Mary Alice Palmer

principal, design director of hospitality interiors
HKS, Inc.

With a rich and varied career in film, fashion and interior design, Mary Alice brings a unique understanding of the creative process to projects in hospitality, high-end residential and commercial mixed-use. She places a strong emphasis on creating and developing conceptual design and client presentations that paint a vivid verbal and visual representation. She oversees all aspects of the design process, from schematic to design development through specifications, interfacing with construction documents and construction administration. Her 32-year experience includes designing interior spaces for luxury brands including Grand Hyatt, Starwood Hotels and Resorts (St. Regis, W and Westin), Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental Design, Parsons School of Design