As Macau reconnects with the world, MGM has been proactively attracting and welcoming overseas visitors to Macau, in response to the Macao SAR Government’s call in expanding international market. Earlier this month, MGM has hosted the first “Celebrate Songkran in Macau” dinner in the past three years at MGM COTAI, which welcomed nearly 200 guests from Thailand to celebrate this important Thai festival in Macau. MGM hopes to encourage the cultural exchange between Thailand and Macau through this unique Thai festivity.
“Celebrate Songkran in Macau” dinner took place at the Vista of MGM COTAI, which was attended by a lineup of guests, including Mr. Ricky Hoi, Acting Director of Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO); Mr. Hubert Wang, President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM China Holdings Limited; Mr. Peter Chen, Senior Vice President of VIP Marketing of MGM; Mr. Justin Lu, Vice President of Regional Marketing of MGM; and Ms. Frederica Fok, Vice President of Customer Relationship Marketing of MGM.
Mr. Ricky Hoi, Acting Director of MGTO, said, “Since Macau reopened its door to the world, the city is starting to see an increasing number of overseas visitors. Hence, MGTO is thrilled to know that tourism industry peers are proactively organizing promotional events to expand the overseas market together. With Thailand identified as a key tourism market to Macau, we believe that this Songkran celebration of prosperity brought to us by MGM, is a great occasion for our locals and visitors to learn and experience more about the Thai festive culture, as well as the charm of ‘Tourism+’ that Macau has to offer.”
Songkran is one of the most important new year celebrations in Thailand. In view to make the guests from Thai feel at home during the grand festival, MGM has thoughtfully incorporated an array of Thai culture inspired elements into the celebration – on top of the decorations, gastronomic delights from MGM’s award-winning restaurants and lucky draws, MGM has especially invited Jennifer Kim, an acclaimed Thai artist who is also the judge of The Voice All Stars Thailand, to perform at the celebration dinner, bringing the most authentic, joyous Thai festivity with her singing and live comedy performances.
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 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 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, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Park MGM. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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