MGM Senior Management Explores the Greater Bay Area
Gaining the Latest Insight into Shenzhen’s Positioning as an Innovative City
May 2, 2019
MGM’s senior management team visited Shenzhen to learn more about the city’s positioning as an innovative city in the Greater Bay Area plan.
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, recently led a delegation of more than 20 members from the senior management team to make a visit to Shenzhen. They met with representatives of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, and visited Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Reform and Opening up Exhibition Hall, Tencent, and many other world-renowned technology companies, learning more about the positioning of Shenzhen in the Greater Bay Area, and how the city is becoming a global hub of innovation and creativity.
Designated as a City of Design by UNESCO, Shenzhen is one of the core engines for Greater Bay Area development. MGM, a keen advocate of arts and culture, visited Shenzhen’s new cultural landmark – Sea World Culture and Arts Center – to understand how public art can be redefined into unique cultural experiences. The delegation then went to the Reform and Opening up Exhibition Hall for an exhibition that showcases thousands of iconic objects related to Guangdong’s development over the past 40 years since the reform and opening-up, as well as the rise of Shenzhen.
In addition, the senior management team visited global innovation and technology enterprises, Tencent, Royole and Hytera, and observed the applications and technologies of the Greater Bay Area and also of the world, such as the use of face recognition in payment system, Augmented Reality, and human-machine interface technologies. They also took the opportunities to meet with representatives of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, to discuss how MGM and Macau can grow as the Greater Bay Area develops.
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “Shenzhen continues to evolve and develop. It is truly an all-encompassing city that welcomes all people and competitions. We need to learn from Shenzhen, welcoming more innovations to facilitate new and excellent customer experience. This visit offers a great opportunity for our team members to get to know more about Shenzhen’s and how we should position ourselves. We want to challenge and encourage them to never stop exploring and growing their knowledge, and to add value to the grain of sands of MGM, the Macau community, and the Greater Bay Area.”
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 largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.
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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