Murren: Company united through diversity and inclusion


This weekend marks a special one for our country.

For 240 years, Americans have united and aligned around the enduring principles of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Even after almost two and half centuries, the Declaration of Independence endures. You can read this timeless document via the United States Archives here.

Recent events around the world, and tragically in our country, have never made these words ring truer.

The bedrock values of the United States are based on respect – respect of race, religion, opinion, thought and more.

MGM Resorts International embraces – we stand for – equality and inclusion. As we observed during the tragedy this month in Orlando, it was a reminder to practice humanity toward each other, each and every day.

Even more than 30 years ago in the book Megatrends, author John Naisbitt observed that our nation’s diversity and inclusion makes us stronger compared with other countries, similar to how the blending of two metals – the science of metallurgy – makes the combined alloy stronger than the sum of the original parts. At MGM Resorts International, we say we are united – and made stronger – through diversity and inclusion.

I hope you are able to find some time this weekend – while serving our many guests – to reflect on the brilliance, foresight and good heartedness of our nation’s Founders toward humankind.

Thank you for all of your support, and I hope you are able to have some summer fun!

Jim Murren

Company drops big numbers to fight summer hunger

LAS VEGAS – The Company just made a giant leap in the fight against hunger.

In line with its commitment to give back to the community and support the food insecure, the Company donated $50,000 to Three Square Food Bank to support BackPack for Kids, a children’s meal program. The donation will ensure the program is available to the community throughout the summer.

“We couldn’t be more grateful that MGM Resorts International is making the BackPack for Kids program possible for so many children in need in Southern Nevada this summer,” said Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. “Their generous donation will translate into 40,000 critically important weekend meals for young people throughout the summer holiday when they may have otherwise gone without food.” READ MORE

Celebrate Pride with MGM Resorts

LGBT-Flag(web)LAS VEGAS – June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month, but let’s keep the celebration going all year long! Check out all the excitement going on in the Company’s LGBT community:

LGBT Employee Network Group

The LGBT Network Group (NG) serves employees in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create a safer, more inclusive LGBT-friendly work environment. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBT leaders. The NG, which is open to all employees, holds its meetings every third Tuesday of the month Luxor’s Galleria Ballroom. For more on the LGBT NG, check out the group’s Facebook page.

Awards & Achievement

Affinity-Mag(web)The Company was selected as one of Affinity Inc Magazine’s 2016 Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment. MGM Resorts was among 100 organizations that champion a multilayered and visible commitment to the LGBT community and value the contributions of LGBT employees, suppliers and customers. Our Company has taken significant steps toward the facilitation of true economic equality for LGBT individuals, thus enabling their full participation and responsibility for community economic empowerment and self-determination. Affinity Magazine salutes our Company’s efforts and you should too!

Criss Angel at Luxor: Magic so good you’ll freak

Criss-Angel(web)LUXOR – If you aren’t already, CRISS ANGEL® MINDFREAK® LIVE! will make you a believer!

The master illusionist’s new show, based on the breakout hit TV show, “MINDFREAK,” and a successful touring show, makes its official debut tonight at Luxor.

Angel has promised fans a spectacle with 90 minutes of the most spectacular, original and revolutionary illusions ever performed on stage. With a cast that includes some of the world’s most talented specialty artists, Angel will bring his vision to life with a blend of heart-stopping original illusions, state-of-the-art animated LED lighting and RGB laser explosions, LED virtual worlds, 3-D immersive effects, pyrotechnic landscapes, live musicians/DJ, and much more.

“I wanted to really have the opportunity to show people what I was really and fully capable of. MINDFREAK LIVE! gives me the platform and opportunity to do just that, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support from my incredible partners at Luxor and Cirque du Soleil. I can’t wait for all of you to see this show!” Criss Angel said.

The show runs Wednesday through Sunday with shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are currently available at the Luxor Box Office.

Hospitality Heroes: Guest service at its finest

LAS VEGAS – Each year, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) works with local resort partners to recognize a select group of frontline industry professionals from across the city, naming them Hospitality Heroes for their tireless efforts in demonstrating superior customer service and ensuring a positive guest experience. Click the gallery above to meet your 2016 Hospitality Heroes!