(10 Nov 2021)
 
Utopia, a Phuket-based
real estate developer, has appointed Nalina ‘Note’ Suranakarin as Chief Brand
Officer, Ivo Tzvetkov
as Chief Operating Officer of Utopia
Hospitality Group (UHG) and Praisie Huang as UHG’s Chief Growth Officer.

The
trio will lead Utopia Hospitality Group (UHG), a new brand which
the company says
plans to open “many brand new properties” from premium midscale
through to ultra-luxury, as well as rebrand and
renovate existing properties in 2022.

From left: Nalina Suranakarin, Chief Brand Officer; Praisie Huang, Chief Growth Officer; Hachi Yin, CEO and Founder; Ivo Tzvetkov, COO

The highlight of UHG’s master plan is to build a
development in Ao Po Bay on Phuket’s northern coastline and
another on Nai Harn beach in the south of Phuket.

Ivo Tzvetkov has over three decades of hospitality industry
experience. Ivo joined the Sheraton Sofia as a Sales & Marketing
Trainee in 1991 and since then has worked in different countries
including Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Dubai and China, constantly
expanding his knowledge, experience and responsibilities. Ivo has
joined Utopia from Al Khoory Hotels in Dubai where he spent 3
years working as General Manager – Operations and Quality
Assurance.

Praisie Huang is a Singaporean who has spent most
of her hospitality industry career in Phuket, Thailand. With 15
years of experience, Praisie has worked with The Old Phuket,
Laguna Holiday Club, Dusit, Moevenpick, Millennium & Copthorne,
Westin, Starwood and the Maikhao Dream Hotel. Praisie joined
Utopia after a brief spell at Impiana.

Since leaving Thammasat University with a Degree
in Political Science – International Relations, Nalina ‘Note’ Suranakarin
has worked with Pacific Star, Raimon Land, Macrorich Metro and
Diageo.

Hachi Yin, CEO of Utopia Corporation, said,
“We believe that these
experts in their respective fields will elevate our organizations
to the next level and contribute to a steady future of Utopia
Corporation as a
leading property development company and UHG as a property
operations and hotel management company through our new brands.”


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