New MD at DesignLSM

November 28, 2019

(UK) – Renowned design studio appoints Holly Hallam as new Managing Director.

Hallam brings with her considerable experience in brand, commercial and hospitality consumer strategy to the role.  

Following three decades at the helm of the international hospitality design practice, Steve La Bouchardiere is stepping down from his position as Managing Director and passing the title onto Hallam, who is part of the senior management team. Steve will remain an integral part of the company in his position as Co-Founder, mentoring and sharing his knowledge and experience with the team.

“Holly truly embraces our design philosophy and future vision at DesignLSM, I have no doubt that she will make a successful leader and build upon the legacy and regarded reputation of the company and I look forward to working alongside her in our new roles,” says La Bouchardiere.

Since joining the studio in 2015, Holly has driven and built up the studio’s offering and  vast client portfolio. She has also been responsible for championing the DesignLSM brand, encouraging thought leadership and creativity through speaking and representing the company at key industry events such as Sleep & Eat, Independent Hotel Show, Revo and GRIF (Global Restaurant Investment Forum).

“This is an exciting new chapter for the studio,” she says. “The hospitality industry has changed dramatically over the last few years and we, at DesignLSM, are evolving too. Our close-knit team of strategists and creative designers are attune to our clients’ commercial and operational objectives and passionate about creating inspiring concepts that appeal to today’s consumer.”

“I’m enthusiastic about our future vision and growth; we are currently working with hospitality brands such as D&D London, Hilton, Gaucho, Kempinski Hotels, Rhubarb, Baha Mar Resorts amongst many others, whilst increasing our international presence with projects in North America, Asia and the Middle East. I would like to thank Steve and the senior team for their support and look forward to the studio’s continued curation of fabulous hospitality experiences.”