Karen Hay

Karen Hay

Founder & Creative Director, IN-dulge

With 25 years of solid design experience in the design industry, covering UK, Asia and the Middle East, Karen was formerly the co-founder and Director of Stickman Tribe Ltd, a Dubai and Hong Kong based design firm. Based in Hong Kong she has taken the step to establish her own design clan IN-dulge with a cutting edge focus on interiors for hospitality, specialising in interior design and brand development for hotels, resorts, spas, restaurant and bars.

Recognised for her successful and award winning projects and armed with an in-depth understanding of the Asian and Middle East markets, Karen now leads the IN-dulge team to continued success with many of the world’s leading hospitality and leisure hotels and resorts including; Hilton, InterContinental, Accor, Shangri-La, Langham and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Karen has been involved with numerous international events as a guest speaker including TO THE TABLE in Singapore in 2012 and Hi-Design in Stockholm in 2007 and again in the Philippines in 2013, with Concepts Middle East in Doha 2011 and again in 2012, and the 6th Asia Pacific Design Annual meeting in Wuhan, China in 2017. Karen has also addressed both the full team of F&B directors and leaders for both Starwood and Hilton at their annual AGM meetings, on the subject of food & beverage trends. After many years in the design business, Karen has been honoured with numerous design awards including:

  • Asia Hotel Design Award (AHDA)
  • International Interior Design Award (IIDA)
  • Hong Kong Restaurant Interior Design Awards (HKRIDA)
  • American Institute of Architect’s Hong Kong Chapter Honour Award (AIA)
  • Asia Pacific Interior Design Award(APID)
  • Chartered Society of Designers Award
  • Hong Kong Design Award

These accolades demonstrate that Karen understands the importance of not only unique design but quality service and expertise.