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Hospitality Design
august 2008
Modest Moroccan—A small hotel with large appeal

With a resume that includes an MBA, working at investment banking firms in both London and New York City, real estate investing and multiple design and fine arts schools, it makes sense that after 12 years of designing for other people, mostly residential, business savvy designer Thomas Hays would finally want to design a project for himself. And so he chose building a hotel that's more like a home, Riad Meriem. And in the avid art and antique collector's signature fashion, it's a stunning intimate amalgam of the old, the new, and the outdoors.