Global interior architecture design firm Wilson Associates has named Roy Posey as design director in the firm’s Dubai studio. In his new role, Posey will oversee the studio’s design initiatives, projects, conceptualization, and staffing—serving as a vital mentor to the growing Middle East-based design team. Bringing with him over 15 years of design experience, Posey will also represent the rapidly expanding studio at a host of industry events in and around Dubai.
Posey began his career in interior design conceiving restaurant and bar interior spaces, as well as high-end residential interiors. Leveraging that expertise, he brings a wealth of industry knowledge and a fresh perspective to Wilson Associates, following his previous leadership roles for noted international interior design firms such as Keane, where he was head of design; Hirsch Bedner Associates, Singapore; and the Honest Group.
Posey is recognized throughout the industry for implementing functional design strategies, uniquely optimized for the needs of both leisure and business travelers. He is known for creating thoughtfully designed guest rooms and public spaces that encourage brand loyalty for his clientele. For Wilson Associates’ Dubai studio, Posey is currently working on the following hospitality projects: Westin Hotel Ras Al Khaimah; Pai Thai, a Thai restaurant within the Al Qasr Hotel in Dubai; and a large hotel on the new The Island development in Dubai.
“I’ve recognized Wilson Associates as a world-class, luxury hospitality interior architectural design firm for many years,” said Posey. “I’ve kept an ear to the ground on their latest work and commitment to design excellence and was thrilled to learn that a spot opened up at the firm’s Dubai studio. I am grateful to have joined such a creative design team and look forward to furthering our reach in the region.”