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Mr. Dominguez

Manny Dominguez

Principal, Cooper Carry

Manny Dominguez joined Cooper Carry in 2007 as Director of Design for the Atlanta office and was named Principal in 2015. His expertise spans multiple disciplines and sectors, including mixed-use, higher education, office and residential, however his passion is hospitality design.

Through his 30 years of experience, Mr. Dominguez has directed projects around the world, including the United States, Middle East, Asia, Europe and Central America. Along the way, he has fostered an informed and enlightened approach to hospitality design that seeks to better understand human behavior and needs. Drawing inspiration from Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this approach creates distinct environments where guests feels valued, respected and granted access to an elevated social experience.

Mr. Dominguez's influence and leadership spans projects such as the brand new, 800-key Loews Kansas City adjacent to the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, the boutique 200-key Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, in Charlotte, North Carolina, the dual-branded, 300-key AC Hotel & Moxy Midtown Atlanta, and the forthcoming 600-key Hilton Cleveland Downtown as well as the 500-room Hilton Columbus Downtown in Ohio, among many others.

Not afraid to challenge the status quo in design, Mr. Dominguez embraces new technology like artificial intelligence and evolving design trends to create one-of-a-kind destinations and deliver results for clients.

Mr. Dominguez graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture. He is a registered architect and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and many of his projects are LEED certified. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as well as the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).

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

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manny-dominguez-61393a9/

Mr. Dominguez can be contacted at +1 404-240-9507 or mannydominguez@coopercarry.com

Coming up in April 2021...

Guest Service: Health and Safety First

Though expectations are that hotels will return to some semblance of normalcy in 2021, their highest priority must continue to be the health and safety of guests and employees. To that end, hotels are training their guest service personnel in enhanced cleaning routines, which include the following practices - bathrooms, elevator buttons, remote controls and other high-touch items, are disinfected and cleaned with a higher frequency; all tables, chairs and menus in restaurants are cleaned at a much higher frequency, and after each seating; floor markers in public areas to remind guests and team members to maintain physical distance; hand alcohol stations and disposable gloves in lobbies and restaurants; loose items such as pens, note pads and information material removed from rooms and meeting rooms; limiting the number of seats in restaurants and public areas; and revised food & beverage offerings. The April issue of the Hotel Business Review will review how guest service personnel are being trained to maintain health and safety protocols in their operations.