Committed to promoting Macau’s position as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure, and facilitating tourism development in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), MGM has been heavily investing in staff training and development, with an aim to nurture tourism professionals. Earlier today, MGM attained a total of 6 Gold prizes at the Macao Occupational Skills Recognition System (MORS) Gold Pin Competition, once again becoming the biggest winner of the year. Such a standout result stands as a manifestation of MGM’s excellence in tourism service and standards.
MGM garnered Gold Pin awards in each of these 6 categories, including Bartender, Chinese Chef (Cantonese Cuisine), Chinese Chef (Dim Sum), Waiter/Waitress (Western Restaurant Service), Concierge and Bell Attendant, and Room Attendant. These accolades were received by MGM’s Bartender Silan Nino J Angeles, Chef de Partie Lao Heng Man, Chef de Partie Li Shijian, Food & Beverage Supervisor Navarro Alberto Miranda, Front Office Attendant Wong Sio Man and Room Attendant Tan Chunlong, respectively. The Company’s management team and Golden Lion team members attended the award presentation ceremony to show their appreciation and support towards the winning contestants.
Tracy Wong, MGM’s team member who won Gold Pin Award at Concierge and Bell Attendant category, said, “It is a great honor to win the first prize at this year’s competition, which marks my first time joining the MORS contest. I would like to thank the Company for gearing us up with various pre-competition preparations and allowing us to work flexible hours during the training. This award has given me extra confidence to keep offering the best service to guests.”
MORS is a certification initiative launched in 2001 by the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM). This year, 47 MGM team members participated in 10 categories at the MORS competition, covering various fields like food and beverage, concierge, room service, security, etc. A total of 14 team members were shortlisted for finals, with 6 of them clinching the Gold Pin Awards.
To further cultivate tourism talents, MGM has been supporting the Guangdong-Macao Professional Skills "One Exam Multiple Certificate" Special Cooperation, a scheme co-launched by the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Guangdong Province, the Macao Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) and IFTM. Several MGM’s management team members were appointed as evaluators and joined forces with top experts in the GBA to map out the "One Exam Multiple Certificate" regime – that is based on MORS and integrates industry standards between Guangdong and Macau. Besides, MGM’s team members are also among the first batch to be qualified in the scheme. Each of them was awarded three professional skill certificates at once, issued by the Working Committee of One Examination Multiple Certification Occupational Skills Assessment of Guangdong Province, DSAL and IFTM, respectively.
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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