Larry Traxler

senior vice president, global design
Hilton Worldwide

Larry Traxler is celebrating his 10th year as Global Head of Design at Hilton overseeing the architecture, design, construction and renovation for all 17 of Hilton’s Luxury, Lifestyle, Full and Focused-Service hotel brands. In addition, he also leads the design efforts behind each new brand launch and design refresh initiative for these brands.


Larry and his talented global design team work closely with Developers, Owners, Operators, Architects and Designers to ensure that the brand ethos and unique style of each Hilton branded property is successfully realized within the global portfolio. Larry and team also lead the design efforts for Hilton’s newest brand launches & rollouts, such as the recently announced LXR, Signia Hilton, and Motto by Hilton.


Larry’s professional career began in the architectural design studio of Jordan Mozer & Associates and he holds a six-year professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Larry has amassed more than 29 years of international hospitality design experience at world-renowned design studios HBA and Wilson Associates; as well as leading the design functions for Hyatt Hotels and Ian Schrager prior to joining Hilton. Larry serves as the driving force behind the considerable successes of the Architecture Design & Construction / Global Design Services team at Hilton.