MGM COTAI Unveils World’s First MGM Lion Statue Made with 24-Karat Gold
Mar 7, 2017
The unveiling ceremony golden lion statue at MGM COTAI was officiated by the managements from MGM China Holdings Limited and MGM.
[March 7, 2017, Macau] MGM unveiled its golden lion statue at MGM COTAI today, with the announcement of the integrated resort’s name in Chinese “Ｍei Si Mei Gou Mui” (美獅美高梅), meaning “Beautiful Lion, Beautiful MGM.” This impressive new statue provides an iconic entrance to MGM COTAI, serving as a gateway to the extraordinary experiences that will be available to international visitors and locals alike at MGM COTAI.
A testament to MGM’s legacy in artistry and entertainment, the majestic golden lion statue, MGM’s emblem, stands at an impressive 11 meters in height and weighs 38 tons, and is the first MGM lion statue to be gilded in 24-karat gold with the use of approximately 32,000 sheets of gold foils. The lion statue sits adjacent to the new resort’s North Entrance, and will become an important landmark attraction to all visitors and a signature icon of Macau to greet visitors from around the globe.
MGM unveiled the golden lion statue at the site of MGM COTAI in a ceremony, which was officiated by Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, as well as MGM’s team of senior executives. Ms. Pansy Ho said of the event, “This gold-gilded lion statue reveals our passion and dedication for MGM COTAI and its significance. Our gratitude and appreciation goes to everyone who has contributed in bringing this statue to life over the last three years. With prominent presence in Macau, the two properties of MGM each possesses distinctive characteristics strategically put in place to enhance the city’s diversified non-gaming offerings in broadening its economic diversification while positioning Macau as a world leisure and tourism destination.”
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “Today’s unveiling ceremony represents a key milestone for MGM COTAI, an integrated resort of tomorrow with advanced technology and innovation throughout. With the expansion of our footprint in Macau, we will nearly double our team to over 11,000 employees. As we grow we continue to invest in our local talent so that they are prepared to develop and expand their careers with MGM.”
At more than four million square feet, MGM COTAI will offer approximately 1,400 rooms with diverse offerings ranging from Asia’s first dynamic theater, the Spectacle, as well as innovative culinary, retail, and family-friendly offerings for international visitors and locals alike. Set to be the new landmark for Cotai, MGM COTAI embodies the collective efforts of architecture and design industry experts, collaborating to offer infinite layers of creativity across every square meter of the building. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first private sector project ever to achieve the China Green Building (Macau) Design Label Certification.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. 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 Forbes Five-Star 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 the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, 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.
Expected to open during the second half of 2017, MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it 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 the 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. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first private sector project ever to achieve the China Green Building (Macau) Design Label Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited 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.
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