Combining his background in brand strategy and interior architecture, Kenneth Allen Villamil currently oversees the global product and brand development for the Park Hyatt and Andaz brands. Kenneth is responsible for the innovation, ideation and creation of new brand concepts and designs for Park Hyatt and Andaz hotels. He provides thought leadership and creative direction to advance innovation and promote a holistic vision for both brands, ensuring that they successfully translate into vibrant and memorable guest experiences around the world.
Kenneth specializes in creative solutions and strategies for retail, hospitality and luxury lifestyle brands, and has spent the last 14 years honing his skills at a number of branding and architecture firms, including Gensler’s ‘Lifestyle Design Studio’ and most recently with Starwood Hotel’s Luxury Brands Studio (W Hotels Worldwide, Le Meridien, St. Regis, Luxury Collection). Kenneth attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and received a bachelor of fine arts in Interior Architecture. Kenneth has won awards in both Interiors/Architecture ‘International Interior Design Association Award’ and in marketing/communications ‘Silver International Broadcast Design Award.’ He has also recently been awarded Hospitality Design Magazine’s 2014 Wave of the Future Award for “those who are young enough to be considered visionary, but tested enough to be accomplished.”