International Hospitality Design Firm WATG Promotes Two Senior Leaders

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As WATG expands globally, the firm welcomes a recent change in leadership: Service and Construction Director Gregory M. Villegas has been promoted to Associate Vice President, and Managing Director of the Irvine office, Monica L. Cuervo, has been promoted to Vice President.

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Both Monica and Gregory have demonstrated their agility in terms of directing and managing complex projects in often challenging geographies. This is invaluable to the firm as we continue to design pioneering projects in exceptional locations.

Global hospitality design firm, WATG has announced the promotion of two senior leaders, Gregory M. Villegas and Monica L. Cuervo.

With strong growth in their integrated services strategy, Director of Construction and Technical Services, Gregory M. Villegas was recently promoted to Associate Vice President. Villegas, joined WATG in 1997 and has 25 years of experience in architecture, construction and project management. He has a track record in managing large-scale mixed use developments.

In addition, WATG has promoted Monica Cuervo, Managing Director of the Irvine office, to Vice President. Harvard-educated, Cuervo joined the firm in 1993 and has proven leadership and design expertise. She has been involved in the design of commercial and hospitality projects around the globe, including large, multiple land use projects in Panama City and in Hangzhou, China. More than twenty percent of the senior leader positions at WATG are currently held by women.

Mike Seyle, CEO of WATG commented. “Both Monica and Gregory have demonstrated their agility in terms of directing and managing complex projects in often challenging geographies. This is invaluable to the firm as we continue to design pioneering projects in exceptional locations.”

About WATG

Over the course of the last six decades WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors have become the world's leading design consultants for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries. With offices in London, Singapore, Istanbul, Honolulu, Irvine, Los Angeles and New York, the full-service design firm is best known for creating internationally-acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents. WATG offers one-of-a-kind design services comprising planning, urban design, architecture, landscape, interior design and strategy for urban tourism and resort destinations. Many of WATG's projects have become international landmarks, such as Atlantis in the Bahamas and Emirates Palace in UAE.

WATG’s projects are renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success. To view WATG’s portfolio of projects, visit http://www.watg.com/index.cfm/view/projects-by-region.

For more information about WATG, visit http://www.watg.com. Follow @WATG and @Wimberly_Int on Twitter.

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