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MGMRI-SP-parking-(web)A message from Corey Sanders, Chief Operating Officer

As you are aware, our Company is preparing to launch a fee-based parking program on the Las Vegas Strip in 2Q 2016. Earlier this week, we announced a decision to partner with an expert in parking operations.

We concluded after months of discussions and looking at all our options that the scope and complexity of launching a fee-based parking program is not in our core competency. We excel in guest service and having the best employees in the industry, while our new partner, SP+, excels in managing large-scale parking operations for some of the world’s most famous four and five-diamond hotel brands including Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Hilton and Marriott, and managing parking for massive venues including past Olympics, World Cup and Super Bowl events.

With this decision, SP+ will manage our self-parking facilities at T-Mobile Arena and all of our Las Vegas properties (except Circus Circus self-parking) and they will manage valet parking operations at all properties (except The Signature, Mandalay Place and Crystals, where their current programs prevail). This also means that our valet staff and department leadership at our non-union properties will become employees of SP+. Discussions are taking place with our Teamsters Union partners regarding this transition of valet team members at our union properties.  READ MORE

  • The Park opening date announced The Park opening date announced The Company announced that The Park – the dynamic dining and entertainment district – will debut on April 4.
  • CEO Space: Parking strategy CEO Space: Parking strategy Chairman Jim Murren discussed the new parking strategy in his latest CEO Space
  • National Harbor's topping off National Harbor's topping off Company leaders celebrated a major construction milestoneas workers “topped off” the $1.3 billion MGM National Harbor resort in January.
  • Next steps for MGM Growth Properties Next steps for MGM Growth Properties The Company announced two senior leaders to lead MGM Growth Properties (MGP), the real estate investment trust (REIT) company announced late last year.

     

Company recruits online for seasonal, poolside positions

Director of Talent Acquisition Fe Allen demonstrates for news media our Company’s new approach for hiring seasonal poolside employees. Helping with the “virtual interview” demonstration is Cristina Palafox, an associate HR business partner at MGM Grand.

Director of Talent Acquisition Fe Allen demonstrates for news media our Company’s new approach for hiring seasonal poolside employees. Helping with the “virtual interview” demonstration is Cristina Palafox, an associate HR business partner at MGM Grand.

LAS VEGAS – Applicants for this year’s seasonal positions won’t wait in line – they’ll get online.

MGM Resorts has launched a new process for hiring the 700-plus positions needed to support poolside operations this spring and summer at the 13 Las Vegas Strip properties. In the past, applicants have waited in long lines at a job fair for the chance to speak to a hiring manager.

Now, pre-screened job candidates instead will use a webcam, smartphone or other mobile device to participate in live, online video interviews, potentially giving hiring managers access to a deeper pool of qualified candidates.

“It’s a great tool that we have at our disposal to continue our recruiting,” Fe Allen, Director of Talent Acquisition, said.

MGM Resorts has partnered with PeopleScout (formerly Aon Hewitt) for this pilot project using HireVue technology. Here’s how the process works:  READ MORE

LVCVA: Visitation up, gaming revenues down in December

LVCVA-Dec-(web)LAS VEGAS – While visitation, room rates and convention attendance climbed in December, gaming revenues on The Strip dropped year over year, according to recent reports from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Nevada Gaming Commission.

In December, the city welcomed more than 3.2 million visitors, about 3.5 percent more than last year, according to the LVCVA report. Passenger counts at McCarran are up 5.8 percent, year over year.

Convention attendance rose more than 13 percent year over year, thanks in part to shows like Power-Gen International, an international conference on power generation, which rotated into December from other destinations. Average room rates on The Strip increased nearly 3 percent to $129.21, and downtown rates were up 5 percent to $61.29.

On the casino floor, according to state reports, gaming revenues in December fell slightly – barely half a percent from last year. The decline was again in table games, where revenues were down 5.1 percent, year over year. Slot revenues on the other hand were up more than 5 percent in December.

Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility

MGM-Resorts-Diversity-Logo_CMYKEvery employee in our Company has the responsibility to do his/her part to create a positive, inclusive work environment. We suggest practicing the following behaviors:

  1. Take personal responsibility for how you treat others through your words and actions.
  2. Show respect for the humanity and dignity of all people.
  3. Show consideration for all fellow employees and guests by being kind and courteous.
  4. Learn and participate in our Company’s diversity initiatives.

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