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Gareth James

Design Director, Principal

We design not for today, but for tomorrow and all days thereafter.

Gareth’s creativity is inspired from myriad sources, from his own artistic pursuits to the environment around him, as well as his deep interest in architectural history.

He loves nothing more than to subtly hint at a classical form in a clean, contemporary and sophisticated manner. His core design philosophy revolves around integrity, elegance and an aspiration for timelessness. Outside of the office, Gareth is a keen sports enthusiast and audiophile, with his vast eclectic music collection always setting the mood and tone throughout the rooms of his house.

During his nearly 30-year career in the interior design industry, he has designed numerous award-winning projects around the world for a variety of international brands, including Langham Hotels, Waldorf-Astoria, Hyatt and St. Regis. Gareth’s dedication to his projects shines through in his portfolio, his humor and his positive personality, enabling him to cultivate honest and long-lasting relationships with clients and colleagues alike.


Higher National Diploma, Interior Design
London College of Furniture, London, United Kingdom


2001-2003 Condé Nast Day Spa of the Year
Winner: Chancery Court Spa, now named Sense Spa at The Rosewood London

2018 Indonesia Bold Design Award, Travel - Urban & Resort:
Winner: The Langham-SCBD Jakarta, Indonesia

2017 AHEAD Asia Award, Best Hotel Guestroom:
Shortlisted: The Langham Haikou, China

2017 The International Hotel & Property Awards, Best luxury Hotel Guestroom:
Shortlisted: Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai

2017 The International Hotel & Property Awards, Best Luxury Hotel:
Shortlisted: The Langham Haikou, China

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