Resorts World Las Vegas makes key executive appointments

Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas has named five new additions to its executive leadership team ahead of the property’s launch in late 2020.


“We are proud to announce the addition of a talented group of industry professionals to further escalate the growth of Resorts World Las Vegas as we continue to bring the luxury destination to life,” said Resorts World Las Vegas’ president Scott Sibella. “Every executive was hand-selected for their extensive experience as leaders in the hospitality and gaming industry,” he said. “Each has many years of demonstrated proficiency and excellence in their respective disciplines to ensure the successful completion of our highly anticipated resort.”

Chris Nordling, former chief financial officer for The Mirage, Bellagio and CityCenter, was named EVP and CFO of Resorts World.

With more than 25 years of experience in food and beverage operations at Wynn Resorts and MGM, Bart Mahoney was named VP of food and beverage.

Michael Peltyn, who managed HR at the Bellagio, Aria and Vdara as well as the MGM-affiliated Crystals Retail District and Shadow Creek Golf Course, was named SVP of human resources.

Other executive hirings include Max Tappeiner, who previously worked at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas and The Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas as SVP of operations, and Bill McArthur, whose background includes The Venetian, Palazzo and gaming equipment manufacturer Scientific Games, as Resorts World’s CIO.

Costing $4bn, once complete, the Chinese-themed property will include more than 3,400 hotel rooms across three hotel towers and a gaming floor covering 100,000 sq ft.