The Potawatomi Bingo Casino has hired Hassan Abdel-Moneim to be the director of the 18-story, 381-room hotel that is being built in Milwaukee.
The new hotel is set to open in the fall of 2014.
Abdel-Moneim has experience in the hospitality industry and is making a return to Native American casino hotels. He served as the vice president of hotel operations at the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., and as the director of hotel operations at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn.
His career in hotel management also includes jobs with Hilton, Sheraton and the Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis.
“Hassan brings with him an invaluable level of experience that will help us successfully launch our hotel,” said Potawatomi Bingo Casino general manager Mike Goodrich. “He has helped guide operations at some of the most well respected Native American hotel properties in the country, and we expect that he’ll bring that same level of respect to our property.”
In addition to his hotel experience, Abdel-Moneim most recently worked to attract and develop business in the United Arab Emirates. He has also worked in Africa and Europe and is conversant in Arabic and German.