The retirement of well-known gaming executive Bobby Baldwin was short-lived, as the former MGM executive has been named to head the Drew Las Vegas.
Witkoff, a New York-based real estate firm which owns the property, said Baldwin’s new role will be as CEO of the resorts, as well as vice chairman of the firm.
Formerly known as the Fontainebleau, the Drew is a 67-story development on the north end of the Strip across from Circus Circus. The $3.1 billion project will have 3,780 rooms, a casino, restaurants, shops, pools, nightlife options and more than 550,000 square feet of convention space.
Drew Las Vegas is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2022.
Baldwin most recently served as chief customer development office at MGM and president and CEO of CityCenter. Prior to joining MGM in 2000, Baldwin held executive positions at the Golden Nugget, and The Mirage and Bellagio.