BARRY CREGAN

PRESIDENT, JAACRES
  • Skills :
    Retail, Hotels, Offices, Showrooms, Industrial, Bog Box Retail, and more.
  • Experience :
    30+ Years in Commercial Real Estate

BARRY CREGAN | HEAD OF HOSPITALITY

The Majestic Star Casino, The MGM Grand Hotel, Sheraton San Juan, The Plaza Hotel

Barry Cregan is a hotel and gaming industry veteran with over thirty-five years experience in casino, hotel and resorts operations. Most recently Barry was the SVP of Majestic Star Casino & Hotel in Indiana, fifteen miles outside of Chicago. Barry was recruited to improve Majestic Star’s financial performance and market share in a declining market to position the property for a sale. In March 2019, he succeeded in selling the property. Beginning as the SVP of Resort Operations, Barry oversaw the. planning and building of the MGM Grand Hotel. Serving as Interim President, Barry was responsible for the financial results of the casino. Prior to Foxwoods, he served as Senior Vice President of Tishman Hotels where he asset managed the Westin Rio Mar (now the Wyndham Rio Mar) and the Sheraton San Juan both properties have gaming operations.

Previously, Barry was President of the Trump Plaza Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey where he transformed a 500-room casino and hotel into a mega-resort complex of three hotels with 1,400 rooms and 12 restaurants overseeing development and construction project. While there he also consolidated management functions among all three Trump projects in Atlantic City. During his tenure with the Trump Organization he served as President of The Plaza Hotel in New York City, he has also held senior positions with Starwood and Hyatt Hotels. Barry began his career in Atlantic City working his way up through food and beverage and hotel operations at Del Webb’s Claridge, Sands and Trump Marina as well as working at Bally’s and Dunes Hotel resorts in Las Vegas. Barry has held key casino licenses in New Jersey , Connecticut, Puerto Rico and Indiana.

BARRY CREGAN

35 YEAR HOTEL OPERATOR VETERAN

Barry Cregan is a hotel and gaming industry veteran with over thirty-five years
experience in casino, hotel and resorts operations. Most recently Barry was the SVP of Majestic Star Casino & Hotel in Indiana, fifteen miles outside of Chicago. Barry was recruited to improve Majestic Star’s financial performance and market share in a declining market to position the property for a sale. In March 2019, he succeeded in selling the property. Beginning as the SVP of Resort Operations, Barry oversaw the. planning and building of the MGM Grand Hotel. Serving as Interim President, Barry was responsible for the financial results of the casino. Prior to Foxwoods, he served as Senior Vice President of Tishman Hotels where he asset managed the Westin Rio Mar (now the Wyndham Rio Mar) and the Sheraton San Juan both properties have gaming operations.

Previously, Barry was President of the Trump Plaza Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey where he transformed a 500-room casino and hotel into a mega-resort complex of three hotels with 1,400 rooms and 12 restaurants overseeing development and construction project. While there he also consolidated management functions among all three Trump projects in Atlantic City. During his tenure with the Trump Organization he served as President of The Plaza Hotel in New York City, he has also held senior positions with Starwood and Hyatt Hotels. Barry began his career in Atlantic City working his way up through food and beverage and hotel operations at Del Webb’s Claridge, Sands and Trump Marina as well as working at Bally’s and Dunes Hotel resorts in Las Vegas. Barry has held key casino licenses in New Jersey , Connecticut, Puerto Rico and Indiana.