Founded by award-winning hoteliers Megan Kennedy and Robert Blood, Elder & Ash is a full-service creative shop.


From concept to completion, the telling of each property's story is woven through architecture, interior design, music, lighting, programming and people.  If all of these components are on point and work together we have achieved our goal of delivering experience rather than product.


Our Team

Megan Kennedy   Principal

Megan Kennedy


Robert Blood   Principal

Robert Blood


I think our competitive advantage is that we’re operators and we’ve done every job in hotels so it allows us to tell the story through details that we know are important based on experience. Not many designers have worked in the environment they’re designing.
— M. Kennedy