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Thomas Becker Named General Manager of  The Harmon Hotel, Spa &
Residences at MGM Mirage’s CityCenter, Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS – December 17, 2007 - The Light Group proudly announces that seasoned luxury hotel operator Thomas Becker has been named General Manager of The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences, opening in Fall 2009 at MGM Mirage’s CityCenter.
An international hospitality management professional with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Becker has managed and developed hotel operations in multiple countries around the globe including Germany, United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Island of Mauritius.  
“Thomas' global expertise and leadership successes will be instrumental to The Harmon's development and his hospitality management skills share the highest standards of luxury and service that The Harmon will embrace” says Andrew Sasson, founder and owner of The Harmon’s operating company, The Light Group. 

Prior to joining The Harmon, Mr. Becker held various operational positions including six years as General Manager for the Fairmont Sonoma Spa in Sonoma, California, three years as Resort Manager of the award winning One & Only Le Saint Geran Hotel, Mauritius, and ten years of progressively senior posts with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Singapore, San Francisco and Hong Kong.  

The gateway to CityCenter, MGM Mirage’s $7.8 billion “city-within-a-city,” The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences will be one of the most luxurious boutique-style hotels across the globe when it opens in Fall 2009. Operated by The Light Group and designed by the internationally renowned firm Foster + Partners, The Harmon is fashioning an outstanding selection of stylish amenities and services that will surpass all current standards of the ultra chic boutique hotel. Recently accepted as a distinguished member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Harmon is also committed to green design and responsible living and is pursuing the highest levels of LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

About The Light Group
The Light Group is one of the nation’s leading nightlife, restaurant, hospitality and lifestyle development organizations.  Founded by Andrew Sasson and his partner, Andy Masi, The Light Group’s properties include FIX Restaurant & Bar and Caramel Bar & Lounge at Bellagio; JET Nightclub, STACK Restaurant & Bar and Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage; Mist at Treasure Island, and Diablo’s Cantina, a south-of-the-border eatery located at Monte Carlo.  This New Year’s Eve, The Light Group will unveil a revolutionary nightlife concept with The Bank Nightclub currently taking shape at Bellagio.  As developers and operators of The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences (a high-end boutique hotel under construction at CityCenter), The Light Group is the first lifestyle company to fully embrace green practices setting the bar for responsible building, design and living.  Coming next year The Light Group will open Brand, a fine dining steak house at Monte Carlo and an ultra-contemporary Japanese restaurant at Bellagio. 


The Light Group
Alex Acuna
(702) 693-8300

Also See: The Light Group Hires Kelley Jones as President of the Company’s Expanding Food & Beverage Division / July 2007

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