Caesars Entertainment, one of the most diversified casino-entertainment companies in the world, has promoted Eric Vaughn to director of banquet culinary operations for CAESARS FORUM and Las Vegas region.
Vaughn brings more than 18 years of experience with Caesars Entertainment into his new role. He successfully opened and operated celebrity chef restaurants including Gordon Ramsay and Steve Martorano, also overseeing a team of 75 chefs and nearly 500 cooks.
Prior to his appointment as the Las Vegas director of culinary operations, Vaughn held positions such as the director of culinary operations at Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood, and executive sous chef at Flamingo Las Vegas.
“Eric is a true professional, very talented and has longevity with Caesars Entertainment,” says Don Ross, Caesars Entertainment VP of meeting operations for Las Vegas. “His extraordinary skills will be a great asset with the opening of CAESARS FORUM.”
CAESARS FORUM has already secured more than one million room nights and $390 million in business, with more than 70 percent of those contracts being new business. Opening March 2020, the 550,000-square-foot conference center will redefine offerings for meetings and events in Las Vegas with the two largest pillar-less ballrooms in the world, a centralized location at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, and being the first facility of this size built on one level.
- Direct access to 8,500 hotel rooms at Harrah’s Las Vegas, LINQ Hotel + Experience and Flamingo Las Vegas, and within walking distance to 20,000 Caesars Entertainment hotel rooms, including Caesars Palace.
- More than 300,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space, including the two largest pillar-less ballrooms in the world both 110,000 square feet, two 40,000 square-foot ballrooms and six state-of-the-art boardrooms.
- Accommodates more than 10,000 participants and offers more than 100 break-out rooms.
- The adjacent Forum Plaza will be the first 100,000-square-foot dedicated outdoor event space in Las Vegas.
Divides into limitless configurations, with 2.1 miles of airwalls. For more info, visit www.CAESARSFORUM.com.
The world’s most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment offers meeting and event planners one dedicated team, united nationwide, committed to providing the most successful meeting experiences possible. With one call or email, planners have access to nearly 40 properties in 20 unique destinations, with 2.1 million square feet of meeting space and more than 40,000 guest rooms. Mix and match properties and venues within a destination under a single contract and minimum. Enjoy elite perks, rewards and privileges with our Caesars Rewards Meeting Diamond Program. For more info, visit www.CaesarsMeansBusiness.com.
Caesars Entertainment is one of the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment providers and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars, Harrah’s and Horseshoe brand names. Caesars Entertainment’s portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. For more info, visit www.caesars.com/corporate.