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Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino welcomes new Vice President of Operations

5 September 2008

ST. MAARTEN, Netherlands, Antilles -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino introduces Michael Connors as Vice President of Casino Operations and General Manager for Casino Royale. In his new position, Mr. Connors will be responsible for the overall direction, administration, marketing and coordination of all the company's gaming activities.

With more than 15 years of casino management throughout the United States, his career is highlighted by consistent increase in revenues through creative marketing initiatives and team leadership. Past duties also include overseeing slots, general gaming and loyalty programs.

As vice president of operations and general manager for Casino Royale, Connors will formulate budgets, create marketing plans and promotional strategies, oversee employee development, lead managers in all aspects of operations and be responsible for the future growth strategy of the company’s gaming division

Connors previously served as vice president of gaming at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi, where he held ultimate authority over all casino operations, including marketing, special event- and promotion-based initiatives. Prior to that, Connors worked as director of slots at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, Nevada and at Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi. A graduate of Purdue University in Indiana, Connors holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casinos Casino Royale welcomes Connors with host of recent renovations, revamping it to create the ultimate Caribbean gaming experience. Four-hundred state-of-the-art slot machines have been added and coinless gaming now makes it easy for travelers to play at their leisure. The newly renovated casino also contains a Royale Players Club with sleek VIP booths. Whether a high roller or just an intrigued traveler, everyone wins big at the Casino Royale!

About Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino in Dutch St. Maarten is a "destination within a destination, offering exciting nightlife and a variety of accommodations and first-rate amenities. The 10-acre, 537-room beachfront property is located on the island's southwest shore and features a casino and adjacent showroom, Theatre Royale; two outdoor pools and beach; three restaurants; a promenade of 40 boutiques and restaurants; four tennis courts; the world-class Good Life Spa, fitness center and over 25,000 square feet of meeting space.

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