Established in 2001 in Toronto, KulörGroup’s founder – Sarah, aspired to infuse her best-in-class experience to hotel brands as well as hotel developers and owners to create incredible destinations. In 2016, KulörGroup’s Singapore Design Office, helmed by Christopher Chua was founded to expand on both Architecture(with KG Architects) and Interior Design services, along with extending the technical services reach to Asia Pacific.
Currently, KulörGroup manages and streamlines the full spectrum of hospitality consulting and hospitality design projects. From conceptualization to execution, all projects are overseen by both a technical and design expert. The team’s synchronous approach allows clients to increase efficiencies, decrease costs, and mitigate risks associated with hiring, onboarding, and managing multiple in-house and out-of-house teams.
Sarah Bonsall was introduced to world class hospitality design through her time at the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts where she provided the technical expertise for world-class projects from the Maldives to Bora Bora, the Seychelles to St Louis, and Palo Alto to Vietnam. Their dedication to the highest standards of design and customer service inspired her career, and gave her the experience and knowhow needed to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing today’s hotel developers.Read More...
KulörGroup builds on this experience, helping realise Sarah’s vision of a industry leading boutique firm with global reach. With offices in Canada, Singapore, and South Korea KulörGroup is recognised for taking mixed-use, residential, and hotel developments from a strategic vision, to brand development, through to opening.
Its architecture, interior design, and MEP teams ensure all aspects of the design process, site reviews, project budgeting, scheduling, business communications, marketing and branding, development of design standards, and the review and purchasing of FF&E and OS&C meet clients’ expectations.
Currently working on various projects with both independent brands and more established brands such as the Six Senses, The Little Nell, and Limelight, Sarah applies her experience in ensuring luxury at it’s finest in locations as varied as London, New York, Aspen, Mammoth, Costa Rica, Brazil, Morocco and Iceland.
KulörGroup has also provided Technical Services on completed and on-going projects including Six Senses Turks and Caicos, The Little Nell New York, Limelight Aspen, Limelight Mammoth, Nikki Beach Hotel and Residences Porto Heli Greece; Nikki Beach Hotel and Residences Hvar Croatia; Nikki Beach Bodrum Turkey; Nikki Beach Cyprus; Casa Nikki Cape Verde; Six Senses Nicaragua; Six Senses Bahamas; Sheraton Walkerhill Seoul South Korea; Walkerhill TFS; Podo Hotel Renovation Jeju Island South Korea; PINX, Jeju Island South Korea; New Brand Seoul South Korea; Technical Services work also includes the creation of two new luxury brands and a select service offering that aim to create a new standard for modern design and service in F&B, retail, residential and hotel accommodation in their sectors.
Nothing satisfies Christopher Chua more than seeing a design through from concept to completion. Christopher is a Designer who thrives on Hospitality Design in all its shapes and forms. “For me, the thrill is being faced with a fresh challenge and the chance to apply my knowledge in different ways. From tented naturalist villas to cool urban chic hotels—from minimalist to opulent— every project is a signature in itself.”Read More...
Previously as Managing Director of Blink Design Group, Christopher has worked on the full spectrum of hospitality projects from Luxury to lifestyle. Christopher’s previous accomplishments finds him with a list of esteemed clients such as Capri Chinatown Singapore; Hilton Goa, Kota Kinabalu and Shanghai; Travelodge Hotels, APAC; Sheraton Grande, Seoul; Melia Bali, Yangon; Hotel Indigo Shanghai; Naumi Singapore; Regent Xi’an; Silks Palace; WandaVista; and Podo Resort on Jeju Island.
At KulörGroup, Christopher undertakes select projects that align with his ethos, allowing him to govern projects from conception to completion with incredible attention to detail, and with his personal touch that clients value.
Christopher oversees all aspects of KulörGroup’s work with major hotel groups such as Hilton, IHG, and Artyzen. Ever the Designer, Christopher is also the Lead for Interior Design & Design Identity for the next generation of Crowne Plaza properties in AMEA, including Singapore, Osaka and Ho Chi Minh, as well as Hilton Garden Inn Greater China version 3.
This creativity was recognised by a leading luxury collective who commissioned KulörGroup to translate the extravagance and style of a global fashion icon into a new hotel brand. As yet unannounced, the look and feel of this new “hotel meets fashion label” is extravagantly luxurious mixed with the “Fashion Icon’s” signatures – high art, black meets white, and a pinch of irreverence.
With a personal passion for resorts, Christopher delights in his involvement in projects ranging from 200 keys to luxury private reserves, carrying out designs for Finolhu Maldives, MGallery Resort Indonesia, Lux* Phu Quoc, Lux* Dali and a private reserve island in Belitung Indonesia.
Christopher is also in charge of Technical services for The Lux Collective handling projects such as Lux* North Male Atoll, Liyang, Zhuhai, Chengdu , SALT by Lux* Shaoxing, Socio by Lux* Mauritius, SALT by Lux* South Mauritius, SALT by Lux* Wolong.
Priscilla brings international experience in Architecture and Interior Design to the table. Her expertise lies in Project Management in both Hospitality and Residential sectors. As an organized and highly motivated individual, she takes pride in finding solutions to challenges she instinctively anticipates in each project she undertakes, ensuring they move along effortlessly. Priscilla is also able to adapt, functioning as a team player just as well as she can a team leader. She is a firm believer that effective communication and fostering relationships between herself and her teammates is the key to success for any project.
LAI CHIN, HOOI
Lai Chin brings a wealth of experience in both Architecture and Interior Design into hospitality project management. Her diverse work experience in Australia, China and Singapore has equipped her with a versatile edge in managing projects across different locations.
As a polyglot, Lai Chin is an effective cross-cultural communicator with a strong grasp in managing and coordinating project stakeholders’ different requirements. She has successfully delivered a diverse range of hospitality projects within stipulated timelines, costs and without compromising design quality.
Andrea’s diverse background and coveted bilingual advantage sets her apart from her peers. Being highly goal-oriented with a generous passion and drive for success, she has designed and conceptualized several award-winning projects across multiple platforms. She seeks design inspiration from everything, but derives more gratification from culture, graphics, fashion and travel. Believing in the strong connection between design and culture of the project location, every project she has worked on are unique in their own way.
With a focus on hospitality design, Andrea has over 10 years of international experience during which she has managed a diverse range of projects. A motivated designer and team-player, she communicates and works well with people at all levels.
WEI YEE, SAM
Wei Yee enjoys new challenges, is highly motivated, and able to multi-task in fast paced environment to meet time-sensitive deadlines. Wei Yee is equipped with all-rounded skills and experience in feasibility studies, design, authority compliances, tender, project and construction management, having seen through numerous projects from concept design to completion. Wei Yee is an effective team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to maintain good relationships with consultants, contractors and colleagues. Takes initiative, able to work independently with little supervision, and self-motivated to learn new things to keep abreast of changes in the industry.
Matthew has the intrinsic knowledge of what makes a good brand. As the Founder and Creative Director of 5-year-old luxury menswear label DEBONEIRE, his designs quickly became popular amongst the beau-monde and is widely featured in glossy magazines. Matthew takes great passion in Hospitality, hoping to marry the High Fashion and Hospitality universe to celebrate a life well lived.