MGM National Harbor Celebrates Hispanic Culture and Heritage
New Casino Resort Signs on as Sponsor of 35th Annual Hispanic Festival Sept. 18
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 – MGM National Harbor, the world-class casino resort opening later this year in Prince George’s County, MD, has signed on to sponsor the 35th annual Hispanic Festival held at Lane Manor Park in Adelphi, Maryland. The celebration, hosted by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, attracts more than 15,000 residents and visitors each year. The Hispanic Festival will be held Sunday, September 18 from noon until 6 p.m.
“Being a part of this year’s Hispanic Festival is a wonderful opportunity for MGM National Harbor, as it aligns perfectly with our company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Bill Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor. “We are proud to be represented at the festival here in Prince George’s County and we look forward to a great event.”
The Hispanic Festival has been held every year in Prince George’s County since 1980. The festival celebrates Hispanic culture and heritage in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Thousands of Hispanic families gather to enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment, dancing, pony rides, arts and crafts, carnival rides and Hispanic cuisine.
Hispanic festival Event Co-Coordinator and Community Relations/Outreach Specialist of M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation said, “this year, as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Hispanic Festival, we are thankful to MGM National Harbor for its continued support of the event and the Latino community in Prince George’s County.”
As a Bronze Sponsor, MGM National Harbor will have a dedicated booth at the festival staffed by team members available to discuss career opportunities, as well as share details about the casino resort and the exciting amenities it will introduce to the region. MGM National Harbor is hiring more than 3,600 permanent positions in more than 100 job categories, between now and the resort’s opening later this year.
Since the inception of its program in 2000, MGM Resorts International’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been evident across many groups, including the Hispanic community. The company has since increased its number of Hispanic employees and business partners. Highlights of the initiative relative to the Hispanic community include:
- As of 2013, Hispanics comprised more than 32 percent of MGM Resorts’ total workforce; more than 14 percent of MGM Resorts managers are Hispanic.
- MGM Resorts spends tens of millions of dollars annually with certified Hispanic-owned vendors and contractors.
- The Company offers several training and management development programs, including ESL (English as a Second Language) classes in order to recruit and develop employees. MGM Resorts also sponsors a Hispanic Network Group which provides employees with mutual support and professional development resources and community involvement opportunities.
- MGM Resorts has established partnerships with numerous Hispanic national and local organizations, such as the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, National Council of La Raza, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting.
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About MGM National Harbor
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor’s unrivaled setting offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort will feature premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 27,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs.
ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls, and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is a FORTUNE Magazine World’s Most Admired Company. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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