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Mr. Shelly

Randy Shelly

Executive Vice President, Hospitality, Shawmut Design & Construction

Randy Shelly is the executive vice president of hospitality at Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.5 billion national construction management firm. As executive vice president, Mr. Shelly is charged with overseeing the division's profitability and growth across its hotel, restaurant, and sports venues verticals, while ensuring each client's goals are exceeded.

During his time at Shawmut, Mr. Shelly has developed relationships with high-profile clients including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Nobu Hospitality, and Soho House. Under his leadership, the team has completed hotel projects for InterContinental New York Barclay, The Plaza, Nobu Ryokan, The Hoxton, Downtown LA, Boston Harbor Hotel, and Nobu Hotel Chicago.

In the restaurant sector, Mr. Shelly's team has cultivated partnerships with renowned hospitality groups including Union Square Hospitality Group, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, and Make It Nice.  He also launched the sports venues division at Shawmut, solidifying relationships with venues such as MetLife Stadium.

Mr. Shelly has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, working his way up from the project management ranks to a leadership role. Prior to joining Shawmut in 2002, he served as vice president for The Douglas Company.

Mr. Shelly is on the board of directors for Cradles to Crayons and supports Ment'or, the non-profit foundation that cultivates and inspires culinary excellence in young chefs, including selecting and training them to represent Team USA at the world's most prestigious culinary competition, Bocuse d'Or.

Mr. Shelly graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in construction management and has a certificate of business management from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business Management.

Please visit https://www.shawmut.com for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-shelly-07232612/

Mr. Shelly can be contacted at +1 617-622-7124 or rshelly@shawmut.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.