Bio

kristine

FOUNDER

Kristine Smith, founder of Kristine Smith Design Studio, has a career that spans over 25 years in hospitality design.  Prior to forming KSDS over 18 years ago, she worked with Hirsch-Bedner in Santa Monica and Dale Keller & Associates in San Francisco.

HOSPITALITY DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Her project list includes hotels in Kapalua, Maui, Chosin Beach, Korea as well as numerous domestic locations.  She has designed for several Hyatt properties, the San Diego Princess Resort, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.  In 2002, her firm completed the interior design for The Lodge at Torrey Pines Resort and Spa in La Jolla, a five year project which has received international recognition and numerous awards.  Also to her credit is The Catamaran Spa at The Catamaran Resort Hotel, a 9000 square foot full service spa and salon along with several projects for Walt Disney Imagineering in Anaheim, California.  The Disney projects include the expansion of the Grand Californian Hotel (time share units and guest rooms), renovation of the existing guest rooms, VIP Suites and Concierge Lounge.  Recently completed is the renovation of the 1000 room Disneyland Hotel as well as two themed VIP Suites and Lobby spaces.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Current projects include a complete renovation and rebranding of Oceana Coastal Kitchen, the fine dining restaurant associated with the Catamaran Resort Hotel located on Mission Bay in San Diego.  Also on the boards is the complete renovation or guest rooms, suites and time share units at Disney’s Grand Californian.