oxwoods El San Juan Casino, located on Puerto Rico’s Isla Verde Beach, announced that industry veteran Stuart I. C. Levene, who has held multiple leadership roles throughout his career, was named General Manager.
Levene joins the soon to re-open casino after most recently serving as the Casino Consultant for the El San Juan Casino. Prior career highlights in Puerto Rico included serving as Marriott International’s first Casino General Manager at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in San Juan.
Furthermore, overseeing the casino’s reconstruction and reopening process, Levene will begin the process of building Foxwoods El San Juan Casino’s management team, hiring for a number of priority positions, including Casino Controller, HR Manager, Slots/IT Systems Manager, Director of Operations, Director of Marketing and more. He will also seek to hire an additional 125 team members across a variety of positions.
Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation stated in a press release: “In our search to find the right candidate that could strategically bring the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino to life, Stuart’s experience, industry reputation, and knowledge of the local community were unmatched. As we work towards bringing economic and employment growth, as well as our award-winning gaming experiences, to Puerto Rico, we felt there was no one better to help lead the charge. Stuart has a proven track record for forming and leading successful teams, as well as growing customer loyalty in this market, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”
Levene commented: “I am thrilled to be a part of and help build, the team at Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, which is sure to be a synergistic group of skilled, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals. Foxwoods and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have already built one of the world’s top resort casino destinations, and I look forward to collaborating with them to bring a similarly successful, first-class experience to El San Juan, which will undoubtedly have a positive impact locally. I’m excited to once again serve the wonderful people of Puerto Rico and help make lasting memories for all those that visit our enchanted island.”
In addition to the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and LionGrove are also teaming up to reopen the Tropicoro entertainment venue. These investments are anticipated to generate an estimated economic impact of $22 million back into the island, creating a projected 360 new jobs in the region.