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Wimberly Interiors, a design studio of WATG, has established itself at the forefront of hospitality design, delivering inspired work that integrates reality with emotion, and ranking 59th in Interior Design Giants of Design Top 100 of 2020 and 19th in the 2020 Top 100 Hospitality Giants.
In 2020, Wimberly Interiors designed projects in over twenty countries on five continents on behalf of distinguished brands such as Ritz-Carlton and Ritz-Carlton Reserve, EDITION, W Hotels, Dream Hotel Group, Moxy, Hotel del Coronado, Park Hyatt, Four Seasons, Rosewood, Viceroy, Fairmont and more. The firm’s exceptional designs begin with a compelling story and a spirit of curiosity that inform and intrigue guest experiences with unique expression.
Winner of over sixty awards and accolades, the studio’s marquis hospitality projects include the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, The EDITION Abu Dhabi, Dream Hotel Downtown New York, Marquee New York, Chroma Seoul, Bellagio Shanghai, Rosewood Baha Mar, Four Seasons Los Angeles, Bentley Suite at The St. Regis New York, Hotel 50 Bowery NYC, Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia and Viceroy Ombria Resort in Portugal.
Wimberly Interiors has strategic studios in New York, Los Angeles, London, Singapore and Shanghai.
About Josh Held
Josh Held joined Wimberly Interiors in July 2019 as Vice President and Director of Entertainment, and spearheads the studio’s global entertainment, gaming, nightlife, and retail design projects.
Josh brings more than twenty years of design expertise creating and re-inventing hospitality design and is renowned as a disruptor, with a portfolio that includes some of the world’s most cutting-edge entertainment projects across the Americas and Asia Pacific.
Prior to Wimberly Interiors, Josh ran his own practice for ten years – Josh Held Design – where he created edgy and theatrical design for projects such as the W New York Times Square, Dream Hotel Downtown New York, Dream Hotel Midtown New York, Zouk nightclub in Malaysia, Chroma nightclub in Seoul, LIGHT Nightclub Las Vegas, Bacchanalia Restaurant Singapore, Voyeur Nightclub Los Angeles and multiple venues for Tao Group in New York and Las Vegas including Marquee New York City.
After receiving a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Texas at Austin in 1995, Josh moved to New York City where he joined the Rockwell Group. He spent 11 years as a Senior Associate garnering numerous awards and nominations for projects that embodied all aspects of hospitality and entertainment architecture. It was during those years that Josh mastered his ability to bring concepts of any size to the physical world while maintaining an exceptional level of custom, one of a kind, detailing.
Josh Held and Wimberly Interiors Global Director Margaret McMahon have a shared belief that every space has a story to tell and design is an integral part of telling that story. This vision is at the core of the studio’s approach to hospitality and lifestyle design.