Portuguese designer, Rita has more than 15 years experience in Interior Design. During these years, she worked in Portugal, Malaysia and South East Asia.
After her graduation Rita quickly realized hospitality was her real passion. After working on several hospitality projects in Portugal for operators such as Melia Resorts, she moved to Kuala Lumpur and worked for Denniston in order to gain experience in luxury hospitality and work for some of the biggest brands such as One & Only, Four seasons, Mandarin Oriental to name a few. After Kuala Lumpur she went back to Europe and worked as design director for hospitality projects located in the Gulf and Europe.
Following her passion for South East Asia, she decided to come back to Asia and work with DesignLab. After all these years of experience, Rita has a wide knowledge of hospitality. She starts her projects with strong concepts and goes up to the detailing stages with the team making sure all local requirements are respected.
Significant projects she has worked on:
- Mandarin oriental Bali
- One & Only Reethi-Rah
- One & Only Portonovi Montenegro
- Four seasons Tokyo
- Four seasons Bangkok