Continuing the Heritage of Las Vegas
Lorenzo Doumani has always been a bit of a “rebel”—and not just because he’s a native Las Vegan. The son of Las Vegas pioneer Edward Doumani, Lorenzo was immersed in the hospitality and development business from an early age, working every conceivable job at his family’s iconic El Morocco and La Concha Motels (designed by legendary architect Paul Revere Williams) —as well as getting to observe the development process from conception to completion on the Tropicana and Golden Nugget Hotels—carefully studying and learning from such visionaries as Jay Sarno (Caesar’s Palace, Circus Circus) and Steve Wynn (his father’s former business partner).
In 2000, he formed Majestic Resorts to redevelop the Las Vegas strip property on which the La Concha & El Morocco sat. As CEO of Majestic, he completed plans, entitlements and funding on the proposed $650 million Waldorf Astoria condominium hotel. In October 2007, he sold the fully entitled project to developer Triple 5 for $180 million.
In 2009, Lorenzo decided to go back to school, attending UCLA and obtaining his MBA in 2011. In 2013, Doumani purchased the historic Hollywood “Park Hill” estate from pop star Katy Perry in 2013. The property, which was in shambles, provided Doumani the opportunity not only to restore the estate to its 1920’s glory, but to reinvent it as a new LA icon in his own signature style; timeless contemporary elegance. The “Park Hill” restoration & redevelopment project was completed in 2016 (www. ParkHillEstate.com).
In 2014, Lorenzo purchased a 6.1 acre site on Convention Center Drive—less than two blocks from the Strip and across the street from the new Las Vegas Convention Center. He imploded the former Clarion Hotel (which occupied the site) in early 2015, then began developing the Majestic Las Vegas—a 720 suite, five-star, non-gaming, non-smoking, resort with 6 free-standing restaurants, 270,000 square feet of Tech Sky Suites, and a medical wellness spa that promises to be the finest facility of its kind anywhere in the world. The $850 million dollar project, which will commence construction in 2021 and is slated for completion in 2024, is a contemporary architectural masterpiece (architect: Paul Steelman) that is both futuristic and a throw-back to the 1960’s—drawing inspiration from Paul Williams’ iconic La Concha design.
Paul Steelman, a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, is recognized as a visionary designer of global entertainment, hospitality, and gaming architecture. Paul has designed buildings for the mavericks of the gaming industry, including Kirk Kerkorian, Steve Wynn, Sheldon Adelson, and Stanley Ho.
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Steelman Partners is an international architectural firm specializing in the multi-disciplinary facets of entertainment architecture, interior design, graphic design, lighting, and branding. The company has offices in Macau and Zhuhai, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Amsterdam, Holland. Renowned completed projects include: Four Seasons Macau, Sands Macau, Galaxy Macau, The Grand Ho Tram, Solaire Manila, Venetian Macau master plan and Cotai Central master plan, as well as Lost City and Caesars in South Africa.
Steelman Partners owns and operates several other design companies including DSAA (interior design), shop12 (lighting, theater, ride and attraction design), MARQI (branding and corporate identity), Competition Interactive (gaming equipment), Inviro Studios (3D animations). Paul was honored as the 2010 SARNO Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and received the 2006 HOSPY Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also been featured in many publications and visual media, including Forbes Magazine “Designing for Dough” and the Oceans 13 DVD (The Opulent Illusion).
Paul serves on the board of directors for The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute in Las Vegas, The Federal Law Enforcement Foundation in New York, and The Clemson School of Architecture at Clemson University in South Carolina. He is an avid skier and sailor, and spends much of his free time in Mammoth Lakes, California. Paul and his wife, Maryann, have been married for over 35 years and have two adult children, Stephen and Suzanne.