On silver anniversary, Mirage thanks day-one employees



THE MIRAGE – Time flies when you’re having fun, and time at The Mirage has been flying by for a quarter of a century.

The resort officially marked its 25-year anniversary over the weekend with a celebration for day-one employees who were there when it all began. They included (then and now) Cocktail Server, Rosey Lofton.

“I just remember when Steve Wynn and Siegfried and Roy cut the red ribbon at noon and opened the doors to let everyone in,” she said. “There were several of us who were asked to stand there with trays of champagne, and all of the sudden there is a mob rushing at us. It was a little scary. And I remember that the champagne did not last long!” READ MORE

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Murren: Much to be thankful for this holiday season

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I am proud of our organization every day, but never more so than when we demonstrate our values and exhibit our Company’s culture in assistance to others.

This week, we – you – struck a major blow to hunger in our community with a donation of more than 1.6 million pounds of food to Three Square, the Las Vegas region’s leading food bank. The figure reflects an increase of 75 percent from the 922,161 pounds in 2013. Your selflessness is a powerful message about how a focus on our communities, driven by a spirit of teamwork and excellence, can make a difference.  READ MORE

Introducing eGift cards: instant retail gratification

GiftCard(Web)LAS VEGAS – A new way to share the excitement of MGM Resorts with others has arrived just in time for the holiday shopping season.

For the first time ever, The Company is now making virtual gift cards available for purchase. The eGift Card is the newest addition to the MGM Resorts Gift Card program. The new eGift Cards are delivered to the guest’s email inbox within minutes of purchase. The recipient may immediately spend their eGift Card at any participating MGM Resorts International outlet where physical gift cards are accepted.

“Virtual gift cards are the standard for many gift card programs,” said MGM Resorts Partnership Marketing Manager Meriel Jimenez. “This is a quicker delivery method to our guests; eGift Cards will take minutes, not days, to arrive. For those looking to make a last-minute getaway to one of our resorts, this is much more convenient.”

The gift card can be used at resorts in Las Vegas and beyond. Dozens of retail outlets accept the new virtual currency, including the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Emeril’s at MGM Grand, and Chicago Steakhouse at Gold Strike Tunica. For a full list of participating retailers click here. Should guests have any questions about their new gift cards, employees are encouraged to direct them to the M life desk. A full FAQ for the eGift Cards may also be found here.

Food Drive: Corporate tops donation race but community emerges winner

Congratulations to Corporate Entities employees, the 2014 Canned Food Drive Champs!

Congratulations to Corporate Entities employees, the 2014 Canned Food Drive Champs!

LAS VEGAS – Three Square President Brian Burton was nearly at a loss for words to describe the results of this year’s MGM Resorts Canned Food Drive totals.

“The first year (of the food drive), I said I was impressed. The second year, you exceeded our expectations. Last year blew us away. What can I say this year? Keep this up, and we’ll need another warehouse,” he said.

His remarks came during a special event this morning at Three Square to reveal the results for the 2014 food drive benefiting Three Square Food Bank. The grand total, 1.6 million pounds, exceeded both last year’s 922,000-pound total and this year’s million-pound goal. The winning team, accounting for the most pounds of donated food per employee, was the MGM Resorts Corporate Entities team, which raised 376,255 pounds, or more than 146 pounds for each team member. Accepting the trophy on behalf of his Corporate colleagues was Chief Operating Officer Corey Sanders.

“I’m proud to be up here today. As the biggest employer in Nevada, it’s always been our mantra to make sure that we take care of the communities that we work in. There’s not any bigger issue than hunger in southern Nevada. There’s a lot of need,” he said. “We take this initiative very seriously and we have great partners working with Three Square in trying to address this issue.” READ MORE