Speaker Profile

Andrew Linwood

Head of Design
Areen Hospitality Design

As Head of Areen Design’s Hospitality Division, Andrew is involved in, and monitors all aspects of a project: from initial client contact, brief and concept development through to documentation and site installation.

Andrew has designed insightful interiors for many of the world’s leading hotel operators including Hilton, Marriott-Starwood, Radisson, Accor, Hyatt and InterContinental Hotels Group. The concept for each project is anchored in the site, situation and cultural condition of the building and the community it inhabits. Andrew believes that a design can only be considered truly successful if it achieves integration with its local environment.

After gaining a degree in Interior Design in London and working in the UK and Europe, Andrew became Managing Director of regional Interiors group GTD in Hong Kong and Singapore. He went on to become Senior Project Designer with globally-renowned hospitality specialists Hirsch Bedner Associates in Singapore and London, designing luxury projects in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and Thailand. 
On his return to the UK he was invited to become an Associate at Richmond International - part of the Areen Group - and in 2008 he established Areen Design’s Hospitality Division.

As well as regularly featuring in hospitality publications, Andrew is a seasoned public speaker, frequently invited to leading industry events and exhibitions to share his unparalleled insight into design, and the challenges facing developers and operators in today’s socioeconomic climate.

Areen Design is currently working on projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Central Asia and China.