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Scott Williams

President | the nantucket project

With a career spanning theater, TV and hotels, Scott Williams is a brand builder focused on the theatrical narrative at the heart of brands. He is currently the President of The Nantucket Project, a leading platform for the world’s greatest thinkers to tell their stories through talks and films. As Chief Creative Officer at Commune Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, he ran global brand development, including all creative processes relating to new hotel concept development and oversight of Marketing, PR, Digital and Social Media.

Williams was also the founder & CEO of Hitchcock Partners, a business growth advisory with one goal: building and supporting brands that last a lifetime. As Chief Marketing Officer of Morgans Hotel Group, he was the chief architect of brand strategy and realization for the hotels that invented the concept of “hotel as theater.” Prior to Morgans, as Chief Creative Officer Worldwide for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, he controlled creative output, and held the final responsibility for the quality of all of Starwood’s creative products, including textbook success stories at W and Westin. Williams’s television career included marketing and producing efforts at CBS, ESPN and HBO. And as a writer, producer, teacher and actor, he has a stellar theatrical background at San Francisco American Conservatory Theater, where he received an MFA, and at the storied Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

Williams also received a GMP from Harvard Business School. He is a Graduate School Advisor in the School of Visual Arts MFA program and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Quick Facts

Something ILC attendees would never guess about you:

I spent three summers in Alaska in the salmon business

Favorite place to stay when traveling:

La Mamounia Hotel

MUST have travel item:


Biggest extravagance or vice:

“Floaty Pen” collection

Most memorable ILC moment:

The utterly fantastic view at the William Vale

Who in the industry inspires you:

Rocco Forte

Who would play you in a movie:

Kevin Costner

First Job:

Sweeping out repair “bays” for a truck equipment distributor and upfitter

Currently reading:

The Force, by Don Wilson

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