In May 2016 Autograph Collection - Marriott International’s fastest growing hotel brand - enlisted me as its artistic consultant to align it with the independent film industry. The result - the Indie Film Project - is a multi-faceted, award-winning platform designed to support independent film’s most-talented screenwriters, filmmakers and distributors. As artistic consultant, I have conceived a series of initiatives including a Screen Writers-in-Residence program, the Retreat event space at Autograph Collection’s Hotel Park City during the Sundance Film Festival. In conjunction with Gunpowder & Sky’s FilmBuff label, I programmed a dedicated digital film channel which is available to hotel guests across North America. The Hospitality Marketing Awards bestowed the Indie Film Project with a 2018 Adrian Award.
Cultural Game Changers is a 2016 panel discussion series I helped to develop and chaired to offer a platform for creative individuals and generate awareness for the luxury and lifestyle brands operated by Marriott International.
I assessed 3000 art works which The Connaught has acquired since 1897 so that their holdings could be perceived as a genuine collection.
I founded and worked as chairperson of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.
As brand ambassador of the Savoy, I created content, creative direction, a communication strategy and delivered the Savoy Style international lecture series all to promote the 21st-century restoration of the iconic London hotel.