Amrit Naru

Amrit Naru

B.Arch (Hons), MSc, RIBA, ARB

Director, Hospitality & Commercial, UK

Providing people with a memorable user experience is the primary inspiration for every design project Amrit leads. His early years as an architect in commercial, regeneration and healthcare taught him the value of putting people at the core of design, embracing evidence-based design to inform decisions. His experience and research in accommodation across multiple market sectors is a testament to his ability to deliver environments for people to interact with, and interact in.

As the Director of Hospitality & Commercial, UK, Amrit is focused on dynamic approaches to commercial developments and hotel design including community integration and sustainability.  For the hospitality sector, he sees opportunity for accommodation that goes far beyond the standard room and fare. His vision is to bring life back to the community – on high streets and major retail areas – where spaces can be transformed for hospitality uses. The traditional hotel lobby becomes a much larger usable community space where people can meet, interact and work close to home, while the hotel rooms offer a prime location for out-of-town guests, integrating hyper-local features. It’s about repurposing assets and rejuvenating communities in a holistic manner.

Amrit believes the foundation of great commercial and hospitality design is full rounded integration of architecture and its interiors, where quality of the design and the details activate our senses of features we see, touch and use. He is passionate about furniture design and expresses his creativity through ideation at work and at home. His keen interest is characterized in his personal collection of mid-century modern and post-modern furniture. If there is one thing Amrit would like to accomplish in his lifetime, it would be to lead the development of a completely off the grid hotel that could support itself. He knows this is possible but also knows there is a journey to get there.

Outside the office, Amrit expresses his creativity by playing the saxophone. His innate ability to build relationships and bring people together is harmonized through music, sound and good vibes.