by CSB Staff •
October 5, 2020 •
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The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences has named Mali Carow as general manager. Carow is a long time Four Seasons executive, most recently as a hotel manager in London.
Carow, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be overseeing 500 employees at the newly developed $465 million hotel at the foot of Canal Street. The new hotel in the former World Trade Center will include 341 guest rooms and suites, 92 private residences, a spa and rooftop pool, meeting and event spaces and a local attraction and observation deck.
Caesars Entertainment, parent company of the locally managed Harrah’s New Orleans, recently appointed New Orleans native Samir Mowad as senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s New Orleans.
Mowad, who grew up in New Orleans and previously worked Harrah’s New Orleans as an assistant manager, was most recently the senior vice president and general manager for Caesars Entertainment in Iowa. He also has overseen Harrah’s Council Bluffs, Horseshoe Council Bluffs, the Mid-America Center, and Hilton Garden Inn Council Bluffs.
“As someone who grew up in New Orleans and worked extensively in the hospitality industry, the opportunity to return home as the GM of Harrah’s New Orleans is the culmination of a journey I set out on when I joined the property 15 years ago to open Masquerade,” Mowad said in a news release.
Mowad will oversee Harrah’s new $350 million, 24 story hotel tower and expansion, which also includes new dining and entertainment options and a new theater. No gaming will be part of the expansion. The new hotel would include 20,000 square feet of event space, a rooftop pool and bar, a gym and spa, and other updates.