HKS Hospitality Group
Nunzio M. DeSantis, FAIA, LEED AP
Executive Vice President
Nunzio is involved in the design and overall project delivery of hotels, resorts and commercial related projects. His approach to architecture is based on 33 years of experience and an understanding of the requirements related to developing truly unique and memorable environments in accordance with clients’ goals, budgets and schedules. Nunzio’s approach to each project challenges designers, consultants and owners to establish early concepts, which determine a project’s individuality, style and attitude.
Nunzio, along with the HKS Hospitality staff, currently ranked #1 top hotel design firms by Architectural record, has completed in excess of 55,000 hotel rooms located throughout the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. This experience includes a variety of hotel concepts, from limited service hotels to entertainment and gaming hotels, to luxury one-of-a-kind boutique resorts. He has worked closely with such clients as Disney, MGM, Omni, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Universal Studios, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts and many other recognized hotel operators. Nunzio led a team in the design of the highly acclaimed Las Ventanas resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This resort can be found in over 100 publications including the cover story of Travel + Leisure. It has been named one of the best new resorts in the world and most recently “Best Latin American Resort” by Conde Nast.
About HKS Hospitality Group
HKS Hospitality Group specializes in the design of sophisticated urban hotels, unique destination resorts and luxurious spas, entertainment, gaming and convention hotels, boutique properties, hospitality interiors, and world-class golf facilities. With construction underway on five continents, HKS’ hospitality practice is ranked as one of the top in the nation and the world, according to BD World Architecture, Hotel Business and Hotel Design. Operating from 24 offices worldwide, the firm has designed projects in 45 countries, garnering numerous awards and coverage in national and international publications.