Durango resort leadership announced by Station Casinos

December 9, 2022
By
Leer en Español

David Horn was named Vice President and General Manager of the property.

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.

State-by-State

Product Spotlight

Konami

Things get unruly in the company of some fleecy characters in the new Konami Gaming’s new Unwooly Riches slot series.
GA HUDDLE #087

John Connelly - Interblock preparing to launch online by the end of year

John Connelly, the Global CEO of Interblock, joins the Huddle to talk about:
- The company's conversion to the online space
- The performance of ETGs
- Interblock's new philanthropic efforts
- The trend of companies going private
- And more!
GA HUDDLE #086

Michael Hershman - Dispelling casino 'myths:' New York needs to lose fear of the unknown

Michael Hershman, CEO of the Soloviev Group, joins Tim Poole on the Huddle to put forward his case that the Freedom Plaza is the way to go for one of New York's casino licences. He fields a variety of questions - not shying away from any of them - on why 'myths' about casinos and a fear of the unknown should be dispelled, as well as acknowledging the strength of rival bids and discussing opposition to the project.

Five years ago, before the mass proliferation of social media we see today – and even before the Covid-19 pandemic – I think you would be hard pressed to find a CEO talking about “Instagrammable moments.” KPIs w...

gga
The Global Gaming Awards: Looking ahead to 2024's ceremonies.
After more than a decade of celebrating gaming's best, Gaming America looks ahead to a bright 2024 for the Global Gaming Awards in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
GA
From the top: The Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention
Tribal gaming is a uniquely American institution and all its uncommon attributes were on display this April at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention in Anaheim, California.
terre
Review: Terre Haute Casino Resort and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Terre Haute Casino Resort vs. Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Gaming America's Laura Mack reviews each property.
andrew
Eureka Casino interview: CEO Andre Carrier on resort expansion
We spoke with returning guest, CEO Andre Carrier, about Eureka Casino Resort's expansion. He aims to not only change the look and feel of the casino, but to also build residential housing around it.