As a responsible corporate citizen, MGM has been supporting different groups in Macau to promote a harmonious and healthy community. Earlier, MGM organized its first community event in the Year of the Tiger — “MGM Family Carnival”. Through a series of educational interactive games and family-friendly workshops, the carnival aims to help strengthen family bonds and bring happiness to the community.
The inauguration ceremony of “MGM Family Carnival” took place on February 27 at the Grand Ballroom of MGM COTAI, with a line-up of guests of honor, including: Zhao Heqing, Deputy Director General of Social Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region; Tang Yuk Wa, Deputy Director of the Social Welfare Bureau; José Chui, President of Board of Directors of the Macau Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society (Tung Sin Tong); Ho Sut Heng, President of the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM); Ng Sio Lai, President of the General Union of Neighbourhood Associations of Macau (UGAMM); Lau Kam Ling, Chairwoman of the Women's General Association of Macau; Lee Kwok Hoo, Service Director of the Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office (Sheng Kung Hui); Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM; Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM; and Cristina Kuok, Vice President of Arts & Culture of MGM. Following the inauguration, a jubilant lion dance performance by the graduates of the MGM Junior Lion Dance Training Program further enlivened the event, showcasing the talents of the young masters. The guests of honor were then invited to have fun at the game booths and workshops.
Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM, said, “MGM aspires to strengthen family bonds and promote a more harmonious society through offering loads of family fun in this carnival. We are honored to receive widespread support from various associations, bringing in a greater participation from local families to jointly promote a close-knit family culture. Family is the cornerstone of healthy relationships in society. MGM will continue to work closely with the Macau government and other parties to launch more parenting education programs and help develop a happy, harmonious home for all.”
Mr. Kong, one of the parents who attended the carnival, said, “This one-stop carnival with a variety of family-friendly elements is very well designed. It has both physical and passive activities to appeal to children with different personalities and interests. Our family of four participated in workshops where we learned new knowledge together and enhanced our mutual communication and understanding. This event truly provides a great opportunity for local families to spend a happy, quality family time.”
The two-day event attracted approximately 1,300 participants in total. Apart from MGM team members, over 300 participants from families of six local associations — FAOM, UGAMM, Women's General Association, Caritas Macau, Tung Sin Tong and Sheng Kung Hui — had fun at the event.
The “MGM Family Carnival” featured entertaining activities galore. There were eight family-friendly workshops of various themes — including Gold-Leafing Workshop, M Art Experience, Fun Culinary Experience and more — which were taught by coaches from MGM, Fu Hong Society of Macau and Sheng Kung Hui respectively. The educational fun workshops enabled participants to rejoice at the family time and meanwhile acquire communication skills. Besides, MGM also organized SME roadshow selling art and cultural products, stage performances by team members and various associations, and an array of game zones like kids karting area, curling experience, photo and game booths, lucky draw, etc.
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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