Hospitality design firm HBA San Francisco has named Jacob Royster, who has worked on a variety of key hotel projects, from senior project designer to associate.

Jacob Royster’s promotion recognizes his contribution to building the reputation of the HBA San Francisco office.

Promote leadership talent

In his new role as Associate, Royster will be responsible for project management and lead architectural interior design as well as FF&E on projects such as Pebble Beach Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Cancun and Eluse Winery at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley. Royster is described by HBA as a motivated designer and adaptable leader with the ability to understand its customers’ visions.

During his time with the company, his leadership roles and work on award-winning projects such as the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe and the Lodge at Pebble Beach helped the industry gain recognition.

“We have had the privilege of seeing Jacob grow and push the boundaries of design over the past nine years as a designer,” said Meghann Day, partner at HBA San Francisco. “His energy, perspective and proven track record are just a few reasons why he is an invaluable member of our team and an asset to our customers.

“The steadily growing caliber of our work today would not be possible without our committed team members. We are determined to nurture our next generation of leadership talent from within our current team, and look forward to a milestone year and beyond with exciting project openings. “

A strong track record

Royster has been recognized by HBA for its detail-oriented approach and philosophy based on the belief that design is a powerful art form. He has demonstrated his ability to ensure that projects have a creative vision in line with the brand while meeting the necessary requirements that make a space successful.

The new employee began his career at HBA San Francisco as an intern. He has been a full-time designer at the company since 2012.

The designer’s notable national and international hospitality projects include Fairway One in the Lodge, the Inn in Spanish Bay, Casa Palmero and the Beach & Tennis Club in Pebble Beach, the St. Regis in Mexico City and the Hilton Guadalajara Midtown .

Prior to joining HBA, Royster earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.