(MACAO – April 6, 2012) – Conrad Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the appointment of Troy Hickox as General Manager, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central. The hotel will open on April 11 at the vibrant Sands Cotai Central on Macao’s Cotai Strip, bringing a new level of hospitality to the destination by providing the world of style, service, and connection that is synonymous with the Conrad name.
“I am extremely proud to oversee the opening of Conrad Macao,” said Hickox. “We have drawn together an exceptional leadership team and extraordinary team members who are eagerly looking forward to introducing our unique approach to luxury and signature flawless service to Macao. Discerning business and leisure travellers to the Cotai Strip will now be able to enjoy luxury made just for them, or as we call it, The Luxury of Being Yourself.”
Hickox brings with him 18 years of international experience honed from management roles, and in particular pre-opening positions, with various luxury hotel brands such as The Peninsula Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Design Hotels. In addition to his international exposure, Hickox’s Chinese and Australian ancestral heritage provides an excellent platform for him to interact with the diverse cultures in the cosmopolitan city of Macao. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Hickox has called Hong Kong his home for the last 28 years. He is a graduate of the Swiss Hotel Association colleges and Le Cordon Bleu Ecole de Cuisine, and is also a postgraduate alumnus of Oxford Brookes University Business School in the UK and Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
As part of a fully integrated resort city on the Cotai Strip, Conrad Macao guests will have access to all the entertainment, retail, dining, gaming and conventions of Sands Cotai Central, as well as its interconnected properties across the street. Gaming excitement is readily available at two uniquely-themed casinos at Sands Cotai Central, Himalaya and Pacifica. Guests will enjoy the luxury of duty-free shopping at Shoppes Cotai, housing over 600 retails outlets, as well as Macao’s biggest and most exclusive entertainment events at the Venetian Theatre and the 15,000- seat CotaiArena, which host the most famous names in sports, music, awards and other shows. Aside from its luxurious rooms, Conrad Macao will offer the largest club lounge in the city, four restaurants and bars, its signature Bodhi Spa, and an extensive Conrad Meetings programme. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central has accepts reservations online at www.conradhotels.hilton.com and atwww.sandscotaicentral.com. Or visit Conrad Macao’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/conradmacao.
Photo caption: Troy Hickox, General Manager, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central. The seasoned hotelier is overseeing the opening of the world’s largest Conrad hotel at Sands Cotai Central.
Photo caption: The 39-floor tower of Conrad Macao, Cotai Central, first from left. General Manager Troy Hickox will oversee the April 11 opening of the luxurious contemporary hotel, featuring 636 rooms and suites and offering its signature flawless service.
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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 5,800 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.