Plaza Hotel & Casino announces new hire and two promotions

January 31, 2024
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The appointments involve the resorts table games and food & beverage team.

Christiaan van Buuren has been hired as the Plaza Hotel & Casino’s new Director of Table Games. 

Van Buuren has a background of working within both the hotel and casino industries. He has done pre-opening planning and design with Gold Reef Casino Resorts in South Africa and has managed casino operations on board the 6-star luxury cruise liners with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. 

In Korea, he led the gaming division of Kangwon Land and, in Las Vegas (where the Plaza is based), he was part of the SLS opening teams and helped to spearhead the rebranding of the casino at The Strat. 

On top of the hire of Van Buuren, the Plaza Hotel & Casino has also made two promotions, with Ryan Rowland being made VP of the Food & Beverage Program at the property and Courtney Allen taking over as Director of Food & Beverage. 

CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Jonathan Jossel, said: “Having a qualified and dedicated executive team enables the Plaza to provide guests with an unmatched experience in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. 

“I am excited to welcome Christiaan and am confident his diverse background will further enhance our casino operations. And I congratulate Ryan and Courtney on their success in elevating our food & beverage program. From delivering an authentic steakhouse experience at Oscar’s to developing a unique craft cocktail program at our new Carousel Bar, their creative vision and seamless execution will be critical as the Plaza continues to create new offerings for our guests.” 

In other appointment news, TPI has hired Sean Salce to serve as the company’s new Senior Director of Mobile Sales, bringing with him over ten years of industry experience. 


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