The USD 4-billion project is expected to open in late 2020

Genting hires former MGM executives for Resorts World Las Vegas

The Strip resort is being built on the former site of the Stardust on land once targeted for Boyd Gaming’s Echelon project.
2019-09-16
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Three of the five managers that have been hired to run the Malaysia-based multinational company’s 3,400-room resort in Nevada have worked at MGM Resorts International properties.

As reported by Las Vegas Review Journal’s article, Genting Group has hired five new executives for the upcoming Resorts World Las Vegas, including three who formerly were at MGM Resorts International properties and followed former MGM Grand President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Sibella to the $4 billion resort project.

The 3,400-room resort, developed by the Malaysia-based group with resorts in New York, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, is scheduled to open in late 2020.

The Strip resort is being built on the former site of the Stardust on land once targeted for Boyd Gaming’s Echelon project.

Chris Nordling, former chief financial officer for The Mirage, Bellagio and CityCenter, was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Resorts World.

Bart Mahoney, who had more than 25 years of experience in food and beverage operations at Wynn Resorts and MGM, was named Resorts World’s vice president of food and beverage.

Michael Peltyn, who managed human resources at Bellagio, Aria and Vdara as well as the MGM-affiliated Crystals Retail District and Shadow Creek Golf Course, was named senior vice president of human resources at Resorts World.

Other executive hirings include Max Tappeiner, who worked at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas and The Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas as senior vice president of operations, and Bill McArthur, formerly with The Venetian, Palazzo and gaming equipment manufacturer Scientific Games, as Resorts World’s chief information officer.

Earlier this year, MGM dismissed more than 800 employees as part of its MGM 2020 business optimization initiative.

“We are proud to announce the addition of a talented group of industry professionals to further escalate the growth of Resorts World Las Vegas as we continue to bring the luxury destination to life,” Sibella, Resorts World Las Vegas’ president, said in a release.

“Every executive was hand-selected for their extensive experience as leaders in the hospitality and gaming industry,” he said. “Each has many years of demonstrated proficiency and excellence in their respective disciplines to ensure the successful completion of our highly anticipated resort.”

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