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Ms. Hughes-Wyman

Lesley Hughes-Wyman

Principal & Partner, MatchLine Design Group

As a registered interior designer, Lesley Hughes Wyman brings close to 20 years of industry experience to her role as a co-founding principal of MatchLine Design Group. Prior to joining forces with her long-time friend and business partner Tamara Ainsworth in 2009, Ms. Wyman held various design roles at renowned firms, which allowed her to refine her craft.

Ms. Wyman has overseen a number of notable full-service projects, including Embassy Suites, DoubleTree; the current conversion for San Antonio's Estancia del Norte - A Tapestry by Hilton Collection; the upcoming historic renovation of the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Kansas City; The Lodge of Four Seasons at Lake Ozark; and Taj Blue Diamond Resort.

Since 2009, MatchLine Design Group has been transforming hotels, resorts, spas, corporate offices, multifamily properties and active adult living facilities throughout the country into timeless interior environments.

Principals and co-founders Lesley Hughes Wyman and Tamara Ainsworth helm the Dallas-based multidisciplinary firm, which is a WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise. Services include initial space planning, conceptual design and design development, interior construction document production, contract administration and final product placement review.

Named a Top Hospitality Design Firm for the past three consecutive years by Hotel Management, the team brings all elements of design and construction together just as pairs of match lines on architectural drawings join to create a cohesive plan.

Ms. Wyman holds a degree in interior design from Texas State University and her professional affiliations include IIDA, ASID, and NEWH for which she has served in various leadership and committee roles.


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

Ms. Hughes-Wyman can be contacted at +1 972-707-0568 or connect@matchlinedesign.com

Coming up in December 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.