ELIZABETH JOY THOMAS - International design - Luxe Hotels & Resorts Property Design & Development Professional
Elizabeth Joy Thomas, has been involved in international design and property development for almost two decades in Europe, Asia and Australia. 
As the Corporate Director of Design at Raffles Hotels & Resorts Elizabeth managed projects in CAMBODIA, CHINA, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, MALDIVES, MOROCCO, & VIETNAM.
Managing  the development portfolio meant travelling to project meetings overseas 90% of time frequently. Her work was mostly conducted while travelling.
Elizabeth worked on the following hotel & resorts development projects while at Raffles. NB each white underlined heading below is a direct hyperlink to more detailed information on each of the hotel projects along with further images.
Asia Pacific
Raffles Singapore is undergoing a room refurbishment. Oversaw aspects of the final design, documentation and construction of Mock-up-room for hotel suites upgrade.
Cambodia, Angkor Watt
Refurbishment  taking pairs of hotel rooms and combining into one larger suite.
Managed the selection of design consultants, oversaw schematic & design development, construction documents, and tender process for building contractors.  
Investigated the feasability of refurbishment of an part of building for increased accomodation requirments.
Involved in the review of final MUR and oversaw the design development and construction documentation of whole of hotel including approvals of selection of FF&E for all facilities including public areas and food and beverage outlets.
Part of a team that reviewed a number of proposed developed submissions in a design  competition for the selection of the projects preferred interior design consultants. Made recommendations to the project team and property owners on Raffles' prefered party and design presentation.
Raffles Chengdu 
Involved in the review of all interior design contractors work including a number of schematic and design developed proposals for all areas of the hotel. Due to the complex nature of the building structure the project
provided many design & construction challenges for the planning of lobby lounges, hotels rooms & suites, food & beverage areas and recreational facilities.
Raffles Qingshui Sanya  
Media Room 1Media Room 2 &  3
Part of a team that reviewed a number of design development proposals on two major upcoming Raffles Hotels and Resorts projects in China. Included masterplanning, architecture, interior design, and landscaping design submissions by many project consultants. 
Reviewed masterplanning, architecture, interior design, lighting and landscaping design submissions by many project consultants.
Approval of design presentations for all interiors, including MUR documentation and all FF&E selections and specifications.
Review of architecture and detailed interior design and planning for all public areas, hotel rooms and guest services area of the hotel. Oversaw many project consultants work includng Food & Beverage and landscaping design submissions. Directly involved in the development of a number of new and cutting edge hotel room concepts for a new market.
Managed the review and approval of  construction documentation including the review of planning, electrical drawings, lighting layouts, finishes plans and joinery shop drawing packages.
Part of a team that prepared detailed feasability analysis for reconceptualisation of an existing hotel. Included review of site, existing hotel buildings, support facilities, plant & equiptment. Provided comment on how existing premisis could be brought in line with company brand and design standards.
Involved in the review of masterplanning, architecture, landscaping, lighting and overall design concepts.  Responsible for overseeing the design direction of all resort interiors including the review and approval of all FF&E selections & MUR.
Involved in the feasability assesment, including review of existing site and building and making recommendations.
Reviewed design submissions and engaged consultants for cafe design.
Middle East / Africa
Reviewed masterplanning against Raffles design brief and made recommendations to owners.
Morocco Reviewed Interior design planning schemes, and selections.
Interior design project manager overseeing all hotels interiors while under construction. Involved overseeing RFI's for many complex & detailed technical issues on planning and building services co-ordination.
Park Hyatt Tbilisi Georgia
Interior design project manager overseeing all hotels interiors from schematic design, design development & preliminary construction documentation. Managed internal design team whilst overseeing external
documentation groups work as well as other specialist consultants output.
While at Mirvac Hotels & Resorts was involved with refurbishment programs of two leading hotels in Melbourne, Australia. The Sebel Albert Park and the Como Hotel, South Yarra (shown below and links above).
Below is a list of companies that Elizabeth has been researching
and following during her career
Accor, African Pride, Amalgamated Holdings Limited, Alila, Aman, Anantara, Angsana, Aryaduta, Banyan Tree, Beachcomber, Beaches Resorts, Boscolo, Browns Hotels, Budda Bar Hotels & Resorts, Bvlgari, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, CDL, Cham, Clinique La Parie, Club Mediterranee, Como, Concorde, Conrad & Crowne Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Design Hotels, Devi Resorts, Dream Hotels, Dusit International, Elegant Resort Group, Emirates, Evason Hideaway & Six Senses, Evian, Fairmont, Firmdale Hotels, Four Seasons, FRHI, General Hotel Management, George V Hotels & Resorts, Global Hotel Alliance, Grand Hotels International, Grand Millenium, Great Eagle Hospitality Group, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, Hardrock Hotels, Hill Goodridge, Hilton Condrad, Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, Hotel Plaza Group, HRH Group of Hotels, Huka Retreats, Hyatt International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, ITC Sheraton Welcome Group, Jumeriah Group, Kantary Group, Karma Developments, Kayamanis, Kempinski, Kingdom Hotel Investments,The Kor Group, Landis, Langham Hotels, Le Meridien, Leela, Low Yat Group, Lungarno Hotels, Luxe Wolrdwide, Mandarin Oriental, Marco Polo, Marriott Hotels International, Meritus Hotels & Resorts, MHGC, Millenium & Copthorne International, Minor International, Morgans Hotel Groups, Oberoi, Omni, One & Only, Orient Express Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Enterprises, Pacific Resort Hotels, Pan Pacific, The Park Hotels, Park Royal Hotels & Resorts, Pearl Resorts, The Peninsula Hotels Group, Petit Palais Hotels, Restreats & Spas, Preferred Hotels Group, Promus Hotels LLC, Protea Group, Radisson & Carlson Worldwide, Raffles, Ramada, Ritz Carlton, Rocco Forte Collection, Rombus International, Rydges, Samat Dubai, Sandals Resorts, Saville Hotel Group, Shangri-La, Seattle Hotel Group, Seven Hotels, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Sofitel, SPMH Resorts & Spas,  Stamford, Star River, Starwood, Summit Hotels & Resorts, Sunway Group, Swissotel, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces, UOL Group, Verandah, Viceroy, Vikram Chatwal, Waldorf, Warwick International Hotels, and Westin Hotels & Resorts.
For other projects that Elizabeth has worked on during her career, please read next page
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