September 15, 2022 Casino, Land Based, Personnel

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino appoints Andrew Economon as general manager

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The hospitality veteran will now oversee all hotel operations.

The Las Vegas-based Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino appointed Andrew Economon as its general manager, Economon will oversee all hotel operations and the expansion of the hotel. 

After joining the company in June of this year, Economon formally worked as VP of Hospitality for the Hard Rock International Hotel and Casino in Sacramento.

Prior to that, he gained experience from working in Las Vegas, St. Louis, San Antonio, various cities in California and in countries such as Spain and Greece. 

Economon graduated from the University of Houston’s Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and The Culinary Institute of America.

He will help to guide Downtown Grand’s expansion in the culinary sector with the additions of Hot N’ Juicy, a seafood chain, set to open in the fall of 2022 and Yama Sushi, opening in 2023.

A statement from the company read: "Economon’s industry experience spans over 20 years in executive positions around the globe, with exceptional success in food and beverage, entertainment, gaming operations, property development and management, all of which Downtown Grand is known for."

Economon is also active in the community, previously serving as a board member of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. He still serves on various boards to support school districts and foundations along with the Chambers of Commerce.

He commented: "I couldn’t be happier with my decision to join Downtown Grand and am truly humbled that I was asked to lead this outstanding team. I look forward to all that we will accomplish through the end of this year and all that is to come in 2023 and beyond."

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