Andrew Linwood

    Head of Design, Areen Hospitality

    As Head of Areen Hospitality, Andrew is involved in and monitors all aspects of a project: from initial client contact, brief and concept development through to documentation and site installation.

    Andrew has designed interiors for many of the world’s leading hotel operators including Hilton, Marriott, Radisson, Raffles, Swissôtel and Starwood.

    After gaining a degree in Interior Design in London and working in the UK and Europe, Andrew became Managing Director of regional Interiors group GTD in Hong Kong and Singapore. He went on to become Senior Project Designer with globally-renowned hospitality specialists Hirsch Bedner Associates in Singapore and London, designing luxury projects in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and Thailand.

    On his return to the UK he was invited to become an Associate at Richmond International - part of the Areen Group - and in 2008 he established Areen Hospitality Design.

    As well as regularly featuring in hospitality publications, Andrew is a seasoned public speaker, frequently invited to leading industry events and exhibitions to share his unparalleled insight into design and the challenges facing developers and operators,

    Areen Hospitality Design is currently working on projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Central Asia and China.