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Fertitta Entertainment names Maurice Wooden as President of Luxury Hotel Development.

22 May 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Fertitta Entertainment, Inc., the multinational, diversified gaming, restaurant, hospitality, and entertainment company, announces today Maurice Wooden as President of Luxury Hotel Development. In this role, he will oversee all facets of research and development for the company’s Luxury Hotel brands.

“With more than 36 years of experience, Maurice is a seasoned veteran who is well-known and respected throughout the hospitality and gaming industry,” said Tilman Fertitta, Owner and CEO of Fertitta Entertainment. “We look forward to having him lead the growth and development of our award-winning luxury hotel division.”

Wooden began his casino resort career in 1987 as a supervisor at Golden Nugget - Las Vegas and quickly moved up the ranks. Throughout his tenure, he has held numerous senior level leadership positions, ultimately making his mark as President of Golden Nugget Las Vegas. He would move on, and further expand his experience through various leadership roles at leading luxury casino resorts including Beau Rivage Casino Resort in Biloxi and The Mirage Las Vegas. Most recently, Maurice served as President and COO of Hospitality for the Forbes Five-Star Wynn and Encore Las Vegas properties where he spearheaded the service culture and luxury offerings for Las Vegas’ most highly acclaimed resort. He is highly regarded among peers and well-versed in luxury hotel offerings.

Wooden has held several Board positions including Board of Wynn Macau, Board of the Las Vegas Convention Authority and Chaired the Compensation Committee. He was also the Vice Chairman of Las Vegas Events.

“I am excited to join the esteemed Fertitta Entertainment empire,” said Wooden. “Their team is passionate about delivering the very best and I look forward to bringing my expertise to the company and delivering an extraordinary product with exceptional consumer experiences.”

Fertitta Entertainment Hotel Luxury Brands currently include two widely popular locations, both of which have a Forbes Five-Star Hotel rating, The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston and Montage Laguna Beach Resort Hotel.

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