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A MESSAGE FROM THE NEWH, INC. PRESIDENT

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elcome to springtime, which we hope is full of sunshine as we look forward to the healing and recovery of
our world and the economy. Like many of you, we are seeing positive activity and people starting to move
about and travel.
Forecasts are showing that the hospitality industry is moving forward in 2021 with a stronger
rebound anticipated for 2022. To that end, several design firms have shared with us that they are
hiring, heading out to job sites, finding active RFQs, and being awarded hospitality projects-exciting
developments to be sure. NEWH is of course here to support those who are on the lookout for new
positions or looking to hire. The NEWH Career Network continues to be free of charge for both
members and nonmembers. There has been a lot of activity on newh.org/career-network-in fact,
one design firm posted 10 open positions recently!
We are very proud of the four amazing NEWH Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity chapter education
sessions offered recently to our membership in their time zones and with geographical focus. These
informative sessions were led by Rachel Williams, our EID consultant, who has helped NEWH grow
and develop a program of equity, inclusion, and diversity. If you were not able to participate, please
visit the EID page on newh.org, where members can view these events. The site also offers EID
content, links, and FAQs in our effort to support and educate our membership.
NEWH, Inc. online content also continues to grow, with great speakers and lots of engagement from
the community. Please look out for NEWH EDOnline content to be launching in May on newh.org.

Chris Tucker

Other announcements from NEWH:
»	 HOST Milano is proceeding this October 22nd-26th, 2021 in Milan and is looking for NEWH VIPs to attend as
first-time visitors from the architectural, interior design, and procurement fields. Potential attendees must be working
on hospitality projects, and a small number of invitations will be hosted with airfare, lodging, and exposition passes
included. If interested, please send an email to info@newh.org with HOST Milano in the subject line.
»	 The NEWH Executive Committee has voted to award a $10,000 scholarship in honor of Arne Sorenson, former CEO
of Marriott and an industry leader who will be sorely missed for his contribution to our industry. Please stay tuned for
more information.
»	 NEWH has partnered with Hospitality Design and the Hospitality Diversity Action Council on a new $5,000
scholarship intended to support and promote diversity in the hospitality industry. Find more information in the
Scholarships section of this issue on page 50.
»	 We are looking forward to returning to in-person events. NEWH will have booths at both HD Expo + Conference-
held this August 24th-25th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas-and at BDNY, November 14th-15th at the Javits Center
in New York, so please visit us! We also can't wait to host our International Board of Directors meeting at BDNY.
Lastly, we know that over the last year many of our members were challenged to maintain their membership. We have
continued to extend dues as needed to ensure we all remain connected. Our members are vital to this organization,
both present and future, and we are committed to providing support however we can.
Sincerely,

Chris Tucker
NEWH, Inc. International President

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - Summer 2021

Contents
Letter from the President
News
Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Guest Perspective
Who's Who
New NEWH Corporate Partners
Conference Roundup
Have You Seen
Scholarships
Scholarship Heroes
Interview: Arash Azarbarzin
Sustainability Point of View
Q&A: Tara Chung
Q&A: Courtney Elfand
Q&A: Gabe Rodriguez
Cover Story
Project: Canopy Cancun
Project: Pressed Roots
Project: Giannino Mayfair
Project: Portola Hotel & Spa
Chapter Highlights
Save the Date
New Members
Partner Profiles
Ad Index
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NEWH - Summer 2021 - Q&A: Tara Chung
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NEWH - Summer 2021 - Q&A: Courtney Elfand
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NEWH - Summer 2021 - Q&A: Gabe Rodriguez
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NEWH - Summer 2021 - Cover Story
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NEWH - Summer 2021 - Project: Canopy Cancun
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