As Vice President, Global Brand Design for Westin, Sheraton and Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, Erin Hoover leads a design team responsible for providing design direction for the look and feel of Starwood’s upper upscale brands. With Hoover, the 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.
Hoover’s extensive design background encompasses the architecture and fashion industries. Prior to joining Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT) Hoover worked in-house at Giorgio Armani for nearly a decade. Additionally, Hoover consulted for Calvin Klein, Edwin Schlossberg, and Polo Ralph Lauren. Hoover’s large scope of design experience ranges from designing textiles and exhibitions to visual merchandising and display, store design, nightclubs and hotels. Her eclectic and varied experience shapes her design perspective and continues to inspire her as a design professional at Starwood Hotels& Resorts. Hoover has a Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.