Larry Traxler is senior vice president, global design, Hilton Worldwide. He joined Hilton in April 2009. He oversees Hilton Worldwide’s team of design managers and directs the design review process of existing owned and leased hotels, as well as delivery of new hotels into the Hilton system. Traxler also has responsibility for development feasibility studies, definition of brand standards, capital expenditures oversight, and pre-opening turnover processes. Previously, he was vice president – architecture & design for Hyatt Hotels Corporation since 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art & Architecture.