MACAU, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized for quality products and excellent services, the two flagship properties of Galaxy Entertainment Group ("GEG") achieved great results at the prestigious China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards held recently in Shanghai. Galaxy Macau(TM) was honored with the "Best Resort of the Year (Hong Kong/ Macau)" for the first time, whereas StarWorld Hotel continued to hold the title of "Best Service Hotel of the Year" for two consecutive years, adding more accolades to GEG's string of achievements.
2014 China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards was jointly organized by two prestigious travel magazines, namely Travel Weekly and Events, with a judge panel formed by leading experts and professionals from the tourism industry. With gratitude to the support from the readers and editors of the two magazines, Mr. Gabriel Hunterton, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Galaxy Macau, said, "As the most diverse integrated resort in Macau, Galaxy Macau strives to create an impeccable holiday experience through its various offering of leisure and entertainment amenities. The award is a testament to the hard work of over 10,000 dedicated team members at Galaxy Macau, who are fully committed to the 'World Class Asian Heart' service standard."
Mr. Charles So, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of StarWorld Hotel, commended the hard work of the team members and said, "StarWorld Hotel is deeply honored to receive such an excellent rating from the two magazines, and this award is a tribute to our outstanding team members who have exemplified the most exceptional customer service. As StarWorld Hotel is soon to enter its eighth anniversary, we will continue to provide the best possible service through putting into practice the 'Asian Heart' service philosophy across all business aspect."
GEG is committed to enhancing the tourism offerings of Macau through introducing a variety of entertainment and resort facilities. Galaxy Macau Phase 1 brings together three of the world's leading hotel brands: Galaxy Hotel(TM), Hotel Okura Macau and Banyan Tree Macau. Galaxy Macau Phase 2, upon its targeted completion by mid-2015, will bring to the city Ritz-Carlton's first all-suite hotel and the world's largest JW Marriott, with an expansion of MICE facilities, food and beverage outlets, as well as other leisure and entertainment amenities. Meanwhile, Galaxy Macau Phases 3 and 4 are already in the final stage of planning and preparation. The projects will further enrich the city's tourism elements through an investment of HKD50 to 60 billion on world class non-gaming facilities.
Being the first five-star project of GEG, the exquisite StarWorld Hotel is situated in the heart of Macau's dynamic entertainment district. StarWorld Hotel embodies the distinct Asian characteristics of intelligence, experience and innovation, combining world-class accommodation, entertainment, leisure and dining facilities under one roof. Since its opening in 2006, the "star-rated" facility has already garnered over 40 accolades. In addition to being named as the "Best Service Hotel of the Year" at China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards, StarWorld Hotel was also honored with the "Best Service Hotel of Asia" award at the Golden Horse Award held in March for its outstanding achievement.
About Galaxy Entertainment Group (HKEx stock code: 27)
Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited ("GEG") is one of Asia's leading gaming and entertainment corporations, and is a member of the Hang Seng Index.
GEG primarily develops and operates hotels, gaming and integrated resort facilities in Macau, the only legal gaming location in China and the largest gaming entertainment market in the world.
The two flagship properties of GEG include Galaxy Macau(TM), a world class integrated destination resort opened in May 2011 at Cotai, and StarWorld Macau, an award-winning property opened in 2006 on the Macau peninsula.
In April 2012, GEG announced the development of Galaxy Macau(TM) Phase 2 that will nearly double the size of the existing resort to one million square metres. Upon its targeted completion by mid-2015, Galaxy Macau(TM) Phase 2 will bring to Macau some of the most exciting entertainment, leisure, retail and MICE facilities. In December 2012, GEG outlined its concept plans for Phases 3 & 4 of its Cotai landbank and expects to commence construction as early as late 2014.
Recently GEG entered into a framework agreement with the Hengqin Island authority to develop a 2.7 square kilometre land parcel for a world class destination resort in Hengqin Island. This project will complement GEG's business in Macau and differentiate us from our peers, as well as play a key role in supporting Macau to become a world centre of tourism and leisure.
Additionally, GEG operates a Construction Materials Division.
For more information, please visit www.galaxyentertainment.com.
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