Boston-born Nicholson is schooled in both fine arts and architecture. He is principal of Frank Nicholson Incorporated of Concord, Massachusetts, an interior design firm specializing exclusively in luxury hotel development. He has headed his own firm for many years with a small group of highly specialized designers and architects, and is a charter member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame and Who’s Who in America. Among luxury hotels and condominiums, Nicholson has successfully completed the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, the Four Seasons Resorts in Nevis, Cairo, San Francisco, and Miami, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotels in New York, Boston, Grand Cayman, Rose Hall, Jamaica, and Tokyo.
Frank Nicholson Incorporated has provided the design for most Ritz-Carlton Hotels and a great many of the Four Seasons Ltd. Hotels throughout the world, as well as many individual luxury developments.