Arun Rana

Design Director

Accor Hotels

Arun is head of design for Accor hotels covering Western Europe, Iberia, and Nordics within ENA. With over 15 years’ experience working in hospitality design creating one off restaurants, bars, large scale roll outs and hotels, he is responsible for supporting Accor’s vision of growth and creating a second to none, guest experience. He works closely with designers and architects to inspire, create, and push the boundaries of interior design. As part of the Design & Technical Services team he provides comprehensive project support to investors at each stage of the process from start to completion.

Originally trained in contemporary furniture and lighting design, with a passion for graphic design, architecture, travel and food, Arun found Hospitality design to be a great way to bring all his creativity into one place. Previously he has managed two studios, a team of designers and worked in education teaching the designers of the future. Focusing on strong concepts to tell a story, he loves interiors that allow the guest to explore, discover, and find joy in subtle design touches.

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