Drew Las Vegas Resort announced their new CEO, Veteran gaming executive, Bobby Baldwin. Real estate firm Witkoff, which owns the property, announced Baldwin will be vice chairman at the company as well as CEO of the under-development resort.
“As we were making final preparations for construction, we had a unique opportunity to work with a transformational leader who has an unrivalled experience,” Witkoff CEO Steve Witkoff said to news reporters.
Witkoff welcomes Baldwin abroad
Baldwin was previously Chief Customer Development Officer at MGM Resorts and he was also the president and CEO of CityCenter. Moreover, Baldwin previously held executive positions at the Golden Nugget, The Mirage and Bellagio. It is worth mentioning that the high-stakes poker parlor, Bobby’s Room, is named after him. In comments made by Baldwin about his new position he said,
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Witkoff organization as well as the team at Drew Las Vegas. Witkoff’s proven a track record in global real estate development, financing, and operations which makes this the right opportunity, particularly when combined with the introduction of the Drew.”
In recent comments made by Steven Witkoff, he said, “Bobby sees how far the project has come and is supportive of our vision and strategy. He has been at the helm of many preeminent resorts in Las Vegas including Mirage, Bellagio, and CityCenter. Given Bobby’s industry reputation and experience, we believe he’s the ideal individual to successfully launch this project and to help drive strategy within the overall Witkoff enterprise.”
Drew Las Vegas Resort
Real estate Developer, Steve Witkoff, and the investment company New Vally bought the property in 2017 for nearly $600 million. The resort aims at introducing travellers to a distinctive new brand of hospitality. Inspired by its home in the Mojave Desert, Drew will combine indoor and outdoor experiences to create an authentic sense of place. The resort will also feature an innovative collection of restaurants, shops, and pools, vibrant nightlife and entertainment options, as well as a groundbreaking spa and wellness space.
The 67-floors resort and casino space is planned to open by 2022. According to Steve Witkoff, “We believe Drew Las Vegas is set to usher in the next generation of Las Vegas resorts. It will be unlike anything on the Strip today – a truly integrated resort that brings together a unique take on Las Vegas and curated a set of experiences from around the world.” With an opening date set sometime in the 2nd quarter of 2022, Witkoff assets that Drew Las Vegas will house 3,780 rooms operated by 3 different hotels.