LAS VEGAS – September 3, 2019 – Wynn Las Vegas has appointed Ivo Angelov as the new general manager of Costa di Mare, the resort's authentic Italian restaurant featuring Mediterranean coastal cuisine. A highly respected leader in the hospitality industry, Angelov brings 20 years of experience to Wynn.
"It's an honor to join an establishment with such an innovative culinary program," said Angelov. "Executive chef Mark LoRusso and I previously had the opportunity to work alongside each other at Aqua in Bellagio and I look forward to once again teaming up with him and continuing the success of Costa di Mare."
Angelov joins Wynn's food and beverage team after eleven years at Le Cirque in Bellagio where he served as the general manager. Previously, he was the assistant general manager of Michael Mina Restaurant where he began his career with the restaurant as a sommelier. Other career highlights include captain at Aqua Restaurant in Bellagio, chef de rang stage at Le Cinq Restaurant at The Four Seasons Hotel in Paris as well as Chanticlaire Restaurant at the Hotel Negresco in Nice.
Fluent in French, English, Russian, Bulgarian and Spanish and a graduate of The Court of Master Sommeliers, Angelov brings a wealth of culture and knowledge to the role. Under his front of house leadership, he was instrumental in leading teams to achieving Forbes Five Star Awards, Michelin Star Awards and more.
"We couldn't be more excited to have such a talented individual join our team," said Kym Barter, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage. "We know that Ivo will provide the exceptional service standards that our guests come to expect here at Wynn."
Costa di Mare showcases a menu created nightly by Executive Chef Mark LoRusso, voted "Best Chef" in Las Vegas by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association. Featuring fresh Mediterranean seafood, house-made pastas and over forty varieties of fresh fish and shellfish flown in daily, guests can expect an unforgettable evening complete with a view overlooking a serene lagoon.
Angelov assumes the role previously held by Elion Prodani who has been appointed as the general manager of SW Steakhouse.
About Wynn Las Vegas
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