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2348 Post Road
Warwick, RI, 02886
United States

Phone: 4017322900

James Lehouiller

James Lehouiller LEED AP
Managing Partner/ CEO

Industry Specialty

architectural & engineering services
design & construction management / project management
interior design


boutique hotels
condo hotels
conference centre / convention centres
convention hotels
destination casino resorts
destination resorts
extended stay hotels / corporate apartments
family entertainment centers
full service hotels
green hotels
holiday villages
independent hotels
limited / select service hotels
private clubs
resort mixed use developments
restaurants (full, quick and limited service)
theme parks & attractions
time share & interval ownership
tourism / destination management

Speaker Topics

asset management
boutique hotels
capital markets
extended stay
global hotel industry trends
greening of the hospitality
hospitality design
management and leadership
public private partnerships in real estate development
spa design management and marketing

Geographic Areas

North America, Africa, Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, South America

Speaking Engagements

HD Expo + Conference- “The Challenges and Opportunities of Developing the Middle East’s Hospitality Scene." HD Expo + Conference- “Exploring India: the Challenges and Opportunities.” BDNY Conference- “Getting It Right in The Middle East.”

Mission Statement

In partnering with the world’s top hospitality brands, the DiLeonardo “team of masters” continually demonstrates an ability to harness purposeful elegance in design—and deliver it anywhere in the world, creating spaces that "do their jobs" with grace and flare. We attend to both the aesthetic and financial success of every project.


James’ charge is to strive for excellence in DiLeonardo’s goal to be the best. His relentless pursuit of excellence brings him in contact with all aspects of the firm, clients and project collaborators around the globe. James oversees DiLeonardo’s global operations with a guiding focus on advancing its reputation for exceeding client expectations. He travels extensively, overseeing the firm’s offices in the United States, Dubai, Hong Kong & the Philippines. As Managing Partner / CEO of the firm, James often travels the globe to meet clients and staff asking the question, “what can we do better?”


University of Vermont, USA: B.S. in Business Administration Concentration: Finance & Marketing Johnson & Wales University: Dr. (h.c.) Business Administration

Professional Memberships

• LEED AP • Urban Land Institute • US Green Building Council • Historic New England • Johnson & Wales University International Advisory Board

Representative List of Clients

Ritz Carlton Four Seasons Rosewood Hilton Marriott Hyatt IHG Shangri-La The Address Grand Hyatt Taj Raffles Luxury Collection Autograph Collection Curio Collection Renaissance Sheraton Westin Hyatt Centric Movenpick Swissotel Fairmont Kempinski Radisson JW Marriott

Articles and Publications

• “Beating the Odds” Boutique Design Magazine • “Architects & Designers Report” Hotel Business Magazine • “Point of View” Boutique Design Magazine • “Ecolological vs. Luxury” RFP Magazine