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Ms. Granados

Ana Granados

Hospitality Sales National Manager, Cosentino North America

Ana Granados is the Hospitality Business Development Manager for Cosentino and has been with the company since 2015. She has 15 years of experience in the US market and has cultivated many brand relationships for companies in the interior design and architectural world throughout her career.

Earning a Law Degree from the Granada University in Spain, Ms. Granados also studied in KU Leuven (Belgium) and Rennes (France). Her international career started in Brussels, working for the European Union and after she continued her education with a Masters in International Business Development in Madrid before moving to the US in 2006. Shortly after moving, she fell in love with the City and everything it had to offer.

Ms. Granados has worked for the Trade Commission of Spain, Gandia Blasco, and was the leader in the creation of the successful US subsidiary of Marset, the lighting manufacturer throughout her time in NYC. She has a gift for languages, and she speaks several fluently. Art, design, and architecture is her passion.

Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high-value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to peoples' lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton®, and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces create unique designs for the home and public spaces.

The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality, and health & safety.

Please visit http://www.cosentino.com/usa/ for more information.

Ms. Granados can be contacted at +1 646-891-3653 or anag@cosentino.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.