Appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
At BLINK Design Group in Bangkok , Thailand
Hospitality veteran Michael Sagild has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of BLINK Design
Group, as the Bangkok-headquartered hospitality design firm sets its sights on accelerated
expansion throughout the region. Mr. Sagild is a seasoned hotelier and executive with more
than 30 years of experience across four continents in project development strategies, brand
selection, competitive positioning, tourism development, corporate social responsibility, and
concept creation for mixed-use projects.
He brings a new perspective — that of a former client of top design companies —to the Asia-
born firm founded by Chief Creative Director Clint Nagata, who continues as the creative heart
and soul of the company. Before joining BLINK, Mr. Sagild founded Sagild and Associates,
offering hospitality advisory services to owners and developers of prime Asian hotel assets.
Prior to that, he had served as Managing Director Asia Pacific Development for MGM
Hospitality, tasked with expanding a portfolio of iconic luxury brands including MGM Grand,
Bellagio, Sky Lofts, and numerous restaurant partners.
In other senior executive roles, he served as CEO of Stein Group International, responsible
for directing all aspects of strategy, growth, and worldwide expansion for the Group, Luxury
Lifestyle Hotels, and LUX magazine. As Chief Operating Officer with Minor Hotels and Resorts,
he created the team and strategy to set the fledgling Anantara brand on the path to becoming
a global success story, as well as having oversight of the Four Seasons portfolio in Thailand.
BLINK is an internationally acclaimed hospitality design firm renowned for its collaborative
style in working with clients. With an abundance of design talent and a design-concierge
approach that makes their clients an integral part of the creative process, BLINK works with
luxury hospitality brands —Alila, Conrad, Jumeirah, Kempinski, Mandarin Oriental, Regent,
Rosewood, and Six Senses — on destinations in China, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Kenya,
the Maldives, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.