Melissa Pyell

Melissa Pyell

Contributing Faculty, Interior Architecture

Sr. Hospitality Interior Designer with +14 years of experience focused on Lifestyle & Branded Hospitality. Major responsibilities include Design Direction for hospitality projects from concept through completion, Mentoring design team & Jr. sta, Coordination with hotel owners, hotel brand team, consultants, vendors & contractors. Expert knowldege of FF&E and Industry Trends worldwide. Personable yet professional demeanor, positive outlook, umatched enthusiasm for design, & a natural at forming & maintaining industry relationships.

Exceptional skills in all phases of concept, design and FF&E for all areas of hotel including guestrooms & public spaces. Project experience includes both new build & renovations. Thorough knowldege of construction documents & FF&E Specs. Daily experience redlining drawings & presentations for hospitality sta. Expert project management skills in keeping projects on-brand, on-budget & on-schedule. Experienced with punchwalks & construction administration. Meticulous attention to detail to ensure design excellence as well as timeliness & durablility.

Senior hospitality interior designer for lifestyle hospitality projects including hotels & resorts, aiport lounges, nightclubs, restaurants, ballrooms & retail. Major hospitality projects include Hard Rock Hotel (All-Inclusive Resort, Riviera Cancun Mexico), DoubleTree Hotel (Hilton) San Diego renovation, SLS Hotel Las Vegas, The D Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Project LA Nightclub, Dollheads (Salon) Las Vegas, Lavender Salon Newport Beach, San Diego Convention Center Ballrooms, Air New Zealand Lounge prototype, Star Alliance Lounge at LAX. Completed dozens of Airport & Professional Sports Arena Restaurants.