MGM Holds Blessing Ceremony for Its Dragon Boat Team
Golden Lion Team Members Ready to Roar to New Heights
May 14, 2019
To show their full support to the Team, MGM’s senior executives performed traditional rituals, bestowing good luck on the Team.
MGM held a blessing ceremony for its Dragon Boat Team at the Nam Van Lake Nautical Center today. The ceremony, led by a team of senior executives, extended best wishes to 60 MGM team members who will take part in the “Macao International Dragon Boat Races 2019” in early June. Consisting of 90 percent of local employees, the Dragon Boat Team will split up into two sub-teams and compete across four categories.
At the ceremony, senior executives performed traditional rituals, such as offering incense, carving a suckling pig and eye-dotting the dragon boats – a gesture made to symbolically awaken the spirit of the boats. The MGM Dragon Boat Cheerleading Squad also gave an energetic performance to cheer the Team to victory. To show their full support to the Team, MGM’s senior executives got onto the dragon boats and rowed together as the ceremony drew to a successful closing with the confetti cannons, bestowing good luck on the Team.
Mr. Grant R. Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “As one of China’s most treasured cultural relics, dragon boat racing embodies the spirit of unity, cooperation and determination. Over the past many years, our dragon boat team won many titles and achieved an outstanding record in racing events. Last year, our women’s team placed in the top three of the Macau International Invitation Standard Dragon Boat Race, being the best amongst the Macau local teams; while our men’s team was the only team to represent Macau at the 2018 Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races. The team has dedicated their spare time to intensive trainings for already ten months, and I look forward to reaching new heights at the races this year.”
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.
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