Phuket: Yoo to go into hotel managing
PHUKET: International design firm yoo – headed by French designer Philippe Starck, British developer John Hitchcox, British interior designer Kelly Hoppen and designer Jade Jagger (daughter of Mick) – is moving into hospitality management.
Tuesday 19 March 2013, 05:00PM
Yoo was heavily involved in design of The Yamu hotel in Phuket before the hotel was sold after developer Campbell Kane was hit by the 2008 global financial crisis.
Two new hotel management brands have been rolled out: yoo 2 and yoo Collection, to be run by a team led by hotelier Marco Nihof.
Yoo has already signed up the almost complete Aqua hotel on the Philippines holiday island of Boracay.