Episode 460

Masters of Hospitality with Nunzio & Marc DeSantis of Nunzio Marc Desantis Architects

Jackie SageApr 4, 2023

In today’s episode, I will be speaking with Nunzio & Marc DeSantis of the intergenerational award-winning architecture firm, Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects.

Nunzio’s career began over 38 years ago at HKS, where he created the HKS hospitality group.  Since then, he has completed more than 60,000 hotel rooms throughout the world and is largely credited with having made Cabo San Lucas into the luxury vacation destination that it is today.

Marc’s classical training at the University of Notre Dame and his three years of design experience at Robert A.M. Stern in New York bring a structured and classical perspective to the boutique hospitality firm. During his time with RAMSA, Marc worked on high-level residential projects including the design, interiors, and details of 220 Central Park South, 550 Madison Ave, and 555 W 22nd. Street.

Most recently, Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects (NMDA) received international recognition for their work on Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, a legendary landmark reimagined and modernized through a 75M renovation. Nunzio and Marc were honored for their work on the historic resort as winners of Architectural Digest's 2022 Great Design Awards.  

In today’s episode, we will be discussing:

  • The energy created by a father and son partnership that blends the seasoned experience with young fashionable hunger and buckets loads of talent
  • How to create a youthful team with the best real-life experience in the business
  • How to master a niche and why focusing on one single sector has weathered recessions and developed deep robust relationships with extraordinary clients

To learn more about Nunzio & Marc visit their:

Website: https://www.nmdarch.com/the-team/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NunzioMarcDeSantisArchitects/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmdarchitects/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nunziomarcdesantisarchitects/

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Enoch Bartlett Sears is the founder of the Architect Business Institute, Business of Architecture and co-founder of the Architect Marketing Institute. He helps architects become category leaders in their market. Enoch hosts the #1 rated interview podcast for architects, the Business of Architecture Show where prominent guests like M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. and Thom Mayne share tips and strategies for success in architecture.


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