Maurice Wooden Named President of Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a newly opened luxury resort and casino, has appointed Maurice Wooden as its new president. The decision was announced by Fontainebleau Development’s chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Soffer, who praised Wooden’s 36 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry.
According to Soffer, Wooden’s leadership skills and deep knowledge of the gaming and hospitality industries make him an excellent fit for the brand-new Fontainebleau Las Vegas. He is expected to be a steward of the brand’s culture and heritage while driving growth and development.
Fontainebleau Las Vegas features 3,644 luxury hotel rooms and suites, 550,000 square feet of customizable convention and meeting space, and 150,000 square feet dedicated to gamers. The resort also offers world-class dining venues, shops, pools, a vibrant nightlife, and spa and wellness offerings.
Commenting on his appointment, Wooden expressed his excitement and honor to lead the team at Fontainebleau Las Vegas. He highlighted the rich history and cultural alignment of the brand and expressed his desire to build on its 70-year legacy.
Wooden brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having previously held positions at Wynn Las Vegas, Golden Nugget, The Mirage Hotel and Casino, and Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Wooden’s appointment comes after a series of executive resignations at Fontainebleau Las Vegas, including chief operating officer Colleen Birch, chief marketing officer Shane Smith, and senior vice president of casino operations Michael Clifford. Under Wooden’s leadership, Fontainebleau Las Vegas aims to set itself apart from other properties on the Strip and continue growing in the future.