MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 5 November 2019 - Andaz Macau, a vibrant luxury lifestyle hotel rooted in local art and culture, will be joining Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG)'s ever-expanding Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct in Macau.
Andaz Macau is scheduled to open in first half of 2021 alongside Asia's Most Iconic & Advanced MICE Destination Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) and spectacular events venue Galaxy Arena.
(Back row, left to right) Mr. Andreas Stalder, Senior Vice President, Food & Beverage Operations and Product Development, Asia Pacific of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts; Mr. Scott Kreeger, Director, Operations Development, New Resort of Galaxy Entertainment Group; Mr. Mark S. Hoplamazian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group; Mr. David Udell, Group President, Asia Pacific of Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Mr. Brian Lum, Vice President, Design Services, Asia Pacific of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts; and Mr. Raymond Kwok, Senior Director, Legal of Galaxy Entertainment Group witnessed the signing of the contract by (front row, left to right) Mr. Stephen Ho, President, Greater China, Global Operations of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Mr. Troy Hickox, Head of Hotels & Lifestyle Development of Galaxy Entertainment Group.
Andaz Macau is scheduled to open in the first half of 2021 alongside what is set to be Asia's most iconic and advanced MICE destination, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) and a spectacular events venue, 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena. Andaz Macau will feature a dedicated check-in lounge catering to large MICE group, over 700 rooms and suites, an Andaz lounge, a bar and restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor pool.
Andaz Macau will be connected to the multiple award-winning integrated resort Galaxy Macau™, offering 1.1 million m2 of unique entertainment, shopping with over 200 world renowned luxury brands and leisure attractions. The hotel will also provide guests with easy access to discover and embrace the integrated resort's 120 dining options, some of which have garnered prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars, and Broadway Food Street at Broadway MacauTM which is just a link bridge away from Galaxy Macau.
The addition of the Andaz brand will solidify Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct's position as Macau's leading integrated resorts offering the largest collection of luxury hotels -- including The Ritz-Carlton Macau, Banyan Tree Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Hotel Okura Macau, Galaxy Hotel™ and Broadway Hotel.
"Today's luxury traveler is increasingly seeking out unique experiences and the opportunity to become truly immersed in a destination's culture. We are delighted to meet this need with the addition of Andaz Macau to our Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct," said Mr. Francis Lui, Vice-Chairman of GEG. "Macau has many stories to tell and is rich in history and culture. With Andaz Macau, we will work closely with Hyatt to create experiences that truly showcase what is special about this destination, while further contributing to the strength of Macau's tourism and MICE industries."
"We are honored to launch the Andaz brand in Macau in our first collaboration with GEG as part of the group's ever-expanding integrated resorts precinct in the city," said Mr. David Udell, Group President, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. "Global in scale while local in perspective, the Andaz brand is on track to double its footprint in Asia Pacific by end of 2020 with a strong pipeline across Greater China in destinations such as Macau and Taipei, as well as Sanya, Shenzhen and Xiamen."
Andaz, meaning 'personal style' in Hindi, encapsulates the brand's passion to connect with its guests and to experience the world through their eyes, and also speaks to the uniqueness of the brand's properties. From New York, London to Shanghai, and most recently to Seoul, Andaz hotels and resorts stimulate the senses through distinctively local experiences, and by allowing guests to truly engage with a destination and experience it authentically, rather than merely visit.
Andaz Macau will bring the distinctive Andaz style to Macau, immersing business and leisure guests in a stimulating environment inspired by the city's colorful heritage that is a blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures. This will include the vibrant interior design, local tastes and aromas with a twist and experiences that will satiate the curiosity of inquisitive guests.
About Galaxy Entertainment Group (HKEx stock code: 27)
Galaxy Entertainment Group ("GEG" or the "Group") is one of the world's leading resorts, hospitality and gaming companies. It primarily develops and operates a large portfolio of integrated resort, retail, dining, hotel and gaming facilities in Macau. The Group is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index.
GEG is one of the three original concessionaires in Macau with a successful track record of delivering innovative, spectacular and award-winning properties, products and services, underpinned by a "World Class, Asian Heart" service philosophy, that has enabled it to consistently outperform the market in Macau.
GEG operates three flagship destinations in Macau: on Cotai, Galaxy Macau™, one of the world's largest integrated destination resorts, and the adjoining Broadway Macau™, a unique landmark entertainment and food street destination; and on the Peninsula, StarWorld Macau, an award winning premium property.
The Group has the largest undeveloped landbank of any concessionaire in Macau. When The Next Chapter of its Cotai development is completed, GEG's resorts footprint on Cotai will double to more than 2 million square meters, making the resorts, entertainment and MICE precinct one of the largest and most diverse integrated destinations in the world. GEG is also planning to develop a world class, lifestyle leisure resort on a 2.7 square kilometer land parcel on Hengqin adjacent to Macau. This resort will complement GEG's offerings in Macau, and at the same time differentiate it from its peers while supporting Macau in its vision of becoming a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.
In July 2015, GEG made a strategic investment in Société Anonyme des Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Etrangers à Monaco ("Monte-Carlo SBM"), a world renowned owner and operator of iconic luxury hotels and resorts in the Principality of Monaco. GEG continues to explore a range of international development opportunities with Monte-Carlo SBM including Japan. GEG is committed to delivering world class unique experiences to its guests and building a sustainable future for the communities in which it operates.
For more information about the Group, please visit www.galaxyentertainment.com
About Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) and Galaxy Arena
Opening in the first half of 2021 in Macau, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) is a new world class event facility developed by Galaxy Entertainment Group. GICC extends the group's ever-expanding integrated resorts precinct Galaxy Integrated Resorts, creating Asia's ultimate integrated Resort & MICE destination -- and supporting Macau's vision of becoming a 'World Center of Tourism and Leisure'.
As Asia's most iconic and advanced MICE destination, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) is a world class event venue with a total MICE space of 40,000m2 for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. Additionally, the 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena is set to become Macau's ultimate integrated entertainment venue for world-tour concerts and spectacular large-scale sporting events.
For more information, please visit: www.galaxyicc.com
Global in scale while local in perspective, the Andaz brand of luxury hotels weaves the sights, sounds, and tastes of each property's surroundings for a distinctively local experience. Through thoughtful, unscripted service tailored for travelers, Andaz hotels enable guests to go beyond the familiar and satiate their curiosity while immersing them in the spirit of the eclectic culture around them. Twenty-one Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, Andaz Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, Andaz Singapore, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, Andaz Seoul Gangnam, and Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. For more information, please visit andaz.com. Follow @Andaz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #WhenInAndaz.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of June 30, 2019, the Company's portfolio included more than 875 properties in over 60 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™,Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.