Katie Kelchner

design manager
Embassy Suites and HGV, Hilton

Katie Kelchner is an NCIDQ certified interior designer working as a Design Manager for Hilton Global Design Services. Concentrating on Hilton’s Embassy Suites brand in North America, she works collaboratively with both internal teams and external partners to ensure projects remain in line with Global Design initiatives, Brand narratives, and Design & Construction Standards while achieving a high sense of functionality and aesthetic quality.


Katie has over 10 years of experience in the design industry. After graduating from Syracuse University, she began designing custom homes in Upstate New York before moving to Washington DC where she worked as a Project Manager on corporate and retail projects. She continued on to specialize in restaurant and bar design focusing on neighborhood and chef driven concepts.


As part of the Hilton team, Katie’s unique experience enables her to evaluate a project from many points of view and provide strategic recommendations to add value through elevated design.