WATG AND WIMBERLY INTERIORS APPOINTS GHC ASIA AS ASIA PACIFIC PR REPRESENTATIVEThe world's leading hospitality and destination design firm, WATG, has appointed hospitality and lifestyle specialist PR agency GHC Asia as its communications representative for Asia Pacific.

GHC Asia's brief will be to raise the global design firm's profile in the Asia Pacific region, where WATG and its interior design studio Wimberley Interiors are working on an exciting pipeline of landmark projects and predicting significant growth for the business. 

Founded in 1945 by George 'Pete' Wimberly in Honolulu, WATG is one of the world's leading multidisciplinary design firms specializing in hospitality, entertainment and gaming, urban and mixed-use, and high-end residential design.

Independent to this day and with a profound respect for heritage, its five studios – Strategy, Master Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Wimberly Interiors – stay true to the company's values, designing spaces that respect, protect and enhance the natural magic of their surroundings while delivering long-term value for clients and communities.

In Asia, the firm's work embraces projects as diverse as the region's most famous classic hotels like The St. Regis Singapore and The Garden Wing of The Shangri-La Singapore, to master-planning entirely new urban and resort destinations such as Phu Quoc island and the debut of the new InterContinental brand in Halong Bay in Vietnam. Pioneers of the integrated resort model, WATG and Wimberly Interiors have designed for such world-renowned luxury brands as Four Seasons, One&Only, Rosewood, Fairmont and Belmond along with lifestyle brands such as EDITION, W, Aloft, Indigo, Moxy and Dream Hotel Group.

“We have a lot of exciting projects globally, a very talented international team and a strong pipeline in the Asia region,” said Rob Day, WATG Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific and China. “We felt the time was right to engage a dynamic and proactive PR agency who share our passion for the travel and hospitality industry. GHC Asia was a natural fit for us, and there was immediately great chemistry with our team.”

“As a regional PR agency who has worked on many landmark hotel and destination projects, we were already very familiar with WATG's work and reputation. They are truly legends in all aspects of design, and we are very excited to be engaged to help tell their incredible story,” said Paul Hicks, Founder and Chairman of GHC Asia.

As of 2021, WATG's global yet local team represents more than 65 nationalities and has designed and delivered over 400 built projects in 170 countries and territories – and counting.


About WATG

Founded in 1945, WATG is one of the world's leading design firms specializing in hospitality, entertainment + gaming, urban + mixed-use and high-end residential design. WATG's interior design firm, Wimberly Interiors, launched in 2008, and is consistently ranked in the Top 20 by Interior Design Magazine in its Hospitality Giants survey.

Since George “Pete” Wimberly founded the firm in Honolulu in 1945, WATG has grown to offer integrated design services including Strategy, Master Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interiors for urban, tourism and resort destinations. WATG and Wimberly Interiors have offices in Honolulu, Irvine (California), Los Angeles, New York, London, Dubai, Singapore and Shanghai and are best known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations with more than 400 built projects in 170 countries and territories across six continents. WATG's projects are renowned not only for their timeless design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success.

Throughout the decades, WATG and Wimberly Interiors have designed over 500 built projects on behalf of distinguished clients and brands such as Accor, Belmond, Blackstone Group, China Jinmao Group, China Merchant, Chimelong, Dune Real Estate Partners, Emaar, Four Seasons, Highgate, Hilton Worldwide, Host Hotels & Resorts, Huafa Group, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, intu Properties, Kempinski, Keppel Land, KSL Capital, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Marassi, Marriott International, MGM Resorts International, Minor Hotels, Mont Choisy Group, MSD Capital, New Century Tourism Group, R.D. Olson Development, The Red Sea Development Company, Rosewood Hotel Group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Suning, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Viceroy Hotels & Resorts, Yotel and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. www.watg.com


About Wimberly Interiors

Wimberly Interiors, a design studio of WATG, has established itself at the forefront of hospitality design, delivering inspired designs that integrate 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 20 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, Nusr-Et, Park Hyatt, Four Seasons, Rosewood, Viceroy, Fairmont and Belmond. 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 60 awards and accolades, the studio's marquis hospitality projects include the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Nusr-Et Beverly Hills, 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.

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