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Susan Nugraha is the senior vice president of design and development at Tao Group Hospitality. A true creative at heart, Nugraha followed her lifelong passion to the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. Shortly after graduating, she joined the Rockwell Group in New York.

As an associate, Nugraha worked on various large-scale, high-profile hospitality projects including Tao Downtown, Vandal New York, Moxy Times Square, Gato Restaurant, Omnia Las Vegas Nightclub, and Omnia Bali Dayclub. Her keen eye and artistic sensibility impressed the team at Tao Group Hospitality, and she officially joined the ranks in 2017.

As an integral part of the design and development team, Nugraha has overseen more than 30 venues opening in New York, London, LA, Miami, Chicago, and Singapore. Her expertise and knowledge in construction in the hospitality sector are unmatched and bring a creative edge to Tao Group Hospitality’s brand development.

Nugraha has been widely recognized as a visionary leader in the industry design category winning various awards and honors that include Hospitality Design magazine’s Wave of the Future in 2021. She holds a BFA in Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and resides in New York City.