HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL
Hard Rock has named Michael Shindler executive vice president, Hotels and Casinos, for Hard Rock International, responsible for overseeing global development and strategic and day-to-day management of all assets within the brand’s licensed and franchised portfolio. Shindler brings to Hard Rock more than two decades of senior experience in the hospitality industry, including positions as chairman of Hyatt Gaming Management; vice president, Development and Asset Management, for Las Vegas Sands; and vice president of Development/Americas for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Prior to joining Hard Rock he was president and CEO of Four Corners Advisors, a Chicago-based hotel consulting and advisory firm. He began his career as an associate and later partner in the Chicago law firm now known as Katten Muchin Rosenman. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and holds a J.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis.