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Scott Blakeslee Named Vice President of Sales & Marketing,
The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences, Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – April 3, 2008 - Thomas Becker, General Manager of The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Blakeslee as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. 
Blakeslee will oversee all aspects of The Harmon’s global sales efforts within the different travel industries (group, social transient, leisure, membership) as well as manage and lead The Harmon sales teams in generating revenues, providing leadership in the development and execution of business plans, fiscal budgets, internet marketing and sales packaging. Blakeslee will also drive all marketing initiatives, strategies and co-operations with different affinity groups, all aiming to position The Harmon within its target market.  
Blakeslee brings to The Harmon over 17 years of experience working with prestigious luxury hotel brands including the Ritz-Carlton and the St. Regis.  Blakeslee’s most recent position was Director of Sales and Marketing for The St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, California’s only AAA Five Diamond, Mobil Five-Star resort.

“Scott’s diverse background and vast experience in the luxury market is ideal for the sophisticated experience that we are creating at The Harmon,” says Becker.  “His knowledge of the Las Vegas landscape, his understanding of the needs of the luxury traveler along with his unequalled reputation in the industry is the perfect fit for our exclusive property.”

Blakeslee’s consummate career accomplishments include leading the direct group sales efforts to record figures at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino as Director, transitioning and re-positioning key properties for Gemstone Resorts International and growing market share and brand strength for some of the country’s finest hotels such as Carmel Valley Ranch Resort.

About The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences:

Opening in Fall 2009, The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences at CityCenter, a joint venture between MGM MIRAGE and Dubai World, will be one of the most luxurious and exclusive boutique hotels across the globe. Designed by Foster + Partners, The Harmon’s dynamic curving façade will act as a gateway to CityCenter and provide guests and residents with magnificent sweeping views of the Las Vegas Strip and desert. Operated and managed by The Light Group, in partnership with Zabeel Investments, The Harmon has been accepted as a distinguished member of The Leading Hotels of the World, fashioning an outstanding selection of stylish amenities and services including Las Vegas’ first MR CHOW restaurant, other premier dining options, a hair salon by world-renowned hair stylist Frédéric Fekkai, the most elite retail offerings in Las Vegas, a luxurious Strip-view spa, and much more.  This non-gaming hotel will also be the first exclusive boutique hotel property in Las Vegas to offer unparalleled privacy for its guests and residents.
The Harmon is committed to the core values of green design and responsible living, and is currently pursuing the highest levels of LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Annie Hanlon

Also See: The Light Group Appoints Three to Executive Positions at the The Harmon Hotel, Spa & ResidencesLocated at MGM MIRAGE’s CityCenter, Las Vegas / January 2008
Thomas Becker Named General Manager of The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences at MGM Mirage’s CityCenter, Las Vegas / December 2007


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