[October 31, 2016, Macau] MGM and the Gaming Teaching and Research Centre (GTRC) of Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) co-organized the Sustainability Seminar and Tour for a group of 50 students from the Gaming and Recreation Management bachelor's degree program on October 25, which was the first tour of its kind ever organized with an enterprise from a private sector by GTRC. MGM has been consistently supportive to Green initiatives and this activity is one of the Company’s many programs to spike interest and raise awareness on Sustainability within the community.
During the seminar, Ms. Rebecca Donnellan, Director of Sustainability at MGM, introduced the core concepts of sustainability as well as the roles and responsibilities of large corporations by using MGM as a case study. Students were then taken on a tour to both front-of-house and back-of-house areas to experience firsthand how MGM implements initiatives to reduce energy, water and waste across the property, so as to further its sustainability aims. At the tour, students saw up close the green initiatives in guest rooms such as the energy- and water-efficient equipment, soap donation program to the needy through an external partnership with Clean the World, as well as the green housekeeping procedures and recycling activities. The tour also included a visit to the Facilities Management Department for students to learn about the Building Management System, which MGM utilizes to actively monitor energy and water consumption, ensuring real-time management and maintenance. In addition, recycling across the property is a focus - with recyclables collected in a centralized location called Recycling Zone; students learnt here about the importance of recycling, both at home and at work, for reducing the environmental impacts on waste pollution and creating a cleaner and greener Macau.
Dr. Hester Cheang, Director of Gaming Teaching and Research Centre at MPI, expressed her gratitude towards MGM by delivering an insightful presentation to the students. “MGM has consistently paid close attention to sustainability in hotel facilities through its comprehensive environmental program. Today's visit has inspired our students to be more actively engaged in environmental conservation and has deepened understanding of why and how the hospitality industry is investing in sustainable operations.”
Ms. Rebecca Donnellan said, “It was a wonderful opportunity for us to show local youth up close just how important it is to support green initiatives in our daily lives, both at home and at work, to create a better and more sustainable future. It takes collaboration and collective efforts to conserve resources within the community as a whole, and we hope that the seminar and tour organized with MPI today, will help inspire and create awareness.”
MGM has always been an avid supporter in sustainability initiatives while nurturing local youth with the vision to Create a Better Tomorrow Today. We have been organizing a wide array of programs for local schools and community for years, in an effort to enable locals to gain deeper insights into the hospitality industry and related areas. MGM will continue to organize different sustainability events for local schools and communities as a way to inspire youth and spark their interests in this area that is core to the sustainable future of Macau, which in turn will help develop Macau into a world leisure and tourism center.
Group of 50 students from MPI were fascinated by sustainability tour and seminar offered by MGM.
MPI students gain insights on green concepts and measures through the sustainability seminar and hotel tour.
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.
MGM COTAI, designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 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 our 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. The HK$24billion project is expected to open in second quarter of 2017.
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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