Amber Rogers Woody '12, Choice Hotels International Director of Interior Design, was interviewed by Hotels Magazine as one of the publication's Emerging Leaders under 40.
In the article, Woody talks about her career as a designer in the hotel industry.
"My [unique background] has made me a better hotel designer. When I’m designing, I’m thinking about multiple things. I’m a devil’s advocate, always asking, “Have we looked at the design from this
perspective?” I consider how a guest interacts with it, but also how a hotel associate interacts with the design. From an owner’s perspective, I think, “What are the costs associated with this? How do I build it? How do I ship it? How do I install it so that it makes sense and is attractive to owners as well?” Because of my experience, I have a much larger view than many other designers on how to make a great design. I also really care about smart design. To me, smart design is looking at how people actually use and interact with a space, not just how creative it is."
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