NXTLVL Experience Design

Ep. 10 It's Not Just About Having Great Design with Peter Cole, CEO - Design Hotels

Episode Summary

All 300+ Design Hotels are unique. They are created with concepts that provide purpose, meaning and value to their guests. The idea of a hotel experience will shift in the future to one that offers guests the opportunity to grow, change and engage authentically with an idea. Peter Cole, CEO - Design Hotels talks with host David Kepron about providing meaning in hotels stays beyond design.

Episode Notes


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=design+hotels+original+experiences 

Website: https://design-hotels.marriott.com/ 

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-cole-2877b76/ 

Instgram: https://www.instagram.com/design_hotels/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/designhotels



How do you define “Original”? 

Is it the ‘first’? – maybe.

Is if the most ‘unique’ or ‘eccentric’? – perhaps that too.

Is it something to that serves as a model or basis for imitations or copies? 

Well, it could be that, except for the fact that every one of the over 300 properties in the Design Hotels brand are completely different. 

How do you copy ‘different?’

Since different could be a monastery in Eremito, Italy,a revived printing factory in Tiblisi Georgia, or a modern outcrop in Selfoss, Iceland.

Design Hotels are all of these things that you would define as “original” and their CEO Peter Cole has the extraordinary task of helping to provide leadership to a band of brothers, and sisters, who march to the beat of a different drum but hold a couple of traits in common…

Compulsive curiosity and a willingness to find comfort in change. 

In fact they are challenged and expect to be presented with things they don’t expect or reference what they already know.

Peter Cole’s trajectory through the leadership of Marriott International includes holding positions as:

Chief Financial Officer for the Americas for Marriott, as well as global CFO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC; 

Managing Director of Business Integration at Marriott International, Peter lead the company’s integration of Starwood Hotels & Resorts,

And in 2018 Peter joined Design Hotels™ as CEO with a commitment to future growth and the creation of long-term value for hoteliers and stakeholders. 

He is a business minded leader who finds it equally engaging to be amongst some of the most creative hoteliers in the industry. 

Welcome Peter…. Did you run this morning?


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