MGM Cotai announces Chinese name, unveils golden lion

MGM Cotai unveiled a new golden lion statue on Wednesday, and has announced its Chinese name, 美獅美高梅 (Mei Si Mei), meaning “Beautiful Lion, Beautiful MGM.”

According to local media, the ceremony was officiated by Pansy Ho, co-chairperson and executive director of MGM China Holdings Ltd..

“This gold-gilded lion statue reveals our passion and dedication for MGM Cotai and its significance. Our gratitude and appreciation goes to everyone who has contributed in bringing this statue to life over the last three years,” said Pansy Ho.

“With prominent presence in Macau, the two properties of MGM each possesses distinctive characteristics strategically put in place to enhance the city’s diversified non-gaming offerings in broadening its economic diversification while positioning Macau as a world leisure and tourism destination,” she continued.

The lion statue is 11 meters in height and weighs 38 tons, and located in the resort’s North entrance.

The opening of the HK$24 billion ($3.1 billion) integrated resort is expected to be opened in the second half of 2017.