Camino Industries is a hospitality management firm founded by Philip Camino in Los Angeles. Camino Industries has developed projects, including restaurants and hotels, in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Cupertino, Nashville and Louisville.
A contributing thought leader to the dynamic, ever-evolving hospitality industry, Philip Camino is a prolific restaurateur and founder of Camino Industries. He applies his sharp and influential hospitality experience to conceptualize, design, manage, own, and operate Camino Industries’ world-class portfolio, which includes Fellow, The Hudson, Earthbar, and a forthcoming restaurant, Imari.
Camino has developed and co-founded highly acclaimed, bold restaurants and art galleries throughout Los Angeles, and expanded his elegant, upscale concepts across the country into Palm Springs, Nashville, and Louisville.
Camino began his professional career in talent management working under Sam Feldman, the famed manager for legendary musicians Norah Jones, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, and more. He later became an agent himself, representing some of the biggest names in music.
Camino then ventured into innovating experiential marketing for some of the world’s largest corporations, where he captivated audiences by developing and launching inventive music and entertainment platforms. Clients included Jack Daniel’s, Nokia, Rogers Communications, and Universal Music over a four-year span. He was then highly recruited by a number of firms, eventually choosing Rogers Communications, and there became the youngest ever marketing director at the 50-year-old company (with over 30,000 employees) where he won numerous awards, including being named Marketing Magazine’s “Top Thirty Under 30”. He also led national campaigns to launch landmark mobile devices including the iPhone and Blackberry Bold, working closely with Apple and RIM to achieve record sales.
Following these successes, Camino pursued his lifelong passion of hospitality and moved from Canada to California—enticed by the pull of living on the west coast, being independently creative, and pouring his passion into his work within the hospitality industry every day.
Upon landing in Los Angeles, Camino’s experience combined with his love to create luxury culinary-focused concepts and design immersive spaces took over. The first hospitality project he and his partners took on was launching West Hollywood’s iconic hotspot The Hudson, and the success of that restaurant paved the way for him to become a renowned local, and eventually, national restaurateur. Being deeply immersed in the hospitality world has taken Philip on journeys and into partnerships with Michelin-starred chefs, hotel owners, and other hospitality giants—all shaping his diverse and global purview.
Camino currently resides in Los Angeles.