Thomas co-founded Magnuson Hotels with his wife and business partner Melissa Magnuson as a home-based USA business in 2003, and currently serves as CEO of Magnuson Hotels.
Headquartered in London UK and Spokane WA, Magnuson Hotels today is a top global hotel chain and represents over 65,000 hotels and 700 airlines on its worldwide booking platform www.magnusonhotels.com.
By offering the first affordable alternative to traditional franchise hotel chains, quickly Magnuson Hotels became the first global independent hotel group, ranked as the #1 hotel company of INC Magazine’s 2009 and 2010 annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest growing privately owned US companies. By 2019, the Magnuson Hotel and Magnuson Grand brands achieved a performance level of 10X the US and UK STR RevPAR indexes.
In 2020, Magnuson Hotels and Magnuson Grand brands outperformed US averages by implementing a local-first, non-leisure business segmentation strategy whereby all core customer segments continued to travel 365 days.
Thomas is a graduate of Harvard Business School with an emphasis in competitive strategy and marketing. Prior to Magnuson Hotels, Thomas was a professional drummer in Los Angeles.