Kavitha Iyer

Intercontinental Hotel Group / Head of Design, Americas

Kavitha Iyer is a licensed Architect and Designer with 21 years of experience in Hospitality, and a passion for Art and Travel.

In her current role as Head of Design for Intercontinental Hotels Group, she leads Brand Design for the Americas, with a focus on defining inspiring design experiences for each brand.

Prior to joining Intercontinental Hotels Group, Kavitha held various roles at Marriott International. She led several high-profile design initiatives such as the Marriott Hotels reimagination and most recently the Sheraton Hotels & Resorts transformation. She was also responsible for creating next-generation re-designs for TownePlace Suites, Westin, and Delta Hotels.

Kavitha’s work and installations have been published in various travel magazines and is a recurring speaker at industry conferences and organizations.

Kavitha currently lives in Washington DC with her husband, where she spends her free time painting and enjoying running in Rock Creek Park.

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