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Welcome to the home of hospitality design and planning consulting group.  DESIGN FEVER 39 is a team of design enthusiasts dedicated to your goals and vision. Through our integrated and holistic design services we’ll make sure that your expectations are not just met, but exceeded to create a successful resort destination.


Who We Are

DESIGN FEVER 39 is an international resort planning and design firm, offering integrated resort master planning services from site assessment to full master plan development. Our experienced resort planners and designers have extensive experience and knowledge in resort planning and design, allowing us to provide superior solutions for our clients and stakeholders. We understand that each resort project is unique and requires a careful analysis of local environment, cultural, and economic factors to ensure success. Our team takes a holistic approach to every project, ensuring all components of a successful resort plan are in place.




Design Service

Development Vision + Strategy

Site Analysis + Feasibility Study

Site and Land Use Planning

Concept Master Plan

Detailed Master Plan 

Project Type

Beach Resort

Boutique Resort

Destination Resort

Spa Resort

Island Resort

Large Scale Integrated Resort 

Large Scale Mixed Use Resort 

Regional Tourism + Leisure Destination

Resort Community + Township

Golf Course + Golf  Community


Design Service

Design Vision + Strategy

Site Review + Analysis

Concept Design

Schematic Design

Design Development

Construction Development

Project Type

Resort & Hotels

Open Space + Public Realm

Waterfront/ Promendade

Residential Villas + Community



Design Service

Project Vision + Positioning

Concept Design

Schematic Design

Design Development

Project Type

Resort & Hotels
Resort Pool Villas 
Beach Club
Resort Restaurants + Bars 

Spa + Welness Design


What We Do


Senior Leadership

Key Staff


Master Planning/Urban Design/Landscape Design

Mr. Kim founded Design Fever39 with a vision to provide integrated hospitality planning and design consulting services to clients in Asia. Having worked with some of the world's most prominent firms such as AECOM (formerly EDAW), WATG and Belt Collins Hawaii, he has over 22 years of planning and design experience and has been instrumental in leading a number of major tourism and resort master planning projects in Asia. As former director of tourism & hospitality and director of master planning at AECOM Singapore, Mr. Kim has designed a number of major tourism and hospitality projects in various scales. Prior to joining AECOM, he had worked in Hawaii with WATG and Belt Collins. Mr. Kim holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Cornell University with concentration in Hospitality Planning and Urban Planning, Ithaca NY, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Utah State University, Utah USA.


Executive Senior Advisor
Creative Tourism

For more than 35 years Walter Jamieson has worked to bridge the academic and consultancy worlds through creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. Independently and/or through collaborative exercises Walter Jamieson has worked with a significant number of public as well as private sector clients at an international, national, as well as the local level including the Asian Development Bank, United Nations World Tourism Organization AECOM, UNWTO, ESCAP, UNESCO and the ASEAN countries. He has been a member of faculty and management at universities in Canada, the United States, Thailand and Japan. He is currently Director of the Service Innovation program at Thammasat University and past Dean of the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management. Walter is also the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal in Canada and was elected to the College of Fellows, Canadian Institute of Planners.


Design Director
Landscape Architecture

Mr. Buyco has over 20 years of extensive landscape design experience having practiced in the Philippines, UAE and Singapore with highly established firms such as EDAW|AECOM, ACL Asia and Belt Collins. Ian believes in sustainable and meaningful design that works with the local context and the grain of the land as opposed to imposing upon the site. This approach creates a responsive and integrated development that allows for creativity and ensures project viability. Having been trained and influenced by some of the most prominent landscape design firms, his aim is to infuse his own brand of artistry with the same level of dedication and excellence for the next generation of developments around the world.


Design Director
Architecture & Interior Design

Mr. Varanyaporn brings over 30 years of extensive architecture and interior design experience from major design firms such as Banyan Tree Hotels and Space Architects Thailand. Suvit has designed and managed several major Banyan Tree and Angsana Resort projects in Vietnam, China, UAE and India as project architect and senior project manager. He has also designed several other major hotels & resorts, residential villas, condominium and commercial retail projects with other major architectural firms in Thailand. As an architectural design leader, he leads architectural design projects across South East Asia. Suvit has expertise in luxury resort design.


Project Director
Master Planning & Architecture

      Ms. Syarief, has over 3 decades of extensive experience in Architecture & from major design firms in Singapore & Indonesia such as Banyan Tree Hotels  and Airmas Asri Jakarta. Prita has contributed tremendously for 23 years for design of the Banyan Tree group properties in Seychelles, Maldives, Bintan in Indonesia, Phuket in Thailand, Srilanka, Morocco & China. She was also involved in Asia’s first integrated resort project, Laguna Phuket in Thailand, Laguna Lang Co in Vietnam, Diwaran Island, Palawan in Phillipines, Weinjiang and Chonqing Beibei in China. Before working in Banyan Tree, she worked with Airmas Asri in Jakarta for prestigious projects such as Niko hotel in Bali, Bumimas Apartment Jakarta, Makasar Mall in Ujung Pandang, Under Sea World Ancol Jakarta & more.


Design Director
Spa Design/Interior Design

Mr. Ketnon is a native Thai and has over 25 years of interior design experience from  international design firms such as HBA and also international luxury hotel brands such as Shangri-La and Banyan Tree Resorts and Hotels in Bangkok, Thailand.  Mr. Ketnon brings unique spa design experience while working at Banyan Tree Resorts where he served as senior interior manager.  He designed and managed a number of Banyan Tree Resorts Spa projects in South East Asian countries including India.


Senior Design and Technical Advisor
Hotel Architecture and Interior Design

Mr. Tey is a licensed architect in State of New York in USA and a veteran hospitality architect with over 30 years of experience in US and Malaysia. Mr. Tey has been involved in a number of hotel and resort projects as technical design director from concept design to pre-opening stage with major operator and developers. As a technical advisor, Mr. Tey will review company’s hospitality architecture and interior design projects from concept stages and onward. Registered Architect, State of New York, USA

[License Number 022413]


Artist + Creative Writer

Mr. Megalos is an artist, musician and writer of Greek descent. He has been involved in the graphic design industry as a creative designer and writer in the past decade leading various strategic writing and content development projects as consultant. He has joined Design Fever 39 as an artist and creative writer to help in the firm's creative approaches concerning the thematic destination development in design and planning. Terry studied Physics and Music in the University of Manchester, UK.




#06-07D 111 Somerset Road

Singapore 238164

+65 9855 2086


6 The Racquet Club
Building 2, 5th Floor, Studio 253
Soi Sukhumvit 49/9, Sukhumvit Road
Klongto-Nua, Wattana
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 2 018 7873


Araneta Center, Cubao 5th fl,

Gateway Tower,

Quezon City Philippines
+632 921 8606

Notice: Our offices are closed due to Covid-19 pandemic and our teams are working from home.  Please contact us via email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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