MGM Hospitality Names Michael Evans Chief Operating Officer

writingMGM Resorts International has promoted Michael Evans to Chief Operating Officer of MGM Hospitality. He was previously Executive Vice President of Global Development.

"Michael has made significant contributions to our Company and I am very pleased to appoint him to the top position of our MGM Hospitality team," said Bill Hornbuckle, President & Chief Marketing Officer of MGM Resorts International.  "He is well-qualified to lead our Company in this key strategic area of evolution and growth."

MGM Hospitality is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International that was formed to develop and operate hotels, resorts and residences in key destinations around the world under the brands Bellagio, MGM Grand and Skylofts. MGM Hospitality specializes in creating captivating and celebrated destinations that, through the interplay of design and innovative dining, nightlife, retail and spa offerings, infuse entertainment and excitement into every element of the hospitality experience.  MGM Hospitality currently has projects in China, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and North Africa, and is in active discussions for additional projects in key markets in North America, Latin America, and Europe.

Evans joined MGM Hospitality in early 2008 as Executive Vice President of Global Development and was responsible for the implementation of MGM Hospitality's strategic development plan and leading the Company's development team.

He previously held key senior management positions with Marriott International from 1998 to 2008, and was an attorney in private practice in Miami, Florida prior to that time.

Evans received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the University of Miami School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.