Luxury Resort Complex Galaxy Macau to Open in May

Galaxy Entertainment Group will open Galaxy Macau May 15 in the Cotai entertainment area.

Accommodation at Galaxy Macau will be provided by three iconic Asian hotel brands: It will include the 250 suites and 10 floating villas of the Banyan Tree Macau; the 500-room Hotel Okura Macau; and the 1,500-room Galaxy Hotel, which will become GEG’s flagship Cotai hotel.

Galaxy Macau also marks the entry into the Macau market for both the Singapore-based Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts and Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Japan’s most prominent hotel company.

Banyan Tree also brings with it the first Banyan Tree Spa in the Pearl River Delta. At 2,800 square meters, the Banyan Tree Spa Macau – the biggest in the Banyan Tree group – will include 21 treatment rooms as well as a private spa floor for its hotel guests.

At a total investment of $14.9 billion resort features an impressive 52,000-square-meter Grand Resort Deck, where a 350-ton white sand beach frames the 4,000-square-meter Skytop Wave Pool – the world’s largest of its kind – generating waves that will reach as high as 1.5 meters.
Several pools, tropical and Japanese gardens, a traditional Japanese tea pavilion and private cabanas will dot the Grand Resort Deck area, ideal for private and corporate functions.

Upon opening, Galaxy Macau will also feature more than 50 international dining outlets with more than half of them serving Asian cuisine. The selection makes it possible for visitors to eat at Galaxy Macau once a week for a year and never eat at the same restaurant twice.

Rounding out Galaxy Macau’s resort offering will be in-house entertainment across multiple live stages and clubs including the exclusive China Rouge, a hybrid private membership club, performance theatre, bar and restaurant conceptualized by Hong Kong designer Alan Chan to evoke a modern vision of 1930s Shanghai.

Galaxy Macau will also open a 9-screen, 3D, multi-function cinema theatre to follow later this year.

Over 97% of Macau’s almost 25 million visitors in 2010 were from Asia, according to Macau Government Tourist Office statistics. Visitors from mainland China and Hong Kong, which are considered the primary feeder markets in the immediate term, together totaled 22 million or 81% in 2010.

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