LAS VEGAS, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Condé Nast Traveler, one of the world's most trusted travel magazines, has named MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) a finalist for the 2013 World Savers Awards. The international awards contest annually recognizes travel and hospitality companies that demonstrate strong leadership and exceptional achievements in the area of corporate social responsibility.
MGM Resorts is the only company in the integrated resort industry to be named a finalist for the 2013 World Savers Awards. Other finalists include Taj Hotels, Wilderness Safaris and Terra Incognita Ecotours. For a complete list of finalists, please visit: www.cntraveler.com/world-savers/2013.
"We count it a true honor to be named a finalist for this year's Condé Nast Traveler Worlds Savers Awards and recognized among so many other companies committed to leading in corporate social responsibility," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "Our commitment to excellence not only includes being a leader in hospitality and entertainment, but it also involves incorporating social responsibility in all aspects and on all levels of our operations."
With a record of 174 applicants, the 2013 World Savers Awards has proven to be the most competitive in the program's six-year history.
Finalists were selected by an expert panel that judged submissions according to five areas: education, environmental and cultural preservation, health, poverty relief, and wildlife conservation. Winners will be announced by Condé Nast Traveler in its September issue.
MGM Resorts' powerful commitment to the fundamental principle of social responsibility is supported by three major initiatives, including: Diversity & Inclusion, Philanthropy & Community Engagement, and Environmental Sustainability. In addition to being named a World Savers Awards finalist, the company has earned many other recognitions in these areas.
For more information about MGM Resorts International's commitment to social responsibility, please visit: www.mgmresorts.com/csr.
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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