Sonya Miles, Co-Founder of MLH Design Group, is a creative and driven entrepreneur focused on delivering bottom line results to hospitality clients
Sonya specializes in guiding her creative team to develop interior spaces that are innovative, thoughtful, functional, and profitable. She sets the creative direction for each project by carefully balancing a robust blend of contrast, proportion, texture, and light. She believes that clients are best served by having an interior design team that is capable of delivering a guest experience that goes beyond the expected - creating results that are both exciting and inspiring.
With over 13 years of industry experience, Sonya provides keen attention to detail - from big operational processes to small accessories. When combined with her background in project management, she has the perfect blend to ensure the success of each design project. Her ability to communicate big ideas into the tools needed to execute a project efficiently allows the design team to stay focused on creative solutions.
As Scholarship Director for the NEWH Orange County Regional Chapter, Sonya also gives her time and passion to supporting future designers through mentoring, scholarships, and fundraising.
In her spare time, Sonya can be found with her husband supporting their son’s sports endeavors, or enjoying a scenic bike ride through the foothills.
Lori Hass, Co-Founder of MLH Design Group, brings her passion for interior design, entrepreneurial spirit, and extensive background to every aspect of her work. Her lead-by-example approach guides and mentors the MLH team to ensure the success of each project. MLH Design Group delivers a full range of interior design services to the hospitality industry from guestrooms and specialty suites to public spaces and restaurants.
Lori extends her highly creative ideas into both design concepts as well as business processes, resulting in incredible spaces that are efficiently executed. She studies every element and finds a way to make it innovative and extraordinary. Her goal with each project is to inspire, tell a story, and to set the stage where people will visit, work, and live – enhancing their lives, leaving them with memories that will last a lifetime.
Lori is a licensed interior designer in Nevada, is NCIDQ certified, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Interior Architecture and Design. For the past 4 years, she has been actively involved in the San Francisco NEWH Chapter, having served as President in 2013, and currently serves as Executive Advisor on the board.