[January 3, 2019, Macau] MGM Golden Lion Team members were recognized with a total of five Gold Pin Awards, making MGM one of the biggest winners of this year’s “Macao Occupational Skills Recognition System” (MORS) Gold Pin Competition held today. The Competition, which is Macau’s most prestigious hospitality competition, provides a platform to contestants to demonstrate their professional skills and pit their talents against the best in the industry.
MGM values training and development for its team members, and is committed to optimize their professional skills. In this year’s competition, there were a total of 368 contestants representing 39 organizations in Macau, in which 67 contestants were shortlisted for the finals. MGM team members participated in ten categories, including Chinese Cook – Cantonese Cuisine (Intermediate Level), Assistant Cook (Western Kitchen), Bartender, Room Attendant, Waiter/Waitress (Chinese Restaurant Service), and 14 finalists successfully entered the Final Rounds.
The five MORS Gold Pin winners represent various disciplines, including: Duan Ningning, Chef de Partie; Xiao Xinyi, Concierge; Yang Jinyu, Food & Beverage Supervisor; Zhu Tianhui, Food & Beverage Captain; and Nie Peng, Food & Beverage Captain. Golden Lion Team members and senior management were in attendance to show their appreciation during the award presentation.
This year, Xiao Xinyi, Concierge of MGM, stood out from the many elites and took home the Concierge and Bell Attendant Award. She expressed her joy, “I have been doing loads of preparation with other participating colleagues prior to the competition, which felt like being back to the college days where I was always fighting for my own success. I am delighted to receive this award, as I see it as a recognition to my efforts. I will retain this attitude to in my daily work, and introduce the many events in town to my guests.”
MORS was launched in 2001 as a joint effort of the Tourism Industry of Macao and IFT, with the main objective to upgrade human resources in the industry through the introduction of a certification scheme for a number of hospitality and tourism professions.
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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