Amy Dixon appointed Design Director, Singapore
Amy is an experienced interior designer with over 20 years of international expertise in the hospitality and leisure sector, including most recently a decade in Dubai, Amy has extensive design experience, managing projects from the concept stage through to the design and implementation phases.
With an early career in the European luxury residential market, Amy’s portfolio strengthened when she moved to Dubai to design for hospitality brands such as Accor, Atlantis, Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott, Millennium, Movenpick, One&Only and Starwood.
She has worked on a plethora of complex projects for both public and private sector clients ensuring designs adhere to brand standards while striving to push the boundaries in line with new emerging trends.
With an instinctive eye for detail and tastes honed by global travel, Amy’s creative aspirations and expertise deliver unique and individual interior spaces, be their intent to inspire, delight or comfort. She works with a collaborative approach, crafting inimitable, immersive and innovative environments, with a focus on the guest experience.
Ms Dixon was formerly Design Director, Dubai at Kerzner International, a luxury resorts, residences and integrated entertainment developer and management firm, where she led design teams on existing and new properties within the Group’s portfolio, including One&Only Hotels, Atlantis Resorts and the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort. Prior to that, she helmed senior design roles in construction and interior design firms in the Middle East and Europe.
Aditi Gupta named Country Representative (India)
JPA Design has also named Aditi Gupta as Country Representative (India), overseeing business development in the country. Aditi, who is also a Senior Interior Designer with JPA, has worked with the firm for over seven years in Singapore and India. Projects include the Amoda Reserve, India, Cape Waligame, Sri Lanka and Fort Aguada, India. Aditi holds a Bachelor of Design in Interior Design from the Raffles Design Institute, Singapore.
JPA Design has a large India portfolio, including the award-acclaimed Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, the Lake Palace, Udaipur, the Radisson Blu, Kolkata and the Vivanta Chennai.
“We are excited to have Amy on board and welcome Aditi to her new role. Asia has always been very important, now even more so as the region’s hospitality and transportation sectors grow. Invigorated with great talent in South Asia and Southeast Asia, we are strengthening our focus in the region to deliver cutting-edge designs,” said James Park, JPA Design Founder & Principle.
“I’m thrilled to be part of JPA Design, an industry leader that is spearheading innovative and exquisite interiors. Together with the team, I look forward to surpassing our client’s vision with the use of innovative technologies and new materials, while keeping in mind changing tastes and the ever-increasing expectations from the traveling public,” stated Amy.
JPA Design has a long history in Singapore, and across Asia. The Singapore office was established 25 years ago, beginning with the design and fit out for The Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. Singapore Airlines was also an early client, a relationship that has continued over ten major projects, from the Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge design, to first and business class seats for a variety of aircraft. JPA-designed business class seats are installed on the world’s longest flight, the Singapore Airlines Singapore-New York flight, on the Airbus A350-900ULR, with 67 business class and 94 premium economy seats.
Booming tourism industry boosts Asia’s hospitality sector
The tourism industry is booming in Southeast Asia; visitor numbers jumped by 49 per cent between 2010 and 2015, to more than 109 million. This has delivered strong growth to the region’s hospitality sector. In 2017, 437 new hotels were in the pipeline, with 113 projects in Indonesia, 81 in Thailand and 79 in Malaysia. Hotelworks reports that by 2020, supply growth of hotel rooms will hit 45,000 units.
India is a large market for travel and tourism. In 2017, the tourism & hospitality sector’s contribution to GDP was USD 91.27 billion (Rs 5.94 trillion). This is expected to reach USD 194.69 billion (Rs 12.68 trillion) in 2028, with an average growth rate of 7.23 per cent from 2012 to 2028.
Award winning JPA Design is a world-leader in the design and creation of premium environments for the hospitality and transportation sectors. Founded in 1982, JPA Design works with many of the world’s most prestigious brands on the design of aircraft, train, hotel and airport lounge interiors. The team includes specialists across design, architecture, engineering, trends, colour and materials. JPA Design owns a number of patents and has received international acclaim and awards for their work.
About JPA Design
Award winning JPA Design is a world-leader in the design and creation of premium environments for the hospitality and transportation sectors. Founded in 1982, JPA Design has an enviable reputation working with some of the world’s most prestigious brands on the design of aircraft, train, hotel and airport lounge interiors. JPA Design has offices in London, Singapore and Dubai.
To clients they are their trusted partners in the management of a complex set of criteria required to design and deliver category-leading interiors. The team is made up of specialists across design, architecture, engineering, trends, colour and materials.