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The Fair
April 20, 2023

Ahead of the 2023 Interior Awards, we are highlighting the work of this year's esteemed jurors, a panel of industry experts across hospitality, residential, and commercial design, as they share some of the favorite projects they've worked on.

Get to know the work of our 2023 Interiors Awards judges ahead of the Fair next month as we turn the spotlight on our esteemed panel of industry experts to see what projects they’ve worked on that stand out as particular favorites.

First up is architect Huxley Hogeboom, EVP of Design & Development for Left Lane, a vertically-integrated real estate development company transforming hotels to create memorable luxury hospitality experiences. The New York City-based architect, who leads design delivery for Left Lane projects, has over 20 years of experience in the industry: Huxley was part of the founding executive team leading technical services for Equinox Hotels with Related Companies and, as part of the Design & Construction group at Four Seasons, he managed $1B in new-build hotel and resort projects across Asia and the Caribbean.

Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia—Renovation & Rebranding

“This is the current project I am working on, expected to open in early 2024. The interior design, which I am managing internally, is eclectic and richly detailed, unlike anything I have ever worked on before, and I truly believe it is a game-changing property for the city and region. I have also had the opportunity to explore Savannah and experience how layered and diverse a city it is.”

The Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia

Rendering courtesy of Left Lane

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, South Korea

“I enjoyed working with the team on this project, helping to plan the hotel—a visionary owner, Mirae Asset, and a very talented design team that consisted of LTW Designworks from Singapore, AvroKo from NYC & Bangkok, André Fu from Hong Kong, and local Seoul firms Heerim and Kesson. The execution was superb and the hotel has been extremely successful from the first day it opened. Its always satisfying to see a project I worked on come to life, and its one of the most satisfying of my career.”

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul in South Korea

The lobby at Four Seasons Seoul

Akira Back, modern Japanese dining at Four Seasons Seoul

Boccalino, Italian dining at Four Seasons Seoul

Yu Yuan, Cantonese dining at Four Seasons Seoul

City-View Executive Suite bath at Four Seasons Seoul

Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan

“This project has a special place in my heart. It was the first hotel I ever project-managed and opened and I had a wonderful time working with Reardon Smith Architects and Richmond International, both from London. I also had a chance to experience Baku transform from an ex-Soviet outpost into an exciting, exotic city. The project fits seamlessly into the historic fabric of the city, like it had always been there, and is classically and timelessly Four Seasons.”

Four Seasons Hotel Baku in Azerbaijan

Reception at Four Seasons Baku

A guest room at Four Seasons Baku

Indoor pool at Four Seasons Baku

Hammam spa at Four Seasons Baku

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada—Exhibit Design

“A controversial project with a superstar design team that included architect Daniel Libeskind and exhibit designers Haley Sharpe from the UK and Origin Studios from Canada. B+H Architects were the executive architects, where I led a large team of designers and museology professionals for the interior exhibit design. I learned how to use artifacts from the museum’s vast collection to tell a story and gained a new perspective on the design of cases and layout of exhibit halls.”

Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada