Diana Kessler

Diana Kessler

Creative Director, Kessler Design Studio

Diana Simaan Kessler joined The Kessler Collection’s corporate team in 2015 as creative director. With over 20 years of design experience across a variety of industries, Diana brings a strategically creative perspective to The Kessler Collection’s design studio. Diana leads the Kessler design studio in development of new properties. From art direction to chandelier design, many of the beautiful details you find at properties like The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte were created and curated under her leadership.

Diana’s extensive design resume includes the design of domestic and international hospitality brands. Prior to joining The Kessler Collection, Diana owned and operated a lifestyle brand focusing on interior design and fashion. She launched her first fashion line during New York Fashion Week and has worked alongside some of the world’s best high fashion designers in Milan. Prior to her tenure with The Kessler Collection, Diana served as a partner and principal for nearly 15 years at Baker Barrios Architects, where she handled all aspects of management, including conceptual design, space planning and design developments.

Diana was selected as Harriet’s Park Avenue Fashion Week Emerging Designer Winner in 2009; she returned as a judge the following year. She has served as a board member for CroeNet Global’s for over nine years and helped launch the organization’s young leader program. Diana has a heart for philanthropy and has coordinated fashion shows for Wine Women & Shoes benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank. She currently sits on the building committee for the Orlando Ballet, where she serves as a design advisor.

Diana received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The influences of her family and upbringing endowed Diana with a great love for design in many forms, especially fashion, architecture, and interior design.

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