Galaxy Macau gears up for an early 2011 opening

30 Nov 2010

Galaxy Macau, the latest integrated resort to enhance the territory's fast developing Cotai Strip, will open early next year, aiming to deliver an authentic Asian service style in an effort to distinguish itself in a highly competitive hospitality scene.

The focus on providing an Asian-centric experience is targeted at the huge mainland China market. For the first 10 months of 2010, this particular sector made up 97 percent of Macau's regional visitors, numbering approximately 11 million between January and October.

"We believe Galaxy Macau will become a hugely attractive proposition for visitors from Beijing and across mainland China," said Raypmond Yap, senior vice-president for international premium market development at the Galaxy Entertainment Group. "Besides having more disposable income, many Chinese are looking for new, luxurious experiences that are closer to home to maximise their holiday time. Being only a few hours from Beijing, we are in an excellent position to capitalise on these trends."

Yap is part of the contingent that is currently on a seven-city road show to promote the property. The itinerary includes Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Taipei.

The 550,000sqm complex is being built at an estimated cost of RMB12.8 billion (US$1.92 billion). It will add more than 2,200 rooms to Cotai Strip's increasing inventory with the 1,500-room Galaxy Hotel, the 500-room Okura Hotel and the Banyan Tree Macau, which will offer 246 suites and 10 floating villas.

The resort will also expand the strip's dining and shopping choices with 50 F&B outlets and more than 30 shops. One unique feature of Galaxy Macau will be the resort deck with a white-sand beach and what it claims as the world's largest rooftop wave pool.

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Gigi Onag

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