SOURCE: SOSH and Elias Design Group

September 07, 2007 09:00 ET

Brad Elias Joins SOSH Architects to Create "Destination Resort" Design Team for Hotel, Retail and Casino Developers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - Brad Elias and key members of the Elias Design Group of New York City, known nation-wide for high-end interior designs of signature hotels, on August 6, 2007 joined SOSH, a growing 70-member architectural firm with offices in New York City and Atlantic City, NJ. SOSH (www.sosharch.com) is best known across the country for the planning and design of major entertainment complexes, which combine hotel, retail and casino facilities.

"We are extremely pleased Brad Elias has joined us and brings his exceptional talent and his unparalleled portfolio of hotel work to SOSH," said Nory Hazaveh, principal of SOSH's New York office. "By combining our areas of expertise we offer a single source of planning, architecture and interior design for destination resorts, as well as individual hospitality, retail and casino projects."

"This was the perfect match, at the perfect time, and is re-energizing all of us with a common goal to be leaders in the design of destination resorts," said Elias. "And, for me, becoming part of a larger firm offers the opportunity to expand my work with upscale chain and boutique hotels," he said.

With the inclusion of Brad Elias' clients the SOSH portfolio will grow to approximately $4 billion, and SOSH will grow to 75 employees.

Brad Elias has been designing since 1980, and has designed numerous award-winning hotel interiors for Sheraton, Westin, Hilton, Sofitel and Novotel, as well as for prominent individual hotels such as the Waldorf-Astoria, the St. Regis, and the King Edward in Toronto. The firm is known for its very broad design vocabulary, developing solutions for hotel owners that range from historic preservation to cutting-edge, playful modernism.

SOSH, established in 1979, has broad experience in the entertainment sector, which includes developing a master plan for the Mohegan Sun Casino; planning and designing the new Buffalo Creek Casino for the Seneca Nation in Buffalo (construction begins in November, 2007); planning and designing the expansion of the Sands Casino Hotel in Atlantic City; designing the themed environment for Disney/ESPN Zone in Times Square and planning and designing the Asbury Park Boardwalk Retail Entertainment waterfront project in Asbury, NJ.

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