Zia is an award-winning senior executive, excels as a design leader and interior designer with 25+ years of high-end hospitality design experience. She's designed for top hotel brands globally, setting up and leading design teams for illustrious clients. Her work spans luxury, lifestyle, and boutique hotels, including 2000+ room resorts. Zia's career began in Scandinavia, fostering her passion for design excellence. She's known for spotting talent, motivating teams, and creating purpose-driven, innovative designs. Zia has also pioneered hotel brands for Gen Y business travelers. As a globetrotter, she brings destinations to life through blogging and photography. With a profound interest in interior design theory and psychology, she boasts a multi-award-winning reputation as an architect, designer, and professor.
Zia holds a Master of Architecture from the Royal Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark, and a Master's degree from SCI-ARC in the US. She's pursued postgraduate studies in Italy and Germany under renowned architects. Formerly a professor at prestigious institutions, Zia has earned numerous design awards. Her personal achievements include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and leadership roles in Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association. She's been a featured speaker at international conferences like Tomorrows Hotel Conference and Lighting International Expo.