With the aim of encouraging local youth to make the best out of their summer holiday and to broaden their horizons as well as to plan their own future, MGM once again organized its annual summer program, “The MGM Experience” for the 10th year. The Program offered teenagers hands-on work experience at an integrated resort and volunteering work at various community associations, which enabled them to discover their future career paths while getting to care more about their own community.
Taking place in July, “The MGM Experience” program was participated by a total of 100 local teenagers, who were referred by Education and Youth Development Bureau of the Macau SAR Government, General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau (UGAMM), The Women’s General Association of Macau, as well as children and siblings of MGM team members. The teenagers visited back-of-house areas of MGM properties, and then experienced the day-to-day operations at various departments, including Pastry Kitchen, Room Service, Spa and Gym, Concierge, Hotel Front Office and Linen Room, under the supervision of veteran MGM team members. The working day enabled them to gain practical experience while strengthening their communication skills at the same time.
The program also led the teenagers to volunteer in the community and experience MGM’s caring culture in person. Some of them visited the elderly at the elderly centers under Caritas Macau, UGAMM and The Women’s General Association of Macau; some took the time to learn how to clean wheelchairs and get to know more about assistive tools at the Macau Assistive Technology Resources Center; while others joined members of Macau Special Olympics (MSO)—Ngai Chun Center to make cookies. Before each of the participants took home a certificate and souvenir to conclude this meaningful activity, they shared their experiences and thoughts at a sharing session with their family members, representatives from schools and organizations, as well as team supervisors from MGM.
Iat Long Lo, son of a MGM team member who took part at this year’s event, said, “it has been a good and fruitful experience to work and learn about the daily operations of the Hotel Reception. I have learnt how to provide quality services to guests and make them feel like home when checking in the hotel. I experienced the working life of the department under the lead of our supervisor, and serving and communicating with hotel guests has indeed expanded my horizons. On top of that, our visit to the Lok Chun Centre of UGAMM was also an immensely rewarding experience, as it was truly a great occasion to spread care and joy to our community.”
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 integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, 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. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. 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 only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
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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