In case you missed it: Sands China Ltd. announced September 20, 2012 as the opening day for the second phase of its Sands Cotai Central integrated resort.
Foremost among the new facilities is the opening of the first of two hotel towers from Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, with a second tower opening in early 2013. The hotel is the world’s largest Sheraton at 3,896 guestrooms, as well as the largest hotel in Macao. The hotel’s Kashgar grand ballroom will offer nearly 53,000 square feet (4,900 square metres) of pillarless meeting and event space. And Shoppes Cotai Central adds a second level of duty-free shops, plus additional restaurants and an international food court.
The opening is the most recent benchmark in Sands China’s push to firmly establish Macao as one of Asia’s leading business and leisure destinations.
The opening will further expand the diversity of choices on the Cotai Strip with additional accommodation, dining, entertainment, retail, gaming and meeting and convention offerings.
The company’s Macao investment is in excess of US$8 billion to date, and will soon bring Sands China’s combined Cotai Strip offerings to over 9,000 rooms across five international hotels, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space, over 600 luxury duty-free shops and more than 57 international restaurants, bars and lounges. Read the rest of this entry »