LAS VEGAS, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Zanella has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Grand Detroit. Zanella had served as General Manager since 2010.
"Steve has shown great leadership in and throughout our organization," said George P. Corchis, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of Regional Operations for MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM). "Coming from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to be General Manager of MGM Grand in Detroit in 2010, Steve has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of one of the most dynamic resorts in the region, and in our company," Corchis added.
With his new title, Zanella's responsibilities have been expanded beyond overseeing all resort operations to include guiding the future strategic direction of the property. He will continue to report to Corchis.Zanella previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing for MGM Grand Las Vegas. A veteran of the hospitality industry, he joined the company in 1991 as a participant in a hands-on training curriculum for college graduates, and advanced in the company through Finance, Marketing and Gaming leadership positions. Zanella earned his bachelor's degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he graduated with high honors, and is earning a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. ABOUT MGM GRAND DETROIT A Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel, MGM Grand Detroit is the city's first and only downtown hotel, gaming, and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. Guests can enjoy three signature dining experiences including Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (November 2012), Wolfgang Puck Steak ( December 2012) and TAP, a craft beer and sports bar concept; in-room dining by Puck in addition to casual restaurants; lounges, including a relaxed piano-style bar; high-energy nightlife; the only resort-style spa in southeast Michigan; and 30,000 square feet of meeting space capable of hosting everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie engagements. MGM Grand Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit mgmgranddetroit.com or call toll free at (888) 646-3387. SOURCE MGM Resorts International