About Us

Rick Whalley & Juliet Ashworth
[CHADA] is recognised as one of the world’s leading specialists in hospitality design interiors. [CHADA] was established by Rick Whalley in 1983. Rick had spent the previous ten years based in Hong Kong/Manila/Colombo as an associate designer with Dale Keller & Associates. He was joined by co-owner Juliet Ashworth in 2000.
[CHADA] has now completed over 100 major hotel, resort and residential projects worldwide. This clearly demonstrates a proven track record in the delivery of worldwide standard interiors and the ability to provide services in a highly professional and effective manner.
Rick Whalley

Partner / Director: Rick Whalley

Diploma in Interior Design, RMIT, Victoria.
Designer/Associate Dale Keller & Associates, Hong Kong (7 years).
Associate Chhada Siembieda and Associates, Hong Kong (3 years).

Project Role: Rick has an overview of all projects and ensures that the design direction remains within a client’s brief. His extensive knowledge of hotel operations as well as his innate sense of workable design allows him to provide unique masterplanning skills and creative planning solutions for [CHADA] projects. Rick enjoys interacting with clients and other project consultants to guarantee the best technical and creative outcome.
Juliet Ashworth

Partner / Creative director: Juliet Ashworth

Masters in International Development, Deakin University, Victoria.
Bachelor in Communications, London University of Arts.
Editor-in-chief Vogue Magazines.
Editor-in-Chief Australian Consolidated Press.
Delegate Federal Government’s 2020 Conference, Creative Australia, Canberra.

Project Role: As Creative Director, Juliet is responsible for the creation of the overall design concepts and to ensure the implementation of the design remains true to the original vision.
CHA CHA is an exciting specialty food and beverage design studio, within [CHADA], that takes a holistic approach, bringing together leading professionals in all aspects of design, delivery and operations – orchestrating the culinary masterpiece.