MGM Cotai grand opening today

MGM Resorts is opening its $3.4 billion casino resort today, just days ahead of the Lunar New Year period.

A series of press events will be organized today, including a press conference to introduce the integrated resort, innovative dining concepts featuring four world renowned celebrity chefs, and a unique art collection with over 300 pieces of contemporary art and historical masterworks.

Speaking of the opening, chairman and CEO James Murren said: “We set out with a vision to develop an integrated resort that brings first of its kind experiences to Macau and beyond. I am incredibly proud of the talented global team of MGM professionals for bringing this vision to life with the opening of MGM COTAI.”

“MGM is committed to supporting the development of Macau as a global tourism destination and I am grateful to the Macau government for allowing us the opportunity to invest and develop a second property here,” Murren added.

 “Macau SAR is stepping into its 20 years and has made remarkable achievements. The city has now become a distinguished ‘Global Brand’, allowing us to showcase our ambition and determination by developing an architectural ‘Jewelry box’ for the city,” said Ms. Pansy Ho. “Serving Macau has always been MGM’s mission. With the vision of ‘To inherit the past, to explore the future’, we leveraged innovation and artistry to tell the story of Macau and create extraordinary moments for the people of Macau as well as guests from around the world.”

The new resort, which resembles a jewelry box design, has a total of 1,400 rooms, and more than 2,870 square meters of meeting space. It also offers a high end spa, retail offerings, casino and food and beverage outlet.

The resort also features a permanent collection of art, including antique carpets dating from the Qing Dynasty, modern and contemporary Asian paintings, and sculptures by renowned artists.