(MACAO, April 18, 2012) – Conrad Macao, Cotai Central brings to global travellers “The Luxury of Being Yourself.” For the first time on April 11, 2012, Conrad Macao opened its doors to welcome the public as part of the elegant and exciting opening of Sands Cotai Central.
“We are extremely proud of this significant milestone both for Conrad and for Macao,” said John T.A. Vanderslice, Global Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands for Hilton Worldwide. “Conrad’s entry into the Macao market sets a new benchmark for luxury accommodation on the Cotai Strip.” General Manager Troy Hickox added, “Sophisticated global business and leisure travellers to the city now have a hotel where they can enjoy the ultimate luxury of being themselves in a world of style, service, and connection.”
The Conrad Club Lounge, one of the hotel’s three-bay suites and the restaurant Do Mar played host to some of Asia’s most well-known actors, musicians and models in the afternoon, as media representatives were taken on a celebrity mystery tour. The star-studded line-up of surprise interviewees included Kuraki Mai, Park Min Young, Vivian Xu, Rene Liu, Richie Jen, Jaycee Chan, Kenny Bee, Annie Wu and Hey Girl.
The highlight of the day was the 5pm opening celebration. The China National Symphony Orchestra Choir gave a stirring performance, followed by a lion dance featuring a colourful purple lion representing the Conrad brand. After a coin ceremony, sky walkers 500 feet overhead began carefully traversing the 1,700-foot distance between The Venetian Macao and the top of the Conrad Macao tower at Sands Cotai Central, while balancing on a wire less than one-inch thick. Vanderslice participated in the culminating moment of the ceremony, along with other key executives and dignitaries, bringing together a large golden traditional Chinese knot, which then ascended to hang above the crowd in attendance, symbolising the union of both sides of the Cotai Strip.
Thousands of members of the public, who had been queuing outside during the ceremony, were given their first look inside the one-of-a-kind Conrad Macao when doors opened at 6pm.
In addition to the uniquely-designed lobby, which features a Himalayan theme, Conrad Macao offers guests a host of services and amenities in a contemporary luxury environment. Each of the 430 exquisite rooms and 206 magnificent suites provides luxurious comfort, along with the latest technology, in a spacious environment. The Conrad Club Lounge is Macao’s largest and most elaborate, and features a magnificent view of the Cotai Strip. Guests have an exquisite variety of dining options at hand, including Dynasty 8, Conrad’s signature restaurant, headed by the esteemed and experienced Chef Wong Man. Conrad’s world-class meeting facilities are impressive, with three junior ballrooms in house providing 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Conrad Macao specialises in bespoke wedding experiences, and also has comprehensive athletic and wellness facilities, including heated pools, a state-of-the-art fitness centre by Technogym and the luxurious Bodhi Spa.
Conrad Macao further provides guests with easy access to an extensive variety of dining, retail, entertainment, gaming and MICE offerings, as part of a fully integrated resort city at the heart of the Cotai Strip.
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is just minutes from all of Macao’s major points of entry. It offers convenient access to all parts of the territory, including UNESCO heritage sites, with limousine service, plus the added convenience of complimentary shuttle buses.
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central accepts reservations online at www.conradmacao.com and at www.sandscotaicentral.com. Or visit Conrad Macao’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/conradmacao.
Photo caption: Hilton Worldwide executives and Conrad representatives on the red carpet at the grand opening of Conrad Macao, with the launch of Sands Cotai Central April 11. From left to right: Francis Lee, Senior Vice President of Development, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide; Troy Hickox, General Manager, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central; Olivier Chavy, International Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Global Brand Performance, Hilton Worldwide; Martin Rinck, President, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide; Jan Moenkedieck, Brand General Manager, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central; John T.A. Vanderslice, Global Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide.
Photo caption: John T.A. Vanderslice, Global Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands for Hilton Worldwide, celebrates the opening of Conrad Macao at the ceremonial launch of Sands Cotai Central April 11. The brand’s flagship Macao property – Conrad’s largest – opened its doors to the public after an afternoon of celebratory events.
Photo caption: Colourful Chinese lions, including a vibrant purple one representing Conrad Macao, dance during the opening ceremony of Sands Cotai Central on April 11.
Photo caption: The porte-cochere of Conrad Macao, Cotai Central. The luxurious contemporary hotel, featuring 636 rooms and suites, opened on April 11 with the launch of Sands Cotai Central.
Photo caption: The Reception Desk of the new Conrad Macao, Cotai Central. The luxurious contemporary hotel opened its doors on April 11, featuring 636 rooms and suites and offering its signature flawless service at integrated resort Sands Cotai Central.
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About Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is a world-class, contemporary, luxury resort located at Sands Cotai Central, offering luxurious guestrooms and suites in a 39-floor tower overlooking the Cotai Strip. Just a five-minute drive from Macau International Airport, Conrad Macao offers easy access to all parts of Macao with limousine service, plus the added convenience of complimentary shuttle buses. Conrad Macao is also connected conveniently to ferry terminals and border crossing points within a few minutes of the hotel. Take advantage of our authentic connections to Macao’s cultural and heritage areas or stay entertained with direct access to restaurants and over 90 luxury brand shops at Shoppes Cotai Central or relax at the Pool Deck or Health Club and Spa. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is the place to be in Macao to experience the luxury of being yourself.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is Hilton Worldwide’s global luxury brand and the choice for today’s modern, sophisticated traveller. By focusing on the individual, Conrad offers guests genuine and personalized experience and a world of style, service and connection. Each Conrad is a dynamic reflection of its city and culture, as well as a showcase for striking design and distinct surroundings. Across five continents, in the world’s gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations, Conrad invites each guest to enjoy The Luxury Of Being Yourself. For information on Conrad, please visit www.conradhotels.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travellers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors. For more information about the company, visit www.HiltonWorldwide.com or connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.HiltonWorldwideGlobalMediaCenter.com.
About Sands Cotai Central
Sands Cotai Central is the centre point of the Cotai Strip – the pathway to adventure, fun and fortune. Featuring three celebrated hotel brands – Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn – Sands Cotai Central offers visitors to the Cotai Strip an expanded offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 6,000 hotel rooms and suites, and 1.2 million square feet of retail, entertainment and dining facilities, and meetings and convention space. With nearly 100 retail outlets, Shoppes Cotai Central joins The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Shoppes at Four Seasons to offer a total of nearly 600 luxury duty-free stores to choose from – the most in any one single location in all of Macao. And with two spas, three health clubs and 300,000 square feet of gaming space in two, uniquely themed casinos, Sands Cotai Central provides a new level of luxury and accessibility to the Cotai Strip.