With an extensive background and nearly 20 years of experience in the gaming, leisure, and hospitality industries, Michael Zhu has been applying a comprehensive analytical skill set while exploiting a unique cultural context and leveraging his in-depth development and operational experience in the related sectors.
Based in The Innovation Group’s Denver office, Michael is in charge of a diverse set of project initiatives, including feasibility studies, market assessments, business analysis, and operational optimization. His main focus is on mid- and large-scale integrated resort (IR) development and operations in the US, Asia-Pacific, and European markets. Prior to that, Michael was with Las Vegas Sands Corporation where he enhanced his development and operational expertise in the full range of IR at a truly global level.
Michael holds an MBA in Hospitality Management from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, as well as a BA in Philosophy from Peking University in China. He was a Fellow of the United States National Committee on U.S. – China Relations in Washington, DC and of the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.