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Ms. Scribner

Adrienne Scribner

Principal, Managing Director of Washington, DC Office, Baskervill

Adrienne Scribner, Principal in Baskervill's award-winning hospitality studio, has over two decades of experience as an interior designer in the hospitality industry, working with clients such as Marriott International, Gaylord, Sheraton, Ritz Carlton, Moxy and more.

Known for a research-based approach to products and processes, Ms. Scribner delivers design work meant to withstand the ever-changing needs of guests, clients, and brands alike. With deep experience in every phase of design and a keen eye for details, she's a sought-after mentor to young designers.

Prior to Baskervill, Ms. Scribner worked for Marriott International for 8 years as a designer in their Capital Expenditure Program where she honed her expertise in prototype development, procurement processes, and pricing knowledge, then worked independently for 15 years as a consultant to major hoteliers leading prototype development and design.

Ms. Scribner also serves as the Managing Director of Baskervill's Washington DC office. She is a certified interior designer in Virginia and Maryland and holds an Interior Design degree from Virginia Tech, along with an MFA from George Washington University Columbian College of Arts & Sciences.

Ms. Scribner is passionate about giving back to the profession by mentoring the next generation of interior designers and hopes to one day teach. Recently, she has been researching the most effective ways to make hotels as safe as possible during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please visit http://www.baskervill.com for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrienne-scribner-a1900866/

Ms. Scribner can be contacted at +1 202-550-5299 or ascribner@baskervill.com

Coming up in December 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.