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The Firm Names New Hospitality Leadership

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The Firm Names New Hospitality Leadership

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., September 15, 2022) – Valentina Castellon has been promoted to hospitality interior design leader. In this role Castellon will lead a team of 30 interior designers within the firm’s $24 million Hospitality studio.

Valentina Castellon

Castellon began her DLR Group career as an intern before joining the firm in 2013. Since then, she has been a key interiors leader within the Hospitality studio collaborating with design teams and clients to elevate the firm’s luxury hospitality and gaming portfolios. Castellon has a depth of experience working with significant hotel flags and small boutique hotel operators. Her portfolio includes over 20 AC Hotels by Marriott, Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District; Dream Hotel in Las Vegas; The Vanguard – Marriott Autograph Collection in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“The Hospitality Studio has attracted a team of truly gifted designers, taking on increasingly sophisticated clients and notable projects. I see this as a new chapter and I am excited to continue to grow our Hospitality interiors practice,” said Castellon.

Castellon was a member of Boutique Design’s Boutique’18 class in 2019 and is a consistent contributor and creative voice in design media. Her product design work has been recognized by Hospitality Design and the International Interior Design Association. She is a board member of the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality.

Within the firm, she is dedicated to forging a strong design community through mentorship, scholarship, and design excellence. Castellon was named a Principal in 2020.

DLR Group Senior Principal and Brand Communications Manager andy ernsting
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