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MGM Becomes Title Sponsor of 2017 MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker

Feb 9, 2017

[Macau, February 9, 2017] MGM today announces that it is the official title sponsor for the 2017 TrailHiker event, which has been renamed as the “MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker”. Entering its eighth year, the annual TrailHiker event hosts two race-team events, a 10-km and a 30-km, and has grown to approximately 2,000 participants. The event successfully attracts the Macau local community along with international tourists to enjoy physical fitness in Macau’s natural environment while supporting donations made to local charitable organizations.

The MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker is the most popular and the largest Group-Hiking Challenge in Macau. It is now into its 8th year and the event was born out of a strong desire to organize a sports event that involved team entries instead of individual entries. The event aims to promote the green side of Macau, teamwork, environmental awareness and contribution to the community. Each year, there are 2,000 participants joining the event and over 200 volunteers are recruited to ensure the safety of the event. 

MGM’s new role as title sponsor evolves from its longstanding support for the Macau TrailHiker. To date, over 1,100 MGM employees from 275 teams across different departments have enthusiastically participated in the 10km Fun & Family and 30km Corporate Challenge courses.

Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited said, “MGM supports the Macau government’s goal to organize major international sports events, and we are proud to be the new title sponsor for this successful event. We look forward to sustaining its future growth.  The MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker gives local and global participants an opportunity to simultaneously enjoy the scenic trails of Macau and raise money for a charitable cause – this is one of the reasons that this event is so close to MGM and all of our employees’ hearts, as it closely ties back to our ethos of giving back to the society to create a better tomorrow today.”

Mr. Robert Kirby, Director of Macau TrailHiker Ltd. said, “Promoting health, sports and teamwork among the public while giving back to local charitable organizations is at the heart of Macau Eco TrailHiker. We are very grateful for the overwhelming support received from individuals and corporations which has made this event a success over the past years. We are extremely excited to welcome MGM as our new official title sponsor, and we look forward to welcoming all hiking fans to this meaningful event again soon.”

The registration for the 2017 event will open in late June to early July; further information will be released closer to the date.

 

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01             MGM and Macau TrailHiker executives celebrate the 2017 sponsorship (L to R): Ms. Sarah Rogers, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Responsibility of MGM; Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited; Mr. Kowie Geldenhuys, and Mr. Robert J. Kirby, Directors of Macau TrailHiker Ltd.

 

About MGM

MGM China (HKEx: 2282) is a leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in Macau.

MGM MACAU is a luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include an Art Space dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, brand-new Tria Spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

MGM COTAI, designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. The HK$24 billion project is expected to open during the second half of 2017.

MGM China is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com

 

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Irene Wong                                                       

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