MGM Donates 500,000 Surgical Masks to Macau SAR Government
Meeting the Urgent Needs of Macau Society
Feb 19, 2020
MGM China Holdings Limited Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Mr. Grant Bowie and President, Chief Strategic Officer and Director Mr. Kenneth Feng donated 500,000 surgical masks to Ms. Ao Ieong Iu, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture.
MGM is closely monitoring the coronavirus epidemic situation and has rolled out a series of epidemic relief and preventive measures over the past week, joining hands with different sectors of the Macau community to combat the epidemic. In view of the city’s increasing demand for face masks, MGM today donated 500,000 surgical masks to the Macau SAR government to support their anti-epidemic initiatives. The masks were presented to the government in one go by MGM China Holdings Limited Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Mr. Grant Bowie and President, Chief Strategic Officer and Director Mr. Kenneth Feng to Ms. Ao Ieong Iu, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau SAR government.
Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “The glamor of Macau is temporarily dimmed by the epidemic, but our warmth keeps growing. Macau is a cohesive society where people utilize respective strengths to help each other. As part of the Macau community, MGM spares no effort to help protect everyone’s health and work for their well-being. Under the leadership of the Macau government, I strongly believe that we will win this battle against the epidemic in unity. Cheer up, Hubei! Cheer up, Macau!”
MGM continues to support different sectors throughout the epidemic. The Company supplied the frontline and service staff of Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM), General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau (UGAMM) and Caritas Macau with masks, disposable caps and other necessary items. It also distributed 1,000 supply kits to the elderly in need through the three organizations, allowing them to stay worry-free at home during the epidemic. Earlier, MGM donated MOP 20 million, made in coordination with the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, to help Hubei province purchase preventive and medical supplies, as well as urgently needed materials and equipment. Furthermore, understanding the hardship its retail tenants especially the local SMEs are facing during this difficult time, MGM announced to waive their rents for 15 days in order to alleviate their burdens. All in all, MGM will continue to exert itself to support anti-epidemic measures in collaboration with the Macau SAR government and the community.
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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