Founder Chief Executive Officer Chairman of the Board
Through decades of education, experience, and working knowledge, Mr. Marnell has propelled Marnell Companies and its associates to become internationally acclaimed for the design and construction of some of the world’s most recognizable and renowned resort, hotel and gaming properties.
Prior to forming Marnell Companies in 1982, Mr. Marnell was employed by Corrao Construction Company, Inc., Zuni Construction Company, Moffitt & McDaniel Architects, and architect Alfred Caldwell. In 1986 when the Rio Hotel & Casino, Inc. was formed, Mr. Marnell held the position of Chairman of the Board and served as Chief Executive Officer of the company and its wholly owned subsidiary Rio Suite Hotel & Casino until its acquisition by Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. on January 1, 1999.
Tony is a registered Architect in the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, an honorary member of AIA (American Institute of Architects), Trustee Emeritus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Foundation Board, a member of the USC Board of Councilors, a member of Duck's Unlimited and the National Italian American Foundation. Established and funded endowment to the Integrated Design Studio or “The M Studio” at the University of Southern California School of Architecture furthering studies focused on Design Build, the Art of the Master Builder.
Tony earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture from the University of Southern California. As part of his academic work, Tony studied with USC's School of Architecture Professor Alfred Caldwell for 2 years in Graduate Studies.