MGM Resorts International has promoted Gamal
Aziz to President and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Hospitality.
MGM Hospitality was formed to operate casinos
and non-gaming hotels, resorts and residences in key destinations
around the world under the brands Bellagio, MGM Grand and
Since the launch in 2008, Mr. Aziz has served in
dual capacity as head of MGM Hospitality and as President and COO
of the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
"The overwhelming response to the globalization
of our high-end resort brands has driven the early success of MGM
Hospitality and now requires Gamal's full focus to shepherd this
exciting and rapidly expanding global management business," said
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.
Mr. Aziz joined MGM Resorts International in 1998 as Senior Vice
President at Bellagio and played an integral role in the resort's
opening and early success. In 2001, he was promoted to President
and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Grand, where he has overseen a
multi-year evolution in the resort's offerings that has led the
property to debut more than 36 major new venues since 2001.
Leading MGM Hospitality, Mr. Aziz has expanded the
luxury hotel brands abroad by entering into 18 signed agreements.
Thus far, the announced projects in the development pipeline are
in Beijing, Sanya, Chengdu and Tianjin, China; Cairo and Sharm
El-Sheikh, Egypt; Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and
Ho Tram, Vietnam.
MGM Hospitality's first scheduled opening is the
MGM Grand Sanya on Hainan Island, set for Q4 2011.
the company is currently in active discussions for numerous
projects around the world including Australia, Egypt, India,
Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and additional
cities in the Middle East and China.
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