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Lescenski to lead sales at Nevada clubs

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Las Vegas, Nev. (June 26, 2018) – VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE:VICI), an experiential real estate investment trust (“REIT”), today announced that Kim Lescenski has been appointed Director of Sales for Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev. and Cascata in Boulder City, Nev. In this role, Ms. Lescenski will collaborate with Las Vegas hotel and resort partners, destination management companies and meeting planners to create unique and memorable events, golf tournaments and corporate outings at both golf courses.

A graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in communications studies, Ms. Lescenski is a veteran sales professional in the Las Vegas market having led the sales efforts at several local golf facilities including Angel Park, Bears Best, Siena and Arroyo Golf Clubs. In addition, as a sales manager at Las Vegas-based Paramount Destination Services, Ms. Lescenski developed, planned and executed numerous meetings and events. 

“Kim has a vast network of relationships in the Las Vegas hospitality industry,” said Jeff Krohn, vice president of golf operations for VICI Golf Properties. “We have no doubt she will play a key role in helping us connect and form mutually beneficial partnerships with the area’s many resorts, casinos, destination management companies and event planners. Both Rio Secco and Cascata offer guests numerous group, social and event options.” 

Rio Secco Golf Club and Cascata are owned by VICI Properties and both courses have a sales and marketing alliance with Troon Golf. VICI Properties also owns Chariot Run Golf Course in Laconia, Ind. and the Grand Bear Golf Course in Saucier, Miss. 

About Rio Secco Golf Club

Located in the foothills of the Black Mountain Range, just 15 minutes southeast of the Las Vegas Strip, Rio Secco Golf Club was designed by golf course architect Rees Jones, aka “The Open Doctor” for his work on U.S. Open host courses. Much like he has done to enhance and restore U.S. Open venues, in 2017 Jones was brought back to Rio Secco for a course-wide renovation that included complete green and bunker renovations. The par-72 course can play from 5,258 yards to over 7,400 yards and features six holes through steep canyons, six holes on a plateau overlooking the city and six holes in a broad desert wash. Rio Secco has hosted the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge, the Western Athletic Conference Golf Championships and national charity events such as the Natalie Gulbis Charity Golf Classic and Tiger Jam, a major fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation. Rio Secco Golf Club is home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf and Janelas Restaurant & Bar, situated in the heart of the club’s spectacular 30,000 square-foot clubhouse. For more information on Rio Secco Golf Club, visit www.riosecco.com.

About Cascata

Cascata, Italian for "waterfall," is aptly named. A 418-foot waterfall from the steep mountainside towering above the driving range meanders through the practice facilities then cascades into a river that roars through the clubhouse and eventually culminating in a tranquil stream. Designed by Rees Jones and once reserved only for the highest of rollers in Las Vegas, Cascata is now a unique experience that is open to resort play, regardless of resort affiliation and residency status. Cascata's private gates open to a spectacular landscape that forms a regal backdrop for a golf experience like no other. The par-72 course features stunning vistas at every turn, including the 3,600-foot peak at Red Mountain, impeccably manicured fairways, lakes, and meandering streams. Tour-class caddies are part of the Cascata experience making the “Cascata Experience” truly memorable for all. The Tuscan-style, 37,000 square-foot clubhouse is home to unique private event space, perfect for the destination wedding, corporate meeting or social celebration. For more information on Cascata, visit www.cascatagolf.com

About VICI Properties

VICI Properties is an experiential real estate investment trust that owns one of the largest portfolios of market-leading gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations, including the world-renowned Caesars Palace. VICI Properties’ national, geographically diverse portfolio consists of 20 gaming facilities comprising over 36 million square feet and features approximately 14,500 hotel rooms and more than 150 restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Its properties are leased to leading brands such as Caesars, Horseshoe, Harrah’s and Bally’s, which prioritize customer loyalty and value through great service, superior products and constant innovation. VICI Properties also owns four championship golf courses and 34 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip. VICI Properties’ strategy is to create the nation’s highest quality and most productive experiential real estate portfolio. For additional information, please visit www.viciproperties.com.  

About Troon 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 35 states and 33 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

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Rob Myers
Troon 
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