Accor SA has today announced the signing of a contract to open an all-suite Raffles hotel at Galaxy Macau, the flagship property of Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. According to a press release, the new facility, called “Raffles at Galaxy Macau” will open in the second half of 2021 and will have roughly 450 suites.
Raffles will be situated in two towers on Galaxy Macau’s east promenade, with a glass-paneled linking bridge connecting the two towers on each level.
Delivering greater, elevated experience
“The Raffles brand and heritage is perfectly complementary to our strategy of delivering greater, elevated experience,” said Francis Lui Yiu Tung, vice chairman of Galaxy Entertainment, according to the release. “Aside from offering more diversity in our luxury accommodations at Galaxy Macau, we expect it will also raise the bar to new heights throughout the region.”
In prepared remarks, Gary Rosen, chief executive of Accor Greater China, said Macau was “ideal” for the group’s next Raffles-branded location.
Legendary service and impeccable design
Mr Rosen added: “The Raffles at Galaxy Macau will invite guests to experience Raffles’ legendary service and impeccable design, offering an oasis of luxury, glamour and adventure in one of the world’s most exciting destinations – it will no doubt become the preferred choice for the most discerning guests.”
15 Raffles-branded hotels
In 1887, the first Raffles Hotel opened in Singapore. Raffles at Galaxy Macau joins a network of 15 Raffles-branded hotels in cities around the world, including Shenzhen and Hainan in China, as well as Paris, Dubai, Warsaw, and the Seychelles.
According to the release, a number of suites at Raffles at Galaxy Macau will have private pools and parks, and a limited number of loft suites will have double-storey windows. The hotel is also expected to have cutting-edge hospitality equipment, as well as butler services.
The announcement said that specifics on a luxurious spa and a specialty restaurant – said to be “helmed” by a multi-Michelin-starred Japanese chef – are “still under wraps.”
Last week, Galaxy Entertainment executives addressed the company’s preparations for phases 3 and 4 of its flagship casino resort on Cotai. Mr Lui reported that Galaxy Macau’s step 3 will gradually come online beginning in the second half of this year.
The executive made the remarks at a press conference on Thursday following the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings.