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Global Creative Director, Founding Principal

Mary Alice Palmer

Mary Alice Palmer is a creative innovator, trailblazer, and ambassador of the path untraveled in the hospitality and residential interior design industry with an incredibly diverse career spanning 30+ years.


Driven by an insatiable curiosity, Mary Alice harnesses an entrepreneurial mindset with a desire to create immersive and sensory-driven destinations – a perspective that has carried through her career, coalescing into her role as Global Creative Director and Founding Partner of ROAM Interior Design, a newly established hospitality interior design firm. As the leading creative force within the practice, Mary Alice exudes her remarkable ability to weave unique stories and translate her design philosophy authentically, delivering compelling solutions underscored by meaningful innovation and held together through a captivating narrative. 

Mary Alice’s portfolio spans international waters, continents, and over 20 countries, each location offering an imaginatively unforgettable experience and unique story, reflected in every design detail and enhanced by nature, history, folklore and contemporary arts and  culture to develop a truly rare sense of place. Notable projects include a wide range of luxury and lifestyle destinations such as the W Hotel Bellevue, Washington, Hotel Saint George in Marfa Texas, Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort in the Dominican Republic, Auberge Resorts Bishops Lodge, Santa Fe and Esperanza, Los Cabos, Mexico which received the coveted Gold Key Award. Coming Soon: The Amaala Yacht Club in Saudi Arabia and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences in Portland, Oregon.