[December 14, 2016, Macau] Committed to creating great moments that bring artistry and entertainment to life, MGM has long been staging world-class art and culture events for all to enjoy. This year, MGM is proud to be part of the inaugural International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM). As the IFFAM drew its curtain on December 13, MGM hosted the Official Closing Party to celebrate the successful conclusion of the event.
“Since opening in 2007, we have been nurturing the arts, exploring the development of diversity in leisure elements and promoting public interest in culture through pioneering a wide variety staple events. More than impressing visitors and local community alike with unique and different experience, MGM extends its artistic vision as long-term initiatives supporting and driving Macau to consolidate its strategic roles as ‘One platform, one center’ under the nation’s master plan, and solidify its international position as a center of tourism and leisure,” Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-chairperson and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said. “MGM is honored to add the first International Film Festival & Awards Macao in our portfolio of world-class art and entertainment events. A stepping stone to the international film festival roadmap, the hosting of IFFAM reinforces Macau’s status as an international arena where important industry events are held, where key players are gathered to discuss the future of entertainment.”
Fulfilling its ongoing efforts in supporting the creative industries, MGM has been transforming its wealth of experience in showcasing phenomenal artworks and world-class events into good cause for the filming industry. With the brand’s rich legacy in the movie-world, MGM has actively supported the filming of Look for a Star (2009), Book of Love, the second installment of Finding Mr. Right (2016) and Skiptrace (2016) at its MGM MACAU. The Company capitalizes the film opportunities to showcase the joyful discovery of multifaceted Macau, not only convincing local community and fellow visitors, but also the massive film audience across the world. Along with the support to IFFAM, MGM is taking steps further to become a driver in the diversification and sustainable growth of Macau.
The evening was attended by an international cast of film industry veterans and upcoming talent, art and culture supporters from Macau and Hong Kong to celebrate the success of IFFAM, including Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, President of IFFAM Organizing Committee; Mr. Shekhar Kapur, Jury President of IFFAM, and IFFAM award winners including Mr. Feng Xiaogang (Career Achievement Award), Ms. Jennifer Yu (Best New Young Actress), Ms. Tracy Choi (director of “Sisterhood”, winner of Macao Audience Choice Award), along with renowned actor, actresses and filmmakers from the region: Ms. Miriam Yeung, Ms. Josie Ho, Ms. Ann Hui, Ms. Lisa Lu, Mr. Rhydian Vaughan, Mr. Zhang Hanyu, Mr. Paco Wong, Ms. Gloria Yip, Ms. Jacquelin Ch’ng, Ms. Karena Lam, Ms. Qi Qi, Ms. Jennifer Tse.
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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