Aliya Khan

VP, Global Design Strategies

Aliya Khan is Vice President of Global Design Strategies at Marriott International. With more than 20 years of
experience, Aliya has an award-winning talent that is a driving force behind the disruptive and forward-thinking
the design approach for Marriott’s Lifestyle portfolio. This includes amongst others - Aloft, AC Hotels, Autograph,
Element, Le Meridien, Moxy, and Westin. In her role, Aliya helps to define the foundation of a brand, distinguishing each from the other with a clear design personality and focus.


Aliya began her career in hospitality design with W Hotels in 2003, earning awards for the opening of the W
Montreal and renovations at the W Mexico City. Aliya also developed prominent design concepts for St. Regis, Le
Meridien, and The Luxury Collection. Most notably, the award-winning renovation of the flagship St. Regis New
York. While serving as Director of Renovations for the Luxury Brands, Aliya also led strategic development and execution of partner design suites for St. Regis, in conjunction with the world-class brands Bentley Motors, Tiffany,
and Dior. A key effort was the award-winning Bentley x St Regis suites in New York and Istanbul, which won a
number of design awards. In 2015, Aliya took a break from the hotel industry to lead the design and development of NeueHouse, the collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs and creatives in both New York and Los Angeles.
Her love of design and travel brought her back to the hotel industry in 2017.


A true global nomad – when not on a plane, Aliya resides in her eighth city, Washington D.C

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