Flick·Mars’ boutique size and business philosophy ensures award-winning design with the benefit of senior member attention. Our work load is manageable by selecting only intriguing projects. Design is envisioned in a collaborative environment, documented accurately, and tracked properly to meet aesthetic, schedule and budget goals.

Flick· Mars’ specialty is the interior design of domestic and international hospitality and leisure projects. James Flick and Matt Mars have built their partnership on over 45 years of luxury hotel, resort, spa, and restaurant design knowledge. Our creative philosophy centers on client-focused collaboration and the constant endeavor to create unique guest experiences by designing to a location’s indigenous surroundings. We subscribe to neither a specific look, style, nor trend. Rather Flick·Mars creates an individual environment for each specific client and locale.


Our team has been meticulously structured around the idea of carefully selecting individual talent, placing value on each designer’s diversity in project experience and their creative personalities. Maintaining an elevated level of perpetual collaboration in the studio allows our team to design confidently and deliver impactful and inspirational impressions.


Architect – Partner


Architect – Partner


Junior Designer


Junior Designer


Creative Director 


Director of Operations

kamil james-epie

Junior Designer 

angelle nguyen

Senior Designer 

marie perriello

Junior Designer


Studio Director




Studio Director 



Our creative philosophy centers on client-focused collaboration and the continuous endeavor to create unique guest experiences by designing to a location's indigenous surroundings. We subscribe neither to a specific look, style or trend. Rather, Flick·Mars creates an individual environment for each client and locale.



Moxy Chicago Downtown Named One of "2020 Reader's Choice Awards: The Top Hotels in Chicago" In Condé Nast Traveler, October 2020

Windsor Court Named "Hotel of the Year Overall" in HospitalityNet , September 2020

FlickMars Listed in Top Architects & Designers by Hotel Business, July 2020

"3 Design Duos on Making the Most of Trying Times" Flick Mars featured in Hospitality Design Magazine, April 2020

"Just Right - Several Mid-Sized Firms Share Best Practices and Secrets to Success" Flick Mars featured in Boutique Design Magazine's Spring Issue, April 2020

Hotel Distil Featured in Hospitality Design Magazine's March/April Issue, March 2020

The Highland Dallas named one of the Top 15 Hotels in DFW, Feb 2020

Enchantment Resort named one of the 15 Most Instagram-Worthy Best Hotels by US News & World Report, Feb 2020

Hotel Distil is featured in USA Today as  one of the Top Ten Hotels of 2020

Autograph Distil and Moxy Louisville featured in Forbes, January 2020

Otis Hotel featured in Hospitality Net, December 2019

Flick Mars renovates The Highland Dallas, Hotel Management, Feb 2016

Flick Mars Expands, Inspire Design, October 2018

Chicago gets first Moxy Hotel designed by Flick Mars and DLR Group, Hotel Management, May 2018

From East to West Coast, Five Hotels Get New Looks, Hotel Business,

July 2018 Chicago Gets First Moxy Hotel Designed by Flick Mars and DLR Group,

Hotel Management, May 2018 BDWest Closeup: Matt Mars, Flick·Mars,

Boutique Design, May 2018

Design Diary: The Highland Dallas by Boutique Design, September 2017

Designing Duos - Matt Mars & James Flick, Hospitality Design, July 2017

The Admiral Hotel featured in NEWH Magazine, Summer 2017

T.R. Engel Completes $16M Update of Texas' South Shore Harbor Resort, Hotel Management

The Highland Dallas ranked #14 in Condé Nast Traveler's Top Hotels in Texas: Readers' Choice Awards 2016

Ellie Sojourn Magazine, Fall 2015

Campbell House Hotel published in Hospitality Design Magazine for custom lighting solution, August 2015

Campbell House Hotel published in Strategize Magazine, Winter 2014

Fairmont Hotel Dallas published in Modern Luxury, April 2014

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake published in NEWH Magazine, Summer 2011

Windsor Court Hotel ranked #1 of Best Hotels in Louisiana by US News Travel

Enchantment Resort ranked #6 on Condé Nast Traveler's list of the 25 best resorts in the Southwestern US

Enchantment Resort ranked #1 in Best Sedona Hotels and #5 in Best Arizona Hotels by US News

Travel + Leisure listed Enchantment Resort amongst the World's Best Hotels, 2013, 2014, 2015

Enchantment Resort ranked #3 on Forbes' list of the Top 10 Romantic Hotels in the US

Hotel Derek ranked #18 in Condé Nast Traveler's Best Hotels in Texas & the Southwest: Readers' Choice Awards, 2014

Southern Living's The Daily South recognized Hotel Derek in their feature of the South's best new hotels


The Otis Hotel, Best Guestroom Upper Midscale Finalist, 2020 Gold Key Awards

Winner of an HD Award, 2016

Chateau LeMoyne Rising Giant by Interior Design Magazine, 2015

Life of Design Award by NEWH,

2015 NEWH Dallas Chapter Finalist in the HD Awards,

2015 The Campbell House Hotel