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Hard Rock Hotel Hotel Executive Dead From Gunshot Wound

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Mar/09/2010
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino CEO Randy Kwasniewski Found Dead

The CEO of The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was found dead from a gunshot wound. 

Police Officer Bill Cassell says police responded just before 10 a.m. to a report of a man dead of a gunshot wound at a home in northwest Las Vegas.

The individual was later identified as Randy Kwasniewski (pictured left with Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Doyle Brunson), who joined Morgans Hotel Group (owners of the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino) in October 2006.

He had worked in the hotel industry for approximately 30 years. Prior to joining Morgans, he served as Senior Vice President of Starwood Capital Group where he played an integral role in the acquisition and operational aspects of Starwood hotel portfolios including the Societe du Louvre and Le Meridien. Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group, he was the Vice President of Operations for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada where he oversaw all Hotel, Food & Beverage, Retail, and Facilities staffs and operations.

Fred Kleisner, CEO of Morgans Hotel Group, said, "I've known and worked with Randy since 1995. He was not just one of my colleagues and a leader of our company, he was my friend. I know few hotel and casino executives who have the knowledge, focus and work ethic that Randy possessed. I will miss him. All of us at Morgans are deeply saddened by the passing of Randy. I know I speak for everyone when I say we all mourn his loss. Randy was a dedicated husband and father, a friend to many of us, and a valued colleague. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family."

 

The death was not immediately ruled a suicide.

Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com         

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