Hannah Markham, Baskervill

After graduating from Auburn University, Hannah began her career in hospitality design as a part of Marriott International’s full service renovation team. In 2016, she joined Baskervill’s award-winning hospitality studio. With a large portfolio of projects from her years working on brands like AC Hotels, Tribute Collection, Hilton and Wyndham, Hannah knows what it takes to meet the specific needs of a client and is passionate about designing from a place of empathy. Her design approach is inspired by the human experience and seeks to sculpt space in a way that evokes human connection that people innately crave.

After working in Baskervill’s Richmond office for a year, Hannah moved back to Washington, DC to help the firm establish an office there. In her role, she leads projects and coaches younger designers through the creative process. Off the clock, she serves on the NEWH Board as the Director of Scholarship. Hannah has earned her NCIDQ and LEED Green Associate certifications, and is a CID (certified) designer

Design Intent

The concept was derived by peeling back the layers of what a traditional guestroom encompasses, embracing the basic form, function and geometry of it’s pieces, and then layering back in craft and soul.

The design endeavors to be a CONTEMPLATIVE pause where our sketches and the fluidity of our “creative process” can be a part of the design story we’re telling. The pieces themselves are designed to be most beautiful in their minimalism, deconstructed to showcase natural finishes and free form geometry, almost lyrical in their simplicity. This concept spurs from the thought that 2020 has propelled humanity into craving something harmonious and less frenetic.

The space was crafted with function, safety, and cost in mind – knowing that as we climb out of this pandemic, guest health and ROI will be an owner’s primary objective.

Though the bathroom wasn’t required to fit within the SF of the space, this guestroom embraces the challenge of compact space requirements that hotels often face and brings ingenuity and function to each carefully crafted casegood.