Grant Bowie

    Grant Bowie is the chief executive officer and an executive director of MGM China Holdings Limited. He has been the president of MGM Grand Paradise since August 1, 2008.With over two decades of experience working in the hospitality industry, Mr. Bowie joined our Company after approximately four years as the president and general manager of Wynn Macau. Prior to that, he contributed to the growth and development of Park Place Entertainment Corporation’s Jupiter operations in Australia from 1987 to 2003. In his 16 years with Park Place Entertainment, he held senior positions in casino, general finance and hotel operations before being appointed General Manager of both Park Place Entertainment’s properties in Australia. Mr. Bowie is also an Adjunct Professor in Tourism and Leisure Management at the University of Queensland. Mr. Bowie holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Otago in New Zealand.

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    MGM announces three MORS Gold Pin winners

    MGM Macau was one of the hotels to win the most awards at this year’s “Macao Occupational Skills Recognition System” (MORS) Gold Pin Competition. The Competition, which is Macau’s most prestigious hospitality competition, provides a platform to contestants to demonstrate their professional skills and pit their talent against the best in the industry. A total […]

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    MGM Cotai wins six awards at Asia Property Awards 2017

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    MGM China EBITDA softer than expectations

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    Long-haul travellers missed Macau in Golden Week

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    No opening date set for MGM Cotai yet

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