Resorts World Las Vegas names executive management team

Sep 13, 2019 1:31 PM

Resorts World Las Vegas, a $4 billion project set to open next year on the 87-acre site of the former Stardust and Echelon casinos, has named an executive management team to oversee the resort’s completion and operations.  

Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas, said every executive was “hand-selected for their extensive experience as leaders in the hospitality and gaming industry.” 

“Each has many years of demonstrated proficiency and excellence in their respective disciplines to ensure the successful completion of our highly anticipated resort,” Sibella, a former president of MGM Grand Las Vegas, said in a statement.  

Sibella was named president of the resort in May about three months after he and several other high-profile executives left MGM as part of the company’s two-year cost cutting program.  

Resorts World Las Vegas, which is being developed by Malaysia-based Genting Berhad, is scheduled to open in December 2020. The Asian-themed resort will have three hotels with 3,500-rooms, as well as a 100,000-square-foot casino with 3,5000 slot machines and table games.  

The project is the Strip’s first development on a new resort since the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opened on December 15, 2010 at a cost of $3.9 billion.  

The new executives include: 

Chris Nordling, a former finance executive with MGM Resorts International, was named chief financial officer. Max Tappeiner, who spent 12 years with the Mandarin Oriental, has been appointed senior vice president of operations to oversee the property’s operations, including security, marketing and revenue management.  

Michael Peltyn was named senior vice president; Bill McArthur will become chief information officer; and Bart Mahoney has been hired as vice president of food and beverage. Both Mahoney and Peltyn spent time with MGM, while McArthur experience include stops at Las Vegas Sands and Scientific Games.  

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