Roger Thomas, as executive vice president for Wynn Design and Development, created the interiors of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. He led the interior design of Wynn Macau, opened September 2006, and designed Encore Macau, opened April 2010.
Thomas was senior vice president and director of interior design for Atlandia Design, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mirage Resorts Incorporated. For 20 years, he designed the interiors of the company's many properties, including the Golden Nugget hotels in Las Vegas and Laughlin, and arguably the most important properties on the Las Vegas Strip – the Mirage, Treasure Island and Bellagio Resort.
While a recognized leader in interior design for the hospitality industry, Thomas also has designed corporate offices and aircraft interiors.
The Roger Thomas Collection includes signature designs of mirrors for APF Master Framemakers, furniture for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, collections for The Natural Carpet Company, Veneman, Fromental wall cover, Rocky Mountain Hardware, Boyd Lighting, Townsend Leather, and Samuel and Sons Passementerie.
Thomas was elected to the Hospitality Design Platinum Circle in 2005 and received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality in the same year. In 2008, Thomas was named "Designer of the Year" at The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® in New York. In February 2009, he received the 2009 Design Icon distinction from the World Market Center in Las Vegas, and in November 2009, he received the Jay Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award at the G2E expo in recognition of his significant career achievements in the field of casino resort interior design. Thomas is a member of Architectural Digest's AD100. In 2010, he was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree and received the Excellence in Design Award from the Interior Designers Institute.