Prior to forming Avenue Interior Design, Andrea DeRosa spent a number of years at a design firm special- izing in large scale gaming interiors for clients such as Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming. While at this firm, Andrea spearheaded the design of the now defunct Echelon Resort’s 1 million square feet of convention space including prefunction, ballroom, meeting room and board room spaces. Meanwhile, Ashley Manhan was fully immersed in high-end hotel and resort design at a well-respected firm whose high profile clients included Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton. She would later join, and quickly move up the ranks, of hospitality pioneer SBE Entertainment. While at SBE, Ashley closely collaborated with design icon Philippe Starck and celebrity photographer, Matthew Rolston on the design of groundbreaking hotel brands like SLS and the Redbury (Avenue Interior has subsequently played a pivotal role in revitalizing these existing properties and providing ID services for the expansion of both brands to other cities). Ashley was also immersed in the design of numerous notable restaurants including the Bazaar with celebrity chef, José Andrés, a Michael Mina restaurant in Hollywood and Katsuya LA Live in Los Angeles. Avenue has continued to work on new build projects with both aforementioned chefs and has contracted with SBE to bring 14 franchised Katsuya locations to life worldwide.
In addition to crafting a unique, marketable and profitable design, Avenue’s core principal is to foster a creative, collaborative and kind project team that works together harmoniously to make each project a success. As a result, we are proud to note that nearly all of our clients are repeat clients – a handful of whom have been with us for the entirety of our professional careers. Avenue Interior Design is proud to include Montage, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, SBE, Station Casinos, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Pebble- brook Hotel Trust, CIM and MGM Resorts International, Boyd Gaming, Seminole Gaming and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians as clientele amongst others.