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Leonard Lee

Regional Managing Director
Singapore Tokyo

A great space is designed to serve the people in it, creating an almost fourth dimension for the guest. I cannot create an emotional connection, but I can evoke it.

Leonard sees the world as an elaborate collage; a place where creativity strikes in many unexpected ways.

His success stems not only from his passion but also from the inspiration he draws from the people, cultures and environments around him. He is constantly challenging the status quo, pursuing the next innovative and industry-leading design concepts that will impact the hospitality design community. During his 17-year career with Wilson Associates, he has designed numerous award-winning projects around the world for a variety of international brands, including Ritz-Carlton, Conrad, Capella, JW Marriott, and Starwood. Leonard believes it’s the subtle and refined details that define a guest’s experience, and his portfolio is a reflection of this dedication to his craft.

Location
Singapore
Languages
English
Mandarin
Hometown
Certifications
Affiliations
Education

Diploma, Interior Architecture
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Other
Achievements

2018 AHEAD Asia Awards – Urban Hotel – Newbuild:
Winner: Signiel Seoul Hotel at Lotte World Tower

2018 SBID International Design Awards - Club & Bar Design:
Finalist: Bar 81 at Signiel Seoul

2015 Gold Bund Award:
Winner: Hyatt Regency Chongming Island Shanghai, China

2015 Sleeper’s Asia Hotel Design Awards – Event Space (Conference, Banqueting & Meetings)
Finalist: Hyatt Regency Chongming, Shanghai, China

2014 Golden Nugget Award – Best International Commercial & Special Use Project:
Winner: Hyatt Regency Chongming Island Shanghai, China

2013 World Luxury Hotel Award – Best Luxury Business Hotel:
Winner: Lotte Hotel Seoul Korea

2013 LEAF Design Awards, Commercial Building of the Year:
Finalist: Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

2013 Emirates Glass LEAF Awards, International Interior Design Award:
Finalist: Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

2013 Interior Design Best of Year Award—Hospitality International Hotel
Finalist: Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

2013 DestinAsian The Luxe List 2013
China: Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

2013 INSPIRE Travel 2013 Luxe List
Finest Business Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, China

2008 Wave of the Future Award – Rising Designers

2008 HotelWorld Design Awards – Design of the Year:
Winner: Kempinski Hotel Dubai, U.A.E

2008 Gold Key Award – Best Guestroom Design
Finalist: Westin Guangzhou, China

2008 Legacy of Design, Texas Chapter ASID – Commercial Hospitality- Living
First Place: Westin Hotel, Guangzhou, China

2008 Design Ovation, Dallas Chapter ASID – Hospitality/Hotel
First Place: Westin Hotel, Guangzhou, China

2008 Hospitality Design Award – Judges Award for Best Guestroom
Winner: Westin Hotel, Guangzhou, China

2007 IHMRS Gold Key Award – Best Hotel Design:
Grand Prize Winner: Kempinski Hotel Dubai, U.A.E

2007 IHMRS Gold Key Award – Best Guestroom Design:
Grand Prize Winner: Kempinski Hotel Dubai, U.A.E

2003 IHMRS Gold Key Award – Best Guestroom Design:
Finalist: Conrad Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

2003 6th Annual Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards – “Best New Hotel”
Conrad Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

In the Press

Singapore Tatler
“Industry Leaders Leonard Lee, Shireena Shroff Manchharam And Marcus Ang On How They Pursue Excellence”

InDesignLive Singapore
“Leonard Lee: Innovating like a Shark”

Silkwinds
“Architecture Maven Leonard Lee on the Elements of Great Hotel Design”

Singapore Tatler
“How I travel”

Home & Décor
“How to create a hotel-like atmosphere for your home”

Portfolio
“Laps of Luxury”

PinPrestige
“The story behind see-through bathrooms in hotel rooms”

Speaking Engagements

2017 Beijing Design Week Forum, China – Exquisite Revolution In Design

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