Las Vegas (March 2023)
On Friday, March 31, several Team Members from SAHARA Las Vegas visited Robert E. Lake Elementary School students during Career Day. These Team Members, including Derek Morishita, executive director of restaurants; Nate Hedlund, executive director of beverage sponsorships & activations; Stacy King, vice president of human resources; Erika Hernandez, director of human resources; and Jerry Mautner, convention services manager, spent a portion of the day visiting students and discussing their careers while emphasizing the importance of pursuing an education. The school participates in Career Day annually to motivate students and establish the connection between “real life” work experiences and education.
“We are proud to give time back to the local community by sharing the importance of education with local students,” said Paul Hobson, general manager, SAHARA Las Vegas. “It is our hope that these students look up to SAHARA team members and are inspired to continue their education to obtain future careers they are passionate about.”
“It is crucial for young students to realize the value of education and how it gives them a larger variety of options when choosing a career,” said Paola Zepher, principal, Robert E. Lake Elementary School. “We are deeply grateful for the SAHARA team members taking time out of their day to share their careers and become positive role models for our kids.”
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,613 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, AZILO Ultra Pool, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s; The Noodle Den from renowned Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s and James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Balla. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, which gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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