NASSAU, The Bahamas—Baha Mar, the $3.5 billion integrated destination gaming resort, today announced that Joe Brunini has been named president of global Marketing and customer development for the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel. The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel will feature the largest casino in the Caribbean with 100,000 square feet of gaming space and a 1,000-room luxury hotel. Baha Mar’s Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for spring 2015.
Brunini, a 30-year veteran of the casino and integrated resort industry, will identify emerging markets and oversee international customer development and marketing initiatives for Baha Mar. Brunini’s experience includes more than 12 years as a senior gaming executive with MGM Resorts International, where he most recently served as president, marketing and customer development. During his tenure at MGM, Brunini was responsible for casino operations, customer development, marketing strategy, strategic alliances, expanding the company’s high-net-worth clientele, and maintaining long-term player loyalty at the company’s gaming resorts worldwide.
Prior to joining MGM Resorts in 1998, Brunini served in a variety of key marketing and operating positions with Caesars Entertainment. As senior vice president of casino operations for Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey, Brunini was responsible for casino operations and administration; casino credit; player development; and casino marketing initiatives. Brunini started his casino industry career as a table games dealer in 1980, and worked his way through several casino and hotel management positions at Caesars.
“Joe’s focus on team-building, expertise in operations, gaming and marketing will play a major role in positioning Baha Mar as a premier gaming destination resort,” said Paul V. Pusateri, Baha Mar’s chief operating officer. “His knowledge of high-net-worth clients, as well as his track record of developing player loyalty at highly successful casino resorts, will be invaluable in taking Baha Mar and The Bahamas to the next level as an international casino market.”
“Baha Mar’s state-of-the-art casino, world-class service and Bahamian hospitality will create a unique experience to compete with the best resorts worldwide,” Brunini said. “I’m excited to join a company with such great vision, and to help build an international gaming resort with a true commitment to customer service, employee development, and community involvement. We are working hard to build a diverse, cohesive team that will make Baha Mar one of the world’s most successful gaming destinations.”
Baha Mar, featuring an integrated design by architect Mike Hong, will offer upscale hotels, a Las Vegas-style casino, luxury shopping, fine dining, nightlife, outdoor adventures, art galleries, golf, tennis and wellness experiences.