JUROR 2014

Norihiko Shinya

Vice President
Super Potato Co. Ltd


Norihiko Shinya joined Super Potato in April 1987 where he was involved in interior planning for Japanese domestic department stores, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and golf clubhouses.

The turning point came in 1998 with a renovation project for The Grand Hyatt’s, Singapore, lobby, music bar, and restaurant Mezza9. This marked the start of an international hospitality interior designing career focused on the Asian market.

Shinya's touch soon gained further expression in the form of a buffet restaurant, show kitchen and a highly successful Café Too design for The Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, in 2001.

Now appointed Design Manager, Shinya's hotel design portfolio began to really flourish, including his acclaimed transformation of the hotel tower within the Park Hyatt Seoul, South Korea.

Subsequent international projects include: Strip Steak at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas in 2006, Vostok speciality restaurant, Moscow in 2007, Spa Kriya at Grand Hyatt Bali in 2008 and Xiu Entertainment Center at Park Hyatt Beijing in 2009.

In 2010, Shinya was appointed the Vice President of Super Potato for his contribution to the company. A voyage of constant discovery, Shinya's passion for interior design continues to drive him to higher levels.

In 2011, he designed and managed 10 Scotts at Grand Hyatt, Singapore, a unique-style lobby lounge and the complete hotel tower interior at Park Hyatt Busan, South Korea in 2013.