Galaxy Macau

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Galaxy Macau
澳門銀河綜合渡假城
Galáxia Macau
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Galaxy Macau (2011)
Address Galaxy Macau™ Resort, Cotai, Macau, SAR of PRC
Opening date15 May 2011; 11 years ago (15 May 2011)
ThemeModernism
No. of rooms3,458
Total gaming space37,160 m²
Signature attractionsArtificial beach and wave pool
Notable restaurantsOver 50 outlets
Casino typeLand-Based
OwnerGalaxy Entertainment Group
ArchitectSimon Kwan & Associates
Websitegalaxymacau.com
Galaxy Macau
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese澳門銀河綜合渡假城
Simplified Chinese澳门银河综合渡假城
Portuguese name
PortugueseGaláxia Macau

Galaxy Macau (Chinese: 澳門銀河綜合渡假城, Portuguese: Galáxia Macau) is a casino resort located in Cotai, Macau, SAR of People's Republic of China. Construction on the Cotai project began in 2002. Its opening was rescheduled several times. Its developer, Galaxy Entertainment Group, announced on 10 March 2011 that the HKD 14.9 billion (US$1.9 billion) resort would officially open on 15 May 2011.[1] The resort is designed by Gary Goddard.[2] The resort currently consists of five different hotels, each with its own 'theme', Galaxy Macau, Banyan Tree, Hotel Okura, The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott.

History[edit]

When the Cotai project's first phase opened in 2011. The 550,000 square metres (5,900,000 sq ft) property offered around 2,200 hotel rooms comprising the Galaxy Macau hotel tower complete with casino and entertainment areas, as well as two hotel partners, the Japanese-owned Hotel Okura and the Singapore-operated Banyan Tree Hotel.[citation needed]

On 26 April 2012, Galaxy Macau announced that JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels would be added to the Cotai resort.[3] Galaxy's Chief Financial Officer Robert Drake said it would start construction of the two hotels at the end of 2013 and begin operations gradually from 2016 through 2018.[4]

According to a presentation released by Galaxy Entertainment, the total investment for Galaxy Phase 2 was estimated to be 16 billion HKD with construction completion scheduled for mid-2015. Phase 2 would consist of 450,000 square metres (4,800,000 sq ft) of new resort space, additional rooms across the five hotels and an increased casino table count of up to 500.[5] Phase 2 was eventually opened on 27 May 2015.[6]

Gold Leaf Cupolas[edit]

Galaxy Hotel Macau, Poolside

There are 6 gold-covered cupolas at the top of the two towers of Galaxy Macau.[7] Four of them measure 15 metres (49 ft) high and the other two at 24 metres (79 ft).[8] The cupolas feature a laser show system which projects laser beams into the sky every 15 minutes. It is claimed to be the largest laser show in the world and is visible across Macau.[citation needed]

UA Galaxy Cinemas[edit]

On 15 December 2011, Galaxy Macau opened UA Galaxy Cinemas & East Square.[9]

Hotels in Galaxy Macau[edit]

Hotels No. of Rooms Management
Hotel Okura Macau 488 Okura Hotels & Resorts
Banyan Tree Macau 256 Banyan Tree Holdings Limited
Galaxy Hotel 1,449 Galaxy Macau
JW Marriott Macau 1,015 JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
The Ritz-Carlton Macau 250 JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Andaz Macau at GalaxyICC (Future) 700 Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Raffles at Galaxy Macau (Future) 450 Raffles Hotels & Resorts

Future Developments[edit]

As part of its Phase 3 expansion, a large-scale 16,000-seat arena named Galaxy Arena, a 650-seat auditorium, 40,000 square metres of MICE space, and a 700-room Andaz hotel are scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2021. The expansion, named Galaxy International Convention Centre (GICC), will be built adjacent to Macau Light Rapid Transit's Cotai West Station.[10][11] Announced on 1 March 2021, Galaxy Macau has signed an agreement with Accor (Raffles Hotels & Resorts) to bring the Raffles brand to the resort. The 450-room Raffles at Galaxy Macau will be housed in an all-new exclusive all-suite tower that is currently under construction as part of Phase 3. Located east of the resort, the hotel will feature a glass airbridge connecting the two towers on every floor. A Mediterranean-inspired garden with a glass house as its focal point, an infinity edge pool, a luxury spa, and a fine dining restaurant are also part of the hotel. Raffles at Galaxy Macau is scheduled to open in the second half of 2021.[12][13]

Phase 4 of the expansion will primarily be non-gaming focused and will add approximately 2,000 hotel rooms to the resort. It is scheduled to be completed in 2022.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Galaxy to open Cotai resort on May 15. Archived 11 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine 11 March 2011 09:06:00 Tiago Azevedo. Macau Daily Times
  2. ^ Asia Theme Park Boom Is Big Business for Designers By Kelvin Chan Business Writer HONG KONG 21 July 2011 (AP)
  3. ^ "Galaxy Macau(TM) Phase 2 -- A New Chapter Begins". prnewswire.com. 26 April 2012.
  4. ^ Vinicy Chan (22 May 2013). "Galaxy to Spend Up to HK$60 Billion in Casino Expansion". Bloomberg.com.
  5. ^ Galaxy Entertainment Group (26 April 2012). "GALAXY MACAU PHASE 2 A new chapter BEGINS" (PDF). Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  6. ^ "About Us". Galaxy Macau. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  7. ^ Galaxy Macau celebrates topping-out Archived 7 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine 16 February 2011 Macau Business
  8. ^ WOW Features at Galaxy Macau Archived 22 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine Galaxy Macau Official Website.
  9. ^ A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES GRAND OPENING OF UA GALAXY CINEMAS & EAST SQUARE, GALAXY MACAU Prestige Hong Kong. 15 December 2011.
  10. ^ "GALAXY INTEGRATED RESORTS INTRODUCES GICC AT IT&CM CHINA". Galaxy International Convention Center. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Galaxy International Convention Center likely to open 4Q21". IAG. 24 February 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Singapore's famous Raffles hotel brand coming to Galaxy Macau Phase 3". IAG. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Legendary Raffles at Macau Added To Galaxy Entertainment Portfolio". The Taiwan Times. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  14. ^ "GGRAsia – Galaxy Phase 3 open maybe mid-2021: analysts". Retrieved 20 February 2021.

Coordinates: 22°08′59″N 113°33′10″E / 22.14972°N 113.55278°E / 22.14972; 113.55278