The Fremont Street Experience Board has named Cannery Casino & Hotel Vice President and General Manager, Patrick Hughes, as the new President and CEO of Fremont Street Experience.
Hughes will begin his new gig at Fremont Street Experience on Feb. 29, 2016, succeeding former President Jeff Victor.
Patrick Hughes is a native of Ireland and has had an extensive career in gaming, hospitality and entertainment over the last two decades.
He moved to Las Vegas at the age of 25 and has worked for a number of hotel-casino resorts including Boulder Station Casino & Hotel, New York-New York Casino and The Resort At Summerlin.
Hughes was on the opening team of The Resort at Summerlin in 1999 and held many positions at that resort, from Gaming Manager to General Manager of Rampart Casino. He’s been at the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas for the past four years as Vice President and General Manager.
“The Fremont Street Experience Board is thrilled to have Patrick Hughes take the leadership position of Downtown Las Vegas’ premier destination,” said Mark Brandenburg, Fremont Street Experience Board Interim Chairman. “In the 20 years since its inception, Fremont Street Experience has changed the face of Downtown Las Vegas. We believe Patrick is the person who can lead Fremont Street Experience into its next decade of growth and innovation.”
“It is with bittersweet emotions that I leave the Cannery family to whom I am truly thankful for their support,” Hughes said. “I am honored and excited to join Fremont Street Experience and I look forward to working with this incredibly talented team to making this a global destination that will be the centerpiece of this City.”
Fremont Street Experience, LLC is a private company that manages the five-block entertainment destination on Fremont Street, including America’s largest video screen, three stages and the SlotZilla zipline attraction. The Fremont Street Experience Board of Managers is made up of representatives from its eight member hotel-casinos: Binion’s, California, The D, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget and Main Street Station.
We look forward to welcoming Patrick Hughes to the Fremont Street Experience family, and not just because we’re kissing up to our new boss, although that’s definitely on our to-do list.