Experts in every aspect of a hotel project.
Co-Founder & Managing Director: Purchasing
Emille has been in the hospitality industry for nearly thirty years at various capacities ranging from purchasing at the property / regional level to sales and operations at the corporate level. Emille’s background includes the first eighteen years on the hotel side of operations in purchasing and project management covering various categories such as F&B, OS&E, FF&E and Capex and the latter twelve years in sales and development. Emille has held several positions with prominent companies over the years such as Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels, Marcus Hotels, American Hotel Register CO, Innvision Hospitality and now the recently formed Q&A Hospitality Services.
Over the years Emille has been able to attract clients and subsequently increase his client base by promoting the one stop shop turnkey concept model that embodies the entire service offering for all project types which includes FF&E interior design, FF&E / OS&E procurement and project management, construction, logistics and installation. This unique turnkey model is one the reasons Ken and Emille formed Q&A Hospitality Services to provide the utmost service to clients overall.
Emille attended DeVry University and majored in Business.
Co-Founder & Managing Director: Design
Ken has been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years having held various positions in design and project management with prominent companies such as Sun Development, Nationwide Hotel Supply, Maple Hall and Snowhite Textiles and Furnishings. Ken has completed many FF&E new construction and renovation projects ranging from limited service to full service, resort and boutique hotels. Ken has worked his way from Junior Designer and draftsman to Senior Designer and Purchasing Manager for some of the previously mentioned companies.
Ken’s hospitality experience includes new construction, renovation, installation and project coordination from inception to completion. Ken expertise provides him the ability to of meeting the challenge of supplying FF&E to each property combining the unique aesthetic needs, franchise specifications while staying within project budgets. Ken recently lead the design team who developed the standard room décor package “Living Modern” for LaQuinta’s new Del Sol prototype.
Ken holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago, IL.
Erica has been in the hospitality industry for several years having worked at other prominent project places such as American Hotel, Chipman Design and other design firms as a designer as well as a project coordinator / project management. Her background covers several key elements that support the day-to-day functionality of the business which comprises of the following:
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Proficiency in Photoshop, Full Design Development, Brand Specialty, Specification Development, Strong Client Relationships
Erica’s upbeat attitude and deep knowledge lends support to all clients for all their design and project management needs as it relates to all renovation and full service projects. She has the ability to translate client’s vision and ideas into reality to ultimately meet and exceed their expectations without compromising brand standards. Such scenarios create the win-win results for all involved which validates her / Q&A’s presence with the client, brand and industry overall.
Erica holds a Bachelor degree in fine arts for interior design from the Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, IL.