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LEO A DALY Earns Top Interior Design Award from The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) Dallas Chapter

Winners are chosen as the elite firms who deliver exceptional interior design and provide support to NEWH 

A team of interior designers accepting an award.

The LEO A DALY Dallas studio was awarded a 2024 NEWH TopID Award, which is considered the highest honor bestowed upon an interior design firm within the organization’s awards programs. The award recognizes how design members of the chapter inspire others to exceed creative standards and give back to the industry through involvement and volunteerism with NEWH.  

Micaela Sheffield, Senior Interior Designer for LEO A DALY says the award feels especially rewarding, given the organization’s mission, stating, “NEWH is a globe-spanning community connecting the collective hospitality industry, offering leadership development, scholarships and education for the current and future hospitality designers. To receive this award from our colleagues in Dallas means we’re making an impact not only in designing celebrated hospitality environments, but also giving back to the industry as a whole.”

As part of the judging criteria, LEO A DALY submitted their interior design work on Shore House at the Del, which opened in 2022 as the crowning achievement of the multi-year master plan for the revitalization of the historic Hotel del Coronado. Coastal California Casual, the owner’s vision for this seaside hotel, was brought to life through creative interior design and embracing the hotel’s breathtaking location. Drawing inspiration from its rich legacy, the project challenged designers to preserve a 150-year tradition of iconic luxury while manifesting a contemporary, casual experience. 

LEO A DALY's design for Shore House at the Del blends historic inspiration with modern luxury.

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Kathy Chavez, Senior Associate and LEO A DALY Market Sector Leader, Hospitality was on hand to receive the award with the team and is honored to accept it for the second year in a row. She adds, “Winning this award is a testament to our commitment to designing dynamic, unforgettable spaces that help our clients craft moments, memories and one-of-a-kind experiences that keep their guests coming back time and again.”

The award was received by the team at the Dallas NEWH Fundraiser and Scholarship Dinner at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on October 20th, 2023.