Ventus Design principal, Reiko Lewis, has close to 20 years of experience in the high-end hospitality interior design industry spanning across the globe. She has worked with many of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts including the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the Kempinski Hotel and Marriott Hotels. Lewis’ work has been featured in many of the industry’s leading trade magazines and highlighted at hospitality design shows across the country.
Under her direction, Ventus Design’s services span a range of styles including contemporary, modern, resort as well as classical design genres.
Lewis’s knowledge and detail-oriented approach allows her to constantly look for the most innovative solution. Her team also understands client’s needs, proactively offering creative ideas and managing budgets. The company’s compact size promotes efficiency and collaboration, resulting in excellent time and project management results for clients.
The ever-evolving demographic and age of the world traveler recently inspired Ventus to develop an innovative new Aging-in-Place product for the luxury hospitality market. Ventus has created beautiful, ADA-ready rooms with a look and feel that has been received with high guest satisfaction and no drop off in hotel RevPar.
Ventus Design has in-depth experience in guest room design, including ADA room design. As a certified Aging-In-Place Specialist, Reiko directs her passion for design to ADA rooms by applying universal and ADA design principles without sacrificing the aesthetics and qi (chi), or energy, of the space.
Many hotel owners are concerned with losing the energy of a place to accommodate universal design. Meanwhile many hotel visitors feel that ADA rooms are less than desirable and purposely request non-ADA rooms for their stay. Reiko’s experience, passion and detail-oriented thinking has helped her design rooms that are memorable and desirable to all guests, while maintaining a safe, functional and stylish environment that helps hotel’s maintain RevPar.