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Suite 7-287
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
United States

Phone: 805 886 5636

Becka Chester

Becka Chester ISHC

Industry Specialty

design & construction management / project management
interior design
interim management
time sharing vacation ownership consulting


boutique hotels
condo hotels
conference centre / convention centres
convention hotels
destination casino resorts
destination resorts
extended stay hotels / corporate apartments
full service hotels
independent hotels
limited / select service hotels
private clubs
resort mixed use developments
restaurants (full, quick and limited service)
time share & interval ownership

Speaker Topics

boutique hotels
consumer trends
extended stay
food service industry
global hotel industry trends
hospitality design
spa design management and marketing
time share vacation ownership

Geographic Areas

The Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, BD West, "Fine Print: The Art of Specifying" 2017 | Moderator, BD West, "Start Me Up: Tips For Going Solo" 2016 | AHLA HX Conference, Capex Panel, 2015, New York, NY | Moderator, Owner's Roundtable, BLLA Leadership Symposium 2013, Hollywood, CA | Panelist, ha+d Editorial Roundtable, HD Expo, 2011 | Keynote Speaker, HOTEC Operations Conference 2011, Orlando, FL | HD/ISHP Owner's Roundtable, 2008 HD Expo, Las Vegas, NV | HD/ISHP Owner's Roundtable, 2007 HD Expo, Las Vegas, NV | Panelist, "On Design", 2004 ARDA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV | Panelist, "Design Trends", 2003 ARDA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL | Speaker, "Theme, Design & Budget" 1994 RCI Conference, Kuala Lumpur | Speaker, "How to Design the Perfect Timeshare" 1992 Int'l Hotel Conference, Jakarta

Mission Statement

To use my special experience and expertise in the interior design industry to provide hotel owners with the complete services of an in-house design executive. By offering these skills on a project-to-project basis, I uniquely fill a principal position that is usually available only to the largest hotel firms.


Interior Design Management | Owner's Representative | Design Lead/Liasion | Brand Development | Prototype Design | Product Design

Past Experience

Vice President of Interior Design, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Beverly Hills, CA | Vice President of Hospitality Design, sfa design, Santa Barbara, CA | Managing Director, Design I Interiors International Ltd, Hong Kong & Los Angeles


Cal State University, Long Beach | University of California, Los Angeles | University of California, Santa Cruz

Professional Memberships

International Society of Hospitality Consultants, 2014-Present | Advisory Board, Boutique/Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), 2011 to the present | Advisory Board, Hospitality Design, 2006-2008

Representative List of Clients

Walt Disney Imagineering | Hilton Hotels Corporation | Shangri-La Hotels | New World Development | Radisson Hotels and Resorts | Starwood Hotels | Marriott International | Turnberry Associates | Marriott Vacation Ownership | Crescent Operating | Delta Hotels & Resorts | Hotel Santa Barbara (Independant)

Articles and Publications

"Tips For Making Your Hotel Renovation Guest Friendly," Hotel News Now/ISHC Global Insights, February, 2017 | "Six Strategies For Managing The Design Process," HNN/ISHC Global Insights, November, 2016 | "Ten Criteria For Finding The Right Design Firm," HNN/ISHC Global Insights, November, 2016 | "The Problem With Chains Branding Boutique," HNN/ISHC Global Insights, August, 2015 |"Editorial Roundtable," ha+d/Hotel Management, June 2011 | "Hotel Execs Talk Design," Hospitality Design, November 2005 | "High-Tech Haven," Lodging Hospitality, June 2005 | "The Hilton Club," RCI Ventures, October 2004 | "Remix Your Market," Hotels Magazine, November 2003 | "Radisson Plaza Flagship Gets Edgy in Minneapolis," Hotel Business, Fall 2003 | "Boutique Appeal For The Mid-Tier," Hotels Magazine, March 2002 | "Roman Holiday," Interiors Magazine, June 2000 | "How to design perfect interiors for a timeshare project," PACE, October 1995 |