MGM Dedicates to Sustainable Recovery of the Macau Community Post Typhoon Hato
Sep 21, 2017
[Macau, September 20, 2017] MGM is making donations and offering volunteer support for the Macau community post Typhoon Hato. Immediately after the typhoon, MGM has proactively communicated with various community associations, seeking ways to work collaboratively and not overlap with other resources so as to offer the best possible support.
Over the past three weeks, the Company has made a vast effort towards the speedy recovery of local community groups, including the purchase of rehab buses for Caritas de Macau and Fuhong Society of Macau; stair aids for Caritas de Macau; donations to repair damage to the exterior and interior of Sao Jose Ka Ho School; purchase of diagnostic equipment and setup of an audiometer testing room for Macau Deaf Association; and donations to Macau Special Olympics’ social enterprise, Sociedade de Ngai Chun Se Ltda, to purchase cleaning equipment.
During the week of Typhoon Hato, the Golden Lion Volunteer Team, who joined forces with União Geral das Associações dos Moradores de Macau (UGAMM) and Macau Federation of Trade Unions, helped distribute meal boxes and water to senior citizens. Last week in collaboration with UGAMM Peng On Tong Calling Service Center, the Volunteer Team set out to Rua da Praia do Manduco which is the city’s worst-affected area, and Seac Pai Van, to visit nearly 120 senior citizens and chat with them to show care and compassion. A goodie-bag containing food, flashlight, duct tape and typhoon preparedness tips was also prepared for each senior citizen. The volunteers also continued their efforts to clear debris in Coloane, resuming the natural beauty of Macau.
Aside from these prompt measures, MGM is supporting the improvement of disaster-response capabilities for the community, and helping the community to be well-equipped when facing future disaster situations. The Company has sponsored staff of Caritas de Macau to participate in the disaster management training in Nepal to groom more trained locals for future emergencies.
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “A majority of Macau has been impacted by this typhoon, but it has brought about the united spirit of Macau residents with their swift actions and selfless effort to help each other. Macau is the community where we do our business and our employees live, it is crucial for MGM to join hands and unite with the community. With our ethos of ‘Creating a Better Macau,’ we will not only focus on rebuilding Macau in the short term, but more importantly, the sustainable recovery of our local community in the long run.”
MGM’s collective pledge from MGM China Holdings Limited, MGM Resorts International and Ms. Pansy Ho to support the rebuilding of Macau in the aftermath of Typhoon Hato is being allocated to support MGM’s employees, local SMEs and the wider community, for their near- and long-term recovery.
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 in Q4 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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