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MGM Cotai unveils giant golden lion statue

Ben Blaschke
Written by Ben Blaschke

MGM has announced the Chinese name for its second Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai, by unveiling a huge, 38-ton golden lion statue adjacent to the property’s North Entrance.

MGM Cotai, due to open in the second half of 2017, will be known in Chinese as “Mei Si Mei Gou Mui” (美獅美高梅), meaning “Beautiful Lion, Beautiful MGM.”

The golden lion statue stands 11 meters tall and is the first MGM lion statue to be gilded in 24-karat gold with the use of approximately 32,000 sheets of gold foil.

At the unveiling ceremony this week, MGM China Co-chairperson and Executive Director, Ms Pansy Ho, said, “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. 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.”

MGM Cotai wil cover more than four million square feet and feature approximately 1,400 hotel rooms as well as a range of entertainment options.

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