Kemper Hyers is senior vice president of design at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, he is responsible for design direction and the execution of renovation projects for Starwood Capital assets, and is involved in the implementation of new brands launched by the firm. He has contributed to the development of the two luxury hotel and lifestyle brands, 1 Hotels and Baccarat Hotels & Resorts—set to be launched in 2014—as well as the Postcard Inn, ST Residential portfolio, and numerous restaurants and hotels around the world.
Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2007, Hyers served as vice president of design for the Le Méridien and Sheraton brands at Starwood Hotels, with responsibility for all aspects of design for these brands. Before that, he served as style director for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. He previously managed design for all direct marketing channels at Crate and Barrel, and ran his own interior design firm, Edward Kemper Design.
Hyers received a bachelor’s in architecture and architectural history, with honors, from Columbia University.