Larry Traxler joined Hilton in 2009 and as Senior Vice President, Global Design Services he is responsible for overseeing the company’s architecture, design, construction and renovation efforts. Larry also leads Hilton’s new brand launches and design refresh initiatives for all 18 brands across the company’s portfolio.
Larry and his talented team of global design professionals work closely with developers, owners, operators, architects and designers to ensure that the brand ethos and unique style of Hilton’s more than 6,200 properties around the world are attained. He and his team are also focused on actively leading the design strategy and roll out for Hilton’s newest brand launches including Motto by Hilton, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Signia by Hilton and Tempo by Hilton.
Prior to joining Hilton, Larry was Vice President, Design & Architecture at Hyatt. With more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience, his international design expertise spans from his early career with Jordan Mozer & Associates to his role in Singapore as Design & Managing Director for world-renowned Hirsch Bedner Associates. Throughout Larry’s career he has also held other design leadership positions at award-winning studios including Wilson Associates and Ian Schrager Hotels.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.