CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas.
Born in South Africa and raised in London, England, Jonathan Jossel moved to Las Vegas in 2007 to oversee Tamares Real Estate's Las Vegas properties, including the Plaza Hotel & Casino. He helped manage the Plaza’s first major renovation project in 2010/2011 that remodeled all 1,000-plus hotel rooms, the 80,000 sq. ft. casino floor and various public spaces, including new dining options led by the award-winning Oscar’s steakhouse inside the property’s iconic glass dome. Jonathan took over as the CEO of the Plaza in 2014, becoming one of the youngest non-restricted gaming licensees in Las Vegas.
As CEO, Jonathan committed himself to rebuilding the Plaza’s brand that combines contemporary styling, modern gaming, improved guest amenities, and personal customer service for the ultimate, classic Vegas experience. He has enacted significant changes at the Plaza to reinvigorate the property’s atmosphere and energy with the goal of improving the overall guest experience, including revamping the casino floor, reimagining the rooftop pool, creating 100 new Luxe Guest Rooms and Suites, renovating the convention space, and bringing rodeo back to downtown at the Plaza’s Core Arena.
As a result of his leadership, the Plaza continues to experience tremendous growth and great success. Jonathan has successfully injected a renewed spirit and energy into a historic property that continues to evolve and improve while maintaining its place as an iconic destination in downtown Las Vegas.
Working and living in downtown Las Vegas with his wife and three young children, Jonathan has taken an active role in supporting the community’s ongoing development and revitalization as a member of the Fremont East Entertainment District board of directors, the Downtown Vegas Alliance and the Nevada Resort Association.