The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central, the newest addition to the Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928) portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, opened its doors for the first time Friday with a grand opening celebration. The opening of the 38-storey, 400-key luxury hotel also marks the completion of the company’s Sands® Cotai Central integrated resort. The complex already operates rooms under the Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn flags. With the addition of The St. Regis Macao, Sands Cotai Central now features more than 6,200 hotel rooms and suites along with a wide variety of retail, restaurant and entertainment offerings.
Sands China Ltd. President Dr. Wilfred Wong said: “The addition of the prestigious St. Regis brand to our portfolio enriches the already outstanding customer experience offered by Sands China in Macao. It also creates new jobs for the city, and offers Macao locals a new opportunity to join Sands China Ltd., a company devoted to helping locals advance their careers through our focus on team member training and development. The Macao debut of St. Regis is a noteworthy contribution to the city’s standing as a world centre of tourism and leisure; and the completion of this fourth tower at Sands Cotai Central is the latest pillar supporting the diversification of Macao’stourism industry.”
Friday’s grand opening included a press conference featuring a panel discussion and Q&A session with Mr. Adelson, Dr. Wong, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific Region President Mr. Stephen Ho. The press conference was moderated by Mr. Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs for Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Officiating guests cut the ribbon at the grand opening of The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central Friday.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was officiated by Mr. Chui Sai On, chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region; Mr. Edmund Ho Hau Wah, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; Mr. Chen Sixi, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; Mr. Pan Yun Dong, deputy commissioner for the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the Macao SAR; Mr. Leong Vai Tac, Macao SAR secretary for economy and finance; Dr. Alexis Tam, Macao SAR secretary for social affairs and culture; Mr. Adelson; Dr. Miriam Adelson; Dr. Wong; Mr. Stephen Ho; and Mr. Josef Dolp, vice president of operations for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Korea, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
A traditional lion dance followed, and the day’s festivities concluded with a gala dinner featuring performances byHong Kong celebrity Hacken Lee and English jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum.
The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central is a 400-key luxury hotel at the Sands Cotai Central integrated resort. The St. Regis brand is devoted to the pursuit of service and elegance for the world’s most discerning travellers. With the legendary St. Regis Butler Service delivering uncompromising personal care and anticipatory service, The St. Regis Macao features meeting space, spa, dining, health club and pool. Guests also enjoy convenient access to the full range of interconnected facilities at Sands Cotai Central and the other Sands China properties on the Cotai Strip. For more information, visit www.sandscotaicentral.com/hotels/st-regis-macao.html.
Comprised of The Venetian® Macao; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands Cotai Central, housing hotels by St. Regis, Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn, Sands China’s integrated resort developments on the Cotai Strip offer nearly 10,000 hotel rooms and suites. They also provide a variety of entertainment options featuring international superstars, duty-free shopping with over 650 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.5 million square feet (140,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings, and well over 100 dining options including bars, lounges and Michelin-starred restaurants.