MGM Resorts International appointed Travis Lunn as president and COO of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., where he will oversee daily operations while providing strategic direction and leadership.
A 20-year veteran of the hospitality and gaming industry, Lunn most recently served as GM and SVP of operations for MGM Grand Las Vegas. He began his career at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, and before joining MGM Resorts he served as VP of operations for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and GM of hotel operations for The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts.
"We are pleased to announce Mr. Lunn’s move to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to lead the Beau Rivage team. He is a respected industry leader with an outstanding reputation for innovation, continuous improvement and delivering exceptional guest service,” Anton Nikodemus, COO of regional operations at MGM Resorts International, said in a statement. “His background and expertise will further enhance the already outstanding operations at the South’s premier resort.”
Lunn was instrumental in last year’s launch of MGM Resorts’ Military Veterans Program, and was the chairman of the company’s Veterans Employee Networking Group.
In addition to his MGM leadership responsibilities, Lunn volunteers for Opportunity Village, serving on the executive board of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation and mentoring future hoteliers through UNLV’s Mentor Program for the past six years.
Lunn received his bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.