MGM Sends 10 Local Technology team members to Hollywood
Apr 18, 2017
[April 18, 2017, Macau] In preparation for the opening of MGM COTAI, MGM recently sent a group of 10 local team members from its Digital & Technology department to Hollywood, California for an intensive two-week training program. The dream come true program was an opportunity for the MGM team to familiarize themselves with the entertainment technology they will operate at MGM COTAI.
MGM COTAI, scheduled to open in the second half of 2017, will showcase some of the most innovative and advanced forms of resort entertainment technology in Asia. In preparation for handling this state of the art equipment, MGM selected a team based on their dedication, skill, and leadership potential, to travel to Hollywood and learn from the leading experts in entertainment. The training in Hollywood provided local team members the opportunity to be trained by some of the top designers, engineers, and programmers in the Technology industry based in the United States, and to develop skills focusing specifically on the diverse and fast-changing aspects in the field of Resort Entertainment Technology. With the skills they are bringing back to Macau, this team will be fully capable of the avant-garde technical system operations at MGM COTAI, ensuring the smooth operation of the Spectacle and the Theater, both heavily equipped with high-tech applications and digital sensory art display, while transferring their newly acquired skills with fellow Technology team members in Macau.
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “Investing in the development of local talent will help not only to realize their full potential, but also greatly contribute to providing creative and diversified entertainment experiences for our guests, which ultimately helps to strengthen Macau’s position as a world leisure and tourism center. MGM will have a team of 11,000 team members on board as MGM COTAI opens, and we will continue to support the career and personal growth of our staff, as it is one of the key factors to help amplify Macau’s appeal and unique offerings to the world.”
"It was an eye opening experience. I have never received any training like that before," said Kay Kuok, Resort Technology Manager. "The manufacturers showed us the equipment used for such famous events as the Super Bowl, UEFA, Tree of Life Milan Expo... It has been a privilege to be part of the Resort Technology Team, and this training has been a tremendous professional opportunity for us. I’m confident this will help us bring out what makes MGM COTAI unique with the advanced technology involved and I’m excited to be able to share what we have learned with the rest of our team, so we can achieve this together.”
Committed to our vision to Create a Better Tomorrow Today, MGM has consistently endeavored to create dedicated learning and development programs and plans, providing over 2.6 million training hours since opening MGM MACAU in 2007.
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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