May 2009— Rhonda Rasmussen has been promoted to vice president and firm-wide director of interior design. In her new role, she will be the service line leader for interiors across WATG’s six offices worldwide.
Rasmussen has more than 25 years of interior design and hospitality experience. Her international background has given her the ability to assist hospitality clients with the creation of world-class hotels and resorts of all sizes. Her design capabilities and experience extend to project direction and management, client and consultant presentations, design and detail drawings, product and finish specifications, FF&E selections, construction administration and value engineering.
Earning a bachelor of interior architecture degree from the University of Oregon in 1984, Rasmussen then embarked on an international career, working on projects in London, China, Malaysia, Japan, the Caribbean and throughout the United States. Rasmussen's most recent projects include the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Wellness Center and Spa in California; the Quinta do Lorde Resort and Marina, a mixed-use resort which includes a hotel, timeshare, resort villas and spa in Portugal; St. Regis Princeville renovation on Kauai and two resort hotels in Costa Rica.
WATG is the number one hospitality design firm in the world, according to surveys by Hotel Design and Hotel & Motel Management magazines. Hospitality Design magazine’s recent survey of architecture and interior design firms ranked WATG’s corporate culture among the top in the country: best career advancement, best firm philosophy, best client list, best list of projects, and most innovative. Since its founding in 1945, WATG has designed destinations in 160 countries from its offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.watg.com.