MGM Prepares Talents for the Opportunities of the Greater Bay Area
Jun 25, 2018
Organizes First-Hand Visit to Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge for Team Members
With the support and facilitation of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, MGM visited the key infrastructure of the Greater Bay Area, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB), on June 21. Team members not only had the opportunity to visit the grandiose construction of the century before it is officially opened to traffic, but also to gain an in-depth understanding of the infrastructure and development opportunities of the Greater Bay Area.
Led by Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, 60 team members visited the main body of the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge via the artificial island in Gongbei. Mr. Wei Dongqing, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Executive Director of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority made an introduction of the structure, technical difficulties and construction progress of the Bridge to the team members.
Mr. Grant Bowie thanked the Liaison Office for offering this rare opportunity and the HZMB Authority for their warm reception, so that MGM team members can be one of the firsts to understand this mega project that will bring remarkable economic benefits to the Greater Bay Area. MGM always places high priority on nurturing local talent, and is committed to facilitating Macau to become the tourism education and training hub for the development of the Greater Bay Area. The soon-to-be opened HZMB will see a greater flow of people, goods and capital, bringing about new opportunities for the tourism industry of Macau. Therefore, MGM have to get prepared with talent training and development, in order to grasp hold of the opportunities of the new era.
After the visit, Macau local Edmond Chan said that when he was a teenager, he learned that a bridge would be built between Hong Kong and Macau and now, he can actually step on the bridge that took nine years to build with numerous world record-breaking technologies. He was deeply impressed by the advancement of the architectural and engineering technologies as well as the development capabilities of China, making him confident in the prospects of Macau.
01 Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, led 60 MGM team members to visit the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, gaining an in-depth understanding of the infrastructure and development opportunities of the Greater Bay Area.
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 MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles 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 the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers 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 also offers Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is 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 mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star 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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