LAS VEGAS, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Created in appreciation for our nation's active military personnel, veterans and their spouses, MGM Resorts International's new Military & Veterans Program (MVP) launches today, July 20. Conceptualized and developed by MGM Resorts' Veterans Employee Network Group, MVP provides special recognition, offers, discounts and benefits at MGM Resorts destinations throughout the U.S. to the country's 24 million military members, veterans and spouses. With a military ID, they can sign up for the program on-site at MGM Resorts destinations.
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"As a company, we have always supported our country's greatest heroes," said Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International. "Our new Military & Veterans Program provides us with another channel to recognize and thank them for their service. Including spouses in our program allows us to honor these important partners as well for their incredible bravery and commitment to family and country. I am proud of our Veterans Employee Network Group for their work on this program, which will result in more meaningful on-property interactions between our team and the military community."
A private launch ceremony took place last night at The Mirage Hotel & Casino where MGM Resorts' Chairman & CEO Jim Murren presented the first MVP cards to seven active and retired military service members as well as military spouses during a special performance of Terry Fator Tonight. Fator, The VOICE of Entertainment, introduced a video dedicated to our military and MGM Resorts' role in celebrating the brave men and women who defend our freedoms. Then Winston, one of Fator's popular characters who dressed up for the occasion in his military uniform, helped welcome Mr. Murren to the stage for the MVP card presentation. Mr. Murren also took the opportunity to recognize the invited military members in the audience including World War II veteran Sel Dante.
MVP First Card Recipients:
An extension of M life Rewards, the Company's premier loyalty program, MVP distinguishes service members with a dedicated M life Rewards card identified with the MVP logo and provides access to all of the available military benefits throughout MGM Resorts destinations via a new convenient, comprehensive and easy-to-find central location – mgmresorts.com/military.
In addition to M life Rewards' existing benefits, new Military & Veterans Program cardholders are automatically upgraded to the second Tier Level, Pearl, with benefits including complimentary self-parking at MGM Resorts properties as well as exclusive discounts on select entertainment, dining options, attractions, spa treatments and room rate discounts at all MGM Resorts destinations across the U.S. including Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss., MGM Grand Detroit and MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
MGM Resorts supports the military through various programs and events each year, including:
The MGM Resorts Military & Veterans Program is available to all U.S. active duty, guard, reserve, retired military, veterans and spouses of eligible military personnel. Current M life Rewards members can sign up for the MVP card at any M life Rewards Desk at M life Rewards destinations: Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, and Excalibur in Las Vegas; Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi; MGM Grand Detroit, MGM National Harbor in Maryland and Borgata in Atlantic City.
For more information on MGM Resorts Military & Veterans Program including specific eligibility requirements, discounts and benefits, visit mgmresorts.com/military. For images, footage and press materials, visit the MGM Resorts Newsroom.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is among the world's leading entertainment companies. With national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an inspired array of restaurant and retail offerings, MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio includes 15 of the most recognizable hospitality and resort brands throughout 27 locations. The company is expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, recently opening MGM National Harbor in Maryland and very soon, MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and MGM COTAI in Asia. The 77,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud to be recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.
About MGM Resorts International's M life Rewards
M life Rewards is MGM Resorts International's premier rewards program. Members earn benefits at 17 world-renowned MGM Resorts destinations including Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, and Excalibur in Las Vegas; Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi, MGM Grand Detroit, MGM National Harbor in Maryland and the newest addition, Borgata in Atlantic City, which launched the program June 7, 2017. With just one card, M life Rewards members have access to experiential rewards, personalized offers and exclusive benefits such as special room rates, pre-sale entertainment and fight tickets, priority reservations, and invitations to members-only events. Preferred relationships, including Hyatt, Southwest Airlines, Royal Caribbean International and Avis Budget Group, provide members additional value, access and offers throughout the world on land, air and sea. For more information, visit mlife.com or connect on Facebook or Twitter.
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