MGM’s Global Mission

MGM Mirage changed its name to MGM Resorts International during a June 15 shareholders meeting at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The name change was effective immediately. Officials said the rebranding better reflects the resort and casino operator’s global presence.

MGM expects to launch an initial public offering on the Hong Kong market this year with its Macau partner.

The company says it is also working on developing MGM Grand, Bellagio and Skyloft hotels in Dubai with a goal of opening in 2013.