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Ms. Scribner

Adrienne Scribner

Principal, Managing Director of Washington, DC Office, Baskervill

Adrienne Scribner, Principal in Baskervill's award-winning hospitality studio, has over two decades of experience as an interior designer in the hospitality industry, working with clients such as Marriott International, Gaylord, Sheraton, Ritz Carlton, Moxy and more.

Known for a research-based approach to products and processes, Ms. Scribner delivers design work meant to withstand the ever-changing needs of guests, clients, and brands alike. With deep experience in every phase of design and a keen eye for details, she's a sought-after mentor to young designers.

Prior to Baskervill, Ms. Scribner worked for Marriott International for 8 years as a designer in their Capital Expenditure Program where she honed her expertise in prototype development, procurement processes, and pricing knowledge, then worked independently for 15 years as a consultant to major hoteliers leading prototype development and design.

Ms. Scribner also serves as the Managing Director of Baskervill's Washington DC office. She is a certified interior designer in Virginia and Maryland and holds an Interior Design degree from Virginia Tech, along with an MFA from George Washington University Columbian College of Arts & Sciences.

Ms. Scribner is passionate about giving back to the profession by mentoring the next generation of interior designers and hopes to one day teach. Recently, she has been researching the most effective ways to make hotels as safe as possible during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrienne-scribner-a1900866/

Ms. Scribner can be contacted at +1 202-550-5299 or ascribner@baskervill.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.