History & Vision


Pacific Hospitality Design, Inc. has a rich history that rests on creativity, passion and tradition. Founded in 1979 – initially as Pacific Enterprises and later incorporated – by Gilbert Martinez, an immigrant from Mexico at the age of 19. Although he was a cattle rancher back in Mexico, Gilbert worked hard day and night and managed to start his own business in two years.

He began by refurbishing existing pieces but quickly progressed to building commissioned furniture and decor for clients. Gilbert Martinez was so passionate about furniture design and the way it transformed ordinary spaces, and continued to develop his skill for homes and hotels. He enjoyed creating unique pieces that could be replicated, and ultimately focused on luxurious hospitality furnishings.


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