Speaker: William McBeath, President and Chief Executive Officer

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Where: Statler Auditorium

Opened in 2010, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a trendsetting, luxury resort and casino that has pioneered a new kind of hospitality in the Las Vegas market. It features 3,026 hotel rooms, an 110,000 square-foot casino; retail and restaurant venues; a spa and fitness facility; a 3,200-seat theater; meeting and convention space; and Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub. In 2017, the hotel was included on the U.S. News & World Report list of the “50 Best Hotels in the USA,” and ranked on both Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice” list and “Gold Lists.”

The resort adds a contemporary dimension to the Las Vegas’ guest experience by offering oversized residential-style living spaces, including the recently unveiled Boulevard Penthouses and newly transformed guest rooms. Redefining the modern face of Las Vegas dining, The Cosmopolitan offers an impressively diverse collection of over 20 restaurants from celebrated chefs and restaurateurs across the country, offering a dynamic culinary experience. Recent additions include modern Japanese restaurant ZUMA, and first West Coast outposts of Momofuku and Milk Bar, and iconic New York dining destination Blue Ribbon.

Under the leadership of Mr. William McBeath, President, CEO, and Member of the Board of Directors, The Cosmopolitan has experienced a marked increase in revenues, which in 2016 topped $964 million. Mr. McBeath is an established and innovative veteran of the hospitality industry having held several executive positions with major Las Vegas projects, including President, COO, and member of the Board of Directors for CityCenter Las Vegas, President and COO of Bellagio Resort & Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, and Treasure Island Hotel & Casino.

Mr. McBeath earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Administration and Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.