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Galaxy announces another Cotai hotel signing
Friday, 16 May 2008
Macau Daily Times

Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited yesterday announced Banyan Tree Holdings Limited will develop and operate a luxury resort at its Galaxy mega resort in Cotai.
"Banyan Tree is a leading developer and operator of luxury spa resorts in Asia. With its strong heritage and its reputation for design innovation, service, exceptional accommodation and spa facilities, it is an ideal partner for Galaxy’s mega resort,” said Lui Che Woo, Chairman of Galaxy.
“Banyan Tree will offer our customers an unrivalled combination of luxury and rejuvenation in the
unique surroundings of the Galaxy mega resort. Together we will create the first authentic
spa hotel brand in Macau."
Banyan Tree operates 23 resorts and hotels, and 64 spas across the world. At
Galaxy mega resort, it will design and operate 254 rooms including 238 large luxurious suites,
16 floating villas with private pools, cabanas, and a specially designed world class spa
combining a wide array of holistic treatments and therapies and for the first time in China
and any Special Administrative Region, specially designed pool suites, a press statement said.
"This partnership with Banyan Tree will strongly complement our existing plans for the
Okura Hotel and our own Galaxy hotel in the Galaxy mega resort, clearly positioning it as
the most prominent Asian destination resort in Macau, delivering a unique blend of
adventure, discovery, rejuvenation and surprise,” said Dr Lui.
"For Banyan Tree, we are very excited to have found the right platform to enter the Macau
market. Both Banyan Tree and Galaxy share the same vision. We understand the needs of
top-end Asian consumers and know how discerning and selective they are. By developing a
world-class resort we are confident that we are leading the way in Macau's hospitality
industry. With our long heritage and expertise in running exclusive resorts, hotels and spas
across the globe, we are confident that Banyan Tree Macau will further enhance Macau's
position as a leading global leisure destination," said Ho Kwong Ping, Executive Chairman of
Banyan Tree.
Themed around the concept of a "Mystical Oasis", the Galaxy mega resort will offer 2,164 5-
star luxury hotel rooms including Galaxy’s own 1500 room hotel, Okura Hotels and Resorts’ 410
rooms and Banyan Tree Macau’s 254 suites. The mega resort will have a strong Asian identity,
with tropical features and design complemented by luxurious villas and cabanas, suites and
rooms. The entire Galaxy mega resort will boast a world of gastronomic delights, cocktail
lounges and vibrant bars, street style entertainment, relaxation living in the playful podium
gardens, white sand beach and wave pool, awe inspiring architecture, one of the largest
casinos in the world, and contemporary retail boulevards with the very latest fashion
accessories, the press release said.
Galaxy's Cotai project is scheduled to be completed next year.

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Looks like Macau is being invaded by 6* hotels !!!

Banyan Tree, Four Seasons, St Regis.... all very exclusive, with not many places in the world boasting all these top hotels... !

Plus other top ones (Shangri-La, Mandarin, Wynn Encore, Sheraton)....
Only one missing I think is Peninsula group !
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