MGM Cotai is now open, expecting huge crowds for Lunar New Year

MGM Cotai is now open, expecting huge crowds for Lunar New Year

February 14, 2018 9:16 AM
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MGM Cotai, the 1,390-room casino/resort just off Macau’s Cotai Strip, is now open and expecting huge crowds over the next few days for Lunar New Year.

The new casino/resort, MGM Resorts International’s second in Macau, cost $3.4 billion with displays of large public art pieces and the latest in architectural design.

MGM had hoped to open MGM Cotai last year but construction was delayed by Typhoon Hato which struck the region in August. A re-scheduled Jan. 29 unveiling was then postponed by licensing delays.

Jim Murren, chairman and executive director of MGM China Holdings and the parent company’s chairman and chief executive, and business associate, Pansy Ho, co-chair and executive director of MGM China Holdings, joined representatives of Macau’s government for the Tuesday opening. Grant Bowie, MGM China’s CEO and executive director is MGM Cotai’s chief executive.