The President and Chief Operating Officer of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was found dead today in his home. TMZ broke the news that Randy Kwasniewski died from an apparent self-inflicted gun wound to the head.
The Morgans Hotel Group, which owns the property, offered its condolences through the press. Morgans CEO Fred Kleisner said, “I’ve known and worked with Randy since 1995. He was not just one of my colleagues and a leader of our company, he was my friend. I know few hotel and casino executives who have the knowledge, focus and work ethic that Randy possessed. I will miss him. All of us at Morgans are deeply saddened by the passing of Randy. I know I speak for everyone when I say we all mourn his loss. Randy was a dedicated husband and father, a friend to many of us, and a valued colleague. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”
Kwasniewski took the lead at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in 2006. Prior to his time at the Hard Rock, he served as senior vice president of Starwood Capital Group and executive vice president of operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Kwasniewski was 56.