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Tropicana Las Vegas Appoints Donna Marcou-Stafford
Vice President of Leisure Sales

LAS VEGAS--March 2, 2010--Tropicana Las Vegas Inc. President Thomas McCartney announced today the appointment of Donna Marcou-Stafford as Vice President of Leisure Sales for Tropicana Las Vegas.

“Donna has come to us with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry,” said President Thomas McCartney. “For more than 28 years she has enhanced the experience of her guests and exceeded their expectations. We’re thrilled to have her on board at the Tropicana as she will be an integral part of our goals moving forward, including attracting and satisfying new clientele and continuing to please our current loyalists.”

Marcou-Stafford is responsible for the overall production of leisure sales in domestic, international, travel agent, consortia and OTA / Internet markets. She also works on promoting the brand, food and beverage and entertainment for Tropicana Las Vegas.

“Working in Las Vegas for several years, I’ve seen many of the great casinos disappear,” said Marcou-Stafford. “For that reason, the opportunity to breathe new life into a ‘living legend’ on The Strip is the most exciting time in my career, and I am confident that we will propel Tropicana Las Vegas into the future with style.”

Prior to this position, Marcou-Stafford was the Vice President of Leisure Sales for Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, working there for over ten years, including during the pre-opening sales operations. Marcou-Stafford was also the regional director of international sales with Hilton Hotel Corporation representing four hotels / resorts in Los Angeles and Phoenix. In addition, Marcou-Stafford worked as the director of sales for several other companies including Planet Hollywood Restaurants in Beverly Hills and Sheraton Hotels in Arizona.

Marcou-Stafford has held memberships with several professional organizations including the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association, SKAL International, PROST, Japan America Society, National Tour Association, Tourism Cares Association and is on the board for the United States Travel Industry Association. She also works closely with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors’ Authority for travel industry events.

Marcou-Stafford was the recipient of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts prestigious “Most Valuable Partner” award in recognition of her outstanding support and commitment to partnering with their global sales organization, and was also a “Star of the Quarter Finalist” for Team Aladdin.

About Tropicana Las Vegas
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 fresh resort atmosphere, bright tropical colors and a sizzling nightlife scene. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2010 and includes 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 nightclub. For additional information on events, amenities or availability call 702-739-2222 or visit

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Tropicana Las Vegas Inc.
Cindy Coppola


Also See: Thomas J. McCartney Named President of the Tropicana Las Vegas Resort Casino / December 2009

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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