Howard Hughes Holdings names Anton Nikodemus as new Entertainment Division CEO

October 5, 2023
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He brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new role.

Howard Hughes Holdings has appointed Anton Nikodemus to serve as the CEO of the company’s newly formed entertainment division, Seaport Entertainment. The division is comprised of the company’s entertainment assets in Las Vegas in New York.

Part of Nikodemus’ duties will include aiding the division in “delivering a world-class guest experience, accelerating growth and operating performance, and exploring new strategic opportunities for expansion.”

Nikodemus is considered a veteran in both the hospitality and entertainment industries. He has more than three decades of experience and has worked for several notable companies, including MGM Resorts International, where he served as President & COO of CityCenter.

Howard Hughes Holdings Chairman of the Board Bill Ackman commended Nikodemus for his lengthy career and welcomed him into his new position.

He commented, "Anton is an outstanding leader in the entertainment and resort world. It speaks to the quality of our entertainment assets that we have been able to recruit an executive of his caliber to Howard Hughes.

"Anton's experience, track record, and superb leadership skills will facilitate the creation, management, and eventual spinoff of Seaport Entertainment, positioning it and Howard Hughes for greater success as more-focused, easier-to-understand companies."

Company CEO David R. O'Reilly agreed and commented on Nikodemus’ extensive career by saying, "The assets of the Seaport Entertainment lie at the intersection of real estate and entertainment.

"Anton brings tremendous experience building some of the country's most-acclaimed entertainment destinations, and we are fortunate to have him taking the helm of this exciting new division of Howard Hughes."

Nikodemus took a moment to share his enthusiasm to step into his new role.

He said, "I am excited to lead this new division of Howard Hughes and join the outstanding team that is forming Seaport Entertainment.

"There is tremendous opportunity ahead as we harness the potential and unlock the value inherent in these one-of-a-kind assets located in New York and Las Vegas—two of our country's most dynamic entertainment destinations—and pursue new opportunities for accelerated growth."

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