MIRIAM TORRES, PARKER-TORRES DESIGN AND SONY HAFFEY, V STARR INTERIORS, WILL SPEAK AT BDNY 2018

 

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 The Phoenician Spa

The Phoenician Spa

Panel: Revolutionary Renovation: Detailed Solutions for the Toughest Design Challenges
Date: Monday, November 12
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: Conference Room 1E13

Miriam Torres, partner and principal designer for Parker-Torres Design, along with other experts and moderator Christine Shanahan, will share strategies and collaborative solutions for revitalizing uninspired and underperforming interiors. Torres founded Parker-Torres Design together with Barbara Parker in 2004, which has since grown to a firm of more than 25 specializing in luxury hospitality projects for major brands like Fairmont, Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and Westin. Their portfolio includes the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, the InterContinental DC at the Wharf, and The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort.


 Midtown Athletic Club Tennis Lounge

Midtown Athletic Club
Tennis Lounge

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Panel: High-Performance Design: Shaping up Interiors for Today’s Fitness/Wellness Conscious Guests
Date: Monday, November 12
Time: 1:45-2:45 pm
Location: Conference Room 1E16

Sonya Haffey, vice president for V Starr Interiors, along with other designers and moderator Ingo Schweder, will discuss case studies demonstrating innovative solutions for FF&E, layouts, and overall wellness approaches and technology to meet the demands of health-conscious hotel guests. For the past nine years, Haffey has been leading V Starr Interiors’ operations, working closely with the principal and CEO, Venus Williams. The firm is well versed in the fitness and wellness space, having created the tennis lounge at Chicago’s newly reopened Midtown Athletic Club flagship and the V Suite at the adjoining Hotel at Midtown in Chicago, in addition to other athletic facilities and hospitality projects.