MGM Golden Lion Team members were recognized with a total of 7 Gold Pin Awards, making MGM the biggest winner of this year’s “Macao Occupational Skills Recognition System” (MORS) Gold Pin Competition held on December 6. 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 354 contestants representing 37 organizations in Macau, in which 72 contestants were shortlisted for the finals. MGM team members participated in 10 categories, including Cook in Chinese Cuisine (Intermediate), Cook in Chinese Dim Sum (Intermediate), Assistant Cook (Western Kitchen), Waiter/Waitress (Western Restaurant Service), Waiter/Waitress (Chinese Restaurant Service), Bartender, Concierge and Bell Attendant, Front Desk Agent/Customer Relations Officer, Room Attendant, and Security Officer for Tourism and Gaming Industry.
The 7 MORS Gold Pin winners represent various disciplines, including: Ma Tuze and Leong Weng Un, Chef de Partie; Handika Indra Setiawan, Sous Chef; San Wai San, Front Office Attendant; Loi Hao Ngai, Front Office Supervisor, Fang Chuangzhu, Senior Front Office Attendant; and Pan Feng, Security Supervisor. Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited; Ms. Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM, other senior management and Golden Lion Team members also attended the award presentation to show their appreciation and support.
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, took pride in team members’ achievement, “This year the number of Gold Pin Awards garnered by MGM sets a new record for the Company. The good performance is the outcome of our substantial commitment of resources to the development of local talent over a long period of time. What we have done is aimed at enhancing the talent in Macau. Going forward, MGM will remain true to our original aspiration. We will continue to nurture talent for Macau’s tourism industry and help develop the city into a tourism education and training base in the Greater Bay Area.”
Loi Hao Ngai has been working at MGM for nearly two years. She was thrilled that she stood out from the many elites and took home the Gold Pin, “I am grateful for the support from the Company and my colleagues. After receiving months of training and making considerable effort to improve myself, I managed to win the gold award amid intense competition. It is well worth the effort. The competition is so wonderful that I have acquired new knowledge and skills from both the training and the contest. The competition also allows me to have a better hold of information for tourists in Macau.”
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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