HBA San Francisco announces promotion of Royster
Hospitality design firm HBA San Francisco has elevated Jacob Royster, who has worked on a host of major hotel schemes, from senior project designer to associate.
Jacob Royster’s promotion recognises his contribution to bolstering the reputation of HBA’s San Francisco office.
Cultivating leadership talent
In his new role as associate, Royster will be responsible for project management and leading architectural interior design and FF&E on schemes like Pebble Beach Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Cancun and Eluse Winery at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley. Royster is described by HBA as a driven designer and adaptable leader who has an inherent ability to understand clients’ visions.
In his time with the firm, he has helped it earn industry recognition through his leadership and work on award-winning projects such as Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe and The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
“We’ve had the honour of watching Jacob grow as a designer and push the boundaries of design over the past nine-plus years,” said HBA San Francisco partner Meghann Day. “His energy, perspective and demonstrated success are just a few reasons why he is an invaluable member of our team and an asset to our clients.
“The ever-increasing calibre of our work today wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team members. We are committed to cultivating our next generation of leadership talent from within our current team as we look forward to a milestone year ahead, and beyond, with exciting project openings.”
A strong track record
Royster has been rewarded by HBA for his detail-oriented approach, as well as for having a philosophy rooted in the belief that design is a powerful form of art. He has proven his ability to ensure projects exhibit creative vision in keeping with the brand, while fulfilling the necessary requirements that make a space successful.
The new associate began his career with HBA San Francisco as an intern. He has been a full-time designer with the firm since 2012.
The designer’s notable domestic and internationally hospitality projects include Fairway One at The Lodge, The Inn at Spanish Bay, Casa Palmero and The Beach & Tennis Club at Pebble Beach, The St Regis Mexico City and Hilton Guadalajara Midtown.
Before joining HBA, Royster earned his bachelor of fine arts in interior architecture and design from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University.
Designed to be in complete synergy with its surroundings, the luxurious InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is the focus for our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive. The architecture of Singapore-based design firm Eco-ID has created a refined setting that emanates...
Treehouse Hotel London, which opened in November 2019 Designed in collaboration with 93ft, Treehouse Hotel Manchester will celebrate sustainability by incorporating roof gardens, green walls and beehives producing fresh honey. The innovative Treehouse Hotels concept...
Skyline King Studio Guest Room at ModernHaus SoHo (imagery: © Nikolas Koenig) A stellar team that includes Thor Equities Group, Melissa Bowers, George Mendes and David Rabin has teamed up to create a stunning luxury hotel in the heart of New York City. This 114-key...
Mantra Terrace Hotel Brisbane has reopened to guests after undergoing a major refurbishment programme led by Singapore-based FDAT Architects. A new era has begun at one of Brisbane’s most popular hotels. A transformed offering in River City Brisbane, also known as...
Celebrated duo Alon Baranowitz and Irene Kronenberg of Baranowitz + Kronenberg discuss the importance of storytelling in hotel design for our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive. After co-founding interior design and architecture studio Baranowitz + Kronenberg in 1999,...
Our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive takes us inside the revamp of Hilton Frankfurt City Centre, which was supported by design studio THDP. A property that’s garnered widespread acclaim for its design, this new-look Hilton hotel lives up to Frankfurt’s global status as...
Design concept: InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
Region overview: Nearly 2,000 hotels set to go live in Europe
Treehouse-inspired hotel set to swing into Manchester
ModernHaus SoHo opens in downtown Manhattan
Country overview: More than 150 hotels in the pipeline across India [Infographic]