Managing Partner, Tihany Design
Distinguished for her exceptional talent and leadership of NYC boutique atelier, Tihany Design, Alessia Genova is a visionary professional who has earned the trust and respect of an ever-evolving industry.
As Managing Partner, Alessia embraces her role to elevate the luxury hospitality & lifestyle experience with sensational custom interiors, helming projects for prestige hotels/resorts, restaurants and private clubs, as well as ultra-luxury estates and cruise ships. Her mission to conceive stunning, one-of-a-kind spaces that enchant the senses, ultimately achieves each venue’s most captivating and engaging potential.
Clients value Alessia as a passionate yet calm tour de force, whose design expertise intertwines a global perspective, fresh creative outlook and artistic agility. She pilots the “story” for each project with skilled concept & presentation development, executed with an infusion of style and connoisseurship. Yet it is her commitment to the process that brings the vision to life with the highest regard for collaboration, mentorship and astute fiscal management. These ingredients are as essential to Alessia Genova as they are to Tihany Design’s success, yielding results that resonate in new contemporary properties and iconic landmarks, and extends to the firm’s dynamic, talented designers.
No less than a genuine Italian food enthusiast would frequently team up with renowned chefs such as Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Richard Ekkebus, to create their signature restaurant interiors with an inviting, modern relevance. But with her eyes focused simultaneously on the present and the horizon, Alessia considers hospitality design a domain without borders, logically and thematically extending to premium retail and residential pursuits.
Alessia began her career as a junior designer at Tihany Design’s Rome office in 2007 shortly after graduating from Politecnico di Milano. She was subsequently promoted to Senior Designer, a position she held for 10 years that culminated with her appointment to Studio Director in 2017. In early 2020, founder & Principal Adam D. Tihany named her the studio’s first-ever Managing Partner, signifying a new chapter in its 42-year history.
“Sharing the baton, I believe the spirit of quality and the merit of accomplishment never rests on laurels, but the will to raise the bar on ourselves.”
“Design is like cooking. You can follow a recipe, but it’s the extra ingredients — the passion, dedication, and a little madness — that bring the dream to life.”