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2017 Judges

Erin hoover

Erin Hoover

Vice President, Global Brand Design - Starwood Hotels and Resorts


Erin Hoover leads a design team responsible for providing design direction for the look and feel of Starwood’s upper upscale brands. Her creative team develops global design concepts for guestrooms, public spaces, brand partnerships, marketing events, uniforms, botanicals and other elements of the Westin, Sheraton and Le Meridien brands.

Design excellence

I was fortunate to work for design icons Giorgio Armani and Diana Vreeland early in my career. They gave me a standard of excellence that still inspires me as a designer: Mr. Armani for the reductive brilliance of his aesthetic, and Mrs. Vreeland for her fearlessness and eclectic personal vision.