Contributor: Roger Thomas
Roger Thomas, one of the world’s most influential interior designers, is the visionary behind the iconic properties for Wynn Hotels and Resorts as the Executive Vice President Emeritus of Design and Development as well as the Founder of The Roger Thomas Collection. Award-winning products in The Roger Thomas Collection, available through a carefully-curated group of manufacturing partners, add flourishes of beauty and opulence to interiors around the world. Thomas has been elected five times to the Architecture Digest AD100 and was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2015. He is a member of the Italian Board of Directors of Venetian Heritage, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Venice’s cultural legacy.
Thomas helped shaped modern Las Vegas in a long partnership with resort impresario Steve Wynn. The first Wynn-branded property opened in 2005 in Las Vegas, offering guests a new, unique style. In addition to hosting a former civic role in arts and culture, Thomas is a current member of the Board of Trustees for The Neon Museum of Las Vegas. Mr. Thomas received a BFA in Art History from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and an honorary Master’s Degree from the Interior Design Institute. Born in Salt Lake City and a long-time Las Vegas resident, Thomas travels widely, with favored retreats in the coastal hills north of San Francisco and along the canals of Venice.