Billie Khoo

Senior Design & Project Director APAC - Hilton

Billie Khoo is the Senior Design & Project Direct for Hilton Architecture, Design & Construction (AD&C), APAC. It is a diverse region that spans North Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific Islands and the South Asia subcontinent.

Educated in Singapore and a trained architect with a Master of Architecture, Billie has worked with established regional and international hospitality design firms such as SCDA, Maps Design and Wilson Associates during her 21 year career. She has wide-ranging experience in all masterplanning, architectural and interior design aspects of hospitality creation.

Billie and her team are responsible for the design overview of all Hilton’s 18 brands in the APAC region for both pipeline projects and capital expenditure projects. This involves ensuring that the hotels and resorts achieve brand equity and are relevant to their markets. It also includes a constant review of brand standards and designs for the regions, and to have the finger on the pulse of global trends in hotel development and hospitality.

Since joining Hilton in 2012, Billie has worked with the AD&C team to deliver successful openings and property rejuvenation across all brands, and she continues to be intimately involved in flagship hotels in gateway cities. Some of the hotels include market-leading ones such as such as Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Osaka, Roku Kyoto and Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. She is currently working on Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi, Waldorf Astoria Osaka and Waldorf Astoria Jakarta which will be the next flagship properties for Hilton Worldwide.

Being in a region of high growth, Billie is also involved in development, technical standards and brand review of new opportunities in the constant drive to grow the number of hotels and rooms with an operator which has one of the largest pipelines in the world.