PALA – Hassan Abdel-Moneim has been named vice president of hotel operations for Pala Casino Spa & Resort, Bill Bembenek, chief executive officer announced.
In his new position, Abdel-Moneim’s management responsibilities include the casino’s existing hotel, spa and valet operations and the room and amenity additions to the hotel, pool and spa that will be a major part of Pala’s recently announced $170 million expansion and renovation.
Abdel-Moneim joins the Pala management team after serving as the director of hotel at Potawatomi Casino and Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for four years where he managed the development and operations of its hotel. He joined Potawatomi Casino and Hotel from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Previously, he served as director of hotel operations at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota, where he oversaw two successful phases of hotel expansion during his six-year tenure. He also served as the vice president of hotel operations at Four Winds casino in New Buffalo, Hartford and Dowaglic, Michigan, for four years during its construction phase and operations. Abdel-Moneim also has been an active member of chambers of commerce, convention and visitors bureaus and tourism boards in various capacities and locations during his career.
“We are very glad that Hassan is a member of our management team as we embark on our expansion program which will significantly increase the size of our hotel and its overall operations,” Bembenek said.
Abdel-Moneim earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Houston and program certificates from the Carlson School of Management.