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Ms. St. Clair

Jasmine St. Clair

Vice President of Design & Construction, Prism Hotels & Resorts

Jasmine St. Clair is the Vice President of Design and Construction for Prism Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning full-service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.

An experienced professional who has worked on virtually all aspects of hotel design, development and operations, Ms. St. Clair has more than 20 years of project management experience in the hotel industry. She has worked for iconic national and international brands and operators including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, La Quinta, Bristol Hotels & Resorts, Remington Hotels & Resorts, and, most recently, Omni Hotels & Resorts. Over the course of her distinguished career, she has been responsible for managing franchise design and construction development, spearheading new product development and improvement plans (PIP's) on conversion projects, and supervising change of ownership and repositioning logistics at numerous hotels and resorts.

Additionally, Ms. St. Clair has spent time in the purchasing project management role for one of the industry's premier hospitality purchasing companies, Purchasing Management International in Dallas, Texas. Her responsibilities with Purchasing Management International included managing one of the firm's primary clients, Meristar Hotels & Resorts, as well as working on new Westin hotel developments for Beachwood Development in Fort Worth, Texas.

Ms. St. Clair graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where she earned a degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M's School of Architecture. As part of her drive to continue to learn and expanded both her knowledge and professional skillset, she continues to take additional graduate-level course work in Construction Management at her alma mater. She currently resides in Colleyville, Texas, with her husband and two sons.

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

Ms. St. Clair can be contacted at +1 214-987-9300 or jasmine.stclair@prismhotels.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.