Matthew Chilton is General Manager of Delano Las Vegas and is responsible for overseeing all operations of the 1,100-room all-suite, luxury hotel, opening in September 2014. Matthew and his talented team will introduce visitors from around the world to Delano Las Vegas’ intimate experience and personalized service, creating an environment defined by sophistication and style.
Matthew has been in the hospitality industry for nearly two decades and joined Mandalay Bay as Hotel Manager prior to the resort’s 1999 grand opening. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Hotel Operations at Mandalay Bay and played a significant role in a property-wide transformation.
Born in New York and raised in Las Vegas, Matthew credits his upbringing for his early interest in the hotel industry. Matthew’s first job, at the age of 15, was running the nickel arcade at Gold Strike and Nevada Landing and he spent college summers working at Excalibur and Treasure Island. Matthew attended The Meadows School and earned a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from University of California, San Diego, where he was a four-year member of the national title-winning men’s soccer team.
After graduating in 1996, Matthew began his hospitality career at The Mirage and Treasure Island, and in 1998, joined the soon-to-open Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where he held several management positions.
Matthew took a brief hiatus from the hotel industry in 2010 to direct operations for Spectrum Group International, a Fortune 500 global trading and collectibles network specializing in precious goods. The following year, Matthew returned to Mandalay Bay as Vice President of Hotel Operations – a role he held from November 2011 to January 2014 when he was appointed General Manager of Delano Las Vegas.