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FLICK MARS

JAMES FLICK

R E P E A L R E S TA U R A N T, H O T E L D I S T I L , L O U I S V I L L E

HOTEL DISTIL

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SPRING 2020

Partners James Flick and Matt Mars got to
know one another while working at Dallasbased Wilson Associates. "We wound up
emceeing the company Christmas party
because we were apparently the class
clowns," Mars recalls. In 2005, they decided
to start their own fi rm and hired two other
designers. These days, they lead a staff
of 30-including two dozen designers-at
offices in Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles.
Recent and upcoming projects include two
Autograph Collection properties: Hotel Distil
in Louisville and the Otis in Austin.
Much of their growth has occurred in
just the last two years, a quickened pace
that caught them off guard. The decision to
hire a business coach was a critical step to
stay on top of things. "We knew in the back
of our minds that our office culture would
change with growth, but it wasn't until we
experienced it that we really understood,"
says Flick. "The coach laid out a plan for us
to grow in a conservative and smart manner
and encouraged us to bring on an operations
person to handle the day to day."
For Flick, the greatest takeaway was
"learning to let go." Mars adds that "for me,
it was all about trust. We reorganized last
year and put studio directors in place who
we trust to pursue a leadership path that we
didn't have before."
"It's come full circle for us," Flick
concludes. "We were in our 20s when we
worked for Wilson, and we were fortunate to
get great opportunities to grow and learn.
This is a business that's always changing,
where the next trend is always around the
corner. We're excited to see how these people
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will respond to what the future holds."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - Spring 2020

Boutique Design - Spring 2020
From the Publisher
Front of House
Movers and Makers: BD’s Up-and-Coming Hoteliers
Future Forward: Brands Forecast
Ante Up: New Hotel Revenue Streams
Just Right: Mid-Sized Design Firms
Museum Hotel Antakya
Arctic Bath
Head of the Class: The 2020 Boutique 18
Products: Inspiration for Every Room
Ad Index
Checking In: Josh Wyatt
Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Intro
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - From the Publisher
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Front of House
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Movers and Makers: BD’s Up-and-Coming Hoteliers
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Future Forward: Brands Forecast
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Ante Up: New Hotel Revenue Streams
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Just Right: Mid-Sized Design Firms
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Museum Hotel Antakya
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Arctic Bath
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Products: Inspiration for Every Room
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Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Ad Index
Boutique Design - Spring 2020 - Checking In: Josh Wyatt
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