[March 17, 2016, Macau] For the seventh year in a row, MGM has supported the “Macau Green Week” campaign, organized by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR government (IACM). Over 40 volunteers of the Golden Lion Team, led by MGM’s management team, joined the “Tree Maintenance and Protection” program at Hác-Sá Reservoir Country Park on March 16, in an effort to encourage the public to take action in environmental conservation and preservation, and to help nurture a fresher Macau under our sustainability vision, Create a Better Tomorrow Today.
MGM has supported and participated in the “Tree Maintenance and Protection” program as part of the “Macau Green Week” campaign, organized by IACM, for the seventh consecutive year. Management team members led over 40 volunteers of Golden Lion Team to help prune, water, eliminate weeds, till and fertilize over 150 trees. Each participant was given a potted plant as souvenir to recognize their effort as well as to motivate their friends and family to adopt environmentally-responsible behavior at work and at home. In addition, IACM engaged tree specialists to assist and demonstrate knowledge in tree care.
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said “Today’s volunteers were enthusiastic and have a built stronger team spirit as everyone stands united to complete the initiative. This tree care program is truly a wonderful, rewarding opportunity for our volunteers to admire Mother Nature and do something positive for the local environment as well as for the community. Our team members could also share the message of environmental sustainability with the community and thus build a greener Macau together.”
One of the volunteers, Luisa Kuan from Food and Beverage department, said, “I’m very glad to be part of this meaningful cause, as we went to restore and maintain the trees on Macau’s mountains, we got to enjoy the fresh air and scenic hikes—a different sort of beauty that inhabits this island city. Surprisingly, I’ve learnt a lot about the techniques of growing plants, from IACM’s tree specialist today.”
MGM is dedicated to integrating environmental considerations into all aspects of our operations, believing that an environmentally responsible business is a better business that benefits not only MGM but also the local community through our employees who are supported to adopt environmentally responsible behavior. The involvement of the Golden Lion Team in programs such as this has allowed our volunteer members to learn more about environmental protection and help build a harmonious and green Macau, in line with MGM’s sustainability vision, Create a Better Tomorrow Today.
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 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 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 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 HK$ 24billion project is expected to open towards the end of the first quarter of 2017.
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