Patrick Burke, AIA, Principal of Michael Graves Architecture & Design will be a part of a riveting panel discussion at the High Point Market Hospitality Summit in High Point, North Carolina Monday, October 16, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Patrick Burke will pull from his 35+ years at MGA&D, sharing his experiences and insights on the evolution of the hospitality industry with several other well-known thought-leaders in hospitality.

Today, the hospitality world looks to the designers to deliver unique experiences and local connections. – Patrick Burke, AIA

“In my first hotel projects in the mid-1980’s (before the first boutique hotels happened) the hotel operators insisted that the hotel was a functional machine and that their brand was to be replicated worldwide for a consistent and recognizable brand experience much like McDonalds or Coca Cola. Design and local context was to take a back seat to the homogenous brand identity. We did interior designs for a Hyatt, a Sheraton, and a Westin in the mid 1980’s that pushed the boundaries of design freedom – and this was an unwelcome and difficult challenge for each of the operators. Today, the hospitality world looks to the designers to deliver unique experiences and local connections. Design has become one of the most important parts of the guest experience. Today we recognize that at the upper tiers of the hospitality industry guests are seeking unique experiences not uniformity in hospitality, and the industry has come a long way.” – Patrick Burke on the hospitality industry

When:

Monday, October 16, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Where:

Bernhardt Furniture Company, IHFC, Design Center, Floor 6

What:

Panel Discussion: The Four Pillars of Hospitality
The essence of our industry, as seen from four foundational perspectives

Moderator Gary Inman explores the essence of hospitality with Larry Traxler, Sr. Vice President – Global Design, Hilton Worldwide; Stacy Garcia, CEO, Stacy Garcia New York; David Kepron, Vice President, Distinctive Premium Brands, Global Design Strategies; Douglas Parker, CEO, Parker International; and Patrick Burke, AIA, Principal, Michael Graves Architecture & Design.

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About Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke, AIA, is Principal and Studio Head at MGA&D with over thirty-five years of lead designer experience. Since joining the firm in 1982, Burke has been the lead designer for projects ranging from civic and institutional education project to master planning and design for eco-sensitive resort developments across the world. All of Burke’s designs uniquely reflect both the identity and cultural character of the client and of the local environment.

Recently, Burke has been the Principal-in-Charge and lead designer of Resorts World at Sentosa, South-East Asia’s largest and most integrated resort in addition to The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels.

Burke’s various experiences in designing hospitality projects, extensive planning and delivery of high-profile museums and other institutional, civic and corporate buildings across the world.

He has been a keynote speaker for several industry events in hospitality, sustainability and wellness and has participated on numerous juries and peer reviews. His projects have won numerous awards for design excellence, sustainability and constructability.

About High Point Market

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

The event encompases over 180 Buildings, 11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace, attracts 75,000 attendees every six months and includes more than 2,000 Exhibitors representing over 100 countries.

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