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Aliya Khan, Vice President of Design, Global Design Strategies, Marriott International

Aliya Khan is the vice president of design, global design strategies at Marriott International. With more than 20 years of experience, she has led the design oversight of Marriott’s AC Hotels, Aloft, Element, and the newest Moxy brands. She drives efforts to define the brands’ foundation, distinguishing each one with their own design personality. She is also responsible for both the launch of the original Aloft prototype in 2008, as well as its most recent concept, which relaunched in 2018.

Beginning her career in hospitality design with W Hotels in 2003, Aliya has developed prominent concepts for Le Méridien the Luxury Collection, and St. Regis, while winning awards for the opening of the W Montreal, renovations at the W Mexico City, and another Le Méridien property in French Polynesia. While the director of renovations of luxury brands at Marriott, she led strategic development and execution of partner design suites for St. Regis, in conjunction with world-class brands such as Bentley Motors, Dior, and Tiffany.

In 2015, she led the design and development of NeueHouse, the collaborative workspace in New York and Los Angeles. As the global director of design and development for the brand, she spearheaded the design and execution of both locations.