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 Hotel Designers Paul Bellisario and John P. De Luca Move To Hillier New York
New York, N.Y. (June, 1999) – In a move intended to extend its Hospitality design capabilities to its regional offices, the architecture firm The Hillier Group has expanded its Hospitality practice from Princeton, New Jersey to New York. Leading this effort will be Paul Bellisario, RA, Project Designer, and John P. De Luca, RA, Associate. The two will continue to work on a range of hotel, restaurant, conference center and gaming projects from Hillier’s Manhattan office.

A hotel expert, Paul Bellisario’s work includes designs for everything from small inns to five-star resorts. His extensive knowledge of hotel design and keen understanding of the hospitality industry will allow Mr. Bellisario to further expand Hillier’s offerings in the New York market. His experience in obtaining hotel financing and his understanding of marketing and operations programs are invaluable to hospitality clients. Among Mr. Bellisario’s accomplishments are the Trump Marina in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Radisson Isla Hotel in Saipan, and the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mr. Bellisario received a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

John De Luca has more than 15 years of design experience with The Hillier Group, and currently serves as both Project Architect and Project Manager. Adept at design development and client communication, Mr. De Luca’s straightforward approach has won him kudos from clients worldwide. His work in the firm’s Hospitality Studio has resulted in numerous successful designs. Mr. De Luca’s client list includes Star City, a mixed-use entertainment facility in Sydney, Australia; the Sheraton Hotel at the New Jersey Meadowlands; the Marriott Hotel at Newark International Airport; and Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mr. De Luca received his Bachelor of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

The Hillier Group, the nation’s third largest architecture firm, offers services in architecture, planning, interior design, graphic design, historic preservation, and landscape architecture to an international clientele.  The firm employs more than 400 professionals in nine offices nationwide. Hillier has been recognized by more than 200 awards for design excellence and its Hospitality practice was ranked seventh among “Hospitality Giants in 1998” by Interiors Magazine.

Karen Finucan 
(202) 216-0111
Also See: The Hillier Group Moves Ahead with Design Plans for Hotel in Turkey / July 1998 
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