Las Vegas Fontainebleau

Posted on: January 23, 2024, 10:10h. 

Last updated on: January 23, 2024, 10:10h.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas has lost several high-ranking executives in the one month it has been open, indicating potential operational issues. The latest departure is Vice President of Revenue Management Angie Dobney, the fourth executive to leave and the third this month.

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Fontainebleau Las Vegas. The venue lost another executive today, its fourth such departure in a month. (Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Dobney’s LinkedIn profile confirms her departure and indicates that she is now the founder of Rise Up Revenue Optimization. She has extensive experience in hospitality and gaming industry consulting.

Prior to joining Fontainebleau Las Vegas, Dobney held roles at companies servicing the gaming industry and casino operators, including Station Casinos and the old Hard Rock Las Vegas.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas Experiencing Significant Attrition

Her departure follows that of Chief Operating Officer (COO) Colleen Birch and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Shane Smith earlier this month, as well as Vice President of Casino Operations Michael Clifford at the end of December. Little has been said about the reasons for the departures.

The departures highlight potential operational issues at the new Strip venue and its struggle to attract high-end clientele, as its hotel rooms, restaurants, and table game minimums cater to a more upscale market.

Fontainebleau Struggles Underscore Las Vegas Competition

The $3.7 billion Fontainebleau Las Vegas is the newest addition to the Las Vegas Strip and the high-profile departures have brought attention to the fierce competition among casinos in the US gaming hub.

Customers have noted that the property appears to be targeting avid bettors, but may not be doing enough to cater to this market due to low pay tables on slots and allegedly minimal rewards for gameplay.

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