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Tom Ito

Hospitality Leader, Principal


Tom launched Gensler’s Hospitality practice in the late 1990s with the celebrated renovation of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He has since expanded the practice to an international scale, leading complex mixed-use, entertainment, master planning, and hotel projects across the U.S. and worldwide. He has a comprehensive understanding of complex lifestyle projects and an ability to deliver outstanding guest experiences. His recent work includes the 18-million-square-foot CityCenter development on the Las Vegas Strip; the award-winning Shore Hotel, a LEED®-certified luxury oceanfront resort in Santa Monica; and the Westin Denver International Airport — the first LEED® Platinum major U.S. airport hotel. Other notable projects include Metropolis, a mixed-use development consisting of a hotel, residences, office, and retail in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, and the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Tom is a Registered Architect and earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Southern California.

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