Pierre-Yves Rochon, Inc. (PYR) was established in 1979 by Pierre–Yves Rochon to create interior design solutions for luxury hospitality environments. Through their designs, the firm aims to enhance each aspect of the guest experience. Each unique space is composed of elements drawn from each property’s location, culture and history, supported by classic French style and ideals. Traditional and modern materials, textures and furniture combine to create new interiors that are elegant, engaging and soothing.
The firm’s design achievements have consistently delivered award-winning results for many of the world’s major international hospitality brands. These brands include Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Peninsula Hotels and numerous boutique hotels. In addition, PYR has created restaurant environments for some of the world’s most innovative chefs, such as Joël Robuchon, Alain Ducasse, Paul Bocuse and Gérard Boyer.
From offices in Paris, Chicago and Shanghai, our designers and technical staff are organized into integrated project teams that are able to address a full spectrum of interior design services. PYR’s design leadership is actively and fully engaged in every aspect of our design process. They approach each project with their personal perspectives, integrating the business and strategic goals of the owners into successful design solutions.
PYR is a subsidiary of Perkins+Will, an integrated design firm with offices around the world. They practice urban planning, architecture, interiors, branded environments, planning and strategy, preservation and adaptive reuse.
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Principal and Global Design Director
Pierre–Yves Rochon and his eponymous firm are internationally known and recognized for their luxury hospitality environments. As design principal, he establishes the design strategies and creative culture for all PYR studios. He actively directs the design work on each project, developing ideas and solutions through to their successful execution. His vast knowledge of European classicism, especially French style and culture, are at the core of each project’s design. He sets the firm’s high design standards, ensuring that projects exceed owner and operator expectations.
He approaches each project with an open mind, beginning with the client’s vision and business goals for their project. In all of his work, he strives to enhance every aspect of the guest experience while reflecting each location’s culture, history and geography.
Mr. Rochon has been recognized for his exceptional projects with numerous awards from groups around the world. In 2008, Mr. Rochon received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the European Hotel Design Awards ceremony. In 2009, he was inducted into Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle. He studied at the École Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts et Arts Appliqués in Paris.
Pierre-Yves Rochon works with a full team of professionals in the area of interior design:
Principal and Global Design Director, FF&E
Annick Rochon leads the FF&E program for PYR. She directs the design and selection of the FF&E in conjunction with the development of the interior architecture. Her depth of experience with international luxury hospitality projects around the world is enhanced by her knowledge of classical decoration and history.
She works closely with Pierre-Yves Rochon in the selection of all fabrics, colors, materials, furniture, artwork and fixtures for each project. Ms. Rochon studied at the Paris Sorbonne, majoring in classical studies. She continues her research today at the École du Louvre in Paris.
Principal and Managing Director, Paris
Jean-Marie Heiderscheid leads the Paris office, managing projects and teams primarily in Europe and the Middle East. His experience managing international, integrated teams and projects has been invaluable to completing successful, award-winning projects.
Throughout his career in architecture, he has focused on hospitality design and project He studied design and art history at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués in Paris and earned his Master of Interior Design from the ENSB École Boulle in Paris.
Lamarr Reid, AIA, IIDA
Principal and Managing Director, Chicago
Lamarr Reid directs and oversees the Chicago office, managing projects internationally and coordinating teams drawn from all PYR offices. He manages the project teams to ensure the successful delivery and implementation of the designs. He is also focused on finding new regions for expansion and project growth.
Prior to joining PYR, he served as Managing Principal of the Interior Design practice for Perkins+Will’s Chicago office and oversaw the hospitality practice for the firm as a whole. He studied architecture at Hampton Institute. His graduate studies culminated in a Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The team is so big that we could not introduce them all: from designers to marketeers.
The Most Iconic Projects
Four Seasons George V
Draped in fresh flowers, the luxurious surroundings, steps away from the Champs-Elysees, recall the grand hotels of the 18th and 19th century. Boasting 185 guestrooms and 59 suites, elements from its heritage are respected and merged with modern day technologies. Three superb restaurants in the hotel fulfill every desire from courtyard seating to all-day dining. The elegance of the spa is comparable to the Petit Trianon at Versailles.
Four Seasons Firenze
The converted 16th century palace fuses together modern sensibilities and comfort with restored architectural elements respecting the local Florentine style. Surrounding the Palazzo della Gherardesca are 116 guestrooms and 4 restaurants, inspired by the historic architecture, existing frescoes, mosaics and moldings. Giardina della Gherardesca, once a private botanical garden, is an escape from the bustling streets of Florence.
The Savoy Hotel
The original Art Deco and English Edwardian aesthetic was authentically expressed during the restoration of the legendary London hotel. The 268 guestrooms were given unique appearances, no two alike, which include the latest technologies and views of the Thames River. Elegant color harmonies of cream and light green unite the new lounge, chocolate shop and winter garden with the historic River Room, American Bar and sleek black and gold Beaufort Bar.
The Peninsula Shanghai
Steps away from the Bund, Pudong and the Huangpu River, the hotel’s 235 guestrooms and suites are reminiscent of a time when Shanghai was known as “Paris of the East” joining Art Deco styles with traditional Chinese elements. Rich colors and hand crafted details bring to life the hotels restaurants and bars.
Grand Hotel Cap-Ferrat
Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, France
The historic hotel welcomes you into a light, elegant oasis, using a mix of contemporary and classic furniture and furnishings reflecting past and present. Pristine guestrooms with private balconies incorporate pale stone finishes, with accents of celadon and blue, inspired by the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel restaurants, “Le Cap”, “La Veranda” and “Le Bar”, are simply dressed in light colored fabrics with organic patterns. The spa, surrounded by 1,200 square meters of lavish gardens, offers total relaxation.
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