David Oswald

senior director of design, luxury & lifestyle brands

David is dedicated to the Luxury & Lifestyle Brands of Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and Canopy, regarding their Global Design Services efforts and Luxury Architecture & Construction responsibilities for projects in North America.  David plays an instrumental role in the constant re-tooling of GDS initiatives for these Brands, with proven expertise in leading conceptual development, planning, creative design initiatives and technical services efforts.  Key Luxury re-development projects to date include the Conrad New York Battery Park and master plan renovation initiatives for the Waldorf Astoria New York.  New construction projects include the Conrad City Center Washington, D.C., Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and Waldorf Astoria San Francisco.


Prior to joining Hilton Worldwide in 2010, David successfully directed the creation of world-class properties for Exclusive Resorts, LLC, Two Roads Hospitality (formerly Destination Hotels & Resorts) and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.  His business strengths include assembling and leading multi-national teams, ensuring the integration of aesthetic, functional and financial aspects of projects as required by hotel developers and operators.  David was also a faculty member at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and he earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art & Planning.