The Durango resort will open in under a year but the latest announcement from Station Casinos is that of key leadership appointments for the property.
Kai Speth has been named as the resort’s Vice President of Hospitality, and Daniel Ye will be the Executive Chef. Speth is expected to oversee several operations at Durango which include hotel operations, food and beverage, resort amenities, guest experience, luxury suites and the front office.
He'll join the resort with three decades of experience in the industry. Previously, he was the Vice President of Operations and Business Performance for Windsor Property Management Group Corp., overseeing three luxury hotels and other hospitality assets in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Speth has also held leadership roles at properties in Taiwan, South Korea, Los Angles and Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Ye's responsibilities include overseeing all culinary operations at the resort such as its food and beverage outlets and banquet services. He spend five years as the Corporate Executive Chef at Catch Hospitality Group, where he was responsible for US and Mexico operations.
David Horn was announced as the Vice President and General Manager. He's spent twenty-eight years as a hospitality industry veteran and was recently the Vice President and Assistant Manager of the Palms.
Horn also held the position of General Manager at Palace Station for three years and was the Corporate Vice President of Table Games for Station Casinos.
Station Casinos broke ground on the new resort in March, a $750m project that is expected to open in the fall of 2023.