Jeremy Heyes named managing director of WATG London

by | 18 Oct 2021 | Design

Design firm WATG has appointed Jeremy Heyes, who has worked on a number of high-profile luxury hotels including Claridge’s and The St Regis Astana, to lead its London office.

Having joined WATG in 1992, and currently serving his third term on its board of directors, Jeremy Heyes has a wealth of experience to draw on in his new role.

Leading from experience

Boasting 35 years’ experience in planning and architecture around the world – with a particular emphasis on hospitality, entertainment, cultural and heritage projects – Heyes is already a well-known industry figure. In recognition of his unrivalled expertise, WATG has now made him managing director of its London office.

WATG president and CEO David Moore said: “Jeremy is one of our most remarkable leaders – passionately devoted to our clients, our design team and his craft. Our London studio will thrive under his leadership.”

Heyes added: “I am honoured to assume the managing director role for our London office. We have an incredibly talented and dedicated team who are boldly focused on delivering exceptional design for our clients. Our multidisciplinary team of strategists, master planners, architects, landscape architects and interior designers deliver magical, holistic design solutions that only WATG and Wimberly Interiors can do.”

A strong record in hospitality design

Heyes graduated with a BA and postgraduate diploma in architecture from Leeds University School of Architecture and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Oman Society of Engineers. He has served as senior vice president at WATG since 2009.

His impressive portfolio includes the landmark Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, which spans more than 270,000 sq m of built area, and the original US$65 million refurbishment of Claridge’s in Mayfair, for which he was the senior project architect.

Heyes was also the design and development lead for Legoland Windsor Resort, and worked on schemes like Intu Costa del Sol, The St Regis Astana and Porto Montenegro. His forthcoming projects include The Ritz-Carlton’s hotel and residences in Amman and two internationally branded properties being developed in Qatar – one of which is The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort – ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

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