• As Atomic Golf tees up for 2024, the new golf entertainment destination welcomes Chef Robert Lomeli as the corporate executive chef for its flagship location in Las Vegas.
A seasoned resident of Las Vegas for over 25 years, Lomeli has carved out a distinguished reputation within the local culinary community. His extensive career in the city has afforded him the opportunity to work across various major hotels and casinos, receiving mentorship from renowned chefs with expertise in diverse cuisines. Beyond his culinary abilities, he possesses a keen understanding of the financial elements involved in running a successful restaurant.
Throughout his career, Lomeli has played a pivotal role in the launch of notable establishments in the city, including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak at The Mirage and Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace. He also has held executive chef positions at prestigious venues such as the Villas at The Mirage, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill at MGM Grand and most recently Top of the World at The STRAT. In his free time, Lomeli participates in local cooking competitions that benefit the community. His culinary expertise even led him to claim victory on an episode of the Food Network’s popular TV show, “Guy’s Grocery Games.”
Lomeli will leverage his extensive culinary background to curate an extraordinary dining experience at Atomic Golf by sourcing the finest seasonal ingredients while working closely with local purveyors.
Atomic Golf is a golf entertainment destination, combining next-generation golf technology, an engaging atmosphere and immersive game play. It is at 1850 S. Main St., next to The STRAT. Sitting on 100,000 square feet, steps from the famed Las Vegas Strip, Atomic Golf boasts four distinct floors comprised of 103 digitally enhanced golfing bays with state-of-the-art golf technology and a collection of original games, designed specifically for Atomic Golf, that infuse golf play with an interactive video game; six full-service bars, each with their own unique menus and atmospheres; flexible meeting and special event space; luxury golfing suites featuring a VIP entrance and a private bar; the one-of-a-kind Putting District with eight digital putting bays utilizing high-tech projection mapping to create a modernized putting game experience; chef-curated menus with elevated food and beverage offerings; The Tap Room with Bottoms Up technology and a curated collection of locally brewed beers; the state-of-the-art Cosmic Lounge; the Astrocade with wall-to-ceiling, high-definition LCD displays perfect for sports and entertainment viewing.
• Frazier & Deeter, LLC recently promoted Amber Schrock to advisory principal. Schrock specializes in identifying and testing general IT controls, supporting services related to internal controls for financial reporting and evaluating and concluding on identified deficiencies. Her expertise spans IT risks and related controls, risk mitigation, PCAOB Audit Standards, AICPA Statements on Auditing Standards, COSO internal control framework, COBIT 5 and gaming compliance.
• SAHARA Las Vegas announces Michael Tozzi as its new vice president of marketing. With more than 16 years in the hospitality and gaming industry, Tozzi stands poised to bring substantially more brand awareness for SAHARA Las Vegas to the hospitality marketplace. His goals include enhancing the brand positioning, capturing greater share-of-wallet spend among resort guests and driving visitation by drawing new audiences to the iconic Las Vegas Strip resort, which has been completely reinvented following a $200-million renovation.
As vice president of marketing, Tozzi develops and oversees all aspects of the brand marketing strategy. Through compelling, relevant and targeted messaging, he will leverage the unique value propositions of SAHARA Las Vegas’ portfolio of destinations. Thriving in an ever-changing environment, Tozzi executes strategic plans through paid media, database marketing, social media, website, public relations and on-property asset activations to drive overall business objectives.
Prior to his current role, Tozzi held prestigious marketing positions in Las Vegas, including vice president of brand marketing and advertising for Drew Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas. Additionally, he served as the vice president of brand marketing for the luxury portfolio at MGM Resorts International. Tozzi also served ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa as vice president of brand strategy and as well as director of marketing and advertising for The Mirage, where he attended the organization’s exclusive Leadership Institute and was also named a Diversity Champion.
Originally from Rhode Island, Tozzi earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Rhode Island. He attributes much of his success to Las Vegas casino and resort executives Bobby Baldwin, Franz Kallao, Michael Peltyn, Paul Berry and Josef Wagner.
• Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Steadman, Ltd. announced Craig Friedel as the firm’s newest partner. Friedel has been with Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Steadman since 2015 and has succeeded in his work in trust and estate litigation, trust and estate administration and business and commercial litigation.
“We are delighted to have Craig become a partner with the firm. Craig has proven to be an exceptional trust and estate litigation attorney and has a bright future ahead of him,” said Alex LeVeque, the firm’s managing partner.