Given its rich history as a former Portuguese colony, Macao now boasts an interesting potpourri of art, culture, gastronomy and entertainment options. This Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) wears its dual culture, Chinese and Portuguese, on its sleeve. As you explore Macao, within minutes, you could go from glitzy skyscrapers and giant casinos to the beautiful Historic Centre of Macao, which is a collection of heritage sites, highlighting its cultural confluence. From the ruins of St. Paul’s to the Leal Senado building and the Dom Pedro V Theatre, Macao is a mecca for heritage enthusiasts.
A MICE Hub
Beyond its art and culture scene, Macao is also booming as a leading MICE destination with its high-end infrastructure and grand venues. Today, large-scale exhibitions and business summits are being hosted at various luxury properties across Macao. A case in point is the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Global Leadership Conference 2019 held at the stately Sheraton Grand Macao, that saw the arrival of over 2,000 delegates worldwide. Featuring over 14,000 sqm of meeting space, Sheraton Grand Macao houses the pillarless Kashgar Grand Ballroom that can hold up to 5,000 guests.
The 4,001-key property lies on the popular Cotai Strip and is designed to suit the needs of both business as well as leisure travellers. Here, guests can unwind with a wellness service at the Shine Spa or indulge in world cuisine at the food and beverage venues such as Yum Cha serving Chinese comfort food; Feast for international options and the chic Palms Cafe and Bar in the lobby for cocktails and beverages.
Adjacent to Sheraton Grand Macao, is The St. Regis Macao, that hosted the grand Metlife Korea Annual Conference, last year, wherein 240 top performers were awarded and recognised. This two-day event was complemented by a team-building session on the Pool Deck, a Chinese Hot Pot buffet and even a poolside Portuguese-inspired dinner. Meeting facilities at the hotel include the Astor Ballroom and five smaller meeting rooms with natural daylight. The highlight for guests is the signature St. Regis butler service available to all guests. Furthermore, the 400-bed hotel spoils you for choice with its wide culinary spread such as The Manor for seafood and Portuguese cuisine.
Thanks to their proximity to each other, Sheraton Grand Macao and The St. Regis Macao provide flexibility for larger MICE groups to hold events over the two properties, simultaneously.
Don’t miss: Meetings Beyond Imagination
If you are a MICE group, looking to conduct an event in Macao this year, Sheraton Grand Macao is offering special benefits under its “Meetings Beyond Imagination” deal. This is valid for bookings until December 31, 2019, for a stay until December 18, 2020.
The offer benefits are a 20 per cent discount at selected restaurants at Sands Resorts Macao, exclusive packages on spa treatments and a 15 per cent discount on cocktail receptions at select venues. That’s not all! You also get interesting deals on entertainment and leisure activities — 50 per cent off on in-house entertainment, a Gondola ride and an Eiffel Tower experience.
Contact: Sheraton Grand Macao and The St. Regis Macao, Estrada do Istmo s/n, Cotai Macao, +853 8113 7000