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Rizzoli Releases Resort Style: Spaces of Celebration by Roger Thomas
Published on:
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
The Roger Thomas Collection
The Roger Thomas Collection
Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President Emeritus of Design and Development at Wynn Hotels and Resorts, celebrates the release of his first book, Resort Style: Spaces of Celebration. Published by Rizzoli, Resort Style is a sumptuous presentation of the acclaimed interior designer’s extraordinary hotel casino designs, which are considered among the most spectacular interiors in the hospitality design world. Exploring the grand lobbies, gaming rooms, restaurants and bars, and hotel guestrooms and suites from his forty-year career at Wynn Resorts that were brought to life through his “evoca-tecture” design philosophy, Thomas organizes the text into eight sections — Drama, Romance, Surprise, Comfort, Luxury, Entertainment, Joy, and Mystery. Chapters within the book discuss these emotive design themes and the alluring configurations of Thomas’ resort spaces. Outrageous accents abound, among them giant lampshades festooned with lacquer tassels and shimmering gold drapery that frames a garden view. Complete with dazzling visuals from notable photographers including Barbara Kraft, Francis George, Roger Davies, and Russell MacMasters, Resort Style is a must-have for fantasy and luxury design enthusiasts alike. The book layout and design were artfully crafted by Sam Shahid and Matthew Kraus of Shahid / Kraus & Company and Thomas’ writing was completed with journalist and author Jonah Lehrer. Enlisting the help of leading journalists and long-time friends, the forward is by Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen and the included essay, “No Place Like Home”, is by Los Angeles Times’ art critic Christopher Knight. “It has been a delightfully impactful and invigorating experience to revisit the design ideology that I developed while designing the Wynn Resorts properties. I was reminded at every turn of those who inspired, guided, and yes, celebrated, our successes along the way,” says Roger Thomas. “I am grateful for the insightful contributions of Cindy, Christopher, and Jonah, and all of the exceptionally talented individuals who have photographed and chronicled my work over the years, without which this book would not be possible.” Resort Style: Spaces of Celebration may be purchased at and through Rizzoli’s numerous distribution partners worldwide. Roger Thomas’ debut book signing will occur at the HD Expo + Convention in Las Vegas, NV on May 1, 2024, at 1pm PT in the Social Hub.
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