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Coughlan Named To Lead Wynn Palace

Coughlan Named To Lead Wynn Palace

The first blip in operations hit the newly opened Wynn Palace last month when Gamal Aziz resigned as president and executive director. Aziz was hired by Wynn in 2010, just months after stepping down as the leader of MGM’s hospitality for a dozen years.

“Gamal Aziz resigned his post as president of Wynn Macau Ltd. Mr. Aziz was brought in to lead the development and successful opening of Wynn Palace Cotai,” said a company press release. “Having completed that assignment, Mr. Aziz resigned with the thanks of the board of directors, which expressed its gratitude to Mr. Aziz for his significant contributions to the company.”

Ian Coughlan has been appointed the new president of Wynn Macau. Coughlan will be responsible for all operations and development at the new $4.2 billion Wynn Palace, which opened August 22 on the Cotai Strip, as well as Wynn Macau.

Coughlan joined Wynn Macau in January 2007, bringing more than 30 years of hospitality experience with leading hotels across Asia, Europe and the United States, according to Bloomberg News. Before joining Wynn Resorts Ltd., he spent 10 years with the Peninsula Group, serving as a general manager of Peninsula Hong Kong from September 2004 to January 2007, reported the Macau Daily Times.