Stuart Wilsdon is the founding director and principal of Wilsdon Design Associates, an interior architectural design consultancy specialising in international hospitality and leisure design; urban and resort hotels, bars, restaurants and spas.
After graduating from London Metropolitan University in 1988, Stuart joined a leading London-based design firm specialising in high-end residential design and turn-key projects for corporate clients. In 1993 he entered the hospitality sector as Senior Designer for Wrenn Associates, and the following year saw him relocate to Dubai, U.A.E, to establish and run their subsidiary office, specialising in hotel design throughout the Middle East region.
On returning to the UK in 1996, and after a brief interval working on the design of super yachts, he joined the architectural practice de Brant, Joyce and Partners as Associate in charge of interior design and Head of Interiors at sister company Planning International, where he helped establish a growing reputation for creative and responsive design in the hospitality and leisure sector.
In 2004 he established his own design practice, with particular focus on the design of luxury hotels. With extensive experience of high-end projects from more than twenty years in the industry and a passion for every aspect of hospitality design, his practice today is engaged on a wide variety of prestigious projects throughout Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. His specific expertise and primary role is in the formulation of concepts that fulfil project requirements, maximising their potential and in broadly overseeing their transition through design development to completed successful designs.
Stuart lives and works in central London.