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MGM Ushers in the Opulent Year of Golden Rat with Splendid Celebrations

Friday, January 17, 2020 5:06 pm HKT

[January 16, 2020, Macau] Usher in a prosperous Year of Rat and make great moments with the Golden Lion of MGM! This Chinese New Year, both MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI are offering a galore of vivid festive happenings to embrace the spirit of good fortune, spreading blessings and happiness to all Macau residents and visitors.

 

Discover Good Fortune in the World of Art

The large art installation, Valkyrie Octopus, created by the renowned Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, has returned to Grande Praça at MGM Macau just in time for CNY celebration, after years of travelling along the Maritime Silk Road. Valkyrie Octopus has gathered all kinds of auspicious wishes from different cultures for Macau, and every part of the artwork holds a symbol of good fortune, radiating luck to every corner in MGM Macau. All are invited to come and emancipate their very own imagination on this artistic manifestation of fortune.

 

MGM COTAI, home to over 300 captivating artworks, has also curated the “Guardians of Treasure Art Tour” especially for CNY. Throughout the tour, guests will be hunting for the guardian of treasure, the “Golden Lion”, in the artworks across the hotel to embrace good fortunes, along with interesting folklores sharing provided by the art guides. The “Rooster, Tiger, Sheep by Snake” – Wen-You Cai Photography Exhibition, themed in Chinese zodiac, is also part of in the tour. It is perfect for visiting during CNY, where guests can experience happiness and warmth of family togetherness through the artist’s camera lens. The tour is available daily for free from January 17 to February 23. Registration available online and in person at the concierge.

 

On the other hand, the Special Special pop-up store at MGM COTAI also offers a series of exclusive accessories, festive apparel and other auspicious items, filling this festive season with fun and fortuitous vibes in style.

 

Double Fortune Lucky Draw on WeChat

Start an opulent year with the best of luck! MGM’s official WeChat account will launch a Lucky Draw Game, where everyone gets a prize just by participating. Try your luck to win the sumptuous traditional Cantonese festive dish Big Bowl Feast from Chinese restaurants Imperial Court at MGM MACAU and Chún at MGM COTAI, and other exciting festive delicacies and shopping offers. Stay tuned on MGM’s official WeChat account this CNY!

 

Lion Dance Blessings at MGM COTAI & MGM MACAU

Celebrate a brand new lunar new year with lively performances of “Lion Dance Blessing Ceremony” at MGM COTAI and MGM MACAU on January 25, the first day of CNY! MGM executives will perform a joyful eye-dotting traditional ritual on Golden Lions, showering luck and blessings in the year ahead. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 at MGM COTAI, and 16:30 at MGM MACAU.

 

Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Rat

MGM will once again participate in the annual citywide celebratory event, the “Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Rat” organized by Macao Government Tourism Office, which will take place on the 3rd day (January 27) and 8th day (February 1) of CNY. Named “Triumph in Roar”, MGM’s float takes inspiration of the festive traditional Chinese Lion Dance, spreading the warmest blessings and fortune to residents and visitors of Macau with astonishing performances.

 

MGM invites all to celebrate life and welcome an opulent year at MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI in prosperity and in style! For any enquiry, please call (853) 8802 8888 or visit www.mgm.mo.

 

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Photo Descriptions:

 

01        The large art installation Valkyrie Octopus has returned to Grande Praça at MGM Macau to spread the spirit of fortune for Chinese New Year.

 

02        MGM COTAI has curated the “Guardians of Treasure Art Tour” especially for CNY celebration.

 

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About MGM

 

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. 

 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:    

 

Jessie Kuan

Director of Public Relations

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3412

Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

 

Karen Lam

Public Relations Manager

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3421

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo

 

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MGM COTAI has curated the “Guardians of Treasure Art Tour” especially for CNY celebration.
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The large art installation Valkyrie Octopus has returned to Grande Praça at MGM Macau to spread the spirit of fortune for Chinese New Year.
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