Rio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas names Patrick Miller as new President

May 13, 2024
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The property is undergoing a $340m renovation and saw the former President step down due to a health concern.

Patrick Miller has been appointed the new President and CEO of the Rio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas and is set to play a pivotal role in the ongoing transformation of the hotel. Former President Trevor Scherrer, who was directly responsible for the Rio Hotel and Casino’s operational transition from Caesars Entertainment, had to step down in April because of a health concern. 

Miller brings nearly 30 years of experience to the position, having been SVP at MGM Resorts International where he oversaw the hospitality divisions of the MGM Grand, New York-New York, Excalibur, Signature and Shadow Creek golf course. His most notable role came as President and COO of Park MGM and NoMad Hotel, where he was responsible for the $500m renovation of the Monte Carlo to Park MGM. 

This experience proved important for the Rio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, especially, as the property is currently in the midst of a multi-phase, $340m renovation.

"Patrick's extensive experience in the Las Vegas hospitality industry, including his many leadership roles at MGM Resorts, stands as a testament to his expertise," Chairman of Dreamscape Eric Birnbaum said. 

"Having overseen the transition of Monte Carlo to Park MGM, Patrick is the perfect person to lead the total revitalization of Rio Hotel & Casino and its dedicated team members into the next chapter of this iconic property's history."

Dreamscape purchased the property in 2019 from Caesars. 

Miller is a Las Vegas native and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He serves on several philanthropic and business boards in the Las Vegas Valley. The resort believes his vision for the property aligns with its commitment to providing experiences for every guest and creating a culture where team members thrive.

Dreamscape’s plans for the resort’s future include a property refresh, from new dining offerings to a variety of entertainment options. The company's intent is to preserve the property’s architecture and pay respect to the history behind it. Rio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas will remain open throughout the renovations.

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