Rivers Casino & Resort Unveils ‘The Landing Hotel’ and sets Mid-July Opening for Capital Region’s Newest Upscale Boutique Destination

Hundreds of job seekers attend Hiring Fair; Rivers looking to fill more than 100 positions in hospitality and gaming

SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today unveiled “The Landing Hotel,” and set a Mid-July opening date. As the Capital Region’s newest upscale boutique destination, the 165-room hotel includes four-star-caliber amenities with a focus on providing guests with a unique, personalized experience. Well-appointed rooms and suites provide the perfect balance for business and recreational travelers and the modern sleek exterior shimmers along New York’s historic Mohawk River. The announcement took place before a major hiring fair for more than one hundred hospitality and gaming positions.

“Casual elegance, first-class service, amazing food, and access to the best gaming in New York, will ensure that Rivers Casino & Resort guests will be treated to the very best travel experience in the Capital Region,” said Rivers Casino & Resort General Manager Mary Cheeks. “The addition of our new upscale boutique hotel signals that we are full steam ahead at Rivers. In the weeks ahead we’ll be rolling out the red carpet for our first overnight guests and welcoming over one hundred new members to the best team in town.”

Cheeks also announced that hotel management veteran Ryan Cimei will serve as The Landing Hotel General Manager. Cimei has experience in hospitality at properties all over the country, and comes to the Capital Region from the nation’s capital, where he most recently was general manager of the Hyatt Place DC/U.S. Capitol.

“The Landing Hotel is going to be a great addition to Rivers Casino, and a destination in its own right in the Capital Region,” said Cimei. “The property will provide the highest quality guest experience for whatever reason you’re visiting Rivers – entertainment, business, or a wedding or conference in our Event Center.”

After unveiling “The Landing Hotel” brand and introducing Cimei, Rivers’ team members opened up its on-site Hiring Fair welcoming hundreds of job seekers. The event continues to run in the casino’s Event Center until 3 p.m.  Rivers is hoping to fill more than 100 positions with today’s Hiring Fair, including at The Landing Hotel. Hotel-specific positions include: Hotel Front Desk Supervisors, Front Desk Agents, Housekeeping Supervisors and Guest Room Attendants, along with Front Desk and Housekeeping Managers, Accounting and HR support team members.

Additionally, Rivers will be seeking Table Games Dealers / Dealer School, Cage Cashiers, Food Servers, Cocktail Servers, Food Runners, Dishwashers, Cooks, Security Officers, EMTs, Slot Attendants and Valet Attendants.

The Landing Hotel will be open to guests in mid-July, and will begin taking reservations in the weeks ahead.

The operator of Rivers Casino & Resort, Rush Street Gaming, operates three other casinos, all of which have been named a “Best Place to Work” or “Top Workplace” by their team members.

For more information on Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.


About Rivers Casino & Resort

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,150 slot machines, 67 gaming tables and 16 poker tables. The floor is attached to a 10,000-square-foot Event Center capable of hosting more than 900 people for conventions and special events, one of the largest spaces in the region. Also on the property are five restaurants, Splash Spa and a 165-room hotel (opening July of 2017).For more information on Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.