Stephanie Smith

executive director, interior design
North & Central America – Luxury Division, AccorHotels

Stephanie rejoined AccorHotels in June 2015 as Executive Director Interior Design. Stephanie is responsible for Interior Design as it relates to the brand “Standards” ensuring compliance for all Accor’s luxury brands such as; Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Swissotel and Grand Mercure. She also currently serves as the global Fairmont Brand Champion, working to drive the vision, design strategy and evolution of the iconic brand.


Stephanie brings over two decades of hospitality interior design experience including roles at the property level, corporate level, and as owner of her own design firm. With a strong focus on the design process for renovations, Stephanie is a specialist in 4- and 5-diamond luxury branded properties while also leading design teams for boutique and independent full and limited services hotels. She has worked extensively with luxury-branded properties on several multi-million dollar, award-winning projects that include an extensive range of suites and guestrooms, food and beverage outlets, lobbies, ballroom and meeting rooms, guest corridors, and spa and fitness areas.


Stephanie is an NCIDQ accredited interior designer and a graduate of the International Academy of Design in Toronto.