ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – January 12, 2022 – MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment of Travis Lunn as President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. He will oversee the resort’s daily operations and provide strategic leadership and direction. Lunn will assume the role previously held by Melonie Johnson, who is returning to the company’s MGM National Harbor property as President & COO.

Most recently, Lunn served as the MGM Resorts Southeast Group President & COO, where he led Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi. Under his leadership, both properties acheived all-time high gaming revenues for multiple months in 2021 while simultaneously implementing comprehensive COVID health and safety protocols. Lunn also built strong community relationships in the region through his participation on the Gulf Coast Business Council’s executive committee.


“It’s an honor to be joining this incredibly talented team,” Lunn said. “Borgata is a world-class resort destination with a brand recognized nationwide for its spectacular accommodations, culinary program and entertainment offerings. I can’t wait to jump in and connect with all of the employees, guests and local community members.”


Lunn brings more than 20 years of gaming and hospitality experience to Borgata. Prior to his role overseeing MGM Resorts’ Mississippi properties, Lunn led MGM Grand Las Vegas as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Operations. Before joining MGM Resorts, he served as Vice President of Operations for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and General Manager of Hotel Operations for The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts.

Lunn received a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.