Jean Michel Gathy, Principal of Denniston

Jean-Michel was born in Belgium in 1955 and is the principal designer at Denniston. Mr Gathy personally conceptualises all design work since the Company’s inception in 1993. In April 2006 he was inducted into the ‘Platinum Circle of Hospitality Design’ and honoured as an industry figure whose career and achievements have contributed to the world of hotel design.

Mr Gathy has, on a number of occasions, participated as a Jury member drawn from a panel of experts for various project awards and has been invited as an official guest speaker at international forums. The company’s projects are also reviewed and applauded constantly in the professional press and often taken as reference.

The project teams are motivated by leaders who have, in some instances, honed their professional skills with previous firms. The secret of our success is the collective collaboration of their work. They are David Ogilvy, Cedric Richards, Walter Creffier, Ivan De Souza, Nash Johari, Cheng Sim Fang, Elle Brooks, David Schoonroodt, Sharifah Norashikin, Keiko Tsuchiya, Shick Kim Loong, Slavko Djordjevic and Andreas Croitoru. In all we total 140 professionals hailing from 21 diferent countries.

Denniston’s clientele reads as a Who’s Who in the world of development for high-end products. Their hotel and hospitality projects are conceptualised with the very best operators in the industry: Cheval Blanc, Aman Resorts, Park Hyatt, St Regis, Armani, Mandarin Oriental, GHM, Banyan Tree, One&Only, Raffles etc. ‘The interaction with such renowned operators raises the bar every day and brings to us a thorough knowledge of the industry.’