ziz returned to work with Wynn in January of last year, after serving as president and chief executive of MGM Hospitality, where he was responsible for developing and operating luxury hotels under the Bellagio, MGM Grand and Skylofts brands.
Prior to MGM Hospitality, Aziz served as president and chief operating officer of the MGM Grand. Before MGM Grand, Aziz served as senior vice president at Bellagio.
Wynn, who is 71 years old according to his company’s website, has served as chairman and chief executive of Wynn Resorts since June 2002. He has been an executive director, chairman, CEO and president of Wynn Macau since September 2009.
The 57-year-old executive, who joined the casino operator about a year ago, is based in Las Vegas. Katharine Liu, a spokeswoman for the Macau unit, yesterday declined to immediately comment on whether Aziz will move to the Chinese city which accounted for about 70 percent of the group’s revenue.
Wynn is building its second Macau casino on the Cotai Strip, the Asian equivalent of the Las Vegas Strip, to compete with Sands China and Galaxy Entertainment Group in the world’s largest gaming market. Gambling revenue in the Chinese city rose 19 percent to us$ 45.2 billion in 2013, about seven times as much as the Las Vegas Strip.
Wynn Macau is building the us$ 4 billion Wynn Palace casino resort on the Cotai Strip. The resort will feature floral sculptures the size of “floats of the Rose Bowl Parade,” Wynn has said. It is scheduled to open in early 2016.
Before joining Wynn Resorts, Aziz headed a division at MGM Resorts International that pursued hotel developments around the world. Earlier, he worked with Stephen Wynn at what was then called Mirage Resorts.