May 1, 2023 3 min read


Thomas Schoen Joins Wynn as President of Wynn Al Marjan Island

As the president of Wynn Al Marjan Island, Schoen is expected to play a key role in the operation of the new resort and oversee the company's debut to the Middle East North Africa region

Wynn Resorts, the global gaming and entertainment company, announced a senior-level appointment on Sunday. The company confirmed it selected president for its multi-billion-dollar integrated resort project in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), called Wynn Al Marjan Island. For the strategic role, the company selected Thomas Schoen, an industry veteran with more than three decades of experience within the hospitality vertical.

Becoming the president of Wynn Al Marjan Island, he will play a key role in overseeing all operational aspects of the resort, the company confirmed. Additionally, considering that the project will mark the debut of the company within the East North Africa (MENA) region, Schoen is expected to contribute in that field as well.

Wynn Al Marjan Island is a multi-billion-dollar integrated resort project that is being developed in collaboration with the company’s local partners RAK Hospitality Holding LLC and Marjan LLC. The resort is expected to deliver unique hotel luxury experiences with its 1,500 hotel rooms, as well as suites and villas. More amenities within the resort will include a gaming area, plenty of dining outlets and additional amenities. The ambitious resort is expected to open at some point in 2027.

Schoen Is Delighted to Join Wynn for the Ambitious Project

Schoen shared his excitement and acknowledged that he is delighted to join Wynn for this strategic, large-scale project. The seasoned hospitality industry veteran added that he feels privileged to play such an important role within the Wynn Al Marjan Island project.

According to Schoen, the new integrated resort will deliver unrivaled experiences for the UAE and at the same time strengthen Wynn’s global position of a leading gaming and hospitality industry provider. Finally, he said: “I look forward to embarking on this exciting journey.”

I am delighted to lead the operations of Wynn Al Marjan Island and feel privileged to be part of such a significant new chapter for the group.

Thomas Schoen, president of Wynn Al Marjan Island

Throughout his extensive career, Schoen was a part of different companies within strategic markets in the UK, around Europe, as well as Africa. With more than 30 years of experience within the industry, he is undoubtedly the right choice for Wynn’s new project. As president of the project, Schoen is expected to leverage his wide industry knowledge and help the company break ground in the UAE.

We’re delighted to welcome Thomas to lead our operating team at this new venture.

Craig Billings, CEO of Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts’ CEO, Craig Billings, was similarly excited to see Schoen join the company. He acknowledged that Wynn Al Marjan Island represents an important project for Wynn and welcomed Schoen to the team. Finally, Billings predicted that Schoen’s experience and dedication will help drive the project forward and deliver unique experiences for guests of the new integrated resort.


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