Starwood Hotels celebrates the opening of Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central
- Category: Hotel
- Created on Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:50
"The opening of Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central represents an
historic milestone for Starwood, for Sheraton, and for the hospitality
industry as a whole," said Frits van Paasschen, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. "Boasting unparalleled
brand recognition and a rich legacy in Asia Pacific, Sheraton is the
ideal fit for this spectacular new hotel in Macau, as the brand
continues to lead Starwood's growth in the region."
"We proudly welcome the world-renowned Sheraton brand to the Sands® Cotai Central integrated resort," said Sheldon Adelson, Chairman, Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd. "The development of the Cotai Strip, from a muddy swampland to the glittering center of tourism and leisure that stands before us today, represents a vision realized for the company."Sheraton currently operates 95 hotels in Asia Pacific and expects to reach nearly 150 hotels by 2016. Propelled by the strength of the Sheraton brand, Asia Pacific is Starwood's fastest-growing global market. Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is the second Starwood hotel to open in Macau, a leading destination for leisure, meetings, incentives and entertainment.
"The new Sheraton in Macau will add even more excitement to the rapidly developing Cotai Strip - the latest world's gathering place with rich cultural identity, vast entertainment options and the world's hottest gaming market, generating four times the revenue of Las Vegas," said Stephen Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. "Starwood's strength across Asia Pacific highlights our first mover advantage, the strength of our brands and the meaningful relationships we have fostered with our developers, partners, and guests ever since we debuted Sheraton in China in 1985."
"Macau is well on its way to establishing itself as Asia's number one destination for business and leisure travelers," said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sands China Ltd. "Sheraton guests are now at the absolute center of the best offerings on the Cotai Strip at Sands Cotai Central, with pathways to adventure, fun and fortune all within reach - exquisite dining, duty-free shopping, world-class entertainment events, gaming excitement and the biggest and best meetings and conventions."
Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is part of Sands Cotai Central, Macau's newest, fully integrated resort and a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Cotai Strip. Easily accessible by air, land and sea, Macau was visited by 13 million tourists in the first half of 2012, with the majority coming from mainland China. Macau has surpassed Las Vegas as the world's biggest casino market since 2006 and is the only place in China where casino resorts are legal.
Opening in two phases, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central today opened Sheraton Sky Tower, featuring 1,829 rooms, the 13,000-square-foot Sheraton Club Lounge, the Kashgar Grand Ballroom and additional meeting space. Other highlights include Palms Lounge, the brand's signature Link@SheratonTM communications hub in the lobby, the luxurious Sala Pool on level four, Shine Spa and Sheraton Core Performance fitness facility, featuring the Sheraton brand's revolutionary new health and fitness program, Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core PerformanceTM, designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance. The hotel's second tower (Sheraton Earth Tower) opens early next year, and will offer an additional 2,067 rooms, as well as two more outdoor pools, one offering spectacular views of the Cotai Strip.