Wynn Resorts will open the doors to Wynn Palace, the latest hotel from Steve Wynn, on August 22nd after six years of development. The new destination represents the culmination of Wynn’s more than 45 years of experience and redefines luxury in Macau’s evolution into a world centre of tourism and leisure.
Gary Goddard, president of Hollywood-based Gary Goddard Entertainment + Design, has designed Studio City, a new $3.2 billion casino and resort in Macau. GGE is an international leader in the design of major integrated resorts and destination theme parks worldwide. The Studio City opening was a star-studded event attended by Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and Mariah Carey.
Luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung has purchased the largest Rolls-Royce Phantom fleet in the world, placing an order for 30 Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms for his Louis XIII hotel in Macau. This transaction represents the world’s single largest order of Rolls-Royces ever. Two of the fleet will be the most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever commissioned.
As Macao transforms itself from a casino-led destination into a world-leading resort one property has been at the forefront of its growth – The Venetian Macao. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with Ciaran Carruthers, Senior Vice President at the property to discuss how the brand is recalibrating its offering to meet the growing demands of consumers.
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is planning to enter the hospitality industry following the signing of a deal to design a 270-room signature hotel in Macau. The 270-room property is expected to open in 2017 in a 20-story tower, the Lisboa Palace, in the gambling enclave in southern China.
The Macau Government Tourist Office has launched an iOS app designed to complement four recently created walking tours that take visitors off the beaten tourist trail. The new app, titled ‘Step Out, Macau’, allows users to explore the walking tours in greater detail, while on the move, to give a greater travel experience.
Starwood is set to open its largest ever Sheraton hotel this September, within the Sands Cotai Central complex in Macau. Two new Marriott properties are billed to open within the development in 2015.
Online marketing portal Macau.com is linking up with Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN), providing visitors to Macau.com with access to 149,000 hotels worldwide, via booking platform, Chameleon. Macau, which is emerging as a leading MICE destination, reported 28 million visitors in 2011.
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, met with Mr. Chan Meng Kam, member of the Legislative Assembly of the Macau Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic of China, when he was on a working visit to Hong Kong and Macau last week.
Playboy has confirmed it will officially welcome guests to its new Playboy Club Macau this weekend. Following the success of Playboy Club Las Vegas, Playboy is determined to elevate Macau beyond its status as a gaming centre and to pioneer its move into becoming a high-end entertainment destination.
A prized air operating licence has been put up for tender in Macao, offering overseas carriers an opportunity to establish a foothold in the world’s largest gambling market. Front runners in the race include Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the Macau SAR, the Macau Government Tourist Office will launch - Plan to Support Macau Tourism Industry - on May 18 to attract more visitors to Macau. The plan will also include measures to support tourism development in Sichuan. The total budget of the plan is MOP172,400,000.