Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) has announced the hiring of Scott Sibella as President of the under-construction Las Vegas Strip resort.
Sibella will oversee the development, start-up and operations of Genting Group’s US$4 billion project, having advised RWLV on project design as a consultant for W.A. Richardson Builders, the company said.
“Scott has a wealth of experience in both development and operations which will ensure that Resorts World Las Vegas is successfully built and operated,” said Hui Lim, Deputy CEO of Genting Group. “The project is now fully financed and construction continues to ramp up. As we now turn our focus to eventual operations, Scott will oversee a smooth opening and ensure Resorts World Las Vegas is run efficiently while providing a world-class guest experience.”
Sibella is no stranger to the Las Vegas Strip, having spent eight years as President & Chief Operating Officer of MGM Grand for the last eight years. He previously held similar roles at both the Mirage and Treasure Island.
His appointment follows the departure of former RWLV President Edward Farrell, who has transitioned to President of Genting Americas, Genting Group’s US-based corporate entity which oversees development and operations in New York, Florida, Massachusetts and the Bahamas.
In announcing Sibella’s move to RWLV, Genting also revealed that construction of the resort’s 59-storey towers has now reached the 55th floor with the towers expected to be topped out in the coming months ahead of a planned soft opening in late 2020.