The MGM Resorts Foundation awarded nearly $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations located in communities around the country in which MGM Resorts operates, including Nevada; Michigan; Mississippi; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Massachusetts. The foundation granted funding to organizations that provide basic needs services to community residents.

The funds are the result of contributions made to the Community Grant Fund by MGM Resorts International employees as well as guests. Grant decisions are made by the company’s Community Grant Councils, a voluntary committee of employees who represent their respective regions. The committee distributes donations not earmarked for specific nonprofit organizations or programs into a grant fund with awards based on a competitive proposal process.

“Year after year we are amazed at the generosity of our employees and now guests,” says Maria Jose Gatti, executive director of community engagement for MGM Resorts International. “In 2022, MGM Resorts International employees gave to 82 nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where we live and work. On behalf of our grant recipients, thank you to those who gave to the Community Grant Fund, providing vital assistance to our communities, including medical care, mental health counseling, food, and shelter.”

The MGM Resorts Foundation was established in 2002 as an opportunity for MGM Resorts International employees to contribute to important charitable causes. Since inception, the foundation has raised more than $100 million and supported more than 1,500 charitable organizations.

Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is an iconic property on Maui’s Wailea Beach. Now it’s marking the completion of the first phase of a property-wide refresh, the most extensive renovation since the debut of the resort more than 30 years ago. 

The completed updates include:

 

What are innovative bartenders mixing these days? That’s what Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, a leading distributor of beverage alcohol, set out to discover during their coast-to-coast Liquid Insights Tour. Over 111 days, Brian Masilionis, the distributor’s director of national accounts and strategy, led a team of industry-leading mixologists to sample more than 400 drinks in 83 of the hottest restaurants, bars and hotels across the country.

 

The future of the travel industry depends on becoming increasingly more sustainable. 

That’s according to Tori Emerson Barnes, executive vice president, public affairs and policy, for the U.S. Travel Association.

“The industry’s existence depends on it and a whole-of-industry approach will be required to enable travelers to move through the travel ecosystem in a climate-conscious way,” Barnes says.