DALLAS, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Associates, a global interior architectural design firm, today announced the appointment Olivier Chavy as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 31, 2013.
Mr. Chavy brings to Wilson Associates an entrepreneurial spirit with significant experience in brand building and development in the luxury hospitality industry. His passion and vision is underscored by his strong track record of managing luxury brands that has been established over a 25-year career.
"Olivier is an innovative talent with the right vision and energy to lead Wilson Associates through its next phase of growth and transformation," said Cheryl Neumann, co-president of Wilson Associates. "His people development, high-design and client-service skills are the perfect complement to our firm and culture. We look forward to working closely with Olivier and are confident that he will enhance our spirit of creativity and client service. We will stay true to our values and mission of setting the standard for design leadership."
Mr. Chavy said, "I am excited to lead Wilson Associates, an organization with an enviable portfolio of clients and designs, and a strong culture of creativity. Wilson Associates is known globally for its design leadership, client focus and exceptional talent, and, together, we will uphold the mission and values on which Wilson Associates was built. I look forward to hitting the ground running."
Mr. Chavy previously served as International Head, Global Brand Performance of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands for Hilton Worldwide, where he led brand performance teams for nearly 50 Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels worldwide (and 25 more under construction). In this role, Mr. Chavy was responsible for leading all pre-opening processes, including interior design positioning, room mock up and public spaces review, product positioning, pre-opening budget and marketing activities for new properties, and global luxury brands performance for opened and trading properties. Prior to this role, Olivier was Senior Vice President Hilton Grand Vacations Resort & Area Vice President Hotel Operations Hilton hotels.
About Wilson Associates
Specializing in interior architectural design, Wilson Associates was founded in 1971 and today employs 350 professionals across seven international offices: Dallas (headquarters), New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and an associate office in Kochi, India. Blending experience, innovation and solid business principles, Wilson Associates continually sets the design standard at some of the world's most well-known addresses. The firm creates interiors for world-class hotels, resorts, restaurants, casinos and high-end residential properties, offering a full range of design services. Wilson Associates is consistently ranked as one of the top firms in the hospitality design industry worldwide.
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