MGM Tops Regional Property Sustainability Accolades
Recognizing the Company’s Endeavors in Achieving Environmental Sustainability
Nov 25, 2019
MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI have been awarded at the Green Building Award 2019. Lap Kuen Chan, Director of Facilities Management – Mechanical of MGM COTAI (second from the right) represented the Company at the award presentation ceremony.
In the recent months, MGM has been honored with an array of regional recognitions in building sustainability at the Green Building Award 2019, the IFMA Asia Pacific Awards of Excellence 2019, as well as the ASHRAE Technology Awards. All of these accolades truly recognize the Company’s outstanding contributions in reducing environmental impact commitment and endeavors in developing Macau into a more sustainable World Center of Tourism and Leisure.
Earlier this month at the Green Building Award 2019, both MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI have been awarded the Merit Award in Existing Buildings Category: Facilities Management and Finalist in New Building Category: Completed Projects – Commercial Building, respectively. Organized by the Professional Green Building Council and the Hong Kong Green Building Council, this biennale award is one of the highest accolades in Hong Kong recognizing the endeavor and commitment of the industry in sustainable built environment.
Being the only Merit Award winner in Macau this year, MGM MACAU was selected for a list of ecological implementations utilized from inside and out. From the very exterior, the curvy structure of the Property was built with the consideration of optimizing air ventilation, by aligning with the wind direction of Macau. Inside the Property, new technologies and engineering enhancements are applied at every corner. Various systems are constantly monitoring the temperature, radiant heat, air quality and other factors to maintain optimal comfort level, so as to ensure efficient use of resources.
On the other hand, MGM COTAI has received the Asia Pacific Innovation Award from International Facility Management Association back in September, which recognizes new projects implemented in the organization or in the Facilities Management industry. The Property was bestowed for implementing an innovative advanced building modelling application to ultimately achieve energy efficiency. Aside from that, MGM COTAI has also been awarded the ASHRAE Technology Award – Honorable Mention Winner in both Region (APAC) and Society (Global) Level in September, for its outstanding achievement in the design and operation of Energy Efficient Buildings.
Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “We are exceptionally proud to receive all of these prestigious regional accolades, highlighting our excellence and determination in pursuing environmental sustainability. I am grateful for our team members who is constantly searching for new ways to enhance our operations with great concerns on sustainability, so that we are able to truly fulfill our role as an active corporate citizen of Macau and the globe.”
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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