Thursday, July 16, 2015

Apalachicola resident meets former heavyweight champion of the world

Lynn Wilson-Spohrer, Internationally Interior Designer and Mike Tyson,
former Heavyweight Champion of the World 

While in Orlando doing what she does best, Apalachicola resident and internationally interior designer Lynn Wilson-Spohrer met and dined with Mike Tyson, former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and his wife Lakiha Spicer.

Wilson-Spohrer’s work as an interior designer has her flying by private jet from the Apalachicola Regional Airport to Orlando and back every other week to ply his skills renovating Westgate Resorts, the former 3,000-room Hilton Hotel where she met Tyson and his wife Lakiha over dinner.

“Mike Tyson was terrific, his wife glamorous and charming. We shared an enjoyable dinner at Westgate Resorts that I’m completely renovating”, said Wilson-Spohrer.

Wilson-Spohrer is the owner of Lynn Wilson Associates International (LWAI), a professional interior design service based out of Coral Gables, Florida, which has designed over 400 top hotels worldwide from Miami Beach to Seoul, Korea. Included in her repertoire of global clients is the Bahamas vacation home of former professional baseball player Barry Bonds. Lynn has also consulted on the interior design of the Queen Mary, a paddle-wheel boat being restored by the Apalachicola Maritime Museum that was donated to the museum by legendary actress Debbie Reynolds.

Both Lynn and her husband Bill, a retired airline executive and past President of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society are well-known locally for pioneering the movement that has led to hundreds of residential and commercial structures being saved and restored throughout the Apalachicola community.

The couple is most noted for their work restoring the Historic Coombs House Inn, Sponge Exchange, Montgomery Building and the Cotton Warehouse within the historic district of Apalachicola that has transformed the community into a distinctive destination.

Lynn is also an exceptional artist, a visionary and a member on the City of Apalachicola Planning and Zoning Commission.