[January 9, 2018, Macau] Staying committed to developing local talent into future integrated resort professionals, MGM has supported the University of Macau (UM) for its study tour since 2005. A group of 48 recently toured MGM properties in Las Vegas and met with the senior management team to gain an in-depth understanding of the operations of MGM Resorts International as well as the hospitality and gaming landscape in Las Vegas.
The participants consisted of 41 students in the third and fourth year of the Gaming Management Program and Convention and Hospitality Management Program, plus three accompanying faculty members. In addition, four representatives from the Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Service Office joined the tour to enhance their skills and knowledge associated with the responsible gaming services in order to contribute to the Macau scene.
In an effort to offer the group the opportunity to explore non-gaming elements and responsible gaming measures in the world’s leading hospitality and entertainment company MGM Resorts International, the Company arranged hotel site inspection tours at its properties including Bellagio, Aria, MGM Grand and T-Mobile Arena. An Executive Panel to meet and exchange ideas with MGM senior management team was also arranged, followed by the appreciation of the featured show “O” at Bellagio.
Lai Hoi Kei, a student from University of Macau, expressed her joy towards the study tour, “As a huge and successful brand, MGM puts a lot of effort into creating its own unique corporate culture which helps differentiate itself from its competitors. From front of house to back of house, everything there surprised me as those could only be seen beyond from the academic books or lecture notes. During the visit, I also recognized that the resorts in Las Vegas are now more committed than ever to their non-gaming offerings including food & beverage, entertainment, convention and more, which is something that Macau is keen to develop. I am grateful to have this opportunity to go on this study tour, gaining further insights on the hospitality management which will benefit to my future career as I can have a clear vision of the industry in advance.”
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 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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