Working together. Right up to the ribbon cutting.

The Hilton Worldwide Architecture & Construction team is dedicated to working with our development partners, owners, and franchisees. Our expertly qualified professionals will support you throughout the entire architecture and construction process.

Our Process

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1. Project Definition

During the initial phases of the hotel development process, our team will assist with establishing optimal project programs.

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2. Consultant Selection

Establishing a superior team of professionals is essential to success and our design partners will help guide this effort.

Professional reviewing space plan and design schematics.

3. Space Planning & Design

Our experienced design experts work with your team to develop space and operational relationships.

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4. Interior Design

Your property should look just as great as it functions and we offer interior design assistance with a focus on cost-effectiveness.

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5. Engineering System Selection

We’ll provide information on sustainable system solutions, to continually improve the performance and energy-efficiency of your property.

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6. FFE/OSE Specification & Procurement

Whether you’re refurbishing or building a new property, we can assist with identifying durable, cost-effective product solutions.

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7. Construction & Fit-Out

Our Project Directors are there to support the timely progress of your project and help you ensure workmanship.

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8. Handover to Operations

From inception to opening, our team ensures your property will transition smoothly to operations, meeting and exceeding all of our guests' expectations.

Architecture & Construction Team

Phil Keipper, Senior Vice President, Architecture and Construction, Americas.

Phil Keipper

Senior Vice President,
Architecture & Construction, Americas

phil.keipper@hilton.com

Gordon Coles, Vice President, Architecture and Construction, Europe.

Gordon Coles

Senior Vice President,
Architecture & Construction, Europe, Africa & Middle East

gordon.coles@hilton.com

Allan Zhang, Vice President, Technical Services, Greater China and Mongolia

Allan Zhang

Vice President,
Technical Services, Greater China & Mongolia

allan.zhang@hilton.com

Carlos Kusaka, Vice President, Technical Services, India

Carlos Kusaka

Vice President,
South East Asia Pacific & India

carlos.kusaka@hilton.com