GROTON, MASS. — Officials of The Cornerstone Collective announced Joanne Gravina has been named senior interior designer. In her new role, she will oversee all aspects of the company’s interior design projects, from conceptual designs through completion.
“Joanne is a remarkable designer with a deep understanding of the interplay between form and function and a keen eye for subtle details, leading to many positive guest experiences,” said Suzie Hall, founder and CEO, The Cornerstone Collective. “Her ability to create customized FF&E products that give each property that unique look and feel, while maintaining functionality, durability and code compliancy, within the client-established and approved budget, is superhuman. Her expertise and knowledge allow her to take her assigned projects from programming to completion with the confidence and ease necessary for success. We look forward to her creative input as she lends her unique sense of style to future projects.”
With more than 32 years of experience, Gravina has an established track record of effectively designing, process managing and providing procurement services for multiple hotels, resorts, restaurants and spas at virtually all service levels. Highlight projects from her portfolio include the Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel in the Doha, Qatar hotel for the royal family of Qatar and Resort World Catskills hotel and casino in Monticello, N.Y. Prior to joining The Cornerstone Collective, she owned and operated her own agency, Joanne Gravina Interior Design. Previously, she held similar senior interior designer positions with JCJ Architecture and J/Brice Design International. Gravina received her degree in Interior Design while attending Mount Ida College.
“The Cornerstone Collective has developed a sterling reputation as one of the ‘go-to’ design and procurement firms in the hospitality industry,” Gravina said. “I particularly look forward to working with independent hotel brands and boutique hotels, one of their known specialties. Boutique hotel design is my first love, and I cannot wait to start making an impact in the hospitality industry at Cornerstone.”
The Cornerstone Collective is a holistic and integrated full-service design and construction solution that accelerates and simplifies the hotel development process. The group brings proven leadership, exquisite talent, innovation and optimal resources together to create the ideal team for hospitality projects. This new, innovative approach keeps all elements of a project under one canopy, advancing the process to ensure deadlines are met and strict spending budgets are kept. Meaningful results and an optimized ROI are just as important as creating unique, custom environments for guests.
Grounded in almost three decades of award-winning notable design, Cornerstone’s strategic vision through tactical solutions guarantee a best-in-class experience for our clients. Its extensive experience in high-end hospitality, resort, master planning, LEED and healthcare markets positions the company to anticipate potential gaps and to capitalize on innovative opportunities.