‘A Day with MGM’ Summer Program Helps Local Youth to Explore Their Future
Providing Hands-on Hospitality Experience to over 400 Teenagers
Aug 16, 2017
This year’s “A Day with MGM” summer program was successfully concluded. The participants together with MGM management pose for a photo after sharing session.
[August 16, 2017, Macau] The Sharing Session with Certificate Presentation Ceremony of “A Day with MGM,” MGM’s annual summer program for local youth to gain hands-on working experience at a luxury integrated resort, was held at MGM MACAU’s Vista today. Since its launch in 2011, more than 400 local youth were offered the opportunity to learn practical skills and gain insights on the daily operations of the hospitality industry.
This year, the program involved more than 80 local teenagers aged 15 on average. The participants included children and siblings of MGM team members, members from Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Service Coordination Office and General Union of Neighborhood Association of Macao, as well as winners of “Macau Outstanding Teenagers” award sponsored by MGM. This one full day immersion allowed the students to go behind the scenes at MGM MACAU with seasoned staff from 16 different departments, helping them familiarize themselves with the daily operations and work culture of a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort.
During the sharing session, Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “As an active supporter of the community, we have placed a strong emphasis on the local youth development. Teenagers are at a pivotal crossroads in future careers. We hope that by giving them the opportunity to have some hands-on experience, they can further explore their future in the hospitality industry, and work together with us to develop Macau into a successful World Center of Tourism and Leisure.”
To help the even younger generation to get to know about the hospitality industry, MGM launched the first-ever “A Fun Serving up Experience” program in July. The Company welcomed a total of 30 local children aged 6 to 11, including children of MGM team members and members from Good Shepherd Sisters. They acted as Food & Beverage (F&B) ambassadors while learning basic service skills and English conversation in a mock restaurant environment. Under the guidance of the F&B Training Manager, the little ambassadors dressing in server uniforms were shown how to set tables, take orders from and serve dishes to MGM management who acted as customers. Mr. Moky Lam, Vice President of Food & Beverage of MGM, also shared his experience and journey with the children and was truly impressed by their service while being as a guest.
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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