HOLLYWOOD, FL – Joe Lupo has been named President of the future Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, subject to regulatory approval of Hard Rock International’s previously announced plans to purchase The Mirage Hotel & Casino from MGM Resorts International. Lupo will take over the role once the Nevada Gaming Commission licensing process has concluded.
An Ohio native, Lupo has more than three decades of casino gaming experience. He was named President of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City in November 2018, after spending two years at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
Lupo’s new position in Las Vegas was announced by Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen, the driving force behind Hard Rock International’s purchase of The Mirage Hotel & Casino and the company’s plan to construct an iconic Guitar Hotel on the Las Vegas strip.
“As President of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City for the past four years, Joe Lupo has achieved amazing results,” said Allen. “Thanks to his dedication and expertise, financial results continue to outperform expectations, while our team members share an unmatched commitment to guest service and satisfaction. I am confident Joe Lupo will achieve even greater success at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.”
Lupo also previously worked at various Boyd Gaming properties in Las Vegas and in Laughlin, NV, including the former Stardust Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, where he was the director of the race and sportsbook.