MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:22:57 +0000 Las Vegas hotel gives $5K awards to all employees http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/b103146b93c6462dbf35a17faa08943e Joyous bedlam erupted Wednesday at an employee appreciation and awards buffet at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when the resort chief executive announced that all employees will receive a $5,000 bonus. (May 11) b103146b93c6462dbf35a17faa08943e Thu, 12 May 2022 01:20:26 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: ASSOCIATED PRESSLas Vegas - 11 May 20221. Band plays on stage at Cosmopolitan employee event2. Bill McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO, speaking on stage, UPSOUND (English): "Congratulations to ... every one of you."ANNOTATION: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will give each of its 5,400 employees a $5,000 bonus, costing the company more than $27 million. 3. Various of employees clapping and cheering4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Ragin, Cosmopolitan employee:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"Oh, my goodness. This was amazing. I feel elated just because the energy and the turnout, first and foremost, from a co-star perspective, I couldn't even imagine anything better than what happened today. And then just to see everyone's reaction when the big announcement and the Cosmopolitan Most Valuable Player Award was given to everybody. Well, I'm I can't even say I don't have words. It's just so much excitement and just so much gratitude"5. Various of employees cheering and clapping6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Ilano, Cosmopolitan employee:"If I can sum it up with one word: Wow. Like, for once, I'm speechless. And I just feel so much just so much gratitude. I feel so, so lucky and so blessed to be working here and to be a part of this. So just crazy."7. Entrance to Cosmopolitan STORYLINE:Joyous bedlam erupted Wednesday at an employee appreciation and awards buffet at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when the resort chief executive announced that all 5,400 people who work there will receive a $5,000 bonus.Perhaps half of the resort's workers attended the noontime midweek event, where executives from Blackstone Real Estate Americas and the Cosmopolitan, including resort President and CEO Bill McBeath, credited them with maintaining "a youthful, exuberant brand" while working through the coronavirus pandemic.McBeath noted the resort had donated more than $9 million to charities during the last seven years, and he awarded vacation trips to San Diego and Hawaii to two company employees: Staci Stafford, a housekeeping worker trainer, and Samira Harbali, a server at the resort.Company representatives said the all-employee bonus announced Wednesday will cost the resort more than $27 million.Blackstone, the New York-based private equity firm, owns the approximately 3,000-room, two-tower property. It plans in coming weeks to complete a $1.6 billion sale of property operations to casino giant MGM Resorts International.The Cosmopolitan sits between two other MGM-owed Strip properties: Bellagio and the multi-resort City Center complex.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Joyous bedlam erupted Wednesday at an employee appreciation and awards buffet at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when the resort chief executive announced that all employees will receive a $5,000 bonus. (May 11) Las Vegas hotel gives $5K awards to all employees