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Nile Tuzun, a highly accomplished hospitality design and development executive, an award winning photographer, creative director, art advocate, and citizen of the world, has developed a solid reputation for uncompromising excellence in the world of international hospitality design. Her work over the past 13 years has influenced and raised the bar for the hotel, spa and restaurant experience worldwide, first as a hospitality designer at WATG, then as Director of Design and Construction at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and later as Director of Business Development for the Puccini Group.  Nile brings a design-focused background to her work, typified by in-depth collaboration with valuable ownership groups, distinguished guests, global divisional team members, internal cross divisional team members and operational team members providing hospitality design and management and operational consulting services. Nile maintains close working relationships with the world's leading architects and designers as she strives to realize design standards unique to each project.  With a very confident philosophy regarding hotel, spa and restaurant design and operations, Nile has and continues to support the future of design by participating as an expert panelist for seminars, design forums, charity events and guest academic critiques. Her strategic implementation of design and her understanding of the global marketplace, drive her to realize her goals with conviction and with the utmost professionalism.    Nile, born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey holds a Masters of Architecture with a work career which has taken her from Istanbul to New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Barcelona, Milan, Venice, Paris, Arles, Madrid, Cabo San Lucas, San Juan and Seville.  Nile is fluent in English, Turkish and conversational Italian.

Work experience

Apr 2009Present

Chief Creative Officer / President


"Never Imagine Less than Excellence", a unique understanding of hotel and spa operations, NILEbrand offers the highest quality of Hotel, Spa and Restaurant CONSULTING & TECHNICAL SERVICES on:  -Hotel and Spa Programming -Hotel and Spa Planning -Project Management

-Design Oversight

-Sustainable Green Design -Design & Technical Service Consulting -Owner / Developer / Operator Representation during Design Process -Consultant Referral and Selection -Business Development - Making connections within the hospitality industry

NILEbrand reaches a new peak of innovation in hotel operations and design while providing a prism for understanding of 21st century culture, style and desire.

NILEbrand, located in San Francisco, Istanbul and Rome, collaborates with Hospitality Designers, Architects, Hotel Operators and Developers on a national and international level.

Oct 2007Mar 2009

Director of Design and Construction

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International is a leading global hotel company with over 80 hotels in 25 countries worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also operates Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates, and luxury private residence club properties. Provided Design and Construction Technical Services for the following: Fairmont Vail, Colorado Fairmont Monterey, California Fairmont Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico Fairmont Baltimore, Maryland Raffles Cabo San Cristobal, Cabo San Lucas Fairmont Orlando, Florida

Jul 2006Sep 2007

Project Designer

MVE Architects

Project Designer for high end residential projects for the Irvine Company.

May 1996Jul 2005

Project Designer


Project designer for international and domestic luxury hotel, spa and casino projects.