Galaxy Entertainment Hires P-Ho CEO
Galaxy Entertainment has hired former Planet Hollywood Las Vegas CEO Michael Mecca to be its new COO. Mecca is a veteran of the casino operations biz with stints at Green Valley Ranch, Greektown (Detroit, Michigan), Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas) and Crown Casino (Melbourne, Australia.)
Hiring a ringer to manage Galaxy's operations as it prepares to open its first real mega resort - Galaxy Cotai - gives us hope that Galaxy isn't messing around. StarWorld is gorgeous but its breadth is only nominally larger than the array of smaller CityClubs Galaxy has been operating.
In other Galaxy related news... we'd like to offer up our most heartfelt extremely belated goodbye to the fabulous Galaxy Waldo neon sign. The new sign, which went up at the end of 2008, looks like this:
Yet another big thanks to Dramman for sharing the photo with us.