Our Story


Ellis Adams Group was formed on the foundation of “lifestyle” being a mindset that had nothing to do with economics. Lifestyle is a 360-degree expression of how you live your life.


Ellis Adams Group creates unparalleled custom experiences with the art of storytelling that encourage curiosity, adventure, and knowledge through fashion, travel, hospitality, art, and design.


Our passion drives us to inspire and

educate across the globe. 



By focusing on details and thinking outside the box we push the limits and expand boundaries 


We value and respect each individual's contributions through encouragement, trust, and candor to elevate effectiveness.


Through courage, we progressively grow and create relevancy. 

The Group



Founder, CEO

Chris Adams was born in Florida and spent his formative years in the hospitality industry working his way up The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. After growing up in the entertainment industry, Adams founded Ellis Adams Group (EAG) as an international hospitality consulting firm. The group focuses on all aspects of businesses, including building brands, concept and design development, training, management, revenue generation, and profit margin increases. The hospitality firm’s current project list is dynamic and constantly growing, with over 100 active ventures underway around the globe.


Vice President of Operational Effectiveness

Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Maricela Salcido developed her passion for the hotel industry while attending California State University, Long Beach. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietic and Food Service Administration with an emphasis in Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management while working at a local restaurant. Upon joining the Marriott International team, Salcido held many positions, including training the Food & Beverage teams at numerous hotel locations on brand standards, service, and core job duties, providing her with the foundation for her career. During her role with the Hotel Openings & Transitions team, she met Chris Adams, founder of international hospitality firm Ellis Adams Group (EAG). They worked together to oversee hotel openings across the United States. Salcido supports EAG’s efforts in creating and executing all programs, assisting in bar setup, and staff training. Additionally, she oversees the operations of all current and future EAG concepts.


Creative Director of Design

As a licensed interior designer, Christy has created experiences for hospitality guests for over 13 years in both domestic & international markets.  The hospitality industry excites her with its vast global influence and its ability to inspire on a personal level. With a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Texas Christian University, she combines her understanding of architecture, art, and hospitality through purposeful, detail-oriented design. Christy’s inspiration stems from her insatiable love for travel, the experience of other cultures, and desire for exploration. Her design philosophy is that each project has a unique story ready to be written and retold.  Christy believes that design is the art of crafting its narrative to be illustrated through elevated style, thoughtful details, and carefully curated art & artifacts.  From designing the first AC Hotels by Marriott in the United States to opulent resorts in India, Christy’s passion for lifestyle and luxury is reflected in her design narratives.

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