Speaker Profile

Robert Polacek

Chief Creative Officer + Partner, Puccini Group

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As Chief Creative Officer and Partner, Rob oversees the diverse interior architecture and design practice of Puccini Group, contributing a unique vision to the firm’s interdisciplinary consulting mission. With a degree in architecture from Catholic University of America, Rob is recognized for his ability to understand the interactions between the user and the built environment, creating aesthetically and functionally successful restaurants and hotels that visually reflect a brand’s culture. Rob’s 15 year tenure creating sophisticated and noteworthy spaces allows him to easily navigate the challenges of complex projects and find solutions that bridge the connection between owner and brand. His emphasis on innovation and thought leadership in every project permeates the Puccini Group studio and ensures the success of countless hospitality spaces across the globe for clients such as Four Seasons, Jumeirah, Fairmont, St. Regis, and Ritz-Carlton. A sought after industry expert, he is invited to speak at Hospitality forums and is regularly published in design media.