Dexter Moren

Founding Director - Dexter Moren Associates


Dexter is recognised as an industry leader in the hospitality sector and was voted one of the UK’s top 25 most influential and inspirational designers in The Brit List 2017. He is the founding director of architecture and interior design practice Dexter Moren Associates, founded in London in 1992. Having commenced his architectural training at the University of Witwatersrand in his home city of Johannesburg, Dexter continued his studies in New York obtaining his master’s degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University before returning to Wits to complete an MBA. His first hotel was the Marine Parade Holiday Inn on Durban’s North Beach for which he was commissioned at just 28.

Dexter is driven by the principles of design excellence and sustainability whilst maintaining the joy of a creative working experience for his team, consultants and clients. With over 30 years’ experience, Dexter has worked with the majority of leading brands in the UK, Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Current projects include; the Westin, City of London, Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka, a mixed use landmark development in Westlands Nairobi, and a luxury resort in the Cape Verde Islands.

Recently opened projects of note are the new build dual-branded SunSquare and StayEasy City Bowl hotels in Cape Town and The Curtain Hotel & Members Club in Shoreditch, London - winner of the Top Hotel Projects World Tour Creative Spark competition and shortlisted for 2 categories in the European AHEAD awards.