Purpose Driven Design Built to Reflect Our Client’s Work and Personal Lives

Our firm was built from our 30+ years of expertise working in luxury hospitality, wellness centers, medical & day spa developments and one-of-a-kind residential housing remodeling and commercial construction projects. We bring this expertise, eye for detail and knowledge of how best to deliver a beautiful project within our client’s budget and deadlines.

Raad Ghantous & Associates is well known and respected within the interior design, spa & wellness, hospitality and senior living industries. We specialize in business-driven design. This approach looks at the business of design, and not just the aesthetics.  We create attractive and welcoming spaces – places that provide greater enjoyment for our residential clients and focus on improving their quality of life. For commercial clients, we look at what moves their business, and how this new space can start returning on their investment and increasing revenues.

Raad Ghantous, Founder and Design Principal

Raad Ghantous is the founder and owner of Raad Ghantous and Associates. With more than 20 years of design experience, Raad started his career in design by accident. Taking a management role in the design construction industry, Raad quickly learned he enjoyed and had a talent for design. Learning the trade and business at notable design firms Hirsch Bedner Associates and Wimberly Allison Tong & Go. Raad has since designed and managed countless home renovation and construction projects as well as the development of a variety of commercial spaces. Unique projects he’s designed and managed include high-end hospitality spaces, residential properties, retail commercial locations and even custom yachts. Some notable projects include a 35,000 sq ft. residence and guest house in Beverly Hills, the renovation of a 5-Star resort hotel and spa on the island of Mauritius and the historic Casa Romantic Cultural Center and Garden in San Clemente, California.

Jim Croghan Vice President of Operations and Strategy

Jim’s hospitality management and spa career spans over 25 years. He has a proven success record of resort and spa openings as a spa consultant and trainer, former Spa Director, vendor, writer, and conference speaker.

Jim’s role is all-encompassing: from the initial feasibility and financial stages to the pre-opening stages and support of the ongoing development of each spa project. He is also responsible for ensuring that the highest standards are adhered to and that guest experience exceeds expectations. He works closely with all client head offices, owners, Hotel General Managers and Spa Directors as he develops and maintains key objectives, operating criteria, programming, budgeting, staff relations, marketing and training

Prior to his consulting career, Jim most recently served as ESPA International’s Vice President of Operations and oversaw 80+ properties.