Maurice Wooden takes helm as president Of Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Maurice Wooden has been designated as the president of Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a renowned five-star luxury resort and casino situated on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. Boasting an impressive 36-year tenure in the luxury hospitality sector, Mr. Wooden’s wealth of experience and expertise align seamlessly with the newly inaugurated Fontainebleau Las Vegas. This establishment, founded on a 70-year legacy characterized by sublime beauty, unmatched service, and timeless design, now welcomes Mr. Wooden to spearhead its leadership.
Fontainebleau Development Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Soffer, praises Maurice Wooden’s distinguished career, noting his proven leadership in advancing the luxury hospitality experience along the Las Vegas Strip. Soffer expresses confidence in Wooden’s well-established track record, unwavering consistency, and profound understanding of the hospitality and gaming industries. As Fontainebleau Las Vegas continues its development and refinement, Soffer anticipates Wooden’s exceptional stewardship of the brand, its culture, and heritage. He looks forward to Wooden’s leadership in driving growth and development while maintaining a focus on delivering an outstanding guest experience.
Maurice Wooden’s substantial experience in gaming and hospitality is highlighted by his previous positions, notably serving as the Principal Executive Officer and President of Wynn Las Vegas, and holding a position on the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Expressing his enthusiasm, Mr. Wooden states, “Taking on the responsibility of leading an incredible team during this defining moment in Las Vegas is extraordinarily invigorating and a tremendous honor.” He acknowledges the rich history and cultural resonance of the iconic Fontainebleau brand, aligning with his own passions. Eager to build on the 70-year legacy established by Fontainebleau, Mr. Wooden recognizes the resort’s unique, independent vision that distinguishes it from anything on the Strip. He sees his role as an opportunity to collaborate with a world-class executive team, contributing to the growth of the Fontainebleau brand and enhancing the Las Vegas community.
Mr. Wooden’s notable career at Wynn Las Vegas began in 2005 as Executive Vice President of Food and Beverage, eventually leading to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer and later Principal Executive Officer and President in 2013. His past roles include serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Vice President of Casino Marketing at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, and Vice President of Operations at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.