Robert Macaruso

Principal / Design Director

Robert brings over 30 years of experience in the design industry, servicing Hospitality Clients worldwide, and is involved in all aspects of the design process from initial Client contact through construction administration.

Robert provides comprehensive, design focused, project management and strong design team leadership to his clients and their projects. Having worked and travelled extensively internationally, particularly in the Middle East, where he lived in Dubai for two years, Robert offers a global perspective with unique and diverse approach to the design process which is always market driven and culturally and geographically sensitive.

Robert’s passion to provide Clients successful, innovative and practical design solutions within a collaborative team environment forms the foundation for success of the projects he works on. Unifying the needs of Owners and Developers with the requirements of the leading Operators in the Hotel Industry including Marriott, Starwood and Hilton, Robert has completed a wide range of 5-star plus properties worldwide for brands including St. Regis, Hilton, Millennium and Ritz-Carlton.

Robert is a graduate of Hall Institute in Rhode Island, receiving certification in Architectural and Interior Design Technology, where he served as an instructor in later years. He has also been a guest critic at Rhode Island School of Design and New England School of Technology. Robert is NCIDQ certified and an IIDA Member.