Rio Las Vegas names former Park MGM head as new president and CEO
Rio Las Vegas names former Park MGM head as new president and CEO
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LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has named an industry veteran as its newest president and CEO.

Dreamscape, the owner of the Rio, announced that it tapped Patrick Miller to take leadership of the resort.

He takes over from Trevor Scherrer, last month because of a recent health issue.

Miller was previously a high-ranking executive with MGM Resorts, helping oversee hospitality divisions at MGM Grand, New York-New York, Excalibur, Signature and Shadow Creek Golf Course.

He served as president and chief operating officer of Park MGM as the resort underwent its renovation and rebranding from the Monte Carlo.

"Patrick's extensive experience in the Las Vegas hospitality industry, including his many leadership roles at MGM Resorts, stands as a testament to his expertise," Dreamscape chairman Eric Birnbaum said in a statement. "Having overseen the transition of Monte Carlo to Park MGM, Patrick is the perfect person to lead the total revitalization of Rio Hotel & Casino and its dedicated team members into the next chapter of this iconic property's history."

Miller's appointment comes as the Rio undergoes a multi-phase, $340 million renovation, including a partnership with Hyatt.