Earns Spot on Nation's Top 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils List for Second Consecutive Year
Submitted by: MGM Resorts International
Posted: Oct 24, 2013 – 06:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24 /CSRwire/ - The Association of Diversity Councils has named Bellagio Resort & Casino’s diversity and community council, the Cultural Board, to its Top 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils list. This is the second consecutive year the resort’s council has received the award, which recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements of employee resource groups (ERGs) and diversity councils nationwide. Bellagio is the only resort in the hospitality industry to earn this year’s award, joining companies such as American Airlines, General Motors, and FedEx in receiving the honor.
“I am inspired by the work of our Bellagio Cultural Board to instill our company’s core values at our resort every day,” said Randy Morton, President and COO of Bellagio Resort & Casino. “By embracing diversity and inclusion, we are able to excel as a team and deliver the best experience for both our guests and employees.”
Council applications were evaluated on contributions and achievements in four categories: Demonstrated Council Results; Demonstrated Management Commitment; Measurement and Accountability; and Communication and Education.
Founded in 2006, the Bellagio Cultural Board serves the resort’s more than 8,000 employees by promoting a culture of inclusion and fostering employee engagement through professional development training, town hall forums, employee campaigns and community giving and volunteerism. For example, the Bellagio Cultural Board supported an employee canned food drive and volunteer challenge that culminated in the property donating 111,000 pounds of canned food and 22,806 volunteer hours to the community last year.
Bellagio’s Cultural Board is part of a larger network of diversity and community councils represented at every MGM Resorts International property. Each council promotes the company’s core values of integrity, teamwork and excellence, culture of inclusion and engagement, superior guest service, and corporate responsibility initiatives, including diversity, philanthropy and environmental sustainainability.
For additional information about Bellagio and MGM Resorts’ Diversity Initiative, please visit: www.mgmresorts.com/csr.
About Bellagio Resort & Casino
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano's Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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