Carpathia Announces Hospitality Panel Discussion

Dean, New York School of Interior Design joins Carpathia as Panel Moderator

Chicago, IL – July, 2017

Carpathia Summits is excited to announce the addition of Ellen Fisher to our lineup of Distinguished Presenters at the Hospitality Summit in February 2018. Fisher, who is the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean for the New York School of Interior Design will be moderating a Panel Discussion with industry top executives from Marriott, WP Hospitality, and KHP Capital Partners.

Having recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary, NYSID is ranked the #1 interior design program in the US. With alumni working at Gensler, the Rockwell Group, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Jeffrey Bears International, to name just a few, NYSID is renowned as a premiere institution. Fisher has served as Dean of NYSID for nearly a decade, sharing her experience with students and design professionals alike. In 2017, Fisher was named one of the “25 Most Admired Educators for 2016-17” by DesignIntelligence.

Fisher will moderate a captivating dialogue between Danielle Allen, VP of Interior Design – Luxury Brands at Marriott; Mark Linch, SVP of Capital Projects & Technical Services at WP Hospitality (formerly Capella Hotel Group); and Dane Patunoff, Director of Design & Construction at KHP Capital Partners. The Panel Discussion on Industry Best Practices will address current topical issues, with talking points including :

·      What’s Next: The Future of Design Trends

·      Design Strategy: Innovation for Maximum Impact

·      Brand Value: How is Hotel Brand Value Changing

·      Hospitality as an Experience: Adapting to Consumers

If you are interested in learning what insights these industry leaders will be sharing, join us in Puerto Rico for the Hospitality Summit. You can request more information HERE.

About New York School of Interior Design - Ranked the #1 interior design school in the United States by DesignIntelligence, the New York School of Interior Design is a private, non-profit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers – whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. More than 600 NYSID students are studying residential and commercial interior design, some with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors, enjoy a small class size and sharp focus, a great deal of personal attention from dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. To learn more, visit

About Carpathia Summits - Carpathia Summits is an innovative events company ( offering customers a chance to build meaningful connections through Bucket-list networking events. We are creating high-level Summits focused on idea-sharing, relationship acceleration, and – most importantly – adventure networking, sure to build lasting bonds.


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