Vice President of Interior Design
With over 25 years of experience in interior design, architecture and project management in more than 15 countries worldwide, Anke’s experience ranges from teaching to hands on interior design, architecture, planning, design management, project management, strategic planning, owner representation, consultant, cost and time management for multiple clients. Educated in Europe and the U.S., Anke specializes in the high-end hospitality market, custom residential, entertainment, and commercial markets.
Last year Anke joined Las Vegas Sands Corp as Vice President of Interior Design. In this role Anke oversees all new and renovation projects for the company worldwide, including the Venetian and Palazzo Casino & Resorts in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem Casino & Resort in Pennsylvania, the numerous Sands properties on the Cotai Strip in Macau, with the recently opened 3,000 room Parisian, and the Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino in Singapore.
Anke also is owner and president of ANKE design Corporation, based in California. For over a decade she worked with /LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels with Blackstone Real Estate Advisors in a senior design and project manager role in its West Coast region, oversaw renovations of hotels on the West Coast, Colorado, Arizona and in Florida.
In 2010 Hyatt appointed Anke as Senior Vice President Architecture & Design for the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean to direct the long-range conceptual design and planning. Anke was responsible for providing overall design direction and guidance on Hyatt hotels. She collaborated with Hyatt International and with Hyatt Select on the overview and design guidance for select hotels (Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels) and branded residences globally, ensuring the lineage between the products was maintained. Anke also lead and managed the North America architecture and design department with responsibility for providing technical services, planning, design and design management for new hotels and design/project management for capital improvements, renovations, and additions to existing properties. Some of Anke’s major projects included renovations to Grand Hyatt New York, Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Grand Hyatt Chicago, Park Hyatt Chicago, and the new Hyatt Regency Curacao Resort and Spa.
Anke previously worked for Hyatt International Technical Services as a project architect where she was responsible amongst other projects for the opening of Grand Hyatt Berlin, Park Hyatt Hamburg, Park Hyatt Zurich, Park Hyatt Paris Place Vendome, and the former Hyatt hotels in London (Carlton Tower) and Subang, Malaysia. Concurrently to her project architect role with Hyatt, she served as vice president at Peter Roesch Associates, a small design studio in Chicago, from 1991 to 1996.
Anke taught Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology from 1989 to 1990. Her design career began in 1983 at Chicago firm Keck + Keck Associates, and was followed by a series of positions with NWS Architects, Inc., Kober/Belluschi Associates, and Murphy/Jahn in Chicago and Frankfurt, Germany.
Anke received her Master of City and Regional Planning from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1984, from which she also received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1983. She also studied architecture, English, Spanish, law and business in Germany. Anke is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.
Anke served as co-chair of the Architectural Control Sub-Committee in Novato California for many years. She is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and NEWH. She is a licensed architect in California, Florida, Illinois, and Nevada.