Michael Speagle is the Director of Food & Beverage at The Cromwell, Caesars Entertainment’s newest Las Vegas hotel development. In his role as part of The Cromwell’s top leadership team, Michael oversees all Food & Beverage operations, financials, and the service experience, in addition to celebrity chef Giada DeLaurentiis’ first-ever restaurant.
Michael began his career in 2006 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino where he grew through the ranks and managed multiple aspects of the hospitality industry. Prior to his most current position, Michael was General Manager of Giada, where he oversaw the daily operations of the award-winning, fine dining, and celebrity chef restaurant. Over the past four years, Speagle has had the opportunity to work with chef Gordon Ramsay and the opening of his three Las Vegas restaurants, Guy Fieri and now Giada DeLaurentiis. He’s built a reputation for being a world-class operator, who protects and develops high-profile chef brands. Michael has mastered the standards for celebrity chef restaurants and the integral role of building trust and respect with each of these celebrity partners.
Michael has been recognized within Caesars Entertainment and received multiple accolades. In 2012, he won the Chairman’s Award at Paris Las Vegas for innovation for his execution of the “All-you-can-drink program.” This program generated an additional $220,000 in beverage sales at Le Village Buffet and is now a program used around the city at each property’s buffet. He also received the Caesars Award of Excellence at The Cromwell in 2016 for diversity based on the success of the entire Food & Beverage department, as well as the outstanding success of Giada.
Michael is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, in Latrobe, PA with a bachelor’s degree in communications. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, LLuvia, sons Jakob and Rayden and his daughter, Elliana. Michael also enjoys traveling, golfing, and anything outdoors.