Goddard Group designs Studio City in Macau

The Goddard Group, one of the leaders in the design, master planning, development and production of themed-entertainment attractions, resorts and destinations worldwide, announced that Melco Crown Entertainment selected Gary Goddard Entertainment (a unit of the Goddard Group) for the concept design, master planning and architectural design of a gaming and leisure destination resort in Macau, China: Studio City.

The $3.2 billion, Hollywood-inspired Studio City Macau complex will be positioned as a new destination resort, and as Asia 's newest entertainment capital. It is expected to open in mid-2015.

Located at the Lotus Bridge immigration point connecting Hengqin Island, China, Studio City will be a cinematically-themed entertainment, retail, and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. It will also be located on one of the proposed light rail stations in Cotai, which provides access and traffic flow from key transportation gateways. The property will be positioned to capitalize on the expected shift of the center of Macau’s leisure and tourism industry to Cotai.

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Design-wise, the property's theme will be differentiated from the Goddard Group’s existing portfolio of assets, as well as from its competitors’ facilities in the market.

Launched by Gary Goddard in 2002, the Hollywood-based Goddard Group developed, designed and produced over 40 attractions, including resorts, casinos, theme parks and retail malls. Major Goddard Group clients include Galaxy Macau, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Lotte World, Caesars Palace, Cirque Du Soleil and Melco-Crown.

Melco Crown Entertainment is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia.


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