MGM MACAU and MGM Resorts International Join World Observance of Earth Hour 2017
Mar 25, 2017
On March 25 (Saturday), at 8:30pm, MGM MACAU turns off its exterior illuminations for one hour to support the Global Campaign “Earth Hour 2017.”
[March 25, 2017, Macau] MGM MACAU once again joined the global effort in the observance of Earth Hour on March 25, together with 17 properties under MGM Resorts International in the United States, by turning off non-essential lighting for one hour to raise awareness on climate change. Organized by the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global movement with millions of supporters in more than 178 countries and territories.
On Saturday, March 25, at 8:30pm, MGM MACAU turned off the property’s exterior lighting including the MGM MACAU illuminated signboard, the fountain outside our hotel’s main entrance, exterior façade flood lights, spotlights at the Lion Statue and the LED screen at the North-East casino entrance. Meanwhile, all treatment rooms at Tria Spa powered off and were illuminated with ambience candles.
As a Company, MGM Resorts International, including MGM MACAU, has saved more than 140 million kilowatt hours of energy, amounting to 73,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, in the past five years (the equivalent annual carbon footprint of over 15,000 cars).
To support low carbon living and raise awareness that our day-to-day actions can have an impact on the environment and contribute to climate change, MGM MACAU officially launched Green Monday in the employee dining room on March 20. “On every Monday from now on, MGM MACAU will be serving a special low carbon menu which has been prepared with the environment in mind, with key principles including: no beef (as livestock production accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions that the whole transportation sector combined); locally sourced products, to reduce transportation emissions; and also promoting more vegetables and healthier food options. Eating green is not only good for the environment but also for our health”, said Mr. Geoffrey Simmons, MGM MACAU’s Executive Chef.
“Environmental sustainability is part of our operating ethos and we remain committed to engaging our employees and communities through activities such as these to help build a greener and cleaner Macau for generations to come”, said Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited.
Green Monday is one of the many initiatives taking place during MGM’s Go Green Campaign, an internal two-week event promoting environmental protection from March 20 to April 3. Other activities included as part of the Campaign include: a Go Green Fair, with fun games, prizes and environmental program information for employees to get involved in; a marine conversation talk educating employees on the importance of responsible waste and recycling habits to protect marine life; a tree planting and maintenance exercise; and a beach cleaning activity.
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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