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NIKLAS RYTTERSTROM NAMED GOLD STRIKE GENERAL MANAGER
TUNICA, Miss. - Nov 1, 2011 — MGM Resorts International is pleased to announce Niklas Rytterstrom as the new General Manager at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi. Rytterstrom began his career with MGM Resorts International in 1996 at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. He later moved to San Francisco and became the Assistant Front Office Manager at the Mark Hopkins Inter-Continental Hotel. Rytterstrom returned to MGM Resorts International as Assistant Hotel Manager at Bellagio where he helped the property achieve the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award. He has also held positions as Front Office Manager and Hotel Manager at the Mirage.
Since 2005, Rytterstrom has been highly successful in consistently leading the Mississippi Gulf Coast's Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in the achievement of significant high-quality guest service and profitable venues as the Vice President of Hotel Operations. In this capacity, he has been responsible for the Hotel division, Food & Beverage, Retail, Engineering and the magnificent Fallen Oak. Rytterstrom's leadership skills and commitment to excellence were unsurpassed during the reconstruction of Beau Rivage and he was instrumental in the resort's re-opening after Hurricane Katrina.
"Nik's background, experience and commitment to guest satisfaction are tremendous assets for Gold Strike," said George P. Corchis, Jr., president and COO of MGM Resorts Regional Operations. "His leadership style and industry knowledge will play a key role in further developing Gold Strike into one of the South's premier resorts."
In his new role, Rytterstrom will be accountable for Gold Strike's leadership, business operations, the quality of its products and services, financial performance and team development. He will be responsible for collaborating with the MGM Resorts Mississippi Operations regional leadership team to execute key corporate and property strategic profitability initiatives and operation goals.
Rytterstrom has more than 12 years of extensive knowledge and experience in hospitality and hotel operations. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada.
ABOUT GOLD STRIKE:
Located 20 minutes south of Memphis in Tunica, Mississippi, the 1,200-room Gold Strike Casino Resort recently completed the largest renovation and remodeling project in its history. The multimillion-dollar transformation included all of Gold Strike's deluxe rooms and suites, hotel lobby, 50,000-square-foot gaming area, 30,000-square-foot convention center, Atrium Café and Courtyard Buffet. The resort also features top-notch nightlife, a refreshing spa and salon, the award-winning Chicago Steakhouse and the 800-seat state-of-the-art Millennium Theatre. Gold Strike is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies. For more information and reservations, call (888) 245-7529 or visit www.goldstrike.com
ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL:
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in four other properties in Nevada, Illinois and Macau. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company's commitment to sustainable development and operations. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's Web site at www.mgmresorts.com.
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