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Thomas J. McCartney Named President of the
Tropicana Las Vegas Resort Casino

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 1, 2009 - Tropicana Las Vegas Inc. Chairman and CEO Alex Yemenidjian appoints Thomas J. McCartney as President of the resort/casino effective December 14, 2009. McCartney will oversee property operations as Tropicana Las Vegas undergoes a $125 million phase-one renovation and rebranding.

"I am thrilled to have Tom join the Tropicana Las Vegas team," said Yemenidjian. "He is truly a unique talent, and an executive of his caliber will be instrumental to the operational and physical transformation of our resort."

McCartney brings more than 27 years of industry experience to his post at Tropicana Las Vegas. He most recently served as President and CEO of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where he supported the launch of 'PeepShow' and 'America's Got Talent.' Prior to joining Planet Hollywood, McCartney spent 12 years with MGM Mirage in senior leadership roles. During his tenure with MGM Mirage, McCartney opened New York New York and spearheaded the Luxor's repositioning efforts. 

Additionally, McCartney spent 14 years at various Caesars World properties including Caesars Atlantic City where he served as Vice President of Hotel Operations. His experience runs the gamut from hotel operations and food and beverage, to property marketing and strategic alliances.

McCartney is a member of the Starbucks National Advisory Board of Licensees and the American Hotel Lodging Association. He also serves as board member for Three Square Food Bank, a non profit organization that supports Southern Nevada. 

About Tropicana Las Vegas 
Nestled in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas is a true Las Vegas landmark. The historic property is currently transforming itself into a vibrant, South Beach, Miami themed escape. The revitalized Tropicana Las Vegas will feature a pulsating Latin beat, live salsa dancers, bright tropical colors and a sizzling nightlife scene. Renovations are scheduled for completion in 2010 and include the redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, the world-famous pool area, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book and a nightclub. For additional information on events, amenities or availability call 702-739-2222 .


Tropicana Las Vegas


Also See: New Owners Plan to Invest $100 million to Renovate the 1,876-room Tropicana Las Vegas with a South Beach Miami Theme / July 2009

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