Anton Nikodemus is a senior hospitality executive with deep roots in the industry, exceptional insights into guest service, and the ability to build engaged teams that operate successfully within highly complex organizations and business environments.
For more than 25 years, Anton has spearheaded the development and operations of many of the travel industry’s premier destination resort brands. Having identified his passion for hospitality early on in his career, Anton has worked across every division in the hotel industry, developing a depth of knowledge and passion that fuel his leadership style.
As President & COO of CityCenter, Anton has oversight of operations for the ARIA Resort & Casino, Vdara Hotel & Spa, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which was acquired by MGM Resorts in May 2022.
In his current leadership role at MGM Resorts International, as President & COO of CityCenter, Anton has oversight of operations for the AAA Five Diamond ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa. Most recently, Anton took on oversight of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which was acquired by MGM Resorts in May 2022.
Anton currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is responsible for marketing Las Vegas as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations for business and leisure.
Prior to taking on the responsibilities at CityCenter, in his role as President of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas portfolio of properties, Anton oversaw the hospitality industry’s most iconic brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, and The Mirage, among others.
Anton joined MGM in 2005 as Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for MGM Grand Las Vegas. He went on to serve in a number of roles at the company, with increasing levels of responsibility.
Before joining MGM Resorts, Anton served as Resort Manager for Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. He oversaw numerous multi-million-dollar renovations and maintained a strong Five Diamond service culture. Additionally, he has held management roles at some of Arizona’s top luxury hotels including The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa and The Phoenician Resort.
Anton is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing.
DENNIS P. RIZZO
Bentley Price Associates, Inc.