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Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel and The St. Regis Macao debut tech initiatives for guests

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Easy-to-use, secure digital meeting planning tool eVent PortfolioTM offers sustainable approach

Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central are now offering a new level of efficiency and convenience for MICE planners by officially launching eVent PortfolioTM, a mobile tool that streamlines the event- planning process and helps event planners go green.

In addition to eVent Portfolio™, soon all of the 4,400 rooms across both hotels will feature Handy phone devices that give business and leisure guests unlimited local voice calls and data access while exploring Macao, on a complimentary basis.

The first-of-its-kind application in Asia, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel and The St. Regis Macao are the only hotels in Macao to offer eVent PortfolioTM, which gives event planners, event managers and clients the means to collaborate via one centralized web-based tool. It integrates all documents and correspondence, which is also sorted by time and date, into one easy-to-use and intuitive user interface. Optimized for PC, Mac Tablets and mobile devices, users can plan events anytime, anywhere, and can also connect with other parties in real-time (texting). The tool allows event planning to be completely mobile; it is great for the environment as planners can dispense with big binders full of paper; and it is offered at no charge to meeting planners.

Available soon to both business and leisure travelers, will be complimentary Handy phones which give guests the ability to make unlimited local / international calls, unlimited data access so they can stay connected at all times, and let them read the most up-to-date Macao destination content.

“Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel and The St. Regis Macao are the first Starwood hotels to adopt eVent PortfolioTM in Macao and the Greater China region, and our goal is to integrate cutting-edge technology into our offerings in order to set new standards in the hospitality industry, and create unforgettable guest experiences,” said Daniella Tonetto, General Manager of Sales and Marketing for Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel and The St. Regis Macao.

“eVent PortfolioTM is Starwood Hotels and Resort’s game-changing, web-based tool that makes planning an event faster, easier and more efficient, and offers an organized, systematic and detailed approach to putting together and managing any medium- to large-scale event. Most importantly, eVent PortfolioTM, which features a special sustainability tab that lets planners track how much paper, energy and waste they are reducing during their meetings, is set to kick off a new era of mobile event planning, one that centers around going green.

“To ensure that guests can make full use of their time in Macao, Handy phones will offer guests a new level of convenience and peace of mind while exploring Macao. Guests can discover the city on their own using Google Maps or follow the suggestions on offer through the dedicated Handy app. And in case they get lost, unlimited voice and data access ensure that they can call the hotel or connect with friends,” added Ms. Tonetto.

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