Sean Christie brings over two decades of industry experience and entrepreneurship to his role as CEO of the Carver Road Hospitality. Most recently, he was President of Events and Nightlife for MGM Resorts International, and prior to that, served as Executive Vice President of Business Development for Wynn Resorts.
As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Christie brings more than two decades of experience in the hospitality, nightlife, gaming, and entertainment sectors to Carver Road Hospitality, having previously served as President of Events and Nightlife for MGM Resorts International, where he oversaw all owned and leased day and nightlife venues while providing strategic direction for the company’s immense lineup of special events programming. In just two years, Mr. Christie spearheaded the development – from conception to completion – of multiple venues at MGM’s Park MGM hotel and casino, including Juniper Cocktail Lounge, Mama Rabbit Mezcal + Tequila Bar (conceived in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning mezcal pioneer Bricia Lopez), On the Record Speakeasy and Club, and Best Friend, the first Las Vegas restaurant from James Beard Award-winning Chef Roy Choi. Mr. Christie also led the development of Bellagio’s Mayfair Supper Club, which opened on New Year’s Eve of 2019.
Prior to MGM Resorts International, Mr. Christie garnered industry-wide acclaim during his 10-year tenure with luxury hospitality brand Wynn Resorts; first in 2007, when he was hired to launch Las Vegas’ first “boutique” nightclub, Blush, and later as Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Christie is recognized for elevating the guest experience throughout Wynn Resorts, making Wynn Las Vegas the first hotel to offer Amazon Alexa technology in its rooms, and he also led the property’s initiative to source and acquire top film, television, and publishing opportunities. While at Wynn, he developed groundbreaking entertainment ecosystems that included restaurants, such as notable pan-Asian restaurant Andrea’s, and, notably, daylife and nightlife. Mr. Christie is credited for the conception and launch of Wynn’s wildly successful Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub; and his influence led to the rise of Electronic Dance Music on the Las Vegas Strip, as he employed such high-caliber names as Skrillex, Deadmau5, and Tiësto to bring the emerging music genre to the city’s resort corridor. In 2012, Mr. Christie was recognized by Billboard Magazine as one of “Dance Music’s Most Influential Executives.”
Mr. Christie also founded Las Vegas Nightlife Group, an entertainment consulting firm notable for its work with MGM’s CityCenter development, as well The Mirage hotel’s Bare Pool Lounge, and M Resort’s DayDream Las Vegas Pool Club. He previously served as Managing Partner of Las Vegas-based Light Group, a top hospitality management company specializing in hotel-based restaurant and nightlife venues.
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