MACAU – Monday, April 11, 2016: Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MPEL) (“Melco Crown Entertainment”, “MCE” or the “Company”) is a developer, owner and operator of gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia. The Company is a keen supporter of promoting the creative and entertainment industries and is committed to the long term development of local talents in this area. Recently, the Company offered a behind-the-scenes tour at Studio City to the students from the School of Arts of Macau Polytechnic Institute.
In support to Macau’s development into a World Center of Tourism and Leisure, the Company launched Studio City, deemed as Asia’s Entertainment Capital, last year, bringing another series of unique world-class attractions to Macau. As the leader and key player in the creative industries in Macau, Melco Crown Entertainment is proud to showcase these attractions to the local community, aiming to inspire local talents with the variety of career opportunities in the creative industries they offer.
The delegation of 26 lecturers and design major students, led by Mr. Patrick Lei, Programme Coordinator of the School of Arts of Macau Polytechnic Institute, started their journey at the 5,000-seat Studio City Event Center, where Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour and other international concerts took place. At The House of Magic, the only permanent magic theater in Asia, they unlocked the secrets of the magic show at the backstage. In addition, the delegation were briefed on the design, construction and operation of the Batman Dark Flight, the world’s first flight simulation ride based on the ”Batman” intellectual property franchise. The tour concluded at the Golden Reel, world’s highest figure-8 Ferris wheel.
Ms. Akiko Takahashi, Melco Crown Entertainment’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources/Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, said, “Melco Crown Entertainment fully supports the Macau Government’s vision in diversifying the economy. We believe that introducing fascinating careers in the entertainment production provides the people of Macau with a vision for future career choices. Through our world-class non-gaming offerings, we offer a great variety of unique career opportunities in entertainment production for local talents. MCE will continue to work closely with institutions such as the Macau Polytechnic Institute to develop local talents in the design and creative industries. In doing so we hope to build a solid foundation for the City’s long term development.”
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About Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
Melco Crown Entertainment, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL), is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment’s business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company also majority owns and operates Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation’s subsidiary, MCE Leisure (Philippines) Corporation, currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreams.com.ph), a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. For more information about Melco Crown Entertainment, please visit www.melco-crown.com.
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