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LAS VEGAS – The Plaza Hotel & Casino has hired Sue Ascanio as the property’s general manager.

“Sue is a proven leader who has experience with all aspects of managing a hotel/casino, including the design and construction of large-scale improvement projects and motivating a strong leadership team and staff,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “Most importantly, Sue shares my commitment to enhancing the guest and team member experience. I am confident that she will motivate our team and lead operations that will ensure the Plaza remains a top-tier destination in downtown Las Vegas.”

Ascanio is a highly accomplished and licensed gaming and hospitality executive with more than 30 years of Las Vegas, Mid-West region, and tribal gaming experience. She most recently served as general manager at River Rock Casino in Sonoma County, Calif., but began her career in the gaming and hospitality industry in Las Vegas, first with Harrah’s Entertainment for nearly a decade and then with Station Casinos. Over her 12-year tenure with Station Casinos, she served as director of operations, director of food and beverage, and vice president / general manager at three properties. She also served as an executive with Pinnacle Entertainment and Penn National Gaming in Indiana. 

A graduate of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in hotel administration, Ascanio looks forward to returning to Las Vegas and joining the Plaza team.

“The Plaza is continually reinventing the hotel and gaming experience in downtown Las Vegas,” said Ascanio. “I am very excited to join the team at the Plaza because they have great energy, amazing creativity, and a true desire to provide the best experience possible for the customer.”

About the Plaza Hotel & Casino
Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with modern styling and personal customer service for the ultimate Vegas experience. First opened in 1971 and built on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot, the Plaza has nearly 1,000 modern rooms and suites, a classic Vegas showroom, downtown’s only bingo hall, and 30,000 sq. ft. of refurbished ballroom and meeting space. Larger outdoor events are hosted at the Plaza’s Core Arena, downtown’s only equestrian and multipurpose facility. Guests enjoy a variety of dining options led by the renowned Oscar’s Steakhouse in the hotel’s iconic glass dome overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. A new race & sports book along with hundreds of slot machines and nearly two dozen table games comprise an 80,000-square-foot casino floor. A fully renovated rooftop pool and recreation deck, complete with private cabanas, hot tub, food truck, and dedicated Pickleball courts, provide a variety of outdoor amenities. For more information on the multiple award-winning Plaza Hotel & Casino, visit Get updates via FacebookInstagram and Twitter.