director of design development
MGM Resorts International - design
Jeanne Starling is the Director of Design Development for MGM Resorts International Design. She leads the design services provided by the in-house studio and facilitates relationships with the outside consultants engaged by the Company. Ms. Starling is responsible for generating excellence in each design project and ensuring that the Company’s branding vision is reflected in each completed venture. Over the past 11 years with MGM Resorts International, she has been called upon to provide strategic and operational leadership for hundreds of hospitality and gaming projects. Highlights include leading the interior design team for the Aria Hotel Tower at City Center, as well as all MGM Resorts hotel remodels since 2005, interior design for key entertainment and gaming venues and guiding design teams in multiple boutique brand debuts at MGM Resorts properties.
Formerly Managing Director and Director of Interior Design in the Orlando, Florida office of Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG), Ms. Starling’s role included managing the daily workflow of the practice, casting creative direction for the interior design of destination resort and hospitality projects, business development and establishing design standards for hotel brands.
Ms. Starling holds a Bachelor of Science in Art – Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and is a Registered Interior Designer in Nevada and Florida. She enjoys both teaching interior architecture and tapping into design trends in an industry that is always evolving.