Roger Thomas

IDI’s highest honor, the Excellence in Design Award, was presented to Mr. Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President of Design for Wynn Design and Development, at its graduation ceremony held at the Newport Beach Marriott ballroom with over 500 people in attendance.

If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you’ve very likely seen the creative genius of Mr. Thomas first hand. His design talent is imprinted on some of the most important properties on the Las Vegas strip, including Mirage Resort, Treasure Island, and the world-famous Bellagio Resort. He also created the interiors of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn as well as leading the interior design of the Wynn Macau and the amazing Encore Macau which opened in April, 2010.

His many accolades include:

The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Network of Executive Women In Hospitality, 2005.
His election to the Hospitality Design Platinum Circle, 2005.
Twice listed in Architectural Digest’s AD 100, 2007 and 2010.
Named “Designer of the Year” at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York, 2008.

As Keynote Speaker of the ceremony, he shared some of his knowledge, experience and insight with IDI guests and graduates. He crowned the event with luster and style and made the day even more memorable.