News for the Hospitality Executive
Joseph A. Magliarditi Appointed CEO of the
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, May 25, 2010 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Morgans Hotel Group Co. (Nasdaq: MHGC) ("MHG") today announced the appointment of accomplished senior gaming executive Joseph A. Magliarditi as Executive Vice President, Gaming of MHG and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Mr. Magliarditi brings over 16 years of hotel and gaming experience to MHG, serving most recently as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for The M Resort LLC ("M Resort") and Marnell Sher Gaming, LLC ("Marnell Sher Gaming").
"I'm very pleased to welcome Joe to the Hard Rock team," said Fred Kleisner, Chief Executive Officer of MHG. "With his extensive gaming experience and his active commitment to the Las Vegas tourism industry, Joe will be a strong and valuable addition to the leadership of Morgans Hotel Group."
"I am excited to join the Morgans Hotel Group and Hard Rock teams," said Mr. Magliarditi. "Morgans Hotel Group and Hard Rock are two great brands, and I am looking forward to this new opportunity."
Before joining M Resort and Marnell Sher Gaming, Mr. Magliarditi was the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and a board member of TRIRIGA INC., an enterprise software company, where he was responsible for developing the long and short-term strategic and financial objectives for the company, as well as managing all aspects of the day-to-day operations. Prior to TRIRIGA INC., Mr. Magliarditi was Vice President of Operations of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Mr. Magliarditi earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Marketing at Niagara University and his MBA at Hofstra University, and he successfully completed advanced study programs at Harvard Business School, Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration and the University of California Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management.
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