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Correction: Drew Las Vegas Executive story

November 5, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Nov. 1 about the appointment of a new chief executive at a Las Vegas Strip resort due for completion in 2022, The Associated Press erroneously reported the numbers of rooms and floors at the Drew Las Vegas. Project spokeswoman Amy Rossetti said the hotel will have approximately 3,800 rooms on 67 floors.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Drew Las Vegas resort owner hires former MGM Resorts exec

The company completing the unfinished blue-glass Drew Las Vegas resort has named a former top MGM Resorts International official as its chief executive

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The company planning to complete the unfinished blue-glass Drew Las Vegas resort has named a former top MGM Resorts International official as its chief executive.

Real estate firm Witkoff announced Friday that new CEO Bobby Baldwin also will be vice chairman of the company working to open the approximately 3,800-room Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino property in late 2022.

The 67-story hotel began construction as the Fontainebleau in 2006 and was about 70 percent finished when it went bankrupt during the Great Recession.

Steven Witkoff and Miami-based investment firm New Valley LLC bought it for $600 million in 2017.

Baldwin is former chief executive at MGM Resorts, and headed the company’s $9.2 billion multi-resort CityCenter development.

He previously held executive positions at the Golden Nugget, The Mirage and Bellagio, where the high-stakes “Bobby’s Room” poker parlor is named for him.