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Christina Zimmer, AIA, is an industry-leading architect, designer and hospitality expert. As Highgate’s senior vice president of design, she is responsible for bringing independent hotels to life—from concept to completion.

Since joining Highgate in 2016, Christina has overseen the design of the company’s most complex projects, including the Newbury Boston, Scottsdale Plaza Hotel, Pacific Edge Hotel and Monterey Tides Hotel.

Prior to joining Highgate, Christina was senior vice president of design & construction at Ian Schrager Company, working on world-class projects such as Public New York and EDITION West Hollywood. Before Ian Schrager, she was a principal at Stonehill Taylor Architects.

Christina is originally from Louisiana but has called Brooklyn home for 23 years. Before settling down in New York, she took time to explore and pursue an independent European Art and Architecture continuing education. With family still in Denmark, she maintains a rusty ability to speak Danish.