Kristina Zanic

Founder & CEO - Kristina Zanic Consultants

Kristina Zanic has had a distinguished career for three decades as an international designer for projects in over 20 countries. After starting an interior design company at age 26 and growing it to a multinational firm over 15 years, Kristina set up her eponymous studio in Dubai to offer a personalised service to clients. Ten years on, the studio has grown to four offices and 180 staff and won numerous design awards – including #1 Interior Design Firm in the Middle East in 2022, with Kristina also earning the #1 Designer title.

The studio designs interiors for urban hotels, nature resorts, private residences, and restaurants across Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe. The studio’s portfolio in Europe includes Marriott Domes Miramare, Domes Zeen Chania and Scarlet Beach Resort in Greece; Ritz Carlton Montenegro; Vranska Banka Resort in Serbia; Cres Island Resort and Split Rooftop Bar in Croatia; Ritz Carlton residences in Cyprus; and Grand Hyatt Regency in Kyiv.

Croatian by origin and Australian by birth, Kristina has a passion for travel and exploring different cultures. She has lived in 5 countries and travelled to over 70, often seeking places off the beaten track.