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Jakubowski Leads Puccini Group Into The International World Of Hotels

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Puccini Group Partner and Managing Director, Amy Jakubowski, announces plans to drive the leading hospitality concept, design and operations firm into the international boutique hotel industry.

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In taking the firm deeper into the hospitality world with the addition of boutique and lifestyle hotel clients, she has her sights set on creating and developing unique hospitality experiences not yet in existence, something that has historically proven successful for Puccini Group and its building out of new restaurant brands. Through creativity, innovation, and through the strategic growth of Puccini Group's client base, Jakubowski will lead the charge in building the firm's new hotel division.

Jakubowski explains, "We have many exciting plans in store for 2014-one being the decision to increase our influence and reach by leading our traditionally restaurant-focused company into the international hotel industry, with a focus on boutique and lifestyle properties. Additionally, in order to further Puccini Group's mission of creating lifestyle experiences in hospitality spaces, I look forward to building out our concept and branding arms, as we've seen an immense growth in our concept studio; we completed nine branding projects last year alone and we have many on the docket for Q1 of 2014. Our concept studio's services will be key in broadening our breadth and scope internationally and, together with a talented and growing team, we hope to forge many new relationships, while strengthening our pre-existing partnerships within the hospitality sector."

A first step in the development of Puccini Group's hotel consulting division, Jakubowski has brought on Grace Machado McClurg as the firm's design director. In her new role, McClurg, a transplant from The Gettys Group in Los Angeles and a LEED accredited professional, will drive all project delivery through to schedule, while overseeing all phases of project delivery as she looks to enhance the design studio's global impact and expand the studio's overall scope of work. Both McClurg and Jakubowski foresee a bright future ahead for the burgeoning company.

Jakubowski states, "McClurg's rich experience in designing for a variety of remarkable hospitality spaces worldwide will be a benefit to our team as we take on new projects in both the hotel and the restaurant industry. Furthermore, her wisdom will be an asset as we move into new markets in 2014."

Committed to bolstering Puccini Group's established foot-hold on the concept, design and operations of unique hospitality spaces worldwide, Jakubowski's contributions will advance the established firm as it looks to engage new clients in key markets such as Russia, South America and Europe in 2014. Additionally, Jakubowski's far-reaching international experience in the Middle East and Asia will further aid in the expansion of Puccini Group's presence in those pivotal regions.

About Puccini Group:
Founded in 1996 by renowned restaurant entrepreneur Bob Puccini, Puccini Group is headquartered in San Francisco and has designed and consulted on hundreds of successful hospitality spaces within the world's great hotels and resorts. Puccini Group's clients include many of the world's leading hotel brands including, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Hilton, Westin, Fairmont, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Starwood.

Puccini Group specializes in creating hospitality spaces with personality and style. They are the leaders in the unique niche of designing, creating concepts and operating popular destination within the international hospitality industry. Puccini Group creates complete hospitality concepts with warm and inviting spaces that meet the financial objectives of its clients and appeal to locals and visitors alike. www.puccinigroup.com.

JACOB CROSS
VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING + PUBLIC RELATIONS
PUCCINI GROUP
415-678-2784
jcross@puccinigroup.com

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