James Dilley heads up the Hospitality and Interior Design teams at world famous architects, Jestico + Whiles. Since cutting his teeth on his first professional project, Gordon Campbell Gray’s stunning One Aldwych in London back in 1998, he has gone on to work on a phenomenally diverse and contrasting portfolio of hotel projects.
These range from the delicately restored Grade II listed Adria Hotel and the funky W London, both also in London, to the ultra-modern Yas Hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, and Europe’s first Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza.
As well as creating award-winning hotels, James has been the creative force behind numerous hospitality projects. These include the reinvention of the iconic Playboy Club and Casino with its plush yet playful interiors, and David Yeo’s Aqua Shard restaurant in the landmark London skyscraper.