Hospitality Interior Design & FF&E Procurement Services since 2002

Brands We Love to Work With

Who We Are...

Who We Are...

Founded in 2002 by Andrea K. Gillespie, AK Design Group, LLC is a hospitality interior design and FF&E procurement firm specialized in serving Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and IHG franchise owners. AKDG has office locations in both Memphis, Tennessee and Nashville, Tennessee and a collective 60+ years of hospitality-related interior design experience. Interior designers have completed degrees from accredited, 4-year universities, and several team members have earned their NCIDQ designation. Our firm prides itself on enduring relationships with its clients, hotel franchisor representatives, architects, general contractors, and hospitality vendors.

What We Do...

What We Do...

AK Design Group has completed projects with 20 different hotel brands across the United States and Canada, and we stand ready to apply this experience to your next hotel construction project. The firm has been fortunate to provide interior design services for REITs, corporate developers, regional owner/operators, and individual hoteliers. Whether the project is new construction, a brand conversion, re-licensing PIP, or any size renovation, the team at AKDG would be honored to be considered as a partner on your next hospitality project.

Meet The Team

Andrea Gillespie, NCIDQ

Owner & Design Principal

David Gillespie

Owner & Chief Financial Officer

Lauren Barsotti

Director of Design Operations

Sarah Garcia, NCIDQ

Senior Designer I

Kylie Worman

Project Designer III

Julie Niederlehner

Project Designer II

Anna Gillespie

Project Designer I

Karen Livaudais

Procurement Project Manager & Project Designer II

Darby McKnight

Procurement Project Manager

Chris Huxtable

Procurement Project Manager

Featured Projects

St. Pete Beach, FL Oceanfront

Tuscaloosa, AL

Key West, FL