President & COO , CityCenter
As President & COO of CityCenter, which includes ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa, Steve Zanella oversees daily operations and provides strategic direction for the ultra-luxury resorts.
Steve previously served as President of Core Properties Las Vegas, where he successfully directed the development of Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas, transforming the property’s brand and new amenities. He oversaw development initiatives and the synchronization and strategic alignment of corporate initiatives within Las Vegas core properties, including the newly formed Slot Strategy team.
Steve previously held the position of President & Chief Operating Officer of MGM Grand Detroit, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of one of the most dynamic resorts in the region. In addition to overseeing all resort operations and guiding the property’s strategic direction, he cultivated MGM Grand Detroit’s guest service culture and fostered open communication and teamwork within the property and across the Company.
Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 2014.