William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration Alumni of the Year

Gerard J. Inzerillo
’75 BS Hotel Administration

Gerard J. Inzerillo is CEO of Forbes Travel Guide which provides ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants, and spas worldwide. He is a lifestyle visionary with more than four decades at the helm of some of the world’s leading hospitality companies, including Kerzner International Resorts where he significantly influenced the development of the One & Only brand and Atlantis Resorts; Ian Schrager Hotels where he conceptualized and launched such legendary hotels as Morgans, the Delano, and Royalton; and Sun City Resort where he coordinated major aspects of the 1994 inauguration of President Nelson Mandela.

Inzerillo completed the opening the $1.5 billion Atlantis – Dubai on Palm Island in 2008 considered by many as the most watched resort opening in modern time making the cover of Time Magazine. Most recently, he was President and CEO of IMG Artists, the leading artists’ management, lifestyle, and festival company.