Jay Pecotte serves as the Senior Director of Project Development – Hotels, where he oversees the design and development of new and existing Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos. He likes creating immersive guest experiences that bring in his past talents in theatrical environments and design.

Jay also spent 9 years at Universal Studios Florida developing several attractions along with multiple kiosks, graphics programs, retail and restaurant renovations.   Earlier in his career, Jay worked on various hospitality projects around the globe for such firms as Jordan Mozer & Associates, VOA architects, Shenkel Shultz Architecture.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois @ Chicago