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Ms. Kreyling

Anna Kreyling

Interior Designer, Baskervill Hospitality Studio

As an interior designer in Baskervill's award-winning hospitality studio, Anna Kreyling, NCIDQ, has led ground up, prototype, and substantial renovation projects for select service, full service, and boutique brands—including numerous jobs for Marriott International, Hilton, IHG, and Hyatt—to name a few. Previously in-house at an esteemed ownership group, Ms. Kreyling leverages her diverse experience to translate brand ethos into physical spaces that both delight guests and contribute to hoteliers' bottom line.

Her early background in studio art and photography gives her an eye for framing dynamic experiential designs where balance is her most important success metric. From understanding the psychology of how guests use intimate spaces such as guestrooms, to dissecting the best ways to foster larger gatherings in public spaces—people and purpose are at the heart of Ms. Kreyling's design philosophy.

Form and function are equals in Ms. Kreyling's eye: beauty must be durable, and spaces should be intuitive so guests can navigate with confidence, all without losing the unexpected touches that make people want to explore and discover. Eager to build on vision and hungry to leverage untapped potential, Ms. Kreyling tends to listen more than talk, examining what makes the most sense holistically for a specific ownership group, brand, guest, and envisioned site for the property. To her, design is a team sport that's best played when perspectives and personalities collide under a unified desire to give guests genuine "wow" moments.


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

Ms. Kreyling can be contacted at +1 804-343-1010 or akreyling@baskervill.com

Coming up in November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.