Observation of Hotel Operation Helps Develop Students’ Areas of Interest
[Macau – November 23, 2015] On November 18, organized by the Alumni and Development Office of University of Macau (UMAC), over 30 students with outstanding performance were invited to attend a guided hotel tour and career development talk at MGM MACAU. Five of the students are the recipients of “MGM MACAU Elite Scholarship”, a scholarship program that MGM has extended to UMAC students since 2011 to help nurture local youths and talents. MGM China has been consistently supportive to youth development initiatives, offering support to various educational training programs by arranging hotel visits to provide an opportunity and platform for the students to broaden their horizons.
In addition to the guided hotel tour, a career development talk was organized for the students. The content mainly focused on job interview etiquette, as well as job opportunities at MGM in the near future.MGM MACAU’s Human Resources Learning and Talent Development team made an introduction of the company before proceeding to the hotel tour. In addition, the five scholarship recipients represented the University of Macau to present a Thank You Card to MGM China, received by Ms. Chloe Wong, Assistant Director of Learning and Talent Development on behalf of the company. The guided hotel tour began with front-of-house areas which covered the Hotel Lobby, Front Desk and Guest Room, followed by back-of house areas including Employee Dining Restaurant and Wardrobe. During the tour, students observed the hotel operation, frontline services as well as internal operations. They paid close attention to the tour and expressed their interests in being a part of the industry.
“We would like to thank MGM for their continuous support to our students,” said Professor Yip Ming-Chuen, College Master of the University of Macau’s (UM) Lui Che Woo College. “With today’s visit and the many previous visits, we have achieved a win-win situation for both entities. On one hand, our students are given opportunities to broaden their horizons and to be introduced to the industry; on the other hand, this is a good way for MGM to reach out to our elite students so that they will be more familiar with MGM not only as a beautiful resort, but also an ideal corporation in which to begin their career.”
Through these activities, MGM hopes to enable teenagers to have a better understanding of the hospitality and tourism industry, while developing their areas of interest for future career choices upon graduation.
A reflection of its long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, MGM China has been organizing and participating in a wide array of community, youth development and sustainable activities for years to benefit the community and society at large. MGM encourages local and foreign students to organize group visits with the objective to enrich their knowledge and spark inspirations.
About MGM China
MGM China (HKEx: 2282) 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 is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in the world’s largest gaming market, Macau.
MGM MACAU is a 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 an Art Space dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, an award-winning spa, and nine signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 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 will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. 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. The US$3 billion project is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.
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, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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