WELCOME TO OUR MGM SUSTAINABILITY NEWSLETTER
We’re doing a lot behind the scenes at MGM to reduce our impact on the environment and support the people that mean the most to us, including all our employees and community. Contributing to a better Macau through our arts and culture program is also an important aspect of our approach. Through this newsletter we will share our monthly sustainability highlights with you, and hope you will join us in our sustainability programs to help us Create a Better Tomorrow Today.
MGM MACAU named Forbes 5-Star Hotel: In February, Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming MGM MACAU as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel for the fourth year in a row. This year, Tria Spa at both MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI also joined the prestigious Four-Star roster. The stringent standards of Forbes Travel Guide in the hospitality industry reaffirms MGM’s excellence in providing the finest service and resort amenities, as well as diversified offerings to guests.
Ocean Conservation art workshop for students: On February 28, MGM welcomed 50 students from the School of the Nations to join our first ever Ocean Conservation art workshop where they learnt about the ocean pollution problems and solutions through series of activities.
In addition to visiting the aquarium of MGM MACAU, the students also participated in an Art workshop with the Portuguese eco-artist, Joaquim Franco. They put their knowledge, idea and hope about a plastic-free ocean on paintings and won special prizes.
We hope that through art and nature-themed workshops, children will deepen their awareness of ocean conservations and be inspired to protect the environment.
Celebrity Chef’s Nikkei Cuisine workshop with IFT: On February 21, MGM and IFT co-organized Nikkei Cuisine Workshop by Mitsuharu Tsumura, the consultant chef of Aji at MGM COTAI. Chef Tsumura was invited all the way from Peru to IFT to showcase his superb culinary skills, and also to introduce the concept of Japanese-Peruvian Nikkei cuisine and its culinary techniques with IFT Culinary Arts Management Degree Programme students. The workshop was part of MGM and IFT’s initiatives to nurture local culinary talents for Macau, inspiring their creativity and enhancing their skills and solidifying Macau’s designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.
YMCA Outstanding Teenagers Award Ceremony Press Conference: The Young Men’s Christian Association of Macau (YMCA) has organized its biennial Macau Outstanding Teenagers Award since 2010. Sponsored by MGM for the fifth time, the Award aims to recognize outstanding local youth, as well as encourage positive attitudes towards life.
Junior Lion Dance performing: On February 9 and 16, our MGM Junior Lion Dance graduates went on stage again to perform at Hong Ieng Center of Fuhong Society of Macau and Associação dos Moradores do Bairro Fok Long De Macau respectively. Since 2015, MGM partnered up with Hong Wai Dragon & Lion Dance Association of Macau to launch the Junior Lion Dance Training Program for local young children, aiming to cultivate interest in Chinese traditional dance and culture amongst the youth in Macau.