilient, human-centric designs that connect people with place. Our hospitality team brings a global perspective and expertise in planning, architecture, interior design, and branding to projects across every scale. Thank you NEWH for acknowledging our work with this wonderful award.”

Rebecca Lowry
Senior Associate
Studio Director

“We are honored to continue being part of the NEWH OC Chapter and excited to be named a TopID firm for 2022! We are proud to have a team of gifted designers that faced the challenges of the past year with tenacity and dedication. We are tremendously grateful to the manufacturing reps that helped us navigate the global supply chain disruptions and to the valued connections we have made with local suppliers through our NEWH chapter. We are a tight-knit firm and we truly love what we do. It is a privilege to be recognized among the industry’s top talent and to continue to advance our business with the support and networking opportunities provided by the NEWH.”

Maryanne Hibner
Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Hibner Design Group

“Design Link International is honoured to be recognized as one of Toronto’s TopID Award winners for 2022. We are thrilled to be recognized, along with our peers for outstanding hospitality interior design. Thank you NEWH for your dedicated leadership in the field of hospitality. We feel energized and motivated and are looking forward to see what opportunities this year will bring!”

Mahrukh Anwar
Partner, Design Manager
Design Link International Inc.

“NEWH continues to be an incredible resource for hospitality design professionals and we are again thrilled to be honored as one of the TopID firms of 2022! Thank you to NEWH Rocky Mountain Chapter for all you do to promote and support our industry and the individuals within it.”

Nicole Nathan
Johnson Nathan Strohe

“We are elated to have received this award four years in a row. It is a huge achievement to be selected as one of the selected TopID winners and I am so proud of our remarkable team for their consistent effort to go above and beyond and thankful for all our clients to give us the opportunity to team with us on their projects. NEWH has been incredibly important connector for the industry for the last couple unprecedented years which makes this even more humbling and proud moment.”

Anna Dis Sveinbjornsdottir
Director of Interior Design

“Arcsine is honored to win TopID in the Bay Area for a second year in a row. We’re so proud of our team and are thankful to be part of such a wonderful organization like NEWH and we applaud their ongoing work in our industry!”

Elizabeth Dillon
Director of Interiors

“Once again we are truly honored and humbled by the support NEWH has shown us. Being part of and recognized by such a wonderful group provides us with a real sense of belonging and a deep connection to the wider hospitality industry. NEWH feels like a big family focused on providing scholarships to upcoming students and furthering the world of hospitality as a whole. Thank you.”

Ben Meyer
Mendil + Meyer Design Studio

“Hospitality Furnishings & Design, Inc. is honored to be recognized as a TopID design firm in 2022. We express great gratitude for our amazing clients who trust our partnership and allow our team to bring their project vision to life. We are thankful for our relationship with NEWH, who continues to foster a platform for us to further contribute within our local region. This prestigious award opens our doors to endless opportunity and recognition in the industry.”

Nicole Musiak
VP of Operations
Hospitality Furnishings & Design, Inc.

“We are incredibly grateful to receive this award and for the support of our interior design community. It is an honor to be selected by such a great organization that supports and encourages collaboration in our design industry and gives so much back to interior design education.”

Libby Patrick
Founding Principal
Sims Patrick Studio

“We are honored that NEWH named HOK a TopID firm. Recognition by our industry peers is especially gratifying and humbling. We look forward to continuing to design exceptional hospitality spaces in the year ahead!”

Dina Lamanna

“We are honored and inspired to be recognized by such a prestigious organization as a 2022 TopID Firm. This recognition will certainly drive us to strive even further in raising the bar and setting new standards within our design community and with our peers.”

ID & Design International

“Thank you to NEWH and the Chicago Chapter for recognizing Harken Interiors as a TopID recipient for 2022! Everyone in our growing studio is humbled and overjoyed to share this honor with so many community-minded, creatively motivated peers across the globe. We are grateful to NEWH for providing a network through which we can connect to the heart of our industry (the people), support students who are striving to have a seat at the table (the future), and share our hotel, restaurant, senior living, and multifamily projects (the icing on the cake).”

Jaclyn Moser & Chris Sommers
Co-Founders and Partners
HARKEN Interiors

“We are thrilled to be named an NEWH TopID firm for 2022. Miami is a dynamic market for hospitality design and we are honored to have our work recognized.”

Diana Farmer-Gonzalez
Principal and Co-Managing Director
Gensler Miami

“Tantillo Architecture was formed over 17 years ago with the goal of providing superior client service combined with thoughtful design solutions that inspire and delight our clients. We are honored to have an organization that plays such an important role in supporting members of the design community recognize our work. We continue to push ourselves and our clients to create innovative spaces that foster our community and enhance the built environment.”

Tantillo Architecture

“Once again, our entire team is excited and humbled to be recognized by the NEWH Executive with this great award. After surviving a pretty grueling year in the world of hospitality design, this TopID 2022 award gives everyone at mackaywong a huge morale boost and reminds us that we are a part of a caring and supportive community. It is our hope that the role of great design and the power of creativity will be on full display in 2022 when we see the hospitality world return to a business as usual reality.

We dedicate this award to every person who tirelessly works a shift unseen in the Back of House of every Restaurant, Hotel or Entertainment venue. Without them, the hospitality experiences that we all crave simply don’t exist.

Thank you on behalf of the creative family at mackaywong.”


“Bergmeyer is honored to be included in the group of TopID Design Firms. It’s a great way to kick off 2022! Our Design Collaborative is inspired by the strong partnerships and innovative clients we find in the NEWH community. We value being part of an organization that strives to support, connect and inspire its members and look forward to continued interaction and achievement.”

Amy Margolis
Associate and Design Practice Leader

“It has been another memorable year and we are honored to receive this recognition and have the privilege to serve our wonderful clients! Thanks to NEWH for the continued collaboration, advocacy, and inspiration to grow, dream, and strive for excellence in this amazing industry!”

Debra B. Lemons, AIA, IIDA, WELL AP
L2 Studios, Inc.

“D73 started its career 15 years ago developing wellness areas projects and rapidly expanding its areas of interest and expertise to the whole hospitality industry. At now, we are an Italian Company that works in different countries, bringing Italian expertise, taste, and uniqueness worldwide. We have been internationally recognized for our design and interior design skills, but we didn’t lose the sense of our limits: we are conscious that the market requires a multidisciplinary vision and the development of very targeted specific skills, so being part of a network of qualified professionals is very important to us: NEWH allows us to get in touch with the best of our sector, creating relationships of trust and allowing us to set up a high-level working group. We are honored with the TopID 2022 Award which recognizes us as a design studio of excellence for hospitality: our victory goes to all the architects and designers of Studio D73, who every day put their creativity and talent into the design of authentic masterpieces.”

Studio D73

“NEWH’s commitment to scholarship and education for hospitality industry professionals closely aligns with our mission at Cuningham that together, we create enduring experiences for a healthy world. We are honored to be awarded the prestigious TopID award again in 2022. Our team is excited to see our work across three different chapters recognized for its excellence in hospitality design. Thank you!”

Janet Whaley
Associate Principal | Director of Interior Design

“Winning TopID is an honor and a great acknowledgment of our hard work and passion to create beautiful spaces. It means that we can all pause, celebrate and be proud of our creations.”

Kimberly Daoust

“NEWH provides connectivity within the hospitality community which enriches the careers of those which are new to the industry as well as those who are seasoned veterans. It is this unique blend of individuals that create our strong Atlanta Chapter. We are honored to be recognized by this group as one of the TopID for 2022. We appreciate the support that NEWH provides to Design Continuum.”

Karen A. Jenkins, AIA
Vice President
Design Continuum Inc.

“Design Poole is extremely honored and proud to be the recipient of the 2022 TopID Award! We appreciate all that NEWH does to support their membership and recognize those that work to build a strong future for the hospitality industry.”

Trisha Poole
Design Poole, Inc.

“Receiving recognition for any project is a joy and source of pride, however the NewH TopID Honor has special meaning for all of us. In a sense it is the “icing on the cake” of many compliments we have received for casa di langa and further confirms the excellent qualities of the team that was assembled: from owner to project manager to the design team and finally the contractor, all went beyond the call of duty in taking head-on the many challenges this project posed and the ambitious objectives that were set.”

Andre Straja
GaS Studio srl

“It’s such an honor to be recognized by NEWH for the hard work and creativity that our design team members display day-in and day-out. We especially appreciate the great work that NEWH does in supporting professionals in the industry, and we know that our hospitality clients feel the same way.”

Brent Zeigler, AIA, IIDA
Dyer Brown & Associates, Inc.